Home Camera Repair How to Make a Security Camera Cable

How to Make a Security Camera Cable


Making your own security camera cable allows you to use the right length of cable for the job without having to get extensions or have loose cable around. Most store-bought cables also don’t have the same insulation that homemade cables have, so you will be getting a higher quality cable for less money.

Things You’ll Need : CCTV cable, Wire cutter, Coaxial compression ends, Compression crimp, Cable stripper

How to Make a Security Camera Cable

  • Cut the end of the CCTV cable so that it is flat. Identify the two segments of the wire: the power cable and the video cable. The power cable is the smaller section and the video is the flatter, wider section. Use the wire cutters to cut the plastic connecting the two sections to separate the two segments so you are only working with the video cable.