One common component that is often overlooked in video systems is the quality of the cabling infrastructure used to transport these video images from camera to monitor or from camera to storage device. Designing your video network around coaxial, un-shielded twisted pair (UTP) or fiber-optics will have tremendous impact on the quality, bandwidth and distance capabilities of your video security and surveillance system. This white paper outlines methods to implement these cabling infrastructures for surveillance networks.