The shift from analog to Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance cameras has changed the way that video surveillance systems are built. Instead of running lengths of coax cable from multiplexers out to cameras, an IP-based surveillance system involves plugging the cameras into an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). In order to maximize system capabilities and avoid potential pitfalls, installers need to have an understanding of the best practices in configuring Ethernet network infrastructure within a video surveillance system. This white paper from Council Associate Partner Allied Telesis explains the top 14 best practice guidelines. These guidelines have been honed through many years of experience working with customers to create robust, high performance video surveillance networks.