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I recently purchased a pretty-sweet security system. And, Wow! I paid lots of money for it! However, the cables that were provided (Cat5e Ethernet) are of poor quality --too short and not weather rated! Grrr! The cameras will be connected to an NVR (Network Video Recorder) and they are POE (Power Over Ethernet) type cameras. My Question is: Do I upgrade to Cat6 Ethernet Cables or stick with Cat5e? Does it make a difference with a POE/NVR Camera System? Be mindful, I must run 3 Ethernet cables at a distance of at least 200 feet. I have read Cat6 cables don't preform at it's max with longer distances. Is this a fact? Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated!