Thanks for the info, I was looking at balun/cat5 vs. coax. It looks like since my distances will remain fairly short coax should do fine.
This siamese coax is $90 for 500', can't get much cheaper than that.
Cat5e generally retails for about $80-$90 per 1000' box
... ideally with a "VPS" power supply unit (search the board for "VPS").
Thanks, I found this one, looks good. I see there are 12V and 24V ones, does most CCTV use 12V or 24V?http://www.2mcctv.com/product_info-VeiluxVPS12810.html
No, I meant search on the BOARD, not all of Google
That would have led you to these: http://www.easterncctv.com/accessories/ev08p-vps.htm
- combined balun and power supply unit. This by the DVR, suitable baluns at the cameras ends, terminate the Cat5 with RJ45 plugs, and away you go.
But with Siamese cable, that other power supply is fine. 12 vs 24V depends entirely on what your cameras require - if you're going with the CNBs, they'll support either, but you probably want to stick with 12VDC so it will support any cheaper cameras.