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Wired camera over 1,000 away from router

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February 2, 2012 4:39:52 PM

I want to run a network connection from my house to the gates at end of my driveway which is about 1,200 feet from the house- I want to connect to 1 or 2 (IR) HD camera(s). I have an existing 1.5" conduit with a 110V wire for lights on a motion sensor, and a 16/3 gauge wire for gate electronics (pin pad).

What is my best option to mount 1 or 2 HD cameras at the gate? I have 110 power available there.

Will a Cat 5 or Cat 6 wire have "noise" issues in the conduit with the 110V 12/2 wire?

What's best for this outdoor application? IP camera or co-ax connect? or other type?

Is wireless an option? I do not have clear LOS so I would need to provide multiple devices for a LOS connection- OR need the best solution for NLOS with two bends in the driveway with trees blocking the LOS.
February 2, 2012 5:30:01 PM

That's way too far for an Ethernet run, it would require expensive fiberoptic to do it with cable.

I've been looking at doing a similar setup and have not yet found a good solution other than an expensive high power wireless setup so far.
February 2, 2012 7:05:28 PM

RealBeast said:
That's way too far for an Ethernet run, it would require expensive fiberoptic to do it with cable.

Actually, that is not true. You can purchase Ethernet Extenders that reach over a MILE on twisted pair or coax. They are not cheap, but they work.
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February 2, 2012 7:11:33 PM

Oh, yeah sorry, I meant just a straight run up my yard where there is no power for extenders. Can they be powered just at the house end?
February 3, 2012 6:43:37 PM

RealBeast said:
Oh, yeah sorry, I meant just a straight run up my yard where there is no power for extenders. Can they be powered just at the house end?

I don't think so. However, for a special case I have pushed twisted pair Ethernet out to about 650 feet by locking one NIC to 10Mbps half duplex and using a good grade of Cat5e cable.
February 10, 2012 3:36:18 PM

Seems like the best (not as expensive as fiber optic) solution is wireless with a repeater, as I do not have clear LOS. Thx for all of your responses.

Mike
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