CCTV System Damanged Twice By Surge?

We installed a basic analog CCTV system in a residential property roughly 2 years ago. The system was a simple as you can get:

  • DVR with 12 volt plug in power supply
  • 4 Analog Cameras connected with rg59 video and 18/2 power
  • 5 amp power supply with 1 to 4 pigtail to power cameras
  • 40 ft of Cat5e to router
  • 50 ft of vga cord to...

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