Honestly, I am just trying to get the best possible cable and may have runs of more than 50 meters. I am installing this mainly for my IP cams, but also for a projector and computers. I figure if I do this right, less chance of re-doing it - who knows what we will have in 5 years.It's because you are shopping for Cat6A. Is there a reason you need Cat6A vs regular Cat6?
Understandble. At the very least, I would install a Ubiquiti Networks ETH-SP Poe External Surge Suppressor between the POE switch and the NVR and ground the ETH-SP properly.This said, Cat 6 is more than enough now. I am just overwhelmed at the STP cable and needing to earth ground every single camera. This just seems overkill to me and I would need to do this myself and my time is really valuable to me now. ..... I can use surge protectors at the POE switch and NVR but seems like an ordeal to earth ground every single IP camera - it costs about $40 bucks + time to do this all for a $120 camera.
I'd ask for that in writing. If GA is anything like AL (and it is), it's not a question of IF something will get baked by lightning, it's WHEN.He said if anything gets fried or if I have any problems, he will re-install for free.
He is VERY mistaken about that.He says ......most lightning would go through the electrical system in the house which is already grounded.
I think getting a camera baked is a real thing for sure - I have had a Hikvision cam and ethernet cable go bad - not sure if it was due to lighting but possibly. My only gripe is monoprice does not have Cat 6a STP so I would then need to use Cat 6 STP and buy by own shielded RJ45 plugs and keystones. If doing this, would this be the way to go?Understandble. At the very least, I would install a Ubiquiti Networks ETH-SP Poe External Surge Suppressor between the POE switch and the NVR and ground the ETH-SP properly.
I'd ask for that in writing. If GA is anything like AL (and it is), it's not a question of IF something will get baked by lightning, it's WHEN.
He is VERY mistaken about that.
I ran the ETH-SP's grounding lug to the green screw (ground) on a NEMA 5-15P (male plug) with a #12 stranded copper, type THHN green insulation conductor and plugged it into a grounded outlet labeled 'surge' on my UPS near the PC. The grounding conductor to the 5-15P is very short, about 2 feet long.How/what do you ground your ETH-SP protectors to?