I'm curious how many of you installers prefer to punch down the ends of your horizontal cabling to a patch panel on the closet end and to a faceplate or biscuit on the other end, and then use patch cables on each end to attach to the switch from the patch panel and to a camera from the faceplate or biscuit (for example in the case of a drop ceiling).
Or how many of you tend to just terminate the end of your horizontal cabling with an RJ45 (especially on the camera side).
Obviously it's pretty much standard practice with structured cabling to go the patch panel/faceplate route. But this is typically for attaching things like (for example) PC's in office where the use of a faceplate and a patch cable is much preferred. Our industry tends to be a little different in that cameras in or hanging from an interior ceiling location are rarely going to move, and as such you can more often get away with a service loop and then directly terminating the horizontal wiring with an RJ45 and straight into the camera.
I do think that directly terminating a horizontal run with an RJ45 invites a couple of risks: 1) it's a bit more tedious to correctly attach an RJ45 on the end of a piece of CAT5/6 than it is to punch it down into a biscuit, 2) when rotating/pointing a camera one invites the opportunity to pull and kink the newly terminated cable.