All Dantech SecurePoE products feature a secure enclosure with all connections inside. They include status monitoring and tamper contacts that can be used in a variety of ways to increase system security.

Manufactured and tested in Great Britain, Dantech SecurePoE products use British designed high efficiency and high reliability electronics. Products are compliant with IEEE 802.3:2012 (802.3at, 802.3af) and designed for use with all compatible load devices.

MidspanUPS & MultispanUPS products include replaceable stand-by battery packs with Yuasa batteries. There are versions for both long and short stand-by durations available.

Estimated stand-by times

Designed for reliable battery backup of PoE devices, our SecurePoE™ range includes battery maintained MidspanUPS and MultispanUPS models that provide continuous power to PoE ports when mains power is not available. The MultispanUPS models maintain power to both the SecurePoE unit and the included Cisco network switch.

Power backup is provided by our replaceable customised battery packs, which use high reliability Yuasa batteries. Different capacities are available to cater for different standby time requirements and we offer guaranteed replacement battery pack availability.

Whether powering CCTV cameras, video intercoms, locks or other device types, Power over Ethernet battery standby is available off-the-shelf.

Output loadBattery capacity
5W9 Hours65 Hours100 Hours
12W4 Hours30 Hours44 Hours
25W1.75 Hours14.5 Hours20 Hours
50W40 Minutes6.5 Hours9.5 Hours
75W23 Minutes4 Hours6 Hours
100W14 Minutes2.75 Hours4 Hours


Indoor SecurePoE MidspanUPS is ideal for indoor environments where up to four devices require reliable, PoE power up to 30W each. With one, two or four through-port models available, you can connect devices to be powered with or without a data connection.

Battery backed options of 1.2Ah, 7Ah or 10Ah of battery back-up, ideal for maintaining power during mains power faults and fluctuations.

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Exterior MidspanUPS SecurePoE is ideal for harsh outdoor environments where up to four devices require up to 30W each of reliable PoE power. With one, two or four through-port models available, you can connect devices to be powered with or without a data connection.

Battery backed options of 1.2Ah, 7Ah or 10Ah of battery back-up, ideal for maintaining power during mains power faults and fluctuations.

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SecurePoE Midspan is also available in 1U Rack mount enclosures which are ideal for where rack space is limited and battery backed or monitored PoE power is required. With four or eight through-port models available, you can connect devices to be powered with or without a data connection.

Battery backed options of 1.2Ah, 7Ah or 10Ah of battery back-up, ideal for maintaining power during mains power faults and fluctuations.

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Dantech SecurePoE Benchmark Innovation Awards Finalist

Benchmark magazine, the publication dedicated to innovation in the security sector, has announced that Dantech’s SecurePoE technology has been nominated and selected as a Finalist in the Infrastructure category of the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2016.

Judged by the Benchmark test team and industry professionals, the Awards criteria recognises products that enhance and advance the delivery of secure, flexible and beneficial solutions; rewarding innovative thinking in the delivery of benefits through those advanced security solutions.

Power over Ethernet (PoE): what is power over Ethernet?

PoE offers an easy, fast and cost-effective solution for supplying power to products without the need to install power outlets and electrical cabling to the PoE devices. With the use of PoE, a network device can receive power over its Ethernet data transmission cable. PoE devices can therefore be installed in areas where traditional power cabling and outlets are unavailable, costly or difficult to install.

PoE has many applications, but the three key areas are:

VoIP phones: Power over Ethernet VoIP, the original PoE application. Using PoE means phones have a single connection to a wall socket.

IP cameras: Power over Ethernet cameras are now common on CCTV surveillance networks, enabling rapid deployment and easy repositioning.

Wireless: Wifi, Bluetooth and RFID readers are commonly PoE-compatible, to allow remote installation away from AC outlets and relocation following site surveys.

How does PoE work?

Network cables, such as Cat 5e and Cat 6, comprise eight wires arranged as four twisted pairs. In 10 and 100BASE-T Ethernet, two of these pairs are used for sending information, and these are known as the data pairs. The other two pairs are unused and are referred to as the spare pairs (Gigabit Ethernet uses all four pairs).

Because electrical currents flow in a loop, two conductors are required to deliver power over a cable. PoE treats each pair as a single conductor, and can use either the two data pairs or the two spare pairs to carry electrical current.

Power over Ethernet voltage

Power over Ethernet is injected into the cable at between 44 and 57 volts DC, and typically 48 volts is used. This relatively high voltage allows efficient power transfer along the cable while still being low enough to be regarded as safe.

This voltage is safe for users, but it can still damage equipment that has not been designed to receive PoE. Therefore, before a PoE switch or midspan (known as a PSE, for power sourcing equipment) can deliver power to a connected IP camera or other equipment (known as a PD, for powered device), it must perform a signature detection process.

Signature detection uses a lower voltage to detect a characteristic signature of IEEE-compatible powered devices (a 25kOhm resistance). Once this signature has been detected, the power sourcing equipment knows that higher voltages can be safely applied.


Classification follows the signature detection stage and is an optional process. If a powered device displays a classification signature, it lets the power sourcing equipment know how much power it requires to operate, e.g. Class 2: 3.84-6.49W. This means that power sourcing equipment with a limited total power budget can allocate it effectively. PoE power classes are as follows:

ClassCurrent(mA)Power range (Watt)Class description
00-40.44-12.94Classification unimplemented
19-120.44-3.84Very low power
217-203.84-6.49Low power
326-306.49-12.95Mid power
436-4412.95-25.50High power

The differences between power delivered by the power sourcing equipment and power received by the powered device account for power that is lost as heat in the cable. If a powered device does not display a signature, it is class 0 and must be allocated the maximum 12.95 watts.

Power over Ethernet plus (PoE+)

PoE Plus equipment has a power class of 4. If a regular 802.3af PoE source detects this class it will simply deliver power as if it were a class 0 device. However, 802.3at power sourcing equipment will not only recognise the powered device as a PoE Plus device, it will also repeat the classification stage as a signal to the powered device that it is connected to a power source with full PoE Plus power available. PoE Plus power sourcing equipment, such as SecurePoE, can supply up to 30 watts. This is so equipment, even with cable volt drop over 100m, will recieve the full 25.5W they may need. SecurePoE also has no power budget and can supply up to 30 watts to all connected devices simultaneously.

The final stage after detection and classification of a newly connected device is to enable power: the 48V supply is connected to the cable by the power sourcing equipment so that the powered device can operate. Once power delivery is enabled, the power sourcing equipment continues to monitor how much electrical current it is delivering to the powered device, and it will cut the power to the cable if too much, or not enough, power is drawn. This protects the power sourcing equipment against overload and ensures that PoE is disconnected from the cable if the powered device is unplugged.

SecurePoE power over Ethernet injector

SecurePoE provides poe power over Ethernet for power over Ethernet devices such as: power over Ethernet camera, power over Ethernet voip, power over Ethernet lighting, power over Ethernet access point, power over Ethernet security camera, power over Ethernet router, power over Ethernet surveillance system and much more.