Installation & Cabling



Honeywell Cable – Striped Fire Wire: Standing out in a Crowd

Stu Tisdale

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On September 23rd In Fire,Installation & Cabling,Wire and Cable
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When you’re 30 feet off the ground in a lift basket in a dimly lit warehouse, isolating a cable in a bundle of red fire cables can be challenging, to say the least.  While you toil away trying to isolate the right cable, your boss is beginning to wonder why it’s taking so long to [...]

Don’t Miss ADI’s Skills Challenge at CEDIA 2016!

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On September 16th In A/V,Access,ADI Corporate Messages,Audio/Video,Communications,Events,Installation & Cabling
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Don’t miss ADI’s Skills Challenge at CEDIA! Test your expertise and have some fun participating in nine timed challenges for a chance to win some exciting prizes! You can find ADI’s Skills Challenge at the Security Solutions Pavilion, Booth #8914.

For IT Components, Smoke Damage is Killer

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On August 12th In Communications,Fire,Installation & Cabling,Networking
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While fire damage is costly and can destroy a company’s physical assets, there is another factor that comes into play when it comes to fire which is the irreversible damage to IT and telecom equipment that is caused by smoke. It has been found that 95% of damage caused by a fire within telecom facilities [...]

Household Hot Spots for Intrusion Detection

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On November 17th In Installation & Cabling,Intrusion
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The current methods and devices used for the installation of intrusion detection systems in homes has evolved over time to help reduce false alarms while providing a reasonable level of security for homeowners. Because most residential burglars enter houses through the doors, these openings typically are monitored with the installation of door contacts, whether hard [...]

Solving the Problem of Tangled Cable

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On September 29th In Installation & Cabling
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Every cable installer has experienced the pain of tangled cable on the jobsite, and that’s why Honeywell Cable has recently introduced REACT™ packaging, which was designed with the contractor’s needs in mind to help save time and money on the job by reducing tangled cable. REACT packaging is intended to help eliminate tangles and other [...]

Take the ADI Skills Challenge at CEDIA EXPO 2014

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On September 10th In ADI Corporate Messages,Installation & Cabling
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You’re invited to take the ADI Skills Challenge at the CEDIA EXPO taking place this week in Denver. The ADI Skills Challenge, Powered by CEDIA, gives you an opportunity to have a little fun at the show and put your installation skills to the test. Attendees will compete in timed challenges to win daily prizes, [...]

Fiber Optic Basics – the Orange and the Yellow

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On August 28th In Installation & Cabling
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There are two basic types of fiber optic strands in use today. Multimode fiber typically has a 62.5 or 50 micron core size, and is limited in distance to approximately two miles. Singlemode fiber has a core size of 9 microns and provides much longer distances out to sixty miles before the signal needs to be [...]

Flashlight Testing of Existing Fiber Optic Links

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On August 14th In Installation & Cabling


Once you confirmed the type of existing fiber by checking the markings on the cable, the next step is to see whether the specific fiber link that is going to be used is functional, and. not broken. This test can be performed by using an inexpensive but very bright flashlight. You can get great results [...]

Identifying Existing Fiber Optic Links

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On August 11th In Installation & Cabling


Many security dealers are learning to take advantage of the millions of existing unused or dark fiber optic links that have already been installed in many commercial properties. These valuable communication paths are often found in factories, campuses of buildings, and large locations. If fiber optic cables have been previously installed, in most cases security [...]

RJ-45 Female Socket Termination and Connection Issues

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On July 11th In Installation & Cabling 2 Comments
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Continuing on the discussion of common network connections we will now talk about the female RJ-45 socket. As with its male counterpart the RJ-45 socket is a standardized connector widely used in IP networking. When examining an IP-enabled device that is being installed, such as an IP camera, the wired network connection will be a [...]