Corrections Facility Overcomes Network Infrastructure Barriers to Deploy IP Surveillance Solution

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Grupo SITE Uses the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G Switch to Complete IP Surveillance Deployment for Corrections Facility in Under Three Weeks

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  • A corrections facility in México needed to upgrade its surveillance capabilities across the entire facility but had zero tolerance for business disruption.
  • The organization also faced network infrastructure barriers posed by traditional PoE switch reach and cable type limitations.
  • After a successful proof-of-concept, the customer was confident that the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G solution would improve the IP migration project.
  • The correctional facility deployed over 150 IP surveillance cameras, reducing project costs by 80% and completing the entire deployment in just 25% of the time, with the new IP surveillance system fully operational in under 3 weeks.


A corrections facility in Mexico recognized the urgent need to upgrade its surveillance capabilities throughout the facility. However, traditional PoE switch reach and cable type limitations would require the customer to rip and replace existing infrastructure, resulting in high costs, risk, and business disruption impacting the 24/7 operation. The corrections facility also had a CISCO-based network infrastructure and needed a solution that would be compatible with the network framework. The customer needed a solution to overcome these obstacles and enable a seamless digital transformation project.


The project partner, Grupo SITE, recommended the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G PoE switch to solve the customer’s IP migration barriers. Having had success with the product in the past, Grupo SITE was confident in recommending NVT Phybridge Power over Ethernet solutions. Grupo SITE arranged for a no-obligation Proof of Concept (POC) to assess the capabilities of the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G PoE switch in the customer’s environment.

The demo was successful, and in just a few simple set-up steps, the NVT Phybridge FLEX24-10G transformed the customer’s existing UTP infrastructure into a robust and secure PoE backbone for the new IP cameras. The FLEX24-10G is the most versatile PoE switch on the market, delivering up to 50 watts of PoE++ and 10/100/1000 Mbps symmetrical, full-duplex,

The customer was thrilled at the technology’s ability to provide PoE to cameras furthest from the IDF closet. The FLEX24-10G solution seamlessly integrated with the existing UTP cabling infrastructure in the correctional center, including legacy copper cabling. This compatibility ensured a smooth transition to an advanced IP surveillance system without requiring expensive and disruptive cable replacements. Additionally, the solution provided flexibility to accommodate future expansions or technology upgrades.


The customer used the FLEX24-10G switch to achieve an astounding 80% reduction in project costs compared to alternative solutions. The ability to utilize their existing cabling infrastructure eliminated the need for costly infrastructure upgrades, maximizing the return on investment. Several areas where upgrades were completed were highly secure and restricted. Even with these limitations, the deployment time was still reduced by 75% due to the FLEX24-10G’s long-reach capabilities and eliminating the need for IDF closets. This significant time efficiency minimized operational disruptions, allowing the facility to remain fully operational throughout the upgrade process.

The customer deployed over 150 new IP cameras in a remarkably short time thanks to the FLEX24-10G switch. Leveraging the solution’s advanced features and centralized management capabilities, the facility achieved a fully operational IP surveillance system in under three weeks. This expedited deployment timeline enhanced security and monitoring capabilities, ensuring a safer environment within the correctional facility. The result was a streamlined and cost-effective surveillance upgrade that helped the facility enhance security, improve monitoring capabilities, and maintain a safe environment for staff and inmates alike. When asked for a comment on the success of the project using the FLEX PoE switch, the IT Director for the Correctional Facility said, “[The FLEX was a] quick and efficient solution, 100% integrable to our current network equipment!”

Better Results

  • Reduced infrastructure costs by 80%, allocating more budget towards better IP endpoints and applications.
  • Reduced the total deployment time for the 150 IP cameras by 75%.
  • Improved the customer’s overall return on investment with more budget allocated to devices and applications.

“The FLEX was a quick and efficient solution, 100% integrable to our current Cisco network equipment!” IT Director

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