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Supplemental Criteria
RG-6 Coaxial Cable Runs

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Updated September 2017 – this Criteria is now optional

Supplemental Criteria

If you would like a hard-wired low voltage system in your home that provides a higher level of security and reliability. SAFERhome Standards offers the two supplemental criteria that measures and recognizes the full access technologies ready home. When all the low-voltage (telephone, cable, security) home runs meet in one place they make the home smart ready. Putting all the wires on one wall or in one closet with an A/C receptacle gives you open wiring network design.

This gives the homeowner the ability to use electricity not only for energy savings but also for independent seniors aging-in-place lifestyle needs. The other benefit is that the house will have the ability to cross-communicate with any current/future or proprietary technology’s. The SAFERhome Standards recommend and measure for at least one extra telephone line to the front door bell position from where all the other low voltage wires meet.

How To Details

Supplemental Criteria – RG-6 Coaxial Cable Runs:  All homeruns return to one central area. (Node  Zero)

Whether you have a local cable company which insists on doing the pre-wiring for you or one that still trusts you to do your own, cable is an important aspect of the overall plan.

Homes with cables tied to the outside of window sills, patched up, and painted over, etc. are downright inefficient.

Cabling, like telephone wiring, should be on individual direct runs to Node Zero. For the extra $30 per run, it is much better than having shared lines. Line loss, cable technologies, and the distribution of Internet services via the cable require clean, undiluted runs.

We recommend you use RG-6 Quad shielded gold low-loss cable for all of these applications because it’s the current industry standard for all new technologies.