When Cabling From Scratch, Would You Choose Coax Or Ethernet Cabling For HD-CVI Cameras?

If trying to install a HD-CVI camera system in a house or building which has no pre-existing CCTV cabling, would you choose traditional coax or would you use Cat 5e cable with a balun at either end?

I am tempted by the idea of installing Cat 5e so it could be easily used with IP cameras in the future without needing to recable, or without having to use a bunch of EoC converters.

Testing HDCVI Over UTP showed that HD-CVI cameras worked very well over Cat 5e as long as one used cables of less than 500 feet.

So that leaves me wondering if trying to install a HD-CVI system, is there any compelling reason why I should install coax or would Cat 5e and pairs of baluns be a wiser choice? Thank you for your thoughts!

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