wires entanlged and disorganized in box

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wires entanlged and disorganized in box

I have been in this business for over 30 years, and I am still surprised sometimes at what we find when we are asked to perform an assessment of a security system. The picture is a great example of what not to do, however there are companies out there that continue to install systems this way.

I am not exactly sure what the piece of paper on the left is supposed to be but I doubt it is useful in any way at this point. This could also be the result of several companies that have been involved over time, and none of them has taken it upon themselves to clean this up and provide proper documentation as to what all of those wires are for and where they are going.

If this had been properly installed the first time or maintained properly throughout time, could the number of service calls have been reduced? Would the amount of time and money spent on a service call have been reduced?

One of the things I always mention to installers in the field is that just because they may have wired this, they may not be the one servicing this later. If you are an installer, how would you feel going behind someone else and seeing this? If you are an installation company, doing it right the first time can save you a lot of money later.

If you are an owner, ask for proper documentation for all systems and verify that the installation was done to your liking. Just think of what it costs these days for a service technician in a vehicle to go back and fix something that should have been done right the first time.


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