Small office video security system connections, PoE, BNC, WIFI, etc
Posted on 2010-08-17
I see posts up here from a few years ago about video security systems and I'd like to know how much has changed. Specifically, I saw posts associated with BNC camera equipment with DVR systems. The down sides to this for our company would be a new tool set (for BNC) and powering the BNC camera (AC wiring and 12V adapters). The DVR part I'm pretty comfortable with. I don't mind a closed loop (direct wired) system, I also don't mind a shared LAN system.
The desired camera locations would be indoors and outdoors, good light and bad, short range (5 - 10 feet) and long range (10 - 50 feet).
My ideal solution would be a solid company with cameras that are Ethernet based with PoE. I'd also like a WIFI option that would be powered by AC and stream data wireless.
I'd prefer higher quality than lower cost. I'm not looking to throw money out the window though.
On other issue that may be addressed is outdoor cabling. I have done PoE outdoors before and it really is important to have the ethernet cable that is rated for outdoor use even though it is more expensive. I wonder if this has something to do with I see BNC systems so much?
We are a computer company that could possibly resell and support systems so if a vendor is a good partner for this type of business that would also be perferred.
If I'm barking up the wrong tree for a 4 - 8 camera system then I prefer experts to point out that the ideal solution for me is not what I want.
I'll leave this question open for a little while in hopes to get a good amount of options for review.