I have a couple security projects going on. One of them has been the installation of a wired camera system, which can be accessed from the Internet.
I had Planet Telecom do the installation of the cabling because I wanted it done right and I would not trust just anyone in the house. I have talked with Dave Villeiux several times and know he delivers a quality product and is involved in all aspects of his business.
The system I installed required Ethernet cable to be run to the IP cameras and is known as a POE system because the cameras are Powered Over Ethernet. Using POE cameras means that you only have to run one cable to the camera and you do not have to run secondary cables to provide power.
The system is now operational and the quality of the pictures is very good. I am extremely impressed with the pictures I am getting with the cameras in total darkness. The cameras use inferred lighting when there is no other light available.
The system can record all the time or when triggered by motion in a specific area. A motion trigger can send a photo to an email address, which is good when one is away from the house.
Besides having cameras covering the periphery and inside of the house, I have a record of all traffic on the street in front of the house. I obviously have the entire system covered by uninterruptible power sources, so in the event of a power outage, the system is still running.
I went with a wired solution because there are too many problems associated with wireless cameras and systems. The system is expandable and after I have had time to become fully acquainted with the system, I have a couple more cameras planned.
This is just one phase, of a multiphase security system, that I have been implementing for some time. I have purposefully not included photos of the system because part of a security plan involves not revealing all aspects of the plan.