12/12/2016
Large edeswitch install
Description

I have been involved in a large install at a retirement village that we are building.

120 houses, large clubhouse and a 60 bed healthcare facility. Excuse all the pictures Man Happy

 

In total we ordered from Ubiquiti:

16 x ES48-500

5 x ES24-500

6 x ES24-250

2 x ES48 Lite

10 x ES24 Lite

25 x ES8-150

 

 

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Every house gets a 4 core drop fibre cable run from a kiosk outside into their garage into a databox. A POE switch is installed in this box, lan cables terminated in every room as well as fibre for the local satellite company. Two of the cores are spare. The data box runs on UPS power and also via a generator.

 

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From the 19 outdoor kiosks there are also fibre links to the perimeter fence for cameras and electic fence energisers. We use the Ubiquiti edgeswitch 8 in these enclosures. In total there are 12 outdoor perimeter boxes around the complex. Cat6 is run undergorund to all the cameras.

 

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Finally all the fibre runs back to our server rooms in the clubhouse where we have 6 x 42u cabinets. This provides connectivity for all 420 cameras in the entire estate, internet, voip and WIFI, access control, solar panel monitoring, electric fence monitoring, etc... We use the Ubiquiti edgeswitches for all our POE switches as well as non POE. We use Edgecore for the fibre aggregation switches - hopefully soon there will be an Ubiquiti 24 or more port SFP switch. We also use Mikrotik (cough) for routing as we need 10Gbps interfaces. All the fibre from the houses, kiosks, perimeter fence, clubhouse, healthcare gets spliced in the clubhouse server room.

 

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There is one more rack in the entrance guardhouse that runs the access control network, e.g License plate recognition, fingerprint readers etc.

 

We are about to start on the healthcare facility, there are 4 server rooms, with one rack each - due to cable length runs for POE. We should hopefully be done at the end of Jan.

Large edeswitch install

by on ‎12-12-2016 11:12 PM

I have been involved in a large install at a retirement village that we are building.

120 houses, large clubhouse and a 60 bed healthcare facility. Excuse all the pictures Man Happy

 

In total we ordered from Ubiquiti:

16 x ES48-500

5 x ES24-500

6 x ES24-250

2 x ES48 Lite

10 x ES24 Lite

25 x ES8-150

 

 

IMG_0531.JPGIMG_0196.JPGIMG_0462.JPGIMG_0465.JPG

 

Every house gets a 4 core drop fibre cable run from a kiosk outside into their garage into a databox. A POE switch is installed in this box, lan cables terminated in every room as well as fibre for the local satellite company. Two of the cores are spare. The data box runs on UPS power and also via a generator.

 

IMG-20161205-WA0000.jpgIMG_0439.JPGIMG_0453.JPGIMG_0470.JPG

 

From the 19 outdoor kiosks there are also fibre links to the perimeter fence for cameras and electic fence energisers. We use the Ubiquiti edgeswitch 8 in these enclosures. In total there are 12 outdoor perimeter boxes around the complex. Cat6 is run undergorund to all the cameras.

 

IMG_0408.JPGDSC_1153.JPGIMG_0406.JPG

 

Finally all the fibre runs back to our server rooms in the clubhouse where we have 6 x 42u cabinets. This provides connectivity for all 420 cameras in the entire estate, internet, voip and WIFI, access control, solar panel monitoring, electric fence monitoring, etc... We use the Ubiquiti edgeswitches for all our POE switches as well as non POE. We use Edgecore for the fibre aggregation switches - hopefully soon there will be an Ubiquiti 24 or more port SFP switch. We also use Mikrotik (cough) for routing as we need 10Gbps interfaces. All the fibre from the houses, kiosks, perimeter fence, clubhouse, healthcare gets spliced in the clubhouse server room.

 

IMG-20161028-WA0000.jpgIMG_0392.JPGIMG-20161202-WA0008.jpgIMG-20161202-WA0007.jpgIMG-20161202-WA0005.jpgIMG-20161202-WA0009.jpgDSC_1094.JPGDSC_1095.JPGIMG-20161202-WA0012.jpgDSC_1147.JPGIMG_0447.JPGIMG_0456.JPGIMG_0478.JPGIMG_0479.JPG

 

There is one more rack in the entrance guardhouse that runs the access control network, e.g License plate recognition, fingerprint readers etc.

 

We are about to start on the healthcare facility, there are 4 server rooms, with one rack each - due to cable length runs for POE. We should hopefully be done at the end of Jan.

Comments
by
on ‎12-13-2016 05:30 AM

nice installation, thumbs up!

 

BTW, you're telling you have 420 camera's total. how much disk storage do you have for that much camera's?

I did a 38 camera installation recently and needed 21TB storage for 2 week retention (only recording on motion).

 

regards,

 

erik

 

 

by
on ‎12-13-2016 06:36 AM

Thanks!

 

212TB Man Happy the system does h.264 and h.265 encoding so the files are compressed quite a bit. Around 80 of the cameras are monitored offsite at our control room.

by
on ‎12-13-2016 08:25 AM

Hi Paul,

 

Out of curiousity, what part of the world is this community. Looks like you've got great natural beauty out there (mountains, clean air, etc.). Guessing maybe South Africa by your username?

 

by
on ‎12-13-2016 09:17 AM

@bdoviack well, seeing those high-voltage fences and the level of security this has be South Africa.

by
on ‎12-13-2016 09:25 AM

Hahah yes SA. It is a safe area, but most people are 70+ years old, rather safe than sorry.

by
on ‎12-13-2016 09:26 AM

Another reason for the fence is the cows on the other side, it is next to a working farm.

by
on ‎12-13-2016 09:34 AM

You should do something about that sprinkler head right outside the equipment box.  At some point, the door will be open when the sprinkler goes off...

 

by
on ‎12-13-2016 11:32 AM
Springer already moved, that photo was actually one I took to send to the irrigation people around a month ago.
by
on ‎12-14-2016 04:47 AM

That's a pretty clean install! Very impressive. However, I would like to note that you're pretty close/if not exceeding the bend radius on those ST connections (picture of Fiber Terminating Unit to wall). Any particular reason why you chose ST connections vs. SC/FC/LC? I've used ST in military installations because of the ruggedized connection/snap-twist (Sailors bound to break stuff).

by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎12-14-2016 05:59 AM

Well done @paulsa ! I assume the install is in Western Cape based on the photos.