Low Voltage Wiring in Calgary: Safety First

Want a telecommunications setup, high-speed data transfer capability or state-of-the-art home theatre system in your Calgary home or business? There are safety standards that should be addressed during the installation process, and going with an unqualified company for your low-voltage wiring could cost you in the long run. That’s why calling the experts at Cave Integration should be your first point of contact if you’re considering having low-voltage wiring for cable TV, Bluetooth, an alarm system, audio speakers or Coax RG6/RG11, or CAT5e/CAT6e installed.

The Canadian Electrical Code lays out regulations to control safety when it comes to installing low-voltage wiring and every province has its own standards for electrical safety as well. If the standards aren’t met, low-voltage wiring and the attached electronics could pose a hazard to your home or business.

Here are a few reasons why it’s important to make safe installation a standard practice for installing low-voltage systems in any residential or commercial location:

  • Audio voltage can be up to 70 volts AC.
  • Voltage of a telephone ringing can be up to 90 volts AC.
  • Low-voltage wiring that has been installed incorrectly could be energized at line voltages, which puts the installer and the occupants at risk.
  • In order to prevent fires and electrocution, communication circuits, CATV cables, TV and satellite masts have to be properly grounded because of dangerous potential differences between the electrical systems.
  • With traditional telephone lines going by the wayside to make room for internet-based communications, some jurisdictions are requiring so-called lifeline phone lines be installed. These systems must be properly installed safely and reliably to ensure they work when people need them most.

Ready to get started on having a safe and effective low-voltage wiring system installed in your home or business to get you connected to a great entertainment or commercial presentation system? Call Cave Integration today for service by the experts, at 403-978-2580.