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Don't forget to run cabling into your loft / attic void too. Makes a good place to provide connections for under eaves cameras to cover driveways and also access points for improving wifi coverage outside without needing to purchase dedicated external AP's. If you are looking at cameras also consider putting them at the bottom of your garden pointing back towards the house - a discrete camera here can pick up attempts to enter you're property before it happens rather than only picking up an intruder once they've got in!

 

Not tried any PoE cameras yet - have purchased a passive PoE kit from Amazon for sub $5 to see if that will work on an existing powered Wansview camera - haven't got too many cameras yet!

 

 

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I look forward to the day that computers come with 10gbe standard. I fear it will be quite a while before that becomes mainstream 'at home'.

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This discussion has definitely caused me to add substantially to what I'd like to install now and prepare for.  PoE access point are now on the list and, since I have 2 small children, cameras are an excellent idea.  I utilize a Nest cam as a monitor in my current house, but installing cameras around the house would be great.  Are there recommended PoE models?

 

I can't really comment on specific cameras, but I've been very happy with Foscam/Amcrest cameras.  Some of which do support PoE. 

 

But then again, the reason I like these cameras is that they work VERY VERY well with BlueIRIS (IP cam software for Windows, paid software). 

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I look forward to the day that computers come with 10gbe standard. I fear it will be quite a while before that becomes mainstream 'at home'.

I predict most high end MB's released this year will have 10GB on board.

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I will definitely run cables up in the attic.  Have any of you had success with an access point/mesh wifi being placed above the ceiling in the attic?  Is range significantly affected?  Also thanks for the camera feedback and suggestions.  I'll be researching my options there as well.

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a possible issue with attic mounted equipment could be the temperature range of the attic -vs- what the equipment can handle. just a thought...

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Jeez, Temperature!  I really should have thought of that.  I live in Georgia and that will definitely be a concern.

 

Thanks so much for the video.  Very Informative!

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You might find this informative. Cables are not created equal

 

is this something we can test ourselves without an expensive test set? I believe the termination aspect is a big part of this and those of us who crimp our own could benefit from a low cost way to check our work.

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