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Belden 549945 Siamese cable or CAT5E

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I plan on replacing my camera wiring runs when the weather cools. Right now I have some cheap Ebay RG6 siamese wiring run and it's kind of thin stuff. I have a crawl space above the house I access to make my runs and I am getting up in years and not as flexible as I once was so when I pull new wire I want it to be my last. I have no runs longer than 60ft.


So in saying that I just would like to get a consensus on what I should run. I have a spool of CAT5E cable already or should I go with Belden 549945 Siamese cable. I thought of running both types of wiring or would this be overkill and a waste of money.


Right now I have 3 old cheap analog cameras but plan on replacing them with:


Hikvision DS-2CE16C5T-VFIR3 Turbo HD Outdoor IR Bullet Camera

1/3" Progressive Scan CMOS

HD-TVI Technology

720p HD (1280x720) resolution

2.8-12mm varifocal lens

Smart IR LEDs

40m max. IR Distance

0 Lux with IR

On Screen Display menu

Digital Noise Reduction / Motion Detection / Privacy Masks

Up the Coax (UTC) via coaxial cable

IP66 rated Weatherproof

12VDC operation


Other cameras I was looking at is:

Hikvision DS-2CE16F7T-IT5 3 MP WDR EXIR Bullet

1/3" (3 MP) High-Performance CMOS

Analog HD Output

True Day/Night

OSD Menu, DNR, Smart IR

True WDR, Up to 120 dB

EXIR IR, Up to 262 ft (80 m)

RangeIP66 Weatherproof

Up-the-Coax (HIKVISION-C)


Hikvision DS-2CE16F7T-AIT3Z 3 MP Motorized VF EXIR

1/3" (3 MP) High-Performance CMOS

Analog HD Output

2.8 mm to 12 mm Motorized Vari-Focal Lens

True Day/Night

OSD Menu, DNR, Smart IR

True WDR, Up to 120 dB

EXIR IR, 131 ft (40 m) Range

Up-the-Coax (HIKVISION-C)

IP66 Weatherproof, Wide Temperature Range


Thanks for the input and advice.



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