Protecting Cabling From Vandalism
How would you recommend supporting cabling from devices located in positions that are accessible to vandalism?
A: AS 2201.1 states that where security cabling is liable to damage it must be monitored and protected by conduits, piping, ducts or cover strips installed in accordance with AS3000.
Conduit can either be of tough PVC or better still, metal tubing. Further, the standard dictates that wiring of control equipment must be arranged so that it passes through a wall into the rear of equipment, with any exposed wiring in such a cable run protected by a tamper protection circuit.
A conduit that meets the standards outlined by AS 2052 or 2053 must encase the wiring. If you’re really battling, consider supporting the zone with wireless if possible.