The type camera I’m using in my chicken coop is the Amcrest 1080P. Pan Tilt and Zoom, as well as two way audio.
POE cameras use a single ethernet cable from a POE switch or router, saving the need to run an additional cable for power. Pretty useful in those areas where running power would be costly and or time consuming.
This camera is compatible with Blue Iris software.
Blue Iris software is simply amazing stuff. I monitor a dozen cameras (as of March 2020) and use the Blue Iris software for managing the cameras, operating the motion detection and alarms and sending video over the internet to family, friends, and to my phone using the Blue Iris app on my phones. In addition to that, I also use several features available with Blue Iris to interact with my MQTT server (I am using Mosquite MQTT on a Raspberry Pi) so for example, when the message is sent to open the coop door, the cameras via Blue Iris software, turn to a preset position to watch the door opening from both inside the coop and outside the coop. This is a big help in counting our flock every morning to make sure all are present and accounted for.
You can download Blue Iris Software here: http://blueirissoftware.com/download/