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#272682 9-Jul-2020 09:52
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Hi Guys,

 

I about to install a few security cameras around the house and the easiest way to power them up would be by having a powerpoint at the Attic.

 

Is it possible and legal to do that? is there any special powerpoint needed? (RCD?)

 

Thanks,


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  #2519856 9-Jul-2020 10:10
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Any new power points need to be RCD protected. Talk to an electrician. The attic shouldn't be a problem, lights are often on sockets.

mdf

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  #2519880 9-Jul-2020 10:36
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if you haven't already bought the cameras, have a look at Power over Ethernet options. Data and power on a single cable and (usually) no electrician required.


 
 
 
 




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  #2519884 9-Jul-2020 10:43
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mdf:

 

if you haven't already bought the cameras, have a look at Power over Ethernet options. Data and power on a single cable and (usually) no electrician required.

 

 

I got the cameras already, they are wireless but need power all the time to run (not batteries)


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  #2520321 9-Jul-2020 20:33
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Yes you can have a power point in the roof.

 

Considering the low load it may be able to be added to an existing circuit if its run thru the roof.


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  #2520385 9-Jul-2020 21:31
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Sell the cameras and buy POE ones. By the time you pay an electrician to run power to all of the cameras it will likely end up costing more. POE means they'll be hardwired network wise too, so you don't need to rely on wireless coverage. 2c




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  #2520386 9-Jul-2020 21:33
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Froglotion:

Sell the cameras and buy POE ones. By the time you pay an electrician to run power to all of the cameras it will likely end up costing more. POE means they'll be hardwired network wise too, so you don't need to rely on wireless coverage. 2c

ok thank you for the suggestion.

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  #2520442 9-Jul-2020 23:18
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You would probably need an electrician for 230v plugs in the roof. You could run a bunch of cable connected to a DC power source large enough for all the cameras and wouldn't need an electrician. Hard wired PoE cameras are probably the best bet.





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  #2520444 9-Jul-2020 23:23
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There are options to use POE, and have a POE splitter it at the camera.




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Location: Dunedin

 

 


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  #2520513 10-Jul-2020 07:32
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I would be reluctant to clutter up my WiFi spectrum with pics of cats and crim's such that it impacted other traffic, get wired ones with poe and be done with it.

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  #2520598 10-Jul-2020 10:12
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cyril7: I would be reluctant to clutter up my WiFi spectrum with pics of cats and crim's such that it impacted other traffic, get wired ones with poe and be done with it.

Cyril

I already connected the cameras for testing purposes at a fair distance from the AP and they are working really well.
I know running wires will be ideal bht these wifi cameras so far are very good.

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  #2520802 10-Jul-2020 14:47
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I wonder with WiFi cameras whether in the future a burglar could just have a decently powerful emitter of 2.4ghz/5ghz and disable the cameras. I guess still currently a movie thing but not conceivably that hard?

 

I guess the same for those using cloud NVR services.... Just cut the internet cable.





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#2520803 10-Jul-2020 14:49
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Zeon:

 

I wonder with WiFi cameras whether in the future a burglar could just have a decently powerful emitter of 2.4ghz/5ghz and disable the cameras. I guess still currently a movie thing but not conceivably that hard?

 

I guess the same for those using cloud NVR services.... Just cut the internet cable.

 

 

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