Device Connectivity

Connectivity for home access control and management systems is achieved with communications cable according to the standards for various types of locations defined in this section. Also, discussed next are wireless alternatives for connecting home access components. Phone-line connectivity, low-voltage wiring, and termination points for home access control systems are also covered in the following paragraphs.

Communications Cable

Cable ratings are established by Article 800 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and also by Underwriter Laboratories. Table 8.1 lists the naming conventions and cable markings for communications cable contained in NEC Article 800-50, “Listings, Markings, and Installation of Communications Wires ...

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