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I'm looking to design a security camera system for my house and barn (150' from the house). WiFi at the barn is spotty, even with an extender. Should I wire to barn with CAT 6, wire to the barn with CAT 7, or just add a second NVR at the barn? Do you need line-of-sight to the NVR to control the NVR? I apologize for all the questions.
@ourhalfdzn_493664171921643 Reolink POE cameras support T-568B connectors and CAT5, CAT6, CAT7 with 8 PIN Ethernet cables. The maximum length the camera supported is 80 meters (about 262 feet). You can try to use the switch to connect the camera and the NVR if it is too far from the NVR and the camera. This is the guide for how to connect the PoE switch, router, and NVR. https://support.reolink.com/hc/en-us/articles/900000537406-How-to-Connect-PoE-Switch-Router-and-PoE-NVR.You may need to connect the monitor to the NVR with the HDMI cable. After installation, you can also connect the NVR to the app/Client for remote viewing.
Thanks for the fast response, Fiona. I have a few follow-up questions:
Thanks in advance for your quick response and patience. My new system is arriving soon and I need help in setting it up correctly.
@ourhalfdzn_493664171921643, It's good you are researching cam systems before buying. Some buy then get frustrated because they don't know how to run them or have they have too high expectations on how they perform. In my opinion Reolink is a great brand in their price range. I've used them for a couple years. There are YouTube videos you can watch about how to set them up and how the apps work. On YouTube type in "Reolink NVR set up, review" etc. Also use the Reolink support pages. Camera systems can be very basic, easy to use, or indepth rather complicated settings. There is a learning curve how to connect them to your router, controlling cam features, etc. but once you get the hang of it it's fairly routine. Some use NVR system, others just use phone app and record to the SD cards in the cams. Two YouTube channels I like are LifeHackster and The Hook Up who have videos about Reolink cams, there are others including Reolink's own YouTube channel.
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