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CCTV video baluns, also known as UTP baluns, allow traditional coax cable to be replaced by category 5 and other forms of twisted pair wire in CCTV video camera & surveillance installations. Video baluns allow installers to use more cost effective structured cabling techniques to wire security cameras. By using video baluns, UTP wire such as cat-5 can be run over longer distances easier than coax cable and for less money. Active balun transceivers enable UTP wires for cameras to be run distances up to 5,000 feet. If you are new to the idea of using baluns for video, check out our video balun installation videos. CCTV Camera Pros believes that we supply the best UTP video baluns on the market.

This page contains baluns for analog CCTV cameras and HD security cameras (AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI). You can visit this page if you only want to view HD security camera baluns.

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AHD HDTVI HDCVI CCTV Video Balun HD CCTV Video Balun, AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI, 1 Passive Pair, BNC

The VB-HD2 Passive HD Video Balun features:

  • 1 Balun Pair
  • Compatible with HD-AHD, HD-TVI and HD-CVI Cameras
  • Supports NTSC & PAL Formats
  • Passive / No Power Required
  • Transient Suppression Protection

Our Price: $11.99
AHD TVI CVI HD CCTV Video Balun HD CCTV Video Balun w/ Power, AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI, 1 Passive Pair, BNC

The VB-HD5P HD CCTV Video Balun with Power features:

  • 1 Balun Pair
  • Compatible with HD-AHD, HD-TVI and HD-CVI Cameras
  • Supports NTSC & PAL Formats
  • Passive / No Power Required
  • Transmits 12V DC or 24VAC Power Also
  • RJ-45 Connection
  • Transient Suppression Protection

Our Price: $13.99
HD CCTV Video Audio Balun HD CCTV Video Balun w/ Audio, Power, AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI, Passive Pair

The VB-HD8PA HD CCTV Video Balun with Audio and Power features:

  • 1 Balun Pair
  • Compatible with HD-AHD, HD-TVI and HD-CVI Cameras
  • Supports NTSC & PAL Formats
  • Passive / No Power Required
  • Transmits 12V DC or 24VAC Power
  • RCA Connectors for audio surveillance
  • Transient Suppression Protection

Our Price: $12.99
CCTV Balun CCTV Balun, 1 Balun Pair, Passive

The VB-2VS CCTV balun features:

  • 1 Balun Pair, Passive Balun
  • Works w/ analog CCTV cameras (PAL & NTSC)
  • 330 Meter Transmission Distance
  • Supports UTP / STP Cat 2, 3, 4, 5e, 6; 12~24 AWG or Heavier
  • Compact design
  • Cost savings by replacing costly coaxial cable
  • Neater wiring eliminates bulky cables

Our Price: $11.99
BNC Balun BNC Balun, Video Balun Pair

The VB-2V BNC Balun pair features:

  • Comes as a Pair (Receiver & Transceiver)
  • BNC Passive Balun
  • Works w/ analog CCTV cameras (PAL & NTSC)
  • 1100 Feet Transmission Distance
  • Supports UTP / STP Cat 2, 3, 4, 5e, 6; 12~24 AWG or Heavier
  • Compact Design with BNC ends
  • Cost savings by replacing costly coaxial cable
  • Eliminates bulkier COAX cables

Our Price: $11.99
RJ45 Balun RJ45 Balun with Audio, Video and Power over Cat-5

The VB-2VPA RJ45 Balun pair features:

  • Comes as a Pair (Injector & Splitter included)
  • Works w/ analog CCTV cameras (PAL & NTSC)
  • Up to 300 Feet Transmission Distance using Cat-5
  • Cost savings by replacing costly coaxial cable
  • Convenient Plug and Play Installation using premade Cat-5 Cables
  • Runs Power, Video, and Audio over a single CAT5
  • Can be used to run just Video & power also

Our Price: $14.99
CAT5 Balun PV5FM CAT-5 Balun, UTP Balun, Video Balun for CCTV with Camera Power

The BALUN-PV5FM UTP CAT-5 Balun pair features:

  • Comes as a Pair (Injector & Splitter included)
  • Trasmit CCTV video up to 1500 Feet using Cat-5 or other UTP / STP cable
  • Cost savings by replacing costly coaxial cable
  • Runs Power and Video over a single CAT5
  • Can be used to run just Video also
  • NTSC, PAL,and SECAM CVBS video standard compatible
  • Can transmit 12V to 48V DC/AC Power
  • Convenient Screw Terminals for Easy Install

Our Price: $17.99
Active Balun AVB1 Active Balun, Power Transmitter / Receiver, UTP CAT5, CCTV Video

The AVB1 active balun for video features:

  • Comes as a Pair (Transmitter & Receiver included)
  • Trasmit CCTV video up to 5000 Feet using Cat5
  • Cost savings by replacing costly coaxial cable
  • Compatible with NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video standards
  • Built in Lightning Protection and Power Line Contact Protection
  • 12V DC Power Supplies Included
  • LED Power Indicator

Our Price: $49.99
4 Channel Video Transmitter 4 Ch Passive CCTV Video Balun, BNC to RJ45, Cat5 Video Transmission

The Balun-4PHUB 4 Channel Video Transceiver features:

  • This is a single unit - NOT a pair
  • 4 Port / Channel Video Receiver / Transmitter
  • 4 passive transceivers in one product
  • 4 x BNC Female to 1 x RJ45 Female + 8 Pin
  • Choice of RJ45 or push pin terminal
  • Up to 1200 Feet Transmission Distance using Cat-5
  • Cost savings by replacing costly coaxial cable
  • No power required
  • Dimensions: 3" (L) x 4" (W) x 1 1/6" (H)

Our Price: $24.99
Active Video Balun Transceiver VT98334T Active Video Balun Transmitter, UTP Balun, Powered, CAT-5

The VT98334T active balun features:

  • 1 Port, Active Balun - Transmitter
  • Transmits CCTV video up to 3000 feet
  • Supports STP / UTP Cat 2, 3, 4, 5e, 6; 12~24 AWG or Heavier
  • Compact design
  • Cost savings by replacing costly coaxial cable
  • Neater wiring eliminates bulky cables

Our Price: $29.99
Active Video Balun Receiver VT98334R Active Video Balun Receiver, UTP Balun, CAT-5 for CCTV

The VT98334R active UTP balun receiver features:

  • 1 Port, Active Balun - Receiver
  • Transmits CCTV video up to 3000 feet
  • Supports STP / UTP Cat 2, 3, 4, 5e, 6; 12~24 AWG or Heavier
  • Compact design
  • Cost savings by replacing costly coaxial cable
  • Neater wiring eliminates bulky cables
  • Used with VT98334T active balun transmitter

Our Price: $29.99
Cat-5 Video Balun Balun-PV5 Cat-5 Video Balun with Power over Cat5 for CCTV cameras

The Balun-PV5 CAT-5 Video Balun features:

  • Up to 900 Feet Transmission Distance using Cat-5
  • Cost savings by replacing costly coaxial cable
  • Runs both Power & Video over CAT5

Our Price: $19.99
   
 

Using UTP Baluns

RG59 Coax cable is more typically used for CCTV cabling, but in some cases it makes more sense to use Cat5 cable instead of RG59. One such case is when transmitting the surveillance video signal over long distances. A UTP balun, aka video balun, converts a 75 ohm video signal to 100 ohm impedance for Cat5 cable. On the other end, the receiving balun then converts the signal back to 75 ohms. In order to use baluns for video transmission, the application needs 2 baluns (one on each end of the Cat5 cable run).

Using baluns can save a lot of time for an installation. For example, if you are in an office building and need to install a security camera, you can see if there are unused Cat3 or CAT-5 telephone lines. This can possibly eliminate the need to run coax cable from one floor of the building to another. Another advantage of transmitting video over Cat5 cable is that you have multiple pair of wires. Typically you have 4 pairs of 22 gauge wire in a cat-5e cable, so you can use one cable for 4 cameras.


How-to Install CCTV Video Baluns

Passive Video Balun Installation

Watch this video to see how passive video baluns are installed. This particular model also run power to the camera. The installation process for non-power transmitting baluns is the same process (without the power portion of the install).


Active Video Balun Installation

Watch this video to see how active video baluns are installed. Active video baluns require a power source.


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