I need 2 external cameras (8MP or better) to start with, but would like it if I were able to add more (up to 6 more) at a later date.
I'd like good quality night recording as well as daytime recording. I don't need anything fancy like alerts due to movement etc as it'll get too many false alarms etc.
It needs to be POE and record onto a hard drive, so no IPCams with SD cards etc.
Ideally I need the only cable to be the network cable, I know a lot of the POE cameras have a huge adapter/junction box thing on a few CM of wire coming out of the camera.
I don't want to have to mess about with cutting and splicing cables, nor do I want to have to fill in a huge hole that I had to drill to make way for the camera's cable.
Budget, £500 or less. Less is better, but I don't want to compromise on quality. If it makes any difference, I don't need a large hard drive I have many 8TB drives I can use of various brands.
If there's anything I've missed, please do let me know.