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Installation Instructions for 32 channel Admiral systems and 32-128 channel Imperial systems.

Admiral Pro 32 channel Installation:

The 32 channel Admiral Pro has the ability to support 32 IP cameras, but only has 16 PoE ports on the back. To add cameras 17-32 they must be added via a PoE switch or switches connected to the network. Take a look at this diagram of a simple 32 channel system above. This diagram features 16 cameras connected directly to the Admiral NVR. Thanks to SCW’s extended transmission option these 16 cameras can be up to 750FT away, rather than the traditional 320FT.

The Admiral NVR then gets connected to the router for local and remote network access. On the same network, a SCW 16 port PoE switch with extended transmission powers and networks 16 cameras. These cameras can be added to the NVR via their IP address on the network. SCW’s support is happy to help with assigning IP addresses and adding them to the NVR.

In this specific scenario, all 16 cameras are connected to a single switch, however the 16 cameras can be added to other PoE switches as long as they all reach the same local network. When connected the NVR and the PoE switches they do not necessarily have to go back to same direct router or switch - they can also connect to different network equipment if they’re on the same local network.

Executive / Edge NVR Installation

You won't need to plug the cameras in to our Executive or Edge NVRs; they have 2 Gigabit nics so you can create a subnet; this way your cameras don't slow down you main traffic, while still having the NVR on your main network.

Using POE Switches to Overcome the 300 Foot Limit on Cabling.

Like all networked devices, Cat5 cable has a limit of 300 feet, so if you need to run a cable further than that you often have to do something more complicated.

With larger systems: you often need to run one cable to a POE switch and then branch to many cameras.

Luckily, you have lots of options. As long as your cameras are on the same network as the NVR, it will be able to remotely record them. There's a million ways that you can configure this, but here's one popular way:

With this method, you can go 600 ft (up to 300 from the router to the switch and then 300 from the switch to the camera), because the POE switch will repeat and refresh the signal strength. If you need to go 900 feet, you can just string together two POE switches like this:

As you can see, you can add cameras at any point on the chain. You just have to refresh the power and video strength every 300 ft with a POE switch. Each POE switch adds about a 0.8 second delay to the video feed when it repeats the signal.

You can use this same method with the 4, 8, and 16 channel systems if you need to run a cable more than 300 ft, however, the 4, 8 and 16 channel NVRs (which have the built in power plugs and auto-setup) will be looking for the camera to be plugged in by default. You can change this setting on the NVR, but it is best to give us a call and we will help you do this.

A Note about SCW NVRs when using non SCW cameras:

The way in which our NVRs power cameras will only work with SCW brand cameras, as this power has been calibrated to our camera's specific needs. You can record any ONVIF compliant camera with our NVRs, but the on-board power and automatic setup with not work with non-SCW cameras. You will need connect non-SCW camera - even with our 4, 8, and 16 channel devices - in the manner described for the 32 channel and 64 channel systems.