Managing and powering outdoor surveillance cameras remotely can be a daunting task. With hundreds of cameras spread out across multiple locations, IT specialists need to be able to remotely access and manage the cameras. This requires a robust and secure network infrastructure that enables easy access to the cameras’ live feeds and footage. Any delay in responding to potential problems or issues could have serious consequences. Therefore, having a reliable and responsive network infrastructure is crucial for businesses that rely on outdoor surveillance cameras to maintain their security. IT specialists need a quick and easy way to access the network of cameras at each site to view footage, assess potential problems, or repair issues.
An additional challenge is finding an ideal switch to power the cameras, allow for remote management and is small enough to efficiently fit into exterior cabinets. The solution: Transition Networks’ Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ (Power-over-Ethernet) and PoE++ switches.
Each of Transition Networks’ PoE+ and PoE++ switches is designed to suit different needs.
Device Management System (DMS) Software makes the upkeep of your switches easy as it provides time-saving features enabling the end-user to establish and document a baseline deployment, and automatically discover and remotely configure attached IP-addressable PDs (powered devices). Through various views, such as a graphical topology view, floor view, or using Google Maps™ mapping service, the user can easily and remotely locate and keep track of their devices, as well as access those devices directly through the switch improving uptime and management of the cameras.
Need to configure a lot of switches? Near Field Communication (NFC) allows simple and repeatable configuration of the self-enclosed switch with a user friendly mobile app.
Streamlined repairs and troubleshooting
Having cameras in multiple remote locations adds another layer of management difficulty to make even basic physical troubleshooting, like camera rebooting, a challenge. To resolve this, Transition Networks’ Auto Power Reset (APR) feature saves on truck rolls to remote locations by monitoring and automatically restarting the connected devices in the event of lock-ups, glitches, or power failures. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on the self enclosed switch allows remote access to alarm information or to read or change equipment settings without requiring physical access using ladders or scissor lifts.
Installed outside, our hardened switches are designed to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40°F to 167°F (-40°C to +75°C). Our self-enclosed switch is sealed against intrusion from dirt, dust, and moisture. You can be sure your Transition Network switches will operate no matter what elements come their way.
With Transition Networks’ hardened PoE switches and DMS software, connecting, powering, and managing a nationwide network of security cameras and access control can be simplified. If you have any questions or need help in choosing which switch you need, call us on 1800 268 378 or contact us here.