I'm trying to do a video surveillance project in Linux with PHP. I need to record live video coming over USB. USB can only go so far without putting repeater hubs in the drop ceiling, and that requires an electrician to give me a plug for the adapter under the drop ceiling, which is not desirable.
Has anyone experimented with getting the USB signal on/off CAT 5 or CAT6 so that it can be run longer distances without needing a hub? Or would this need some kind of stronger boost? Or what about coaxial?