IP Verses Analog Camera systems


Camera Systems in Salt Lake City

2.1MP Cameras have 3 times the resolution of a 700TVL analog camera and now with the new 4K cameras out (about 12 Mega Pixels) it’s much more definition as long as you have a 4K Monitor. A 700TVL camera is about 700,000 whereas the 2.1MP is 2.1 Million

Typical wire for an analog camera system was RG59 Coax with the 18g2c power wire and now the IP cameras run on CAT5 or CAT6 cable

Tell your camera contractor how many days of storage you need so you can pick the proper amount of storage, typically we recommend 1TB for every camera to get around 30 days of storage

Instead of a DVR Digital Video Recorder the IP cameras have NVRs which are Network Video Recorders. Typically you can install a camera no more than 328 feet from the recorder although with special equipment we can install cameras further than that.

Peak Alarm has experts in cameras as well as fire alarm, access control and security. Call Larry for a free site visit and pricing

When you buy systems from a big box store the quality is not the same. When you hold a $30 dollar camera in your hand and hold a $300 dollar camera in the other hand the difference is marked.


Contact Larry Love at (801) 428 1384 or cell (801) 898 6003 Larry@peakalarm.com for pricing, questions, comments or correctinos

Class A and Class B wiring on a Fire Alarm

Most states have gone away from class A wiring for a few reasons: The cost of the wire, conduit and labor is quite a bit higher and with class B wiring you are notified immediately when there is a break or cut in the wire/cable.

Basic Fire Alarm information

Basic Fire Alarm information

Utah and a few other places in the country still require class A wiring on certain jobs like schools, rest homes, certain public buildings etc…

Class B wiring when cut will indicate a trouble although all the devices or appliances after the cut in the wire/cable will not function. Class B wiring goes out but does not come back. There is an EOL or end of line resister at the last device or appliance. When the wire is cut the panel no longer sees the resister and it goes into trouble.

Class A wiring goes out from the panel and devices and or appliances are wired and then the wire comes back in a different conduit or via a different route. (does not go out and back in the same route or conduit)

Class A wiring when cut allows a trouble to be sent and all the devices and or appliances continue to work even after the cable has been cut.

Appliances = Horns, Strobes, Horn/Strobes, Speakers and Speaker Strobes

Devices = Modules, Smoke Detectors, Pull Stations, Heat Detectors etc…

Ask for Larry Love

Call Larry Love in Salt Lake City for more information or pricing on a fire alarm, security, access control or camera system. (801) 428 1384


Class A and Class B explained