Any kind of security systems need to have wiring done to work. Whether it be voice for phone or phone based intercom or data for internet/intranet or access control system.
On basic security and phone systems that rely on telecommunication, telephone wiring must be run between points in order for the system to work correctly.
For data to flow between points on a network or security system, it needs to be connected with wiring specifically designed to handle the data load.
Cat 5 , Cat 6
There are several different kinds of data wire. Cat5 is the most common in data systems and can efficiently handle data loads of 10Mps – 100Mps. Cat5e is an enhanced version of Cat5 it can handle data to 1000Mbps or “gigabit” speed. It’s faster than Cat5 and cuts down on crosstalk or interference between wires. Cat6 is the next step in data cabling, it can handle data loads up to 10-Gigabit speeds.
Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber. The light forms anelectromagnetic carrier wave that is modulated to carry information. Handling data speeds over 200-Gigabit.
A play on the term “High-Fidelity (Hi-Fi)” used in audio standards. Wi-Fi is a wireless data connection generally used in homes to connect devices to the internet connection or in offices to connect computers to the central data server. The data transfer speeds are generally slower than wired connections at about 54Mbs.
An access point is a device that allows a connection to a data network. This could be a router or a router component.