We have an opportunity on a project for a small, high end residential community.
They want 8 cameras to monitor a few parking areas and other areas of concern. Cameras will communicate wirelessly to a central location within the complex.
We can figure out the cameras/VMS needed without issue, that's no big deal. My main question is regarding the wireless portion.
Some of the cameras will be clustered in close enough proximity to bring them all back to a switch. We need to connect the camera switches to the central location wirelessly.
There will be a dedicated ISP line for the surveillance and there is no infrastructure of any kind in place as we speak. So it's basically an open playground for how we want to do this.
There will be 3 cameras in a cluster at location A and 4 cameras in a cluster at location B. There will be one or two stand alone camera locations also. Each cluster will have the cameras wired back to a single switch. I know that I will need an antenna per switch location, which will then connect to a base station at the central 'server' location.
There is clear line of sight on top of the buildings and everything is in relatively close proximity (I think less than 1000 feet/300 meters...give or take)
Has anyone done a small system like this where you've had success? If so, what products did you use for the base station and antennas?
Just looking for some ideas on where to get started as we haven't done an actual wireless surveillance deployment before.
I have looked into Ubiquiti already and am investigating other options also.
Always appreciate the help from everyone!