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IP cam / POE question

Dr. J 25,038 3,353 November 2, 2015 at 07:14 AM
I have a few Foscam 8910W cameras in my house.... grown over the years. I don't do any active recording currently. I am in the process of running some ethernet through my attic before blown-in insulation and I am adding runs to corners of the house for future ip cam installs.

I had originally thought about using a passive PoE setup (like here [find-a-poe.com]) with my current cams however reading up on the PoE on these isn't giving me warm fuzzies. The runs are probably 60 feet or so.

That said I had thought instead about doing a cam upgrade to DS-2CD2432F-I(W) (Hikvision). the problem with these is that they are more $$ (like twice), no PTZ, and more problematic they use active PoE not passive, so if I purchase PoE equipment for the Foscams, it won't work with the other cams (that's my impression).

Thoughts?

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The hikvision is a far superior camera, particularly with regard to image quality and motion detection. You dont need pt because it has a wide lens (if you order the 2.8)...full time coverage is better then pt....you can get a 4 tplink port poe switch from amazon for 45..
http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-...poe+switch
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That said I had thought instead about doing a cam upgrade to DS-2CD2432F-I(W) (Hikvision). the problem with these is that they are more $$ (like twice), no PTZ, and more problematic they use active PoE not passive, so if I purchase PoE equipment for the Foscams, it won't work with the other cams (that's my impression).

Thoughts?
You're better off with true 802.3af/at PoE. Just so we're clear, the camera you list is an indoor one not an outdoor one. I'd run some boards next to the cables in the attic where they go perpendicular to the trusses/ceiling joists to protect them from getting stepped on (required within 7' of attic entrance).

Some cameras have microsd slots so you can do some recording on the camera itself.
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Quote from fenderman View Post :
The hikvision is a far superior camera, particularly with regard to image quality and motion detection. You dont need pt because it has a wide lens (if you order the 2.8)...full time coverage is better then pt....you can get a 4 tplink port poe switch from amazon for 45..
http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-...poe+switch

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You're better off with true 802.3af/at PoE. Just so we're clear, the camera you list is an indoor one not an outdoor one. I'd run some boards next to the cables in the attic where they go perpendicular to the trusses/ceiling joists to protect them from getting stepped on (required within 7' of attic entrance).

Some cameras have microsd slots so you can do some recording on the camera itself.
Yes I know these are indoor cams but people claim good results if the cam is sheltered, which it would be in my case - the true outdoor ones are just plain too expensive.
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Yes I know these are indoor cams but people claim good results if the cam is sheltered, which it would be in my case - the true outdoor ones are just plain too expensive.
The outdoor cams are actually cheaper than the 2432...
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professionals run power cables and cat 5 in conduit,so they can repull on upgrades
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