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    Indoor 90 degree camera

    Sorry about that, Michael. Forgot to reply. As @looney2ns wrote: No, it does not. Microphone only. Certainly not optimal in a corner. 1/3 of your FoV would be wall.
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    New Firmware for IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea_MultiLang_PN_Stream3_V2.800.0000013.0.R.191202.zip

    I would recommend you review the past few posts then ask yourself why you feel you need this update.
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    New Firmware for IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea_MultiLang_PN_Stream3_V2.800.0000013.0.R.191202.zip

    This is why I'm always reluctant to upgrade w/o good reason. Since there seems to be ZERO information forthcoming as to why this upgrade is necessary or beneficial, I'll forgo the exercise.
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    Which ethernet cable would be best ?

    You do understand that for lightning to destroy your electronics, possibly at both ends, it doesn't have to hit the cable directly, right? It just has to strike "near enough." ("Near enough" is highly variable, so I cannot put a number on it.) The longer and higher the "antenna" you're...
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    Which ethernet cable would be best ?

    True. I wouldn't, because I don't like a lot of spare cable hanging around. Just the length needed + adequate service loop. I'm a bit of a neat freak where cabling is concerned :) My bigger issue with the airborne run is the lightning hazard. That's going to be a big ol' long antenna just...
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    Which ethernet cable would be best ?

    By "Loco" you mean a wireless back-haul using purpose-built hardware, and I of course agree, but still he'll probably need to learn to fabricate cables.
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    Which ethernet cable would be best ?

    Not to worry. It's not a dumb question. Common residential outlets have been equipped with grounding connections here in the U.S. since the mid-to-late 60's. Different plug, voltage, and frequency, but same result. That's why. To give the energy somewhere to go other than your house wiring...
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    What to do about this gutter on a conduit run?

    This may seem counter-intuitive, but cabling in the ground is as susceptible to lightning damage as is airborne cable. Many a well pump has been lost to nearby lightning strikes. See @sebastiantombs' comments in the "which Ethernet cable" thread, re: STP cable installation. I've never done...
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    What to do about this gutter on a conduit run?

    This is why it pays to research, research, research, then ask questions, first ;) The bandwidth demands for video surveillance cameras isn't particularly high, so I doubt you'll have problems.
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    What to do about this gutter on a conduit run?

    Tis true. I actually saw this, once. Very close-by lightning strike. So close I heard the sizzle. Saw a big spark jump from the aluminium sliding door in the door wall to the frame. Several bits of electronics in the home theater system shut down, too. (Luckily there was no immediate damage.)
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    What to do about this gutter on a conduit run?

    DO NOT run UTP cable in metallic conduit. If you absolutely must use conduit, use PVC. A little light physics lesson: Whenever an electrical charge is applied to wire a magnetic field is generated. Yes: Even in very low-voltage scenarios. As the electric field changes, so does the magnetic...
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    New Firmware for IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea_MultiLang_PN_Stream3_V2.800.0000013.0.R.191202.zip

    What I'm wondering is just what "security vulnerabilities" this update addresses and what, if any, other bugs, enhancements, etc. it addresses? There's a note in the OP reading "please check the Release Note," but nowhere any reference to where said release notes may be found. My cams all talk...
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    Which ethernet cable would be best ?

    Silly me, but I thought you simply terminated them with the appropriate connectors and plugged 'em into the switches. (Like I wrote, earlier, I've no experience with STP wiring.) 6 ga. would be kind of large, ISTM. Most definitely. Here's another thought, but it might be kind of expensive...
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    Which ethernet cable would be best ?

    Actually, "aircraft grade aluminium" is a real thing, though what it means is somewhat variable. It just means a class of aluminium alloys suitable to use in demanding applications--such as aircraft :) Then there's "tool plate," some of which I recently purchased for a particular application...
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    Which ethernet cable would be best ?

    Luck of the draw, I guess :) Seriously: I understand being reluctant to deal with a company you feel has done you wrong. BTDT GTTS. In fact I switched from Ubiquiti APs for client connectivity to EnGenius because I had a bad experience with Ubiquiti's management software. But Ubiquiti...
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