Category Archives: Security Camera System Tech Support Issues

Twisted Pair Wiring vs. Coax for Security Camera Systems

Most installers and end-users of CCTV equipment use coaxial cable such as RG-59 or RG-6 when transmitting video from a camera back to a DVR. However, there are times when UTP (unshielded twisted pair), or Cat5 type cabling is better and more efficient. Using UTP requires the addition of powered or unpowered baluns on both […]