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Look for PoE IP cameras. Most reasonable brands will offer options of these now. They just require a single data cable to power and get the signal back.

Look also for a compatible NVR with integral PoE Switch for cost effective and plug'n'play installation.


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Cat5e is what you want for IP cameras


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You can also use analogue HD e.g TVI, CVI or AHD as long as you use video baluns either end. IP cameras are a better solution when it comes to image quality/functionality but are more costly. IP cameras are a neater solution as the cameras can power via POE from a suitable POE NVR which negates the need for messy 12v transformers and adaptors etc at the recording location. I have one of these IP cameras on the back of my house and the picture quality is great for the money. HiWatch IPC-B140 4 Megapixel HD Compact IP Bullet Camera


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