Category Wire and Cable

Why Stress Over System Design When It’s Right at Your Fingertips with ADI

Need a Quote? Design Recommendations? Make the System Design Team Your Go-To  All too often, a system design project can throw you a curve ball that could leave you unsure about the right solution. That’s where the ADI’s Systems Design comes in.   The Systems Design Team has been providing pre-sales application assistance for more than 25 years. The team is comprised of… Continue Reading →

Easy Trick for Separating and Untwisted UTP Pairs

For the longest time, the common method for preparing a Cat5e/6 cable for termination has been to separate about two inches of the end of the outside jacket to expose the UTP pairs and begin untwisting the four individual pairs… Continue Reading →

Indoor/Outdoor Rated Fiber Reduces Installation Costs

  As IP Security applications and other technology continues to demand increased bandwidth to manage large amounts of data, we have seen a rise in the use of fiber optic cables in between buildings as well as within structures. While… Continue Reading →

Are You Protected? Are You Sure?

  The protection provided by a surge protector on your system and its devices is essential, as surge events are unpredictable and can damage or even destroy equipment essential to your system’s operation. However, there are several common problems that… Continue Reading →

Don’t Miss ADI at CEDIA 2017

Every year, the CEDIA Expo stands out as THE place to find the industry’s best products and discover the newest emerging trends. If you are going to be at the 2017 CEDIA Expo in San Diego, CA from September 5th… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

What you need to Know about Testing Cable in the Field

As our industry continues its growth in the use of IP-enabled products, it is becoming more important for security technicians to be able to fully test Cat5e/6 cables for proper functionality in the field. Cable testing provides a level of… Continue Reading →

Selecting the Best Cable for Your Next Installation

  One of the great benefits of using IP-enabled security devices is their compatibility with various types of cables such as Cat5e/6 UTP, copper coax, and fiber optic links.  This provides security installers with a range of options when it… Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors

Cable and connectivity is the unsung hero or our industry. There are very few products, if any, that do not need to be connected to something else via wire or cable.  That being said, the sale and use of low-grade… Continue Reading →

Electrician’s Scissors – Standard Equipment for Technicians

As the trend in our industry continues to move towards the use of IP and Ethernet connectivity for devices, the proper care and termination of cables and connectors is becoming more critical to the development and maintenance of properly functioning… Continue Reading →

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