Verkada cameras require PoE in order to function which requires a Ethernet cable and a PoE switch or a power injector. For organizations that have legacy cameras that run on coax cable, swapping out the cabling with Ethernet can be very time consuming. Luckily, there's a solution out there call PoC (Power over coax) which functions just as well as standard Ethernet. 

Verkada running on PoC:

Equipment in this photo:

  • Netgear PoE/PoE+ switch
  • HighWire Powerstar (PoE/PoE+)
  • RG59 Coax cable (300 feet)
  • Verkada D30

Caveats to PoC

  • Each coax run usually needs a PoE two adapters on each end. This is because the signal will need to be converted from PoE to PoC then back to PoE. If the coax already is running PoC, then only one adapter is needed to convert the signal to PoE. 

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