I'm looking to install a PoE camera system. The system comes with 8 cameras and the Ethernet cables will mostly be routed on ceilings and walls (not within them). I have some questions about making neat exits through walls.
I'll install the system in a utility room and I'd like a batch of 8 cables to exit directly from that room and into the adjacent garage, where they'll be mostly routed across the ceiling on raceways.
Is there a product to serve as a tidy through-wall conduit for a collection of cables. For example: PVC pipe, but with some sort of flange that screws to each side of the drywall? Would such a wall penetration be a fire-code concern (as it may allow some airflow)?
At the camera-end, I'd like to pass cables through a wall and directly into the back of the camera on the other side. How can I make a neat through-wall connection here? I've seen bushings for coax (which would work for Ethernet), however, in some cases, there may be a 10" drop from the ceiling to the penetration, which I think will mean the cable will have to 'dangle' in the air to avoid sharp turns (which are not recommended for Ethernet, particularly for long-runs).
Is there a better (tidier) solution? (I prefer PoE over WiFi because there is no power for the WiFi cameras).