Home Camera Repair How to Run Cat5 for Security Cameras

How to Run Cat5 for Security Cameras


The use of Cat5 cables is the industry standard for wiring home security systems, for cameras for office buildings and for running wireless Internet routing systems. Cat5 cable has many other uses but is specifically efficient for most electronic applications. Basic wiring techniques are essential in understanding the applications associated with Cat5 cable, and most electricians have spent many hours learning how to efficiently install these cables. Running Cat5 cable through an office building or a home for security cameras is a basic wiring process.

Things You’ll Need : Spool of Cat5 cable, Wire cutters


  • Hook the Cat5 cable up to the security camera’s power source and then place the cable in a crawlspace or remove a ceiling tile and place it in the opening. Cat5 cable usually comes on a roll or spool to be unrolled easily.