Ethernet Wiring | Phone & Coax Cabling








• Phone | Data | Ethernet

If you're building or remodeling a family room that will include a home theater or other high-end electronics, now is the time to install the proper wiring to support them. Even if such luxuries as high-definition TV or a digital sound system are dreams at the moment, installing high-capacity, high-grade wiring and cable during the building or remodeling phase - while the walls are accessible - can save you big bucks down the road. Let the professionals at SafeSide Electric, serving , advise you on what application is best suited to your needs.

To get the most out of today's electronics, builders recommend installing Category 5 (Cat-5) or Category 6 (Cat-6) wire for voice and data transmissions and RG6 quad shielded coaxial cable for video. Though more expensive than traditional wiring, these conductors are better able to handle the demands of high-speed transmissions - resulting in less interference and clearer reception.

An integrated home network consolidates all your wiring. Instead of many separate wires (for power, telephone, cable or satellite TV, computer, and so on) all daisy-chained through your walls, a network puts everything you need in a single, central hub. Wire then runs directly from this hub to each room, where modular outlets provide access to services.

Wireless networking products can connect computers, printers, or other devices, as can kits that use the existing electrical or telephone wiring in your house. Neither of these solutions, however, supports the connecting speeds of a hardwired, dedicated network. Of course, they do take away some of the pressure of finding exactly the right location for every telephone and computer jack.

Here's a look at the basic terms you'll need to know when wiring or rewiring a room.

POTS - This is the wiring-industry abbreviation for "plain old telephone service." It refers to the old-style, multi-strand, four-wire, "bell wire" in a plastic sheath that works perfectly fine for carrying your voice, but is not sufficient for the high-speed data transmission associated with the Internet and home computer networks.

Category 5 / 6 wire vs. Category 1 wire - Category 5 / 6 is high-quality wire for voice and data transmission. For data installations it comes in "twisted pairs," two solid-core insulated wires twisted together to reduce interference. Cat-1 telephone wire is for POTS only and carries signals at less than 4 megabits per second. Cat-5 wire carries data at 100 megabits per second. Cat-5e (enhanced) carries data at 350 megabits , while Cat-6 provides performance of up to 250 MHz and is suitable for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX (Fast Ethernet), 1000BASE-T/1000BASE-TX (Gigabit Ethernet), and 10GBASE-T(10-Gigabit Ethernet)

Home-run wiring vs. Daisy-chain wiring - A home-run wiring scheme runs a single wire or cable from a centrally located distributed panel to a given outlet box. It's also called a "star" pattern. A daisy-chain wiring pattern runs a single wire or cable from the distribution panel to a series of outlets, like traditional plumbing or electrical service. Modern whole-house installments tend to be home-run type.

RG6 cable vs. RG59 cable - RG6 is enhanced coaxial TV-video cable. It is better shielded than the RG59 cable that is installed in many homes now. Signal loss for RG6 is 5.9 decibels per 100 feet; loss for RG59 is 7.1 decibels per 100 feet. The solid wire core of RG6 is 18 gauge; the core of RG59 is 20 gauge.

F connectors - These screw-type connectors are used to attach video cable (either RG59 or RG6) to televisions, VCRs, DVD players, or other video devices.

RJ45 vs. RJ11- Standard connectors to plug a telephone set into a wall outlet are RJ11 plugs and jacks. RJ11s are plastic with space for six conductors. They usually have four conductors present, but some RJ11s have only two. RJ45 plugs and jacks, used in data installations, are larger than RJ11s, with space for eight conductors, with six usually present.

SEC provides data network cabling services, including fiber optic, home and business phone systems installations and computer networks design. We service residential and commercial projects.

As a communication and low voltage contractor we install, service, and maintains all types of communication and low voltage systems which are energy limited and do not exceed 91 volts. These systems include, but are not limited to telephone systems, sound systems, cable television systems, closed-circuit video systems, satellite dish antennas, instrumentation and temperature controls, and low voltage landscape lighting.

We have the tools, expertise and resources to help you build your telecommunications infrastructure in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Services offered include, but are not limited to:

o Ethernet Wiring Cat5 Cat6 Network Cabling
o Voice / Telephone Wiring & Cabling
o Structured Cabling Design & Implementation
o Fiber Optic installation
o Business phone systems
o Data Wiring & Network Installation
o RG6 Coax Cable Intallation
o Alarm System Cabling & Installation
o Audio / Video Cabling & Mounting
o TV Mount Installation

• Audio & Visual

SafeSide Electrical Contractor has the right mix of professional experience and technical craftsmanship to accommodate and design an affordable audio video design solution for any situation. Our knowledgeable staff provides both the technical expertise and friendly customer service to all of our clients, large or small. We appreciate a challenge and approach each audio visual design with both creative and functional methods. Everything from phone lines and speaker lines to TV mounting and speaker mounting, SafeSide Electrical Contractor can accommodate any project, large or small.

• TV Mounting

o Plasma TV Mounting, LCD TV Mounting and LED TV Mounting.
o Install & Secure your TV mounting bracket on Studs, Concrete, or Brick
o Safely Mount your Flat Screen TV on a wall bracket.
o Conceal all wires in-wall or decorative wire track molding.
o Connect and Setup TV, Audio, and Video devices
o Adjust TV settings for optimal picture.

• Surround Sound | Speaker Mounting

o Surround sound cabling and speaker installation
o Install & Secure your speaker mounting bracket Studs, Concrete, or Brick
o Safely Mount speakers in-wall or surface mount.
o Conceal all wires in-wall or decorative wire track molding.
o Connect and Setup Speakers and Audio devices.
o Adjust settings for optimal sound.
o Surround Sound 5.1 - 7.1 speaker installations

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