Security Cable

Discussion in 'Homesafe & Security Access & Control' started by Leigh, Aug 5, 2006.

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    Leigh

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    Are there any industry standards or conventions for wire colour use in 6-wire security cable.

    e.g.
    Power - red & black
    Tamper - ??
    Alarm - ??

    (remaining colours available for Tamper & Alarm are green, yellow, blue & white).

    If there is a standard or convention could these be added to the Homesafe manual (example diagrams on page 8 of the Homesafe 5400/16CB Installation Manual). If there isn't a convention, why not add colour anyway?
     
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    I always thought that green and yellow was for tamper, and blue and white was for alarm, but I'm not a licensed security contractor, so I may very well be proved wrong.

    Blue: Alarm COM
    White: Alarm Zone
    Yellow and Green for tamper, but not usually in any specific order.

    Hope this helps give you some idea.
    Most alarms I have seen have been wired with this color combination.

    I guess one of the main reasons for not publishing wiring colour conventions is security-minded, it makes it harder for the bad guys to cut into the wiring in your roof and by-pass things.

    Best Regards,

    Darpa :)
     
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    It is nice to have a standard as far as the installer is concerned

    But not good as far as the Robber is concerned !!.

    Charles
     
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    If the system is wired correctly it doesn't make any difference which wire / wires a thief cuts; it will immediately go into alarm.

    Anyway, I'm sure some thieves have more knowledge of security systems than most installers...
     
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