Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum and was looking for some advise on specking out a video surveillance system for my home. I live in a very secluded area and have had a prowler coming around at night for a couple months now and I've got to catch this piece of crap before he robs me. I was looking at a Lorex 8 camera, 4k system with color night vision, but I just returned 4 Lorex wifi cameras after a few days of headaches and frustration trying to keep them working so I'm hesitant to go with a preconfigured system and be stuck with it. I'd also like to be able to add additional cameras on demand without being stuck with one type of camera or brand. Here's where I'm at: I've decided to go with a PC based system and will most likely be using Blue Iris to manage it but I'm unsure about the limited devices and POE switch setup. I have been doing some reading on this but have yet to find any real clear illustrations or documentation on the process. My unusual situation. My Internet is ATT 4G LTE and I'm using a ZTE Velocity hotspot that won't allow a direct tether to my PC. It also only allows 10 connected devices, but I believe I may have found a way around that issue by using a software called Connectify, which apparently, by my understanding, takes over the IP provisioning and makes the ISP see everything as one device. Will Blue Iris handle this situation with the limited connections allowed on my hotspot rather than using a third party software> My solution. Will it work? I had an idea that I may be able to connect to the internet using my PC and manage the connection using Connectify from there. Connectify would then push that connection out through ethernet cable to a wifi router with non-POE ethernet ports. At this point I could run ethernet cable to a couple points around my property and use POE switches from those points to branch off to my cameras. Am I correctly understanding POE switch configuration and layouts? Would anyone be able to provide any feedback on this scenario before I waste a lot of time and money on something that could be a headache or just not work? Any advise or tips on the best way to go about this would really be appreciated.