Foundation was just laid on our new home and the builder let us know to make sure we know what electric wires we will need for our security system. Since home will not be hardwired with door window sensors, is there anything specific that needs to be done so that panel and outdoor cameras can be powered with the main power from the home??
I’ve filled my shopping cart already with all the equipment our home will need and since majority of it is battery powered the only concern is the equipment that will be permanently mounted ie. panel, cameras, thermostat, etc.
Here is the stuff we’re planning on:
Only things missing from there are the cameras and svr
If you are pre-wiring, 18 AWG stranded wire can be run to the panel location and any wifi camera. No more than 100 feet for the panel, run to a location where you can plug in the transformers for power.
The thermostat will require a number of conductors based on your HVAC system being installed, you shouldn’t need to specify that, usually it’s 18 AWG solid wire between 5 and 8 conductors.
Okay thank you for your response! I am planning on the v723 cameras (4 of them) and I am kind of clueless when it comes to electrical. A couple questions…
So we would just need to run 18 awg wire to where the panel and cameras will be?
I’ve seen the video that shows how the wires connect to the qolsys panel after you remove the cover, but how would I connect the pre-wiring to the cameras?
Yes, 18 AWG cable is recommended to be run for those locations.
For cameras, the power supply is a plug-in transformer with a hardwired barrel connector and short length. You can use barrel connector pigtails to splice onto the 18 AWG, or you just just cut the power supply cable in the middle and splice the 18 AWG wire in between.
You can run the 18 AWG back to an outlet where the cameras would be powered.