CCTV video baluns are used in CCTV systems as a way to make the so-called BNC cameras compatible for use with Cat5e/Cat6 cable. The CCTV baluns are also known as UTP baluns and CAT5 baluns, and they allow CAT-5 cable and other twisted pair wire to be used in CCTV camera and HD security camera installations. Using video baluns allow installers to use more cost-effective structured cabling techniques to wire security cameras instead of using traditional RG59 Siamese coax cable. By using video baluns, UTP wire such as cat-5 can be run over long 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 (1500 meters).