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Cat 5 wiring?

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Oli, Jul 18, 2005.

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  1. Oli

    Oli Guest

    Hi Folks,

    Dead quick one, can I use Cat5 Cable as alarm cable?
    If so, anyone have a wiring scheme?

    Cheers TIA
    Ol
     
  2. joe

    joe Guest

    why use expensive cat5 when you can get by with cheap 22 gauge 4 conductor?
     
  3. Can or should?
    You can, but should you?...I wouldn't.

    Use 22/4 stranded or solid..your choice.
    Firewire for fire circuits.
    18/2 for power, siren etc.

    oh yeah..Cat 5 for telco and network.

    :)


    | Hi Folks,
    |
    | Dead quick one, can I use Cat5 Cable as alarm cable?
    | If so, anyone have a wiring scheme?
    |
    | Cheers TIA
    | Ol
    |
    |
     
  4. Oli

    Oli Guest

    Simple reason why is I have 600 metres lying around that needs using and i
    have an alarm system to fit!

    Maybe it's not such a good idea tho.....
     
  5. Oli

    Oli Guest

    The next question is do i need 4 or 6 core? this is just for a standard
    house installation with 4 PIRs and 4 window shock sensors.

    TIA
    Ol
     
  6. 4 conductor for powered devices and most keypads.....2 for power and 2 for
    circuit. Having an extra pair at door/window sensors is a plus as well.
     
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