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Offline tonyburkhart

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proprietary locking jacks
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:50:33 AM »
we have a client who is in a shared conference room and doesn't want other tenants to plug into their network jack. multiple tenants have jacks in their, to each of their own data rooms. any ideas?

i recall a while back at a luncheon that Leviton may have had a proprietary locking jack with patch cord combo... but it's been a while
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Offline MnDave

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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 12:27:37 PM »
Why not set up a simple toggle switch on their patch panel or if convenient, have them plug in the cord when they use the room? A locking jack would require them to always mess with a key.   :023: 

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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 02:10:14 PM »
You could rewire the jack to something none standard and provide a custom patch cable that matches the wiring.
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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 02:28:22 PM »
Never used them, but... http://www.padjack.com/

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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 02:58:43 PM »
You could rewire the jack to something none standard and provide a custom patch cable that matches the wiring.

I've done this before and the only thing I'll add is to give them a few extra "special" cords or you'll get a call.
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Offline Skip555

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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 04:07:14 PM »
Why not set up a simple toggle switch on their patch panel or if convenient, have them plug in the cord when they use the room? A locking jack would require them to always mess with a key.   :023: 

in a similar situation I gave each tenant a labeled jack in the conference room  , then on each  data panel used a red patch cord (the others where blue ) with a tag on it reading "conference " and had them plug it in when they wanted to use it then unplug when they where done

cheap , simple and worked
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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 04:54:33 PM »
Tony, why not give your client a WAP and just password protect it.  :023:

Offline liquidvw

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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 07:00:12 AM »
Tony, why not give your client a WAP and just password protect it.  :023:


Agree with this ^^^.  A WAP is probably the easiest solution for this.  This http://www.cableorganizer.com/panduit/rj45-plug-lock-in-device/ might work as well. Or you could look at each tenant having their own wall plate and lock those.  http://www.amazon.com/Lockable-Single-Gang-Horizontal-Weatherproof-Receptacles/dp/B000CQY9J0


Offline MacGyver

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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 10:15:41 AM »
Wayne and Marv suggested my two top ideas.  The odd wiring on the jack and patch cable essentially gives you a what you need.

My other suggestion would be MAC Address filtering.  We have it at all our client locations so employees can't bring personal laptops, etc. to work, and use them on the network.
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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 06:48:05 PM »
Guess I should've clarified more, my bad!

They are getting a Star2Star system and it's a PoE port with proprietary VLAN that they don't want random people plugging into. Understandably.

Anyways, I contacted my Graybar rep that was at the show and he nailed it! Check it out:

http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/SectionDisplay.jsp?section=45693&minisite=10251


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Offline jeffmoss26

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Re: proprietary locking jacks
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 08:43:52 AM »
That looks like a good product to have, Tony.
Panduit also makes them. I got some locking USB port covers at a Graybar show a few months ago.
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