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Looking for recommendations on point to point product needed for an upcoming surveillance install

Hello, please see picture attached.  I need too install two surveillance cameras that are 550 feet away from the main building where the Internet Connection is.  I am looking for recommendations of which device to use with some trees in they way,  I consider it mild to moderate foilage. Is it ok to use 5ghz here or would 900mghz / 2.4ghz be better?addingcameras.png

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Re: Looking for recommendations on point to point product needed for an upcoming surveillance instal

If you can analyze the spectrum ahead of time and determine that the air is clear, you could probably use 2.4ghz just fine. If you can mount above the trees, 5ghz would be a no-brainer.

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Re: Looking for recommendations on point to point product needed for an upcoming surveillance instal

Getting above the trees would not be practical in this situation, if the air is clear what would be a good device to use for this application? 

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Re: Looking for recommendations on point to point product needed for an upcoming surveillance instal

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Never use 900MHz for anything unless it's a last resort.

Never use 2.4GHz in an urban setting unless you have

no other choice and you have checked for interference--

this band is usually saturated by local WiFi users. This

band can often permit a path that's lightly occuded.

 

Those trees don't appear to be obstacles you couldn't

avoid by moving the path a bit. You may have to do more

work than you like, but microwave radio needs clear paths.

 

For example, to the north, there are two small trees that

you could dodge easily enough. I only see a barrier to the

south--where you chose a point directly behind a tree.

You may need to setup a mast or cut the tree down.

 

[I'm only kidding...]

 

When you find a clear path, use a pair of NBE-5AC-Gen2

radios. Of course, be sure to elevate the path so it is above

any vehicle traffic.  Dave

 


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