- CAT 5 cables allow for much longer cable runs than coaxial cable.
- CAT 5 cables save money on installation costs, especially with long distance runs, because CAT 5 cable costs a lot less than coaxial cable.
- CAT 5 cables allow for virtually interference-free video transmission.
- CAT 5 cables can also be used to transmit power to the camera or PTZ camera control functions.
- CAT 5 cables are easier to pull, making it easier to install than coaxial cables.
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