Hi to all. After a few years of prepping and lurking, I'm ready to install cameras and servers into my very first rack this season. Hurray! It's finally happening. I have info overload, though: more stuff coming in is pushing out things I already memorized. I just spent 3-4 on the network and file server portion, but now I'm losing the FOV equations and best practices and etc. Rats! So I'm going to do something very un-manly: I'm gonna ask for directions. I've uploaded a diagram of the house and the CAT-6 runs and where I expect to surveil. I'd like to ask the experts on this forum to help me design the system: camera brand, lens config, etc. This'll be a POE installation using CAT-6. Is Hikvision still the big thing? Since this is an install on my own house, I don't mind spending a tad more on cameras, variable focus lenses, full HD, pan-tilt-zoom, etc. Please see the house diagram. I have two runs facing forward off the garage soffit toward the street. I have cable run to the shed in the back yard which can surveil the back yard (looking toward the rear door) and one side of the house. I have the other side covered by two CAT-6 runs. I would like a camera at the front door and the rear door, and probably some doorbell / motion detection wizardry. An interior camera looking down a hallway may be a good idea--I have a lot of tools and things, and the wife would love feeling secure when away from the house. I'm really excited about this project. I hope the experts here can help out, and that the diagram is sufficient. Thanks in advance!!