Regular Siamese vs. Direct Burial (It’s All About the Jacket!!!)

Have you ever wanted to add a camera to an existing system that was 50 feet or even right next door to your DVR? There are plenty of wireless devices that you can use to get the signal from point A to point b but if there is a clear path where you can trench then this article is for you.

Today we are going to talk about the importance of using the proper cable when it comes to burying your cable. We will show you how to do it the cheapest way possible so you won’t have to break the bank.

Regular Siamese vs. Direct Burial (It’s All About the Jacket!!!)

Siamese is great in controlled environment but it will give you a headache if you try to skimp and use it outdoors. Working on the field for so many years I seen it all and I learned that when running cable underground no matter if it’s in pipe or not you should use direct burial. When you bury our wires in pipe especially PVC there is always a chance that the pipe will crack or water penetrates the pipe and the water will eventually penetrate the jacket and corrode your wires. What makes direct burial really good is that it has a stronger and thicker jacket that prevents this from happening. Direct burial is made for outdoor applications such as burying or aerial use. We used it on countless installs and we rarely have any callbacks.

Real Life Case Study

We had a customer that wanted to add a camera in the gym of their daycare. We recommended our 2MBT-2MIR70V that will give them a high definition picture with great IR at night. The problem was that the gym was 100 feet away from the main building where the DVR was. To keep the cost down we used a neat little trick to trench from one building to another. We used an edging shovel. The benefit of this is its fast and it doesn’t destroy the customer’s grass. Here is the result of the trench.

As you can see the trench is nice and neat. Since we were using the direct burial cable there was no need for piping we were just able to lay the cable inside and it will be fine. The whole project from start to finish only took us 3 hours. That’s not bad with no machines, staying clean, and keeping the customer satisfied!

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