Power over Ethernet
There are effectively 2 types of Network Video Recorders (NVRs) - PoE and non-PoE.
Some NVRs don’t have PoE built in as you may want to connect your Zip IP cameras to an existing “local area network” (LAN) rather than running your cables directly from a camera to NVR. If this is the case you can save a little money on the NVR buying one without PoE and then powering the cameras independently via local 12V PSUs or from PoE adapters. Sometimes you may connect some cameras directly to the NVR and some to the network, if this is the case you may still use a PoE enabled NVR but it will only be powering the cameras directly connected to it.
If you're not experienced in IP then choose a NVR with PoE & connect your cameras straight to it with our ready-made patch/network leads.
Powering The Cameras
If you have an NVR with built in PoE it will power the cameras if directly connected to it so you don’t need a PSU.