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Datacomm Introduces New Cable Access Wallplates

December 16, 2012

The DataComm Cable Plate with Flexible Opening, 1-Gang is used to install low voltage cables behind even the thinnest audio/video devices, such as your flat panel TV, amplifier, etc. The plate features a flexible plastic opening in the center that allows up to six cables to pass through, providing a versatile, clean cable installation. One plate » Read More

NEW: Arlington Single Gang Cable Access Hood

March 4, 2011

For good looks and installation versatility with decorator-style wall plates, try Arlington’s Single Gang Cable Access Hood. It is reversible for installation versatility. Designed to install Low Voltage Class 2 only. Available In Black or White. The SCOOP series of reversible non-metallic, entrance hoods and plates not only protect cable, » Read More

How To Connect A 4-Wire Smoke Detector

October 1, 2008

I’ve received a few calls on how to connect 4-wire smoke detectors so I thought it might be a good idea to share what I know about these smoke sensors. Why is it referred to a 4-wire detector? As with just about all powered sensors, it requires four wire connections, two of the wires are used for power, typically 12 VDC, and the other two » Read More