PoE outdoor ip camera installation

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Posted 24th Oct
Hi,

Is an electrician’s certificate required if I install a PoE camera outside my house? I am taking about standalone cameras with wifi rather than a complete system.

What does uk building regulations say?

Installation charges are just

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low voltage 48v+/-, wouldn't say it needed an electrician, or a minor works cert.
Edited by: "mds1256" 24th Oct
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If theres wiring involved internally then you will probably need a minor electrical installation works certificate.
low voltage 48v+/-, wouldn't say it needed an electrician, or a minor works cert.
Edited by: "mds1256" 24th Oct
I'm assuming the suggestion of POE (to a wifi cam!) is based on a particular cam that requires 48V, otherwise no obvious benefit in using wifi for an ethernet-connected cam. Local internal supplies powered from standard wall socket with LV DC going outside shouldn't be an issue, so why not open up far more opportunities by considering 5V/12V wifi cams with local internal 240V-5V/12V supplies, or more faff via common 5V/12V POE supply and local splitters such as ebay.co.uk/itm…625 but half that price via slow boat.
Would suggest choose a cam with integral PIR for motion detection rather than a cam that compares scene changes that can otherwise believe swaying tree branches / rain / snow are intruders. Bizarrely most of the PIR-equipped sub-£50 wifi cams require no cabling because they are battery powered!
Most house bashers wouldn’t have a scooby doo what POE is. You don’t need a cert there’s no change to the house wiring it’s purely network low voltage
Edited by: "Dannyrobbo" 24th Oct
AndyRoyd24/10/2019 14:11

... Would suggest choose a cam with integral PIR for motion detection …... Would suggest choose a cam with integral PIR for motion detection rather than a cam that compares scene changes that can otherwise believe swaying tree branches / rain / snow are intruders. Bizarrely most of the PIR-equipped sub-£50 wifi cams require no cabling because they are battery powered!


Random example self-contained 12V cam with PIR heat-detection trigger, motion detection, onboard microSD storage, wifi, IR nightvision, two-way audio, multiple cams controlled on same smart-device p2p app (ZOSI Cloud), alerts, etc £39.99 fulfilled Amazon:
amazon.co.uk/ZOS…3N/
zositech.com/pro…on/ or archive.is/cUjsT
It’s a network cable ! You don’t need any certifications to install a network cable. A PoE injector, or PoE switch would be placed near an existing power socket. If you needed to install a new power socket for the PoE source then that’s a different matter.
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