Cleaning up my install

reeves1985

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Finally getting around to cleaning up my install on my system.

Currently have a messy array of cables strooned all over the place.

I've got a total of (soon to be) 8 cams on the system which are a mixture of dahua and Hikvision and 2 good old Huisun cams (let's not open that debate).

I have a question for the networking buffs among the group.

I have a couple of cams that arent POE.
I've currently been supplying power via injectors to these which works fine.

Now the question I have is can you use a POE switch and a splitter on the camera end or is this a no go?

Cant find a definitive answer anywhere.

As ideally I just want to run as little cabling as possible to cut down on the clutter and amount of plugs I've got going on.

Advice appreciated
 

fenderman

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Finally getting around to cleaning up my install on my system.

Currently have a messy array of cables strooned all over the place.

I've got a total of (soon to be) 8 cams on the system which are a mixture of dahua and Hikvision and 2 good old Huisun cams (let's not open that debate).

I have a question for the networking buffs among the group.

I have a couple of cams that arent POE.
I've currently been supplying power via injectors to these which works fine.

Now the question I have is can you use a POE switch and a splitter on the camera end or is this a no go?

Cant find a definitive answer anywhere.

As ideally I just want to run as little cabling as possible to cut down on the clutter and amount of plugs I've got going on.

Advice appreciated
yes, you need an active 802.3 splitter at the camera end.
 
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