Security and Surveillance Surge Protection

Security and surveillance surge protection is vital in commercial facilities including Honeywell and Johnson Controls systems, CCTV cameras, access control systems (such as keycard readers and biometric scanners), security alarms, and emergency communication systems. These measures ensure that critical security infrastructure remains operational and free from the disruptions caused by electrical surges. By implementing comprehensive surge protection, businesses safeguard not only their physical assets but also maintain the reliability and effectiveness of their security and emergency response capabilities.


How to Protect Security and Surveillance Systems

Surge Protect Power Panels: TPX-3Y208-F-100
Install this unit at the power panel feeding your security and surveillance systems. This will give any local plug in strip suppressor or UPS protection, improving the performance of that equipment.

Surge Protect 120V 20 Amp Individual Circuits: TPD-LT120-20A
Install this unit just in front of individual equipment and controls.

Surge Protect Network Communication: TPD-CAT6
Install on incoming and outgoing network communication lines.

Surge Protect IP Cameras, NVRs, and WAPs: TPD-CAT6-POE
Install on pathways going to outdoor POE cameras and wireless access points.

Surge Protect BNC Connections: TPD-CAM-BNC
Install on pathways going to outdoor BNC cameras.

Surge Protect 4 Wire Power Supplies: TPD-24LIT4

Surge Protect Security Communication: TPD-24SLP4


The Importance of Security and Surveillance System Surge Protection

Protection from Voltage Spikes
Security systems are sensitive to electrical fluctuations. Voltage spikes, which can be caused by lightning strikes, power outages, or other electrical disturbances, can damage the intricate electronic components in these devices.

Ensuring Reliability and Longevity
Consistent exposure to small surges can degrade the quality and lifespan of the equipment. Surge protectors can extend the life of these devices by preventing these minor but harmful fluctuations.

Preventing Data Loss
For systems that store data, like access control systems and digital CCTV recordings, surges can lead to data corruption or loss. Surge protection is essential to ensure data integrity.

Maintaining Continuous Operation
In security scenarios, uninterrupted operation is critical. A surge can cause equipment to fail, potentially creating security vulnerabilities. Surge protection ensures that these systems remain operational 24/7.

The cost of installing surge protectors is generally much lower than the cost of repairing or replacing damaged equipment. It's a cost-effective way to protect your investment in security infrastructure.

Compliance with Standards
In addition to the National Electric Code, many industries have regulations that require the use of surge protection for critical systems to ensure safety and security.

Protecting Against External and Internal Surges
Surges can originate from both external sources (like lightning) and internal sources (like large equipment turning on and off). Surge protection safeguards against both.