An Ethernet cable is a common type of network cable used with wired networks. Ethernet cables connect devices such as PCs, routers, and switches within a local area network. The Ethernet cable resembles a traditional phone cable but is larger and has more wires. The eight insulated copper wires are split up into four pairs, and the wires are twisted around each other within each pair so as to reduce the signal interference.
There are two main functions of Ethernet cable. First of all, the Ethernet cable does help in connecting your IP security cameras to your home or office network, making it possible for you to access, manage and view your security cameras. Second, suppose you have a Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch, the Ethernet cable can connect your security cameras to power. Adoping this kind of cabling method, you only need one cable that runs to and from your security cameras.
Besides, Ethernet cables are beneficial for you in other aspects. You’ll most likely experience lag with your security cameras, and there will be times when they completely cut out, Ethernet cable will be a nice helper to make those above situation much less. And another important point is that Ethernet cables are generally cheaper than RG-59 Siamese cables, which is great for analog security camera setups.