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How to Design and Install Structured Cabling Systems

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Got Security can manage your business’s security solutions from top to bottom, including designing and installing structured cabling systems. Network cabling for surveillance systems is an important part of managing your security because, in the long run, a solid infrastructure will save a lot of time and money. Our goal is to create advanced surveillance systems that are specifically designed for your business needs.

What is structured cabling?

Structured cabling systems limit the number of tangled wires while increasing the amount of data transferred at high rates. This organized system helps to reduce costs in the long run by lowering power and maintenance costs. Because the structure is so organized, network managers can easily identify issues, limiting the risk of mistakes and saving time. Got Security optimally designs the system before it is installed, planning the best solution for a fast network and reduced power consumption. 

Parts of a structured cabling system

1. Entrance facility

This includes the network demarcation point, connecting hardware, protection devices, cables, and other devices that connect to everything.

 2. Equipment room

Houses the equipment and consolidated wires in a centralized location

3. Telecommunications room

The telecommunications room is an enclosed area that is designed to store all equipment, cable terminations, cross-connects, and distribution frames. Each building will usually have its own telecommunication room whose size varies depending on the service area covered. 

4. Backbone cabling

This is also known as vertical cabling or wiring. Its job is to connect the entrance facilities, telecommunication room, and equipment rooms. There are many different types of cables including fiber optic cable, coaxial cable, unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable, and shielded twisted-pair (STP) cable. They all have different advantages to using them.

5. Horizontal cabling 

Horizontal cabling connects the telecommunications information outlet in work areas to the telecommunications room or telecommunications enclosure. This type of wiring is typically installed above the ceiling or below the floor, using Ethernet cables and fiber optic cables.

6. Work area

A place where work area components connect user equipment to communication outlets. This includes station equipment, patch cables, and communication outlets. 

Choosing the right security system for your business

Got Security professionals have years of experience installing security systems and staying up to date with the latest advancements in the industry. We will evaluate your current security and video monitoring solutions, and help create a plan that maximizes effectiveness. We know that each business owner has a unique set of goals and issues that are taken into consideration when creating a tailored security plan. Depending on your needs, Got Security can help choose what kind of structured cabling system will work best in your situation.


Got Security offers a wide range of security solutions spanning from video surveillance to access control systems. We design, engineer, and integrate systems that are customized for your business. Get in touch with us at sales@gotvss.com to learn more about how to minimize costs by protecting your business with an effective security system.


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