Hello everyone, Not sure what it is I need to look at here, so I was hoping for some advice I recently bought my first house and am currently having some work done on it; as the upstairs is unfinished, I'm working to get it finished off/insulated and drywalled, and in the process, adding CAT6 cable through the wall. Now, this is my first house; admittedly, the neighborhood I am in is not the safest. My next-door neighbor is pretty awesome and similarly moved in with the first time homebuyer's tax credit. He has set up cameras all over his home, wired into a special DVR system hooked to his HDTV, and reports people who dump things near his property etc. He even gave me web access so I can check up on it; though, unfortunately, the software requires usage of ActiveX, so I have to use a VM or go over to one of my Windows PCs (which I haven't unpacked yet). I'd like to set up some cameras as well, but I'm not sure: A) What hardware to get B) What kind of wiring I'm even going to need. Can I get power over ethernet? Is there a certain type of cable I should run out alongside CAT6 for the cameras? Should I use something other than CAT6? C) What's going to be the best system to work with Macs? Independent network cameras recording to a server? Dumb cameras hooked to a DVR? I'm self admittedly not very handy, but the guys working on the home remodel (I've also got them revamping the electrical, as the knob-and-tube wiring has to be removed/upgraded) are willing to help out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!