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Evening all.

I have a home CCTV system which I had connected to my broadband router with Ethernet power line adapters. These have recently stopped working and I am looking to replace with Ethernet cable between DVR and router.

It will be running under the floorboards in the bedroom and then coming out the ceiling in the hall and down the wall to the router.

Would appreciate any advice on best type / manufacturer to go for. I don’t want to just buy the cheapest I can get as it will be a PITA to replace when it breaks every 6 months :sweatsmile:

Thanks in advance

P.S. I wasn’t sure whether to post this in CCTV or computer and networking so apologies if I’ve chosen the wrong forum!
 
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What make of cameras and DVR/NVR do you have, as BL mentioned run CAT 5 cable bt you will need a switch that supports or provides POE (Power over Ethernet) to power the cameras unless you want to wire in power points and use POE injectors for the cameras.
 

Beeg

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What make of cameras and DVR/NVR do you have, as BL mentioned run CAT 5 cable bt you will need a switch that supports or provides POE (Power over Ethernet) to power the cameras unless you want to wire in power points and use POE injectors for the cameras.
SWD, I don’t think I explained myself too clearly in OP. The cameras are connected to the DVR with BNC connectors and powered from a mains PSU. The Ethernet is just to connect the DVR to my router to enable me to use the app on my phone when I’m away from home. Sorry for any confusion and thanks for your help.
 

Beeg

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For that type of job you need to use cat 5 cable and then make you ends to suit.
Thanks Buzz, is it better to do it this way than buy the ones with the RJ45 connector already fitted? It’s only a short run ( <10 metres)
 
any advice on best type
Just make sure it is 24AWG pure solid copper and not CCA or CCS cable (copper clad aluminium/steel).
than buy the ones with the RJ45 connector already fitted?
Don't buy ready made leads, they will be stranded patch cable. For fixed wiring it should be solid cable, with a wall mounted socket at each end, IDC connection. Then you use a short stranded patch cable at both ends.
 
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Where are you based Beeg as someone could make you up a cable.
 

Beeg

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Thanks everyone for all the advice... managed to sort one now. ... Pure copper 24 AWG.
Thanks again for everyone’s help :)
 
Hi guys, interesting thread. I'm a novice re CCTV installs.
I'm in the same boat as OP. I'm installing CCTV at home.
DVR unit going in loft. 24 volt supply for cameras in loft.
Router, straight forward install, approx 10m away via loft and into cupboard where router sited.
Set up for PC and phone.
I'm in the South Lincs area.
Thanks
 

Beeg

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I’ve got a 4 channel Comelit DVR which seems to be a good system, however the mobile app is pretty shocking.
Does anyone know if it’s possible to use another app to view my cameras?

Thanks
Beeg
 
Hmmm. How much cameras do you have? I think if you are not going to add any more than 4 cameras to the system then you would be able to choose a 4 channel NVR, however if there is the possibility that you may add additional cameras in the future then you would want to future proof your system and choose a larger one, as you cannot add more cameras than channels to an NVR.
 
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