Low-voltage isn’t necessarily low-risk.
When bidding out telecom wiring for your new construction project or remodel, it might be tempting to go cheap.
Unlike power cabling, low-voltage communications wires seem harmless. Many states and municipalities don’t even inspect communications wiring, nor do many require a telecom wiring installer to be licensed, bonded, or insured. There are some assumptions about low-voltage cabling that tempts one into thinking it’s a job for “that kid down the street” or “a guy I know” or “Ralph from third shift.” After all, who hasn’t run an Ethernet cable to another room?
However, danger lurks in these assumptions: Low-voltage can mean high-risk. Read more