A school campus in a city in Utah required an industrial PoE switch for a security application that provided power to the PoE security cameras inside buildings, as well as within the school grounds. Monitoring for unauthorized visitors or suspicious activity
is vital to keeping the pupils safe from preventable threats. This system must be fail safe and hardened for outdoor conditions as well as in the event of a natural disaster.
The challenge for this project application is to install hardened industrial switches that run even when there is a power failure. Should a heavy storm, downed power line or another natural disaster affect the power supply to the school, the safety of the
students and school staff would be consistent, with the installed security cameras power being unaffected. The continuity of security cannot be compromised in this situation.
Antaira’s low-voltage industrial PoE switches, the
LNP-0500-24-T was used to complete this application. These Antaira industrial switches are capable of being powered with an input of 12-36V DC to power the security cameras as well as provide connectivity for their video surveillance system to keep staff
and students safe in an emergency.