Structured Cabling

Structured Cabling evolved out of the Point to Point method of cabling and addressed its many problems. As the name suggest, it provides needed structure to cabling as data transmission rates and the number of devices on networks has multiplied. It is based on widely accepted industry standards and has the advantages of being simple, reliable, flexible and scalable.

A well-designed structured cabling system decreases direct costs and increases corporate performance due to less down time and increased network throughput which combine to maximize productivity.

Surefire Innovations’ full-service Structured Cabling solution provides expert analysis, design, installation, project management and maintenance for virtually any low voltage cabling required in a building or campus. Its Structured Cabling solutions can be broken down into three service offerings: analysis and design, inside premise and outside premise.

Analysis and Design

SureFire’s certified RCDD designers and project managers consult with customers to understand and analyze their cabling needs across the range of technologies, then design the optimum solution to address those needs. Customers then receive a proposal outlining in detail the scope of work to be performed, the assumptions made, the timeline to completion and the cost. This detailed proposal ensures everyone has the same expectations and that there are no surprises during the install.

Inside Premise

As the name suggest, the cabling for any type of data, voice, video, access control and alarm system wiring within a building is considered Inside Premise Structured Cabling. It starts with copper and fiber optic wiring/cabling and includes switches, patch panels, routers, racks, access points, antennas, telephones, cameras, and access control/alarm hardware, to name a few of the many components.

Outside Premise

Any wiring external to a building is called Outside Premise cabling. It connects the data, voice, video, access control and alarm systems between customer-owned buildings on a contiguous property. Such properties include large scale facilities, such as hospital, university, research center and industrial campuses.

Outside Premise Structured Cabling refers to all the physical cabling and supporting infrastructure such as conduit, cabinets, towers or poles, and any associated hardware such as repeaters and antennas located between the demarcation point in buildings. Components can be located above or below ground level, so it may involve digging and horizontal boring.