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    Keeping outdoor cameras safe

    A question that we sometimes get asked here at CleverLoop is: “how do you prevent people stealing outdoor security cameras?”

    The first point to note is that opportunistic thieves look for items that are easy to steal, and also easy to sell for cash. Outdoor cameras for security systems don’t really meet either criteria, which is borne out by how few we have ever heard of being stolen.

     

    Very few home or small business cameras need protection as serious as a cage.

    Very few home or small business cameras need protection as serious as a cage.

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    POE Powered Switch Instructions

    The 6 port POE Powered Switch that we sell is simple to set up and use.

    6 port powered POE switch

    6 port powered POE switch

    The Switch has a mains power connection on the back, and 6 network ports on the front.

    • The WAN port is used to connect the switch to your modem or router that provides an internet connection.
    • The NVR port is unpowered, and is ideal for connecting your CleverLoop Base Station to.
    • The ports labeled POE 1x, 2x, 3x and 4x are powered data ports (48 Volts DC) and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor CleverLoop cameras, using the appropriate step-down POE kits.

    Note that the kits for indoor cameras (which are 5 V DC) and outdoor cameras (which are 12 V DC) are different.

    The step-down POE kits for outdoor cameras are available from our website here.

    The step-down POE kits for indoor cameras are available here.

    IF you already have an injector/splitter kit for your outdoor cameras, DO NOT use the splitter end at the camera to try and power the camera from a POE switch. This will supply 48 Volts DC to a camera designed for 12 Volts DC and will damage the camera.

     

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