Data network system: Advice for installation

In our opinion, whether it is a company or a private individual, it does not matter: we always recommend identifying a “technical” area where the optical fiber or copper connection from the ISP can arrive and install the modem-router and all the network devices (routers, switches, any poe switch for the cameras, any hub for domotic installations, DVR or NVR to manage the cameras). A single cabinet, tidy and with a well-labeled patch panel, will immediately appear professional even to the eye of the most technology-starved customer.

Order = professionalism

It is very important, in fact, to guarantee an order of cable laying inside the wiring cabinets starting from the passive components, cables and patch panels, in order to ensure the future maintenance technician an immediate view of all the connections to and from the equipment. installed, through the use of different colors for the permutations of components of the same type (for example red for the alarm, blue for the CCTV system , gray for the home network, etc.).

It is better then to make sure that the wardrobe has safety locks: in full compliance with the GDPR we could even alarm the opening.

Mains voltage

The distribution of the mains voltage should not be underestimated: one or more rack power strips , perhaps dedicated, with the use of SHUCKO sockets and switches. usually one is more than enough (there are UPSs created specifically for rack installation and in fact it is the preferable solution, with powers that easily reach 1000 – 5000 VA). Often the use of UPS with 800 – 1000 VA power can satisfy most cases.


It is then essential to provide the end customer with detailed documentation of all the addresses given to all the components, the different classes assigned to the different branches that make up the safety system. It will then be necessary, upon delivery of the system, a mini-course on the description of the equipment installed in the cabinet to have an immediate feedback analysis in case of breakdowns or malfunctions.


Finally, we would like to sensitize readers to maintenance contracts. Maintenance should be ensured for all safety systems: periodic testing of a system is in fact the natural prerequisite for an optimal maintenance of the proposed system. Depending on the risk, the maintenance should be every 6 months up to once a year. In addition to the visual, functional check of the individual components, maintenance could be an important appointment for updating any firmware or software installed.

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