Why are POE devices are so few and far between, with cloud-security and smart-home devices?

Why are POE devices are so few and far between, with cloud-security and smart-home devices?

I’m looking for a bit of a overhaul to my current setup for home security. I hate the things from batteries, and my ring run doorbell is a perfect example, because it always seems to die when I’m out of town.

I have a 6-camera setup is now running from a Central DVR, and has a rudimentary app, pretty worthless. I hate the way it looks with the coax-cables running all around my house. I already have a cat 5e/6 run to each corner of my house with a POE switch to my Wi-Fi APs. It is so much cleaner would be to run, just a couple of new runs to the different camera locations that I need, but none of the consumers have more brands much of anything that POE runs (easy-to-use app is important so that the GF can use it).

All I want is a price value system is a big cloud monitoring, and a doorbell that is running POE. I’m always the ring-pro, but you may have to accept a limited selection of other cameras, the POE as an input.

It seems like a huge missed opportunity, because POE provides power and rock-solid bandwidth to each device it needs to reach in those hard places where cameras are mounted. In addition to the cameras, many smart devices would be easily powered by POE, negating parts of the need for their ugly network.

Why are the (consumer) companies so hesitant to release devices that run on POE?

Released on Sun, 17 Nov 2019 13:45:53 +0000

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