Networking Cable Ethernet cable and Security Network Cable
from computer cable to cross connection cable are all an installers stock in trade. But don't get mixed up. If your running a Security System then check out the
Security cable. Also, combined cables for fast pull with all the variations that you need to hook up different components.
Multi cable or composited bundled cable or even HDMI and 110 cables are all for special uses and knowing the difference
in network cable or computer cable is important.
What happens when you combine cables together for different uses?
Many sites or projects can need several different network cables and uses all summing up to having to buy several different reels of cable.
Some at maybe 500 ft. or 1000 ft. lengths. This can be a big cost and a wasted cost for a project. If you doing a home you probably won't have a use for that cable for other then the rooms you will run too. Say you are running a data connection, then a voice connection and even a Video and then a
Security line. This type of project can cost you a lot in dollars that most of which might go to waste. Particularly if the runs are short and there aren't that many rooms. Getting large reels of all these different types of cables can really break the bank. Using cables like Crestron(R)
compatible cables (a trademark of Crestron Electronics Inc.), that have so many various combinations can help you save the day. Or even just dual cable can be a cost savings, if not in the cable alone then in the labor to pull it.
So what about dual cable? Suppose you need to run just
two cable installations, one for a phone line or fax line and one for you
computer to access the internet with out using slower Wi-Fi and wanted secure
connections. Or maybe even one for a security system and one for the computer. A
dual cable like two Cat6 cables or Cat5e cable or even and RG6 with Cat5e. These
can all solve problems of faster speeds and Wi-Fi and better security. More of a
long term solution and maybe even less expensive then buying two different cable
Now you know if you're and installer and your
installing a security system for a large space or a warehouse you are more
likely to use cable then a wireless system. The security is more dependable and
the interruption will more than likely take a cutting of the cable rather then
just something like a signal jammer. So what do
How about 4 Cat5e cables bundled into one casing for a muti cable pull that save
labor and reels of un-needed cable. Running 4 x 4 pairs will give
you 16 individual cables. Think you can save dollars doing that?
Running a network outdoors or outside or across a
campus environment may require different types of cable depending on if your
putting it up in the air or underground. Aerial cable with a messenger wire is
used for cable that runs from pole to pole. The messenger wire is a steel
support wire that runs with the actual cable. You don't run indoor cable
outside. Underground intallations require underground cable, so don't mix it up.
You really need to check out all the different variations of cables like RG6
with and 18/2 power cable for security line installations. We have so many
choices on this site it may take you a little effort to look through them all.
But it will probably be worth the effort to get the right network cable for you