The key to a raised ranch is knowing where the furnace, utility room, closets and their relation to the floor joists and the ceiling/floor. Usually the toughest spot is getting up and over from underneath the stairs to what is inevitably a bathroom, laundry, or furnace room opposite the stairs on the basement level. The next toughest spot is anything over a finished garage, assuming you're not running wire through the garage ceiling. The biggest lesson people forget is the entry foyer and how the walls below, the joists and the studs of the floor above all intermingle and the heights that are go/no go to allow snaking.RobNJ said:Funny how i was always intimidated by my house when it came to cabling.
All great ideas, thanks. Time to do some more research.
RobNJ said:Back to this thread for my camera questions. Preference for Dome vs. Bullet and when to use which? Is it just a matter of more adjustments for the dome?
Comparing similar resolution domes and bullets for example:
Essentially the same guts in a different housing. The bullet has an edge on IR range by 10m. Maybe due to the arrangement of the emitters?
Also, I see a step up model that is also varifocal with a motorized lens. I guess this is kind of like a poor mans PTZ with just the "Z". Would this be worth the step up or is the focal length just something you traditionally set and forget?