New SecuriTEST® IP tester for easier installation and troubleshooting on any CCTV camera system

IDEAL Networks, global manufacturer of data cable and network testers, announces the launch of the new SecuriTEST IP, enabling technicians to install, test, troubleshoot and document IP/digital, HD coax and analogue CCTV camera systems with a single tester.

As IP/digital CCTV security systems become more common, technicians typically need to take a myriad of different testing equipment to each installation or maintenance job. SecuriTEST IP, which is now available to pre-order, has been developed to overcome this challenge. Its 7-inch, hi-res touchscreen and simple to use functions ensure just one tester is needed, even on complex installations. For instance, SecuriTEST IP can be connected quickly and easily to any IP or analogue camera via in-built RJ45, Wi-Fi and BNC ports.

In addition, the self-contained tester can supply power to cameras via PoE (Power over Ethernet) or standard 12V DC power using its internal Li-Ion battery. The long-life battery provides up to 10 hours continuous usage, but technicians can also pass PoE directly from the switch on an active network to a connected camera, reducing battery consumption. Regardless, the handheld SecuriTEST IP tester removes the need to use external power adapters and injectors. As well as saving space in a technician’s kit bag, this, coupled with one-hand operation and a customisable short cut menu, makes it easier to work on lifts and ladders.

With numerous types of CCTV camera, plus many different configurations and connection methods, installation and troubleshooting can be time intensive and complicated. However, to help save time and boost productivity, SecuriTEST IP offers automated camera connectivity via the QuickIP™ function. This allows even novice technicians to connect and configure IP cameras as quickly and easily as their analogue counterparts. Using the ubiquitous ONVIF protocol, SecuriTEST IP can connect to cameras from virtually every manufacturer without the need for proprietary software for each vendor.

The user-friendly SecuriTEST IP tester also offers a comprehensive range of camera set-up tools to ensure the camera is installed correctly, reducing installation and maintenance time. Common analogue and digital video protocols, including H.264, H.265 and MJPEG, are supported to ensure broad camera compatibility with one tester.

Using either the touch screen or keypad, camera information, network settings, aim and focus can all be easily configured, even for 4K camera systems. Additionally, PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) presets can be programmed into the camera during installation before the head-end equipment is in place, further reducing total installation time. To demonstrate PTZ coverage to clients, real-time video clips can be recorded and sent to clients. Plus, multiple still-images of each location preset can be stored and attached to reports giving technicians a better way to prove performance.

SecuriTEST IP includes a number of other advanced reporting tools to enable installers and technicians to document performance. Until now, time has often been wasted filling in excel documents to create reports. Not only is this time consuming, but as a spreadsheet rarely has enough detail, if an issue arises, unpaid callbacks are commonplace. SecuriTEST IP is the first camera tester to capture camera images and network configuration, and provide professionally formatted documentation in PDF. This enhanced proof of performance enables unpaid callbacks to be converted into billable service calls, improving profitability.

To help increase cash flow, the detailed, automated reports can be sent directly from the jobsite, allowing projects to be completed more quickly. Using the built-in Wi-Fi and web browser on the intuitive tester, reports can be sent straight from the tester using email or file-sharing services. Reports can be sent directly to the customer, or can be used to share information with colleagues based off-site to assist with troubleshooting. The tester can also be used with screen-mirroring, allowing others to view the screen on SecuriTEST IP in real-time using their own mobile devices.

As well as providing a user-friendly solution to common installation and troubleshooting needs, SecuriTEST IP also caters to many more advanced testing requirements. Cable tracing, length, wiremap and quality testing is possible for twisted pair cabling to help determine and pinpoint common cabling faults. For example, with cameras frequently installed in outdoor locations, water ingress into the cable from poorly sealed enclosures can be detected.

SecuriTEST IP is an addition to the IDEAL Networks range of data cable and network testers which help technicians and installers overcome challenges, increasing productivity and profitability. For more information, visit

Mayflex IP Solutions Provider Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

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Mayflex Launches a New Website

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London, UK, 7th October 2015 — Today, D-Link has announced the launch of its Smart Installers Program (SIP) in the UK and Ireland, offering physical security installers an excellent partnership opportunity with regular product and market updates.    Read more

BCDVideo Servers Improve Archiving Performance for Genetec

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The new Excel Intelligent PDU family offers a high specification portfolio of power distribution units that are designed to suit any environment, where monitoring or managing of information is required.  These products have superseded the previous Excel Intelligent PDU offering.  Read more

Mayflex Launches New Electronic Security Product Guide

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This issue includes 3 brand new partners, BCDVideo IP Video Recorders, Digital Barriers Analytics and Siemens Access Control. Read more

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Mayflex Increases its Workforce to Assist With Positive Growth

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The positions which include two warehouse shift managers and an internal security sales manager have firstly been made as a result of positive growth experienced and secondly to help maintain and continually improve focus within certain areas of the business. Read more

Mayflex Release New Electronic Security Product Guide

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