We come from a IT VAR background and have branched in the Security arena mostly video surveillance and access control for now. Intrusion and fire are next.
We don't see the point of using more than Cat5 in our surveillance system even for a 20 MP camera. Cat5 can do GigEthernet with no problem and I have yet to see any camera we have installed pushing anything close to 50 Mb/s... So we use Cat 5. We're looking for sources for Copper Cat 5 not the CCA that many distributors unload at the unsuspected. The boxes do not always say wether they're CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum) or solid copper core, i.e. copper all. We don't want CCA.
Online sources are of great interest. We're of course are looking for great prices. We see no point using great brands such as Belen, Mohawk or Amp... unless they're in the bargain bins ... Cat 5e since regular Cat5 doesn't seem to be manufactured anymore....
Your replies will be much appreciated.