How Do PoE/Wired Security Cameras Get Power?

How Do PoE/Wired Security Cameras Get Power?


Are the wired security cameras truly inferior to the wireless ones in wiring, especially for power?

The answer is NO which may be a surprise to some. Actually, wired doesn’t necessarily mean extra cabling work if you choose the right camera: PoE (Power over Ethernet) security cameras.

PoE security cameras get power and transmit data via only one Ethernet cable.

That’s to say, all you have to do is wire up the network, and there is no need to find an electrical outlet for power delivery. Powered by the common Cat5 or Cat6 cable, the PoE security cameras are easy to set up even for beginners.

This kind of power supply could save you a lot of trouble since the network cables do not need a qualified electrician to fit them and the camera’s placement will not be restricted by the power source, and of course, there will be no overload and underpower issues which are common in the electrical cable.

The PoE camera also gains advantages in the multi-camera power supply. Instead of having to find an electrical power outlet for every camera of your security system, a PoE switch could have no trouble accommodating at least 8 PoE security cameras with a simple cable connection.



Above illustration showing how to use PoE Injector to power up Reolink PoE Camera as standalone unit without NVR.  If NVR is being used, the power will be supply by NVR unit via PoE Technology.

In fact, the hard-wired camera solution is still the most solid solution for both business and home monitoring, with stable signal and power supply.

And on top of that, Reolink RLC-410, the most popular PoE security camera, also makes the wiring easy for you with only one cable to cater for, plus extraordinary 5MP videos to keep your home safe from burglary, break-ins, and other possible crimes.


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