- May 12, 2016
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It's still a good idea to map out the topology of your network and bandwidth utilization of various links. From a security standpoint it may be advisable to isolate cameras from other parts of your network. There are different ways to do this, including managed switches and VLANs, but it may not be appropriate to just assume ever device on your network will be in the same subnet or be accessible directly. Especially for longer runs and runs to other buildings plan on redundancy to accommodate changes of plans in the future. Also as internet speeds increase over time, you could find yourself annoyed a particular piece of your network is say 60% utilized by CCTV traffic.As the final design is unknown, I'd rather run a generic infrastructure that could be used for multiple purposes, so I think CAT cables and fibre fit the bill the best.
Yes, I'd like a TV turn-on to be event-driven, but unless it is an off-the-shelf solution, I am not interested.
But back to my queries, I would really like to know the recommended specs for the monitors. (Regarding 1080p, 720p, 4K, at various screen sizes or whatever else is available today).
Regarding the actual displays, you're over thinking it. Even computer monitors can work well. The displays, and devices that send them cctv signals can and will change over time. At this stage this really isn't where you should focus.
Off the shelf is relative, there may be off the self products that require extensive configuration or even programming / scripting to make them do what you want.