Structured Cabling in and around Milwaukee, WI

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015

Learn More About Structured Cabling Systems


Looking for structured cabling services in Kenosha WI, Madison WI  McHenry IL, Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Gurnee and Joliet IL? This article might be just what you need. Read on to find out what structured cabling is and how it can help you with your business and/or electronic equipment.

As the name suggests, structured cabling is a set of connectivity elements (cables, products) that integrate a series of management systems of a building. In other words, structured cabling makes the connection between your video surveillance equipment, your voice and data equipment, and all the other electronic equipment that enable communication within your company’s building or offices.

Structured cabling is usually categorized in 6 sub sections, known as “subsystems”. These systems are as follows:

  1. Equipment rooms
  2. Horizontal cabling
  3. Telecommunications rooms
  4. Entrance facilities
  5. Work-area components
  6. Backbone cabling

Depending on the type of cabling you need in your building, you will require a different subsystem from the list above. For example, when you install a new video surveillance system to increase safety at work, you also need someone to deal with cable management. The easiest thing to do is to hire a company whose employees are experts in both these fields: surveillance systems and structured cabling.

Why is structured cabling so important?

Any electric equipment, just like any other man-made product, has a lifespan and eventually reaches the burnout point. A cable may need replacement, or a socket may need repairs. It is important to be able to identify the source of the problem quickly, and structured cabling contributes tremendously to this aspect.

Other reasons why structured cabling is so useful are as follows:

  • Extended warranty, sometimes as long as 20 years
  • Low cost for moves and changes
  • Simple to manage
  • Flexible, with the ability to carry high bandwidth

For more information about structured cabling contact a representative of 4CPS from your area in Kenosha WI, Madison WI  McHenry IL, Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Gurnee and Joliet IL.

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