Cat 5e vs. Cat 6 for IP Cameras?

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 30, 2012

What cabling should you use for IP cameras? Cat 5e or Cat6? Spend any time talking to cabling professionals these days, and they'll tell you that Category 6 cabling is the only way to go in any new application. However, Cat 6's increased performance comes at an increased cost over Cat 5e. In this update, we'll look at how the two compare, specific performance issues which may be of interest to installers, and whether Cat 6 is really needed in surveillance applications.

The Basics

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