Security Camera Systems, Professional Do-It-Yourself Kits for Home and Business
Toll Free

CVI Cables, Parts, Mounts

Transmitting Video

CVI Systems use Rg59 and Rg6 coax cable to transmit video. Rg59 can send video 1500 feet, and Rg6 coax cable can send video 2000 feet.

Maximum video cable distances

Power Cable Distances - HD-CVI

Keep in mind power has different distance limitations than video. The maximum distance you can send power is a function of the power cable. The longer the wire run, the more resistance there is for the power to flow. Using larger cables reduces the resistance and allows for longer cable runs. The following is recommendations for maximum distances based on the gauge of wire. Our pre-made cables use a 18 gauge twisted pair for power. This provides a maximum power distance of 250 feet for these cables.

  • 18 Gauge Wire: 250 Feet Max - 16 Gauge Wire: 300 Feet Max
  • 14 Gauge Wire: 400 Feet Max - 12 Gauge Wire: 500 Feet Max
(Twisted pair is recommended to reduce resistance)

Video Baluns

Baluns can be very helpful sending video long distances. They convert the coax signal to a format that can be sent on a single paid of wires in a cat5 or cat6 cable. This allows you to power the camera(s) locally and transmit up to 5 video signals (5 cameras) on a single cat5 or cat6 cable. Maximum distance 650 feet. See for details: Video Balun Set

  • 50' Radius surveillance microphone with 100' cable

    Audio Kit - 100ft Cable

    Item: Audio Kit - 100ft Cable
    - Powered Audio Surveillance Kit
    - 50ft Radius Audio Coverage
    - 100ft Audio & Power Cable
  • BNC Crimping Tool

    BNC Crimping Tool

    Crimping tool for BNC Crimp-On connectors. Used to connect BNC crimp-on fittings to RG59 coax cable.
  • RG59 and RG6 Coax Stripper

    Coax Stripper

    Item: COAX-Stripper
    It's the easiest way to perfectly prepare a coax cable for a BNC fitting with a simple twist.
Video Samples