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Choosing Low-Voltage Cable: Ratings and Substitutions

Learn about cable fire-resistance ratings and whether you can substitute one cable for another to prepare for low-voltage installs.

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 →

Using the Right Cabling Tools to Reduce Costly Service Calls

Anecdotal evidence collected over decades in the electronic security business shows that many service calls are a result of problems related to cable/conductor terminations, splices, and connector installations.  The time it takes to troubleshoot for a broken or “swinging” conductor… Continue Reading →

The Future of Ethernet

The Ethernet Alliance is a US-based nonprofit organization that works to set the standards for Ethernet communications over networks. This past March they released their 2015 Ethernet Roundup which detailed the future types of Ethernet that are being developed. Ethernet… Continue Reading →