Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
PTZ camera cable length
April 20, 2014
11:17 am
Forum Posts: 40
Member Since:
April 17, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey guys. Well I am still installing cameras on the same site. The customer just keeps adding more!

My question is this...the customer wants to install a ptz camera in a building that is a pretty good distance from the office where the dvr is. How far can that cable run be if using cat5e?

April 21, 2014
8:35 am
Brad Besner
Boca Raton, Florida
Forum Posts: 202
Member Since:
March 9, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Is this an analog or IP PTZ? For analog, you can get close to 1000'ft for video and control, but you will not be able to run 12V DC more than 100'ft (sometimes much less) or 24V AC more than about 200ft. So you will need to grab local power for long distances. For IP, you can run up to 333 feet between devices. To extend this distance for video you could use up to 3 switches and get up to 1000ft for ethernet, but then you will need local power again. 

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 42

Currently Online:
20 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Jesus Ragusa: 404

shockwave199: 178

tubac: 153

Gilberto: 150

MrDeepFreeze: 132

javajeff: 132

Jer7of9: 116

Night Hawk: 97

West Coast Jones: 66

ShawnInFL: 64

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 4

Members: 1448

Moderators: 13

Admins: 4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 5

Forums: 28

Topics: 962

Posts: 4625

Newest Members:

chandrakant, bradbb, ddelcorotest, bradb, branumhawk, JOSHtanner, YourIndyGeek, Mrutyunjaya Mohapatra, valentinos pizza, david24

Moderators: Dan Maresca: 436, Ryan: 68, Zeke Richey: 33, Fred Spraggs: 0, Matthew Ernst: 0, LittleBrad: 4, Heath Phillips: 149, Tonya Haley: 1, Dan Millard: 28, mrkuchuk: 44, Michael: 1, Jessica: 3, Ted: 44

Administrators: Damon Delcoro: 9, Brad Besner: 202, Jose Malave: 420, Gabe Garcia: 0