SLOC device for using existing Cameras over Coax?
  • Does anyone have experience with using SLOC (Security Link over Coax) device(s) to use with SecuritySpy software.
    There's the Altronix eBridge1CR for a single camera, they make a 16 camera receiver as well.
    Just curious any have used a SLOC Device?
    What did you use?
    How did it work?

  • Hi Keith,

    SLOC is interesting. Essentially it's a technology that allows you to set up an ethernet connection over a coax cable - useful for when you have existing coax cabling from a previous-generation analog CCTV system and you want to use IP cameras without having to install new cabling.

    So for one camera you would have:

    IP camera -> eBridge -> coax cable -> eBridge -> switch -> computer running SecuritySpy

    SecuritySpy running on the computer would see the IP camera, just as if it were connected over standard Cat 5/6 ethernet cabling. I've never personally used such devices, though I can't see any reason why they wouldn't work. However, unless installation of new cabling would be a very big and expensive job, I would advise installing new Cat 5/6 ethernet cabling instead, as ultimately this is going to give you a more reliable system. For every critical device you add to a system you are introducing a possible failure mode, and as we know from Murphy's law, anything that can go wrong will go wrong!
  • I've implemented several of these in my house, and I'm getting 100mbps over coax, and pushing many channels of video to SSpy. Not bad for USD$10 per end! They cannot "share" with other services, and they are strictly "point-to-point" but worlds cheaper than re-stringing network cable where I already have unused coax from old satellite installs.

    DIRECTV Broadband DECA Ethernet to Coax Adapter (DCA2SR0 ) Generation II


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