So by adding my 1080 ptz, I would have been limited to only one other 1080p camera, and 2 720s.. But I would have had to buy 3 other IP cameras and new wiring.. And not have used any of the bnc connectors.
So now the search is on to find a unit that will do 4 x 1080p. if it comes with 4 cams I'll just keep one as a spare and add my ptz.
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I really dont need 4 x 1080, But the last system only doing [email protected][email protected] left me with my 1 1080 ptz, and 4 960 cameras that wouldnt work at the same time. So I sold it for the same I paid for it, rather than spend a bunch more to add cameras that would work.
If I can just find a dvr that will run the ptz and a few other dome cameras at the same time, thats all I need. The problem with the last one was trying to run it as a NVR when it wasn't really built for what I was wanting out of it.
Suggestions welcome, trying to stay south of 500. And the ptz is an IP ethernet camera, so wanting to avoid bnc connectors. It is a POE camera, but not sure if these chinese dvrs will run the ptz over any distance?
I bought a 100ft cat5 with built in power terminal Like this:
but the small power adaptor drops the voltage too much, so I was having to plug in the adaptor right to the camera last time.
I was using it coiled for testing in the house, so perhaps inductance was killing the power, but I have my doubts. I wonder if a POE dvr AND the power adaptor into this cable would power it together? I can try that.. It'll either work or Ill fry something !
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