For each device, you require two video baluns. For example, if you were to use a CCTV camera, one balun would be required at the camera end, and one video balun would be required at the monitor/DVR end.
A standard CAT5 cable has 4 twisted pair cables, this allows you to run 4 cameras per CAT5 cable. In this scenario, 8 video baluns would be required.
Features of CAT5 Video Balun:
- Easy to install
- Use existing CAT5 network cables
- Run up to 4 cameras per cable!
- Save running additional coax cables
- Run cables up to 300 metres
Transmission over a CAT5 is called a balanced signal, whereas coax cable is unbalanced.
Transmission over CAT5 cable has many advantages:
- Less prone to interference
- Run CAT5 up to 300metres, whereas with RG59, you could only run 200 metres
- Run 4 cameras off the one CAT5 cable, saving on cabling costs on long runs!