Anything wrong with the Netgear GS408EPP 8 port POE switch?

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I don't see it on the list but I thought it looked interesting to me. I like that it only has POE ports. No need to have a bunch of non POE ports that I'm not going to use...

Looks like it's $114 on Amazon. Thinking of giving it a shot.

Thanks

 

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I don't see it on the list but I thought it looked interesting to me. I like that it only has POE ports. No need to have a bunch of non POE ports that I'm not going to use...

Looks like it's $114 on Amazon. Thinking of giving it a shot.

Thanks

nothing "wrong" that I know of. A question I would ask is do you need gigabit for a bunch of poe cameras? If you're going for Netgear and really need 8 poe ports, you could go 10/100 much cheaper.

As for the price, 3 Camels shows that the price dropped to that at the end of December so the price is stable.
 

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like everything in this hobby, it depends on the features you NEED and those you WANT

72 bucks and is still Netgear if you're sticking w/ the brand. I see TPLink cheaper often. Just depends on which brands you trust.

 

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I know nothing about brands. Reading between the lines you guys believe Netgear is a good brand?

I want it to be likely to last 10 years while operating in an unheated, uninsulated building running 8 cameras.

Will be subjected to temps from -20F to 120F.

If it only needs to be 10/100, that’s fine with me.
 

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I know nothing about brands. Reading between the lines you guys believe Netgear is a good brand?

I want it to be likely to last 10 years while operating in an unheated, uninsulated building running 8 cameras.

Will be subjected to temps from -20F to 120F.

If it only needs to be 10/100, that’s fine with me.
I can't speak for everyone. this is just my thoughts. I like Netgear just as much as the other mainline brands. I tend to stay away from bvtech & the other discount, no name brands. I try to stay with main brands that have the features I NEED and not just WANT.

Another thought is that you say 10 years. That's an amazingly long time in the world of technology. Look around you. Do you see any systems still running or being used for 10 years? Possible but uncommon. Most of the time, things are upgraded b/c they died or more often (from my experience anyway) is b/c the technology changes and you need to upgrade either for processing or bandwidth.

tldr - stick with mainline brands w/ sufficent features. But keep in mind that things get changed every 3-5yrs for multiple reasons. Hoping for 10 is unrealistic hopes imho.
 

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Use netgear GS108LP you can upgrade the power supply to provide more power per port if needed. Use this only if you are NOT using a number of PTZ cameras, they draw more power than thuis provides.

Your choice of the gs408epp is also an excellent switch. I like netgear products, simple and they work.
 

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I can't speak for everyone. this is just my thoughts. I like Netgear just as much as the other mainline brands. I tend to stay away from bvtech & the other discount, no name brands. I try to stay with main brands that have the features I NEED and not just WANT.

Another thought is that you say 10 years. That's an amazingly long time in the world of technology. Look around you. Do you see any systems still running or being used for 10 years? Possible but uncommon. Most of the time, things are upgraded b/c they died or more often (from my experience anyway) is b/c the technology changes and you need to upgrade either for processing or bandwidth.

tldr - stick with mainline brands w/ sufficent features. But keep in mind that things get changed every 3-5yrs for multiple reasons. Hoping for 10 is unrealistic hopes imho.
I’m still using a pair of Linksys WRT54GL routers:)

Granted they were in storage for 5 years or so until I found another use for them but having something that will be useable 10 years from now is not too much to ask in my opinion.

My business laptop is a Lenovo T430 I bought at the very end of 2012 and it still serves me well. I did have to replace the motherboard with a used eBay replacement for $40 or so a few years ago though. The way things are going with it I’m not sure why I won’t be using it 4 years from now. It works better than my wife’s 2 year old laptop that has better specs for some reason.

I’m not saying it has to be the best 10 years from now but I’d sure like it to still work.
 

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Use netgear GS108LP you can upgrade the power supply to provide more power per port if needed. Use this only if you are NOT using a number of PTZ cameras, they draw more power than thuis provides.

Your choice of the gs408epp is also an excellent switch. I like netgear products, simple and they work.
As I look at the two it looks like the 108LP has less power per Ethernet port compared to 408epp?

I guess I don’t have plans for any PTZ cameras. Maybe zoom only?

My camera budget will focus on good images aimed in specific locations. Maybe $180 to $250 per camera so I assume I won’t be getting good images plus PTZ for that cost?
 

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I know nothing about brands. Reading between the lines you guys believe Netgear is a good brand?

I want it to be likely to last 10 years while operating in an unheated, uninsulated building running 8 cameras.

Will be subjected to temps from -20F to 120F.

If it only needs to be 10/100, that’s fine with me.
Whoa, -20°F is cold! Check the operating temp specs: 32° - 122°F.
 

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The general rule on ptz cameras are they will be pointed to where the action is not happening. I prefere multiple static cameras. Please pat atatention to the lens on the camera, there are wide lens (2.8) with not a lot of deth of fiels, and there are narrower lens (6.0) that have more depth of field.

1) Use Dahua starlight cameras or Hikvision darkfighter cameras if you need good low light cameras.
2) More megapixel is not necessarily better.
3) If possible use a turret camera , bullet collect spiders, dome collect dirt and reflect light (IR)
4) Camera Sensor size, bigger is general better Sensor Size Chart


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Also search for industrial type switches, many are used for extreme temp environments.
 
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