37 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM VIDEO WITH CBRS DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE WIRING CONNECTIONS LIMITED SPECTRUM BETWEEN THE CAMERA AND THE CONTROL ROOM IS YOUR NETWORK Your enterprise data network is the critical piece that connects your cameras, sensors, control and software. Historically, businesses had two network connectivity options when setting up a video security system: physically cabling connected devices with Ethernet, or Wi-Fi — a wireless networking protocol that does not require direct cable connections. THE TROUBLE WITH WIRES Businesses need their networks to be reliable, flexible, and formidable when supporting critical video data. And while Ethernet is reliable, it lacks flexibility. Adding connections to your wired Ethernet network is difficult and can be extremely expensive. For example, let’s say your facility wants to set up a camera system to improve safety that would monitor the perimeter of your building — including the parking lot and campus exterior extending to the security gates. A logical location for camera installation would include the light poles located throughout your current parking lot. If your facility is already built, this will require excavation to dig underneath your lot in order to run the infrastructure needed for the camera system installation. Any further additions to your outdoor camera system will require additional excavation in order to install. THE TROUBLE WITH WI-FI While Wi-Fi may provide the flexibility missing with Ethernet, it falls short in fully supporting security camera solutions. With Wi-Fi, your organization will be sharing spectrum with other businesses in the area — as well as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and employee, customer or guest devices. With the proliferation of smart and IoT devices throughout business, the result is a staggering amount of equipment consuming the somewhat limited spectrum bandwidth in your facility. And with the demand for data on the rise, this device contention will only continue to grow. For businesses that handle large amounts of visitors — including casinos and event spaces — the limited spectrum provided with Wi-Fi is ill-equipped to support a connected video system. Both customers and employees will compete for access to your data network, in addition to your security cameras. As a result of a finite amount of bandwidth, available spectrum will diminish — potentially interrupting your connection to your security camera network and putting customers, employees and guests at risk. Range can be another challenge with Wi-Fi. Businesses often try to expand their range by blanketing their facilities with access points to provide better network connectivity. This solution can be costly. As your operations expand, the number of access points needed will continue to grow — leading to additional business expenses.