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My use case is for security camera installations. I need to interconnect several remote locations into a central monitoring station. Right now, I'm using pools of copper wired connections, all linked together using fiber optic cables. But I need to replace this fiber optic cabling with wireless. What at the devices that I should be using? What are the popular vendors for these?

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I'd stick with the cabling if possible. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Feb 24 '11 at 8:38
@Ignacio, not always possible. But if it's already in place I think that might make sense. – Matt Feb 24 '11 at 9:31
Security via long range wireless? You are aware of just how easily that can be interfered with, aren't you? e.g. A few cm of metal foil over one of the antennas will completely kill the link. – John Gardeniers Feb 24 '11 at 9:54
So would a bit of foil over the lens. – Matt Feb 24 '11 at 10:46
laser would do the job if you have line of sight – Sirex Feb 24 '11 at 11:37

I have been using this, along with good antennas for my wireless links. I prefer using the Bullet + antenna because it gives me far more choices in antennas then a having the radio and antenna built into one unit. I have a 13KM link going with two Bullets and 24dBi antennas.

What exactly you need will depend on what you are trying to do.

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Ubiquity are very good. The bullet's are very stable. You'll also need an access point either from ubiquty or from Mikrotik with a suitable omni antenna. 4km is considered close. I had to do exactly what you're doing once before but used trango at the time. – Matt Feb 24 '11 at 9:34

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