Surveillance Camera Network Cabling

We Design and Install Network Cabling Infrastructure for Your Modern Surveillance Systems

We customize surveillance system wiring to meet your specific needs. Cameras come in many shapes and sizes by many different manufacturers for long range and close-up viewing, inside or outside of your property, whatever you need, we can provide for the most reasonable cost possible.

Wired vs Wireless Surveillance Systems

Wired Surveillance
A wired CCTV system requires the cameras to be physically connected to your monitor, computer or DVR via a cable. The optimal choice for a camera security system is wired. Wired systems are more cost effective, provide the highest quality video, and no signal interruption. L-com currently offers both IP Based Cat5e (or better) Standalone cameras as well as DVR all in one kits that utilize coax cabling.

Wireless IP Surveillance
A wireless system typically uses the 2.4GHz frequency to transmit the signal through your LAN (Local Area Network) to your computer. Most wireless cameras have some range limitations with clear line of sight transmission requirements. Wall thickness and other interference may decrease this distance. Wireless IP cameras offer greater flexibility when placing your camera, and require no long cable runs. However most still require the use of an AC adapter.

Surveillance Camera Network Cabling

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) extenders

This copper technique uses old telephone wires and also coax cables, and is built to send data via unusually unreliable wires. It is highly possible to have speeds acceptable for IP cameras, even though the wires are considered unworthy for other traffic.


  • More stable than wireless systems.
  • Since the cables often are positioned in the ground, this technique isn’t as affected by weather or similar interference
  • Can save time and money since the cabling plant already exists
  • The equipment adapts the speed according to the quality of the wires


  • Bandwidth might be slow
  • Not as future proof as fiber
  • Can be intercepted relatively easily

Fiber optical media converters

An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made of very pure glass not much wider than a human hair that acts as a waveguide, or “light pipe”, to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber.


  • High bandwidth, even at a long range
  • Immune to electromagnetic interference
  • A fiber optic cable cannot be intercepted

  • Expensive compared to copper cable


A wireless local area network (WLAN) links two or more devices using some wireless distribution method, and usually providing a connection through an access point to the wider internet. The use of wireless networks has grown a lot over the recent years.


  • Quick and easy installation
  • Perfect for temporary installations
  • Good for situation when it is not economically possible to lay cable, or where for other reason it’s not possible to have cable

  • The demands for frames per second and resolution must be lowered
  • Speed is generally low<
  • Safety is lower than fiber or copper


Ethernet cables are also a factor that has to be taken into account when creating a network, since the speed you want and need depends on the cable. There are many different standards for the cables. Cat 5 is such a standard. Before buying large and effective switches you need cables certified for certain speeds. Cat 5e is the standard that has to be achieved when aiming for gigabit Ethernet.