Good eye! I would like to say that was a test, but it wasn’t! I guess if net is needed in the loft (low probability), I can yank one of the cameras out temporarily.
This is a new install, though consists of some bits I already have - the 8 port switch in the house is handy, as I didn’t pay for it and it has PoE I really like your idea, but it would mean buying another 10G switch, and I was reluctant to get the first one! I will partly adopt your idea though, and (funds permitted) install a second fibre cable just in case - and then, again if funds permit, buy a new switch for the house.
None of the cameras are bought and so far I only have one access point, with a view to buying more as and when.
Oh, and the snapshot server is sort of a backup server - TrueNAS on the main server will send it occasional snapshots, that’s what I meant with that description So nothing other than snapshots, go on the snap shot server - it’s kind of weird when you think the closest NAS to the workstations won’t be used, but my aim is to keep computer noise down to a minimum, so the snapshot server will only be on during the night.
I have dreams of a rack being in an insulated shed that’s attached to the office, but I’m not sure if that’s going to happen…we’ll see!
Thank you again for your input @Dutch_Master , and hope Covid isn’t too much of a bother over there