Some kinks in the cable were noticed during install, but we assumed it would work as advertised. Installed cable... you guessed it, run doesn't work. Contacted Monoprice and they readily gave a refund for 20% of the price of the spool. So, that covers the cable lost, unless I need that 100' in which case I'll have to either buy a new 500' spool or a much more expensive 100' cable. Plus, Monoprice wouldn't cover even the BNC connectors wasted in the first install, not to mention the time and hassle.
PROS: Easier to fish one cable than two.
CONS: Kinks in the spool led to one of the runs not working.
For short runs less than 100 feet its fine. Anything close to that or longer get rg6 siamese. Price difference is negligible and not a bad idea even for shorter runs. Unfortunately monoprice doesn't carry it.
PROS: not terribly expensive
CONS: The main conductor in this cable isn't copper which made a picture quality difference on longer runs. For the same price you can get solid copper rg6 from other sources. Power cable was fine.
Only thing to note since it's siamese when you split the two leads and start working the RG59 there's always a little bit of the plastic that connected the two wires left over that gives resistance when you put the compression fitting over. I failed to realize this at first and had my first three wires turn out dead because I thought they were bottoming out in the connector but it was just the little connector plastic on the side. Either trim that part or just be sure to make sure it's secure past when you think it is.
One other bit of advice for anyone trying this, Check continuity or plug the camera in before crimping. Compression style Jacks will work before they're crimped. If you don't have video you know something is wrong before you crimp it and waste a jack. Learn from my mistakes.
PROS: High quality cable with good shielding. Relatively good pricing.
Good quality cable, made for easy pulls and runs. Longest run was 90+ feet into walls and ceiling. Used with Item 9910 [10pcs] Male BNC Compression Connector for RG-59 combination matted perfectly. Would recommend to anyone looking to DIY security camera install.
PROS: Easy pulls through attic and walls
Mates with Item 9910 [10pcs] Male BNC Compression Connector for RG-59
Use with Item 3356 Adjustable Compression Water proof Connectors Crimping Tool [HT-H510B]
CONS: If cable was a little more flexible then this would be an awesome cable.
Excellent quality cable in a spool box for easy pulling. Foot markings on the cable make measurements easy as well. The 18/2 for power is very good quality, the strands in the wires are thicker than most 18 gauge wire for better conductivity and strength.
This cable and the BNC compression connectors (product number 9910) are a perfect match and make the job go smooth. I will be using this cable with all my future installations!