I’ve searched and searched but haven’t found someone with my same situation.
I currently have a Zmodo SPOE 720p system in the interior of my house. I’m looking to switch to all Wyze cameras now that they offer simultaneous viewing in their app (yay!)
My existing Zmodo system had me run a “simplified power over Ethernet” cable to each camera — as many of you know this sends data and power to the main control unit for the Zmodo system. The wires are seemingly unique — Ethernet on one end, and microUSB on the other.
My thought is to use the existing wiring. Hook the USB side up to the Wyze cams and then get something like this splitter from Amazon to plug into the Ethernet side of the cable: https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Ethernet-Switching-Protection-TPE-S50/dp/B000QYEN1W/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=Poe&qid=1556502622&s=gateway&sr=8-16&th=1
- Would this work
- Is this safe using existing wires? As in, would they not get too hot, OK to run through walls, etc.
I assume my Zmodo system is essentially just like that Amazon POE switch but I just want someone to tell me that this is a good idea… or a bad idea.