I have a few cameras around the house that were here before I bought the house. I believe I know which cables belong to them in the utility room, but I've plugged them into a DVR and there seems to be no signal. They are in places that are very high and hard to reach without a huge ladder, so this is the best shot I can get of them: enter image description here

I had a roofer who was doing other work take a look and he said he couldn't find a model number or anything on them. Anyone have a clue what these are so I can read the manual, etc.?

  • We had something like this at place I worked at a few years ago. They model number was hidden under the plastic shroud which was accessed by removing the screws and sliding it off. Tried that??
    – J Crosby
    Oct 8 '19 at 20:25
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    Maybe they are decoys. Or at least, after a few years in the weather, theyre decoys now... Oct 9 '19 at 0:31
  • I don't like that install. If water drips down the cord, it could go into the connector. There should be a dip in the wire so water drops off harmlessly. Mar 7 '20 at 5:19

I don't see a power cable.

Perhaps these are ethernet cameras which obtain power over ethernet (PoE). Try injecting PoE and put them on a network and see if they lease an IP address.

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