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13 Cringe-Worthy Cabling Jobs That Will Drive You Nuts

Think you’ve seen some terrible wiring jobs out in the field? See how they compare to these 13 horrifying ones.


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Think you’ve seen some terrible wiring jobs out in the field? See how they compare to these 13 horrifying ones. Stephen Sellner · May 25, 2016

IP technology is becoming more and more prevalent with technicians. But coaxial cables are still applicable in CCTV systems, as well as other uses. Bob Dolph · March 29, 2016

The Webinar discusses best practices for terminating Cat-6a cable to Cat-6a shielded connectors, among other termination practices and principles. SSI Staff · February 29, 2016

Vigitron will be incorporating Superior Essex cable into its design center services, offering infrastructure solutions staffed by its engineers. SSI Staff · February 19, 2016

How can a Wi-Fi analyzer help security dealers sell more cable? Channel Vision’s Darrel Hauk demonstrates. Julie Jacobson · April 24, 2015

The cabling, wiring and infrastructure used to tie assorted security systems together is essential in optimizing functionality. So why are these crucial factors oftentimes poorly executed, even disregarded? Learn best practices that address proper cable management for rack-based systems, and the importance of facilitating efficiency, aesthetics and easy servicing. By Jay Franetovich · September 25, 2014

comCables of Denver, releases a Category 6A cabling product line including: Bulk Cable, Patch Cables, Keystone Jacks, Patch Panels and a Rapid Punch Tool (RPT). SSI Staff · October 13, 2013

Quality control assurances for any security or fire/life-safety project must include the use of code compliant cable. It is incumbent upon installing contractors not to fall prey to inferior or counterfeit products ... April 21, 2011

Everywhere I go instructors, educators and fire authorities seem intent on having cable pullers remove all unused wire in retrofit situations. I got to thinking, “Wonder if one day an inspector tells one of my own installers to remove some unused cable without any regard to the building owner. What will happen if he had plans to use it sometime in the future?” March 22, 2011

More and more of our projects involve networked systems and associated devices, and that inevitably includes cabling. And, as the price differential between the various category-rated cables diminishes, we are finding the temptation to provide the highest level of category rating possible throughout projects, whether or not it makes sense. If CAT5 is good, and CAT5e is better, isn’t CAT6 best? Shouldn’t we just play it safe and use it everywhere? Not necessarily ... Bob Grossman · January 04, 2011


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