If you are not one who is so tech survey you might be wondering what power-over- Ethernet
means. As a matter of fact, it all sounds like Greek to you and you might be thinking you are
reading the wrong post. Well, you are not. and no, you do know what Power-Over –Ethernet
means, as a matter of fact, if you have dealt with CCTV cameras before, chances are you
used a Power-over- Ethernet CCTV camera.
Here is the thing, you know of wireless cameras right? The direct opposite of these kinds of
cameras are power-over –Ethernet cameras. They make use of a technology that integrates
the power directly into a standard LAN infrastructure. The PoE makes available power to
network devices including IP phone or if it is the case with you a network IP Camera with the
same cable used to create the connection. It gets rid of the need to have power outlets where
you have the IP cameras installed and enables much easier installation and use of UPS for 24
That said, below are some of the top PoE cameras that you should consider.
TRENDnet TV-IP311PI Camera
Truth be told, there are CCTV cameras that scream out to intruders ‘You are on CCTV!’ and
there are others still like this particular PoE camera that is more subtle at its work,, it is far
less obtrusive and take up lesser space causing a burglar to think twice and even thrice at
It features a 3MP resolution camera that can provide you with up to 2048 x 1536 pixels in
video recording – this is way better than 1080 p. it comes with the PoE features and does ot
sport a wireless option. Its housing is IP66 standard and as such will need compatible
network switches if you are to get the most out of this product. Failure to which you will be
out looking for an external power supply. It also comes with IR LEDs that are very powerful
providing great night vision.
This is yet another great product from Trendnet. It still delivers a decent 3MP resolution and
image size. Whether you like it or not, the resolution of a camera is very important. You will
need to identify the intruder otherwise when it boils down to providing evidence you will
realise that it is useless to ID the intruder. With this camera however you will be able to get
sharp and clear images allowing you to identify the intruder.
It is one of the best outside CCTV that has many third party software management options.
All you have to do is ensure that you have the capacity to cater to the HD videos that will run
Hikvision DS-2CD2032- 1 Review
If you are looking for a decent resolution and do not mind the PoE feature, then you should
get this product for your home. Sure Trendnet has dominated the market, but who says that
no other products are available for you to take advantage of? Take the Hikvision DS-
2CD2032-1 or instance, sporting a 3MP IP cam that gives the other two a run for their
It can comfortably handle 1080 p videos and features motion trigger at a considerable
Once it is installed, using it will be a walk in the park. With the 150 page manual it comes
with, the installation will be easier too.
PoE is a great option for many. It however does require you to have some knowledge when it
comes to its installation. A interesting onption is to consider buying your system on credit, and with the help of the manuals, you will be good to go and even a pro to install one at your friend’s house or office after.