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Are you sure you want to run ethernet for your security camera's? an alternative is to run Coaxial cable with power. The cable is an integrated cable (one coaxial and one power) see RG59 Siamese cable Yes. this is not digital. But at least you have the increased reliability of Coax and reduced cost of the camera's. Remember your DVR can convert to ...


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Note that wifi may be a perfectly reasonable alternative to the cat5. A standard router covers my property quite adequately. If i needed longer throw, a directional antenna can increase range considerably; websearching "cantenna" will find a number of designs. (I've used the side-fired coffee can design;not the most efficient but easy to build and it does ...


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Conduit is the only way to go. Do it once and do it right. In 5 years you will be happy you did. PVC Conduit, you will need two runs, one AC and one data. You will never regret buying bigger pipe. They can lie next to each other. Rent a 'Ditch Witch' trencher for a day longer than you think you need, one that will dig 24", but an 18" trench will be fine. ...


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Trenches are hard/expensive. Conduit is inexpensive. Having dug the hard and/or expensive trench, investing a tiny bit into having conduit in the trench so you never have to dig that trench again is just sense. Direct burial is silly. It's especially silly the second time, when conduit the first time would mean no need to dig again. It's a short-term ...


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There is a new lock by ABUS. It's a bit on the expensive side but it's been holding quite well this winter. Mind you, it rained quite a lot this year in London. It's ABUS 190CS/60mm Heavy Duty. A combination padlock as I have a problem with remembering where I put my keys. Good luck



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