Estimating cable lengths can be tricky, seemingly either all guess work or requiring each and every run to be measured, a time consuming task.
To find out what real world installs average, we asked 145 integrators:
What is the average distance for your IP camera cable runs? Why?
Cable Length Statistics
The average cable length based on all responses was about 165', a little over half the TIA/EIA cable limit (~300'/90m), with nearly all integrators (~96%) falling into 150-199', 200-250', or 100-149' ranges:
The two key themes from integrators response on distance were: