When most home owners in Auckland are thinking of a camera system, the first thing come to their mind might be the complicated cabling chaos. Traditional camera installation, even the old school IP camera installations, not to say the analog cameras which require separate video transmission and DC power supply, and a DVR to hit the online live monitoring requirements, are using CAT5E/6 for internet data connection. We have changed this practices for residential home installations.
We use Netgear Powerline AV500 pair to do internet connection wherever necessary. We have tested this internet over power line devices for a long time and found it even more reliable than LAN connection. The basic idea is to install a double power point: one socket for POE adapter, one for Powerline AV500 plug. There will be another Powerline AV500 plug connected to NVR box if you require video recording. Otherwise a POE box will be good enough to support your live video surveillance requirement, and it’s definitely smart phone live video friendly.
This practices saves the trouble of wire internet connection from POE to NVR. We basically do not prefer to leave NVR in attic but this is not the major issue. The point is that there must be a internet connection from router to the POE or between POE and NVR. Netgear Powerline AV500 the a good solution for this critical internet connection. Once this key point is solved, the whole CCTV home installation is clean and neat. You do not see any visible cabling, either internet wire and electrical cable.
The cameras are installed under eave or on side way, cabling all in attic, POE in attic, one new 230v AV double power point will be installed by our master electrician subcontractor and partner. This cost is included in our quote. The power point can be used as an extension power socket in the future, for extra lighting for example.
Home CCTV does not have to be expensive now. We use IP digital cameras only because:
1. IP cameras represent the future.
2. It does not cost too much more than analog cameras to us.
3. IP cameras requires CAT6 wire only
4. DC power supply can be supported by POE, so it saves us time to fix analog DC power issues
In general, it saves lot of manpower and time. Since labor is much less, the total cost will be significantly reduced. We aim to install one standard 4 cameras system in 3 hours. You probably found our providers need two men and one day.