Power over Ethernet (PoE): PoE combines power and data over a single Ethernet cable, providing a more stable alternative to wireless connections. However, one needs to network an Ethernet cable from Power Source Equipment (PSE) such as a PoE switch or PoE injector, to the camera’s location. PoE is recommended for installations that are far from a power source such as outdoor locations, warehouse installations, and certain areas of the home.
- Tip: PoE installations are popular with small and medium size businesses. When installing these in a home, one needs to consider how to run the Ethernet cable from the PoE Switch or Injector (near a router) to the PoE IP Camera.