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  1. Looked up the max cable length runs for Reolink NVR systems and they say it is 80 meters or 260ft. Can this be longer if you have a POE switch added? We have our NVR in an AV closet in our family room. From there it travels about 120fr to a large pole building where we have a POE switch with a bunch of cameras. From there I need add new runs about 200ft long to our new equine barn. Are we going to have signal loss? Does it matter if I use CAT6 or CAT5E cables? Does the signal travel further with CAT6?
  2. Tried calling Lorex tech support but could not get a straight answer. We have two buildings (house and external garage) that I want to install a Lorex NVR 6 camera system in. Will put the main box in the house and 3 cameras on the external garage and 3 on the house. After reading on here I know it needs to be a wired system. There is one conduit pipe between the buildings which has one CAT 6 among other cables. The CAT 6 currently is being used for internet and there is a router in the external garage. Conduit is stuffed and cannot add more cables. Can the Lorex system share the existing CAT 6 cable and route the signals from the three cameras back to the main box in the house while keeping the CAT 6 for internet too? I know very little about these systems. If each camera is treated as a unique ip addressable device then I would think it would work.
  3. It is Cat5e cable. They are not IP cameras. So I was looking at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XCGZ3H5 This would solve the immediate problem. Or 2 of these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0144RM1RY/ would solve adding more cameras. I can use the existing power from the working camera line to power them. Would that work?
  4. Have 2 cameras run out to our external garage about 80 feet from the house. I ran a 2" conduit for all the data. Well, one of the 2 CCTV supplied cables just stopped working. I only ran 2 but did pull 3 cat5 cables and 2 cat6 cables (along with a bunch of RG-11 and POTS). I know I can run 1 camera and power off of one cat 5 but can I run 2 camera and one power. This little mishap has made me think about adding a camera or two inside the garage. Wire wise I know there is enough but I have looked extensively on the web and not seen anyone do that. I have seen adapters that can run 4 cameras but no power off of a cat5. Wanted to get a bunch of the bulans and power plugs with the set screws. So can I run 2 cameras and one power off of one cat5? Thanks in advance.