Building Security Automation and Control


Today's enterprises – including small to midsize facilities, high-rise office buildings, banks, hospitals and healthcare facilities, and retail stores – are increasingly relying on automation systems for security, access control, asset protection, fire alarm, life safety, audio/sound communications, and environmental systems control. These critical applications can be challenging because of their complexity and their need for rock-solid performance and reliability.

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Belden’s answer to this challenge is our New Generation line of low voltage specialty electronic cables, which represents the industry’s largest, most economical and up-to-date selection of multi-conductor and coaxial products for end-to-end building management and control. We offer a full complement of cables for audio/sound, control, computer interconnect, alarm, security, CCTV, Circuit Integrity and other security applications, including door and lock power controls and card readers.

With our New Generation products, you can be assured that are getting the most innovative and advanced cables that not only work better, but are easier to install than any others in the marketplace. And Belden and its installation partners can provide technical assistance to ensure you choose exactly the right solutions to meet your application requirements.

Belden’s comprehensive building management product line-up includes the following:

Cables for Integrated Automation Systems

Communication and Control Cables – suitable for a wide range of applications, including security systems, pro audio, sound and intercom systems, annunciators, power-limited controls, and more. Cable selection includes:

  • Unshielded, Pairs or Multi-conductor, Rated CMR/FT4 or CMP/FT6
  • Shielded Multi-conductor, Rated CMR/FT4 or CMP/FT6
  • Overall Shielded Pairs, Rated CMR/FT4 or CMP/FT6
  • Individually Shielded Twisted Pairs, Rated CMR/FT4 or CMP/FT6

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Cables for Electronic Safety and Security Systems

Security and Alarm Cables – suitable for a wide range of applications, including security systems, sound and intercom systems, power-limited controls, fire and burglar alarm systems, single-line telephones, and more. Cable selection includes:

  • Unshielded Multi-conductor, Rated for Risers or Plenums
  • Shielded Multi-conductor, Rated for Risers or Plenums
  • Waterblocked Unshielded Multi-conductor, CM FT1 Rated
  • Unshielded Twisted Pairs, Rated for Risers or Plenums
  • Shielded Twisted Pairs, Rated for Risers or for Plenums
  • Shielded Twisted Pairs plus Conductor(s), Rated for Risers or for Plenums
  • Waterblocked Shielded Twisted Pair plus Conductor(s), CM FT1 Rated
  • Twisted Pairs, Overall Shielded, Rated for Risers or Plenums

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Access Control Banana Peel Cables – suitable for a wide range of security and access control applications, including security control panels, junction boxes, door control, lock power systems, REX and card reader systems. The Composite Shielded Multi-conductor cables are available in CM FT6 Rated and CMP/CMG Rated versions, both featuring Belden’s unique Banana Peel jacketless construction, which provides fast, easy installation.

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Security and Surveillance CCTV Cables – suitable for a wide range of facility monitoring, security and asset protection applications, including closed-circuit television (CCTV), CCTV plus audio or power, CCTV pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera control, and card reader/sensor systems. Selection includes:

  • Security Coaxial cables, CM FT1 Rated, in Mini RG-59, RG-59, RG-6, RG-11 Types
  • Water-blocked Coaxial cables in RG-59 and RG-6 Types for indoor or outdoor use
  • Composite Coax plus Twisted Pair cables, Siamese configuration, in CM FT1 Rated, CMG-LS FT 4 Rated, and CMP FT6 Rated versions.
  • Coaxial cables for CCTV and Card Reader/Sensor applications, CMP FT6 Rated
  • CCTV Fixed and PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) UTP Camera cables, CM FT1 or CMR FT4 Rated, with PVC jackets
  • CCTV Fixed and PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) UTP Camera cables, CMP FT6 Rated, with Flamarrest jackets

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Banana Peel PTZ Composite Cables – consisting of RG-59/U coax, twisted pair and multi-conductor cables, are ideal for CCTV plus audio or power, and PTZ CCTV camera control applications. Available in CMR/CMG FT4 Rated and CMP FT6 Rated versions. All feature Belden’s unique Banana Peel jacketless construction, which provides fast, easy installation.

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UTP CCTV Surveillance Cables – suitable for UTP-CCTV, PTZ cameras, video over twisted pairs, 110BaseTX, AES/EBU, digital video, and Gigabit Ethernet applications. Selection includes: Composite Unshielded Multi-conductor Category 5e cables in round or Siamese construction and in CMR/CMG FT4 and CMP Rated versions Unshielded Twisted Pair Category 5e and Cat 6 cables in CM FT1 Rated, CMR Rated, or CMP FT6 Rated versions.

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Fire Alarm Cables – approved by NEC/CEC and California State Fire Marshall for commercial fire alarms, monitoring and detection systems, audio, control and notification circuits. Selection includes:

  • Unshielded, Power-Limited Multi-conductor, FPLR/CMG FT4 Rated
  • Shielded, Power-Limited Multi-conductor, FPLR/CMG FT4 Rated
  • Unshielded or Shielded, Power-Limited/Mid-Capacitance Multi-conductor, FPL Rated, for addressable fire systems, data, audio, control and notification circuits
  • Unshielded or Shielded, Non-Power-Limited Multi-conductor Signaling cables, NPLF Rated (non-conduit per NEC)
  • Unshielded or Shielded, Plenum Rated, Power-Limited Multi-conductor, FPLP Rated
  • Unshielded or Shielded, Plenum Rated, Power-Limited/Mid-Capacitance Multi-conductor, FPLP Rated, for addressable fire systems, data, control and notification circuits

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Safe-T-Line Circuit Integrity in Conduit (CIC) Cables – fully meet the NEC’s 2-Hour Fire Alarm Survivability requirements in ½-inch conduits. Our CIC cable is made with a flame-retardant silicone rubber insulation and low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) jacket to ensure continuous operation of a building’s EVAC (Emergency Voice-Alarm Communications) systems in the event of fire, allowing occupants time to evacuate. CIC cables provide an effective, economical alternative to making structural modifications, and offer easier installation than expensive, labor-intensive mineral insulated (MI) cables. Our selection includes FPLR-CIC Rated Unshielded and Shielded Multi-conductor cables.

Safe-T-Line Circuit Integrity (CI) Cables – fully meet the NEC’s 2-Hour Fire Alarm Survivability requirements in ½-inch conduits. Our CI cable is made with a flame-retardant silicone rubber insulation and low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) jacket to ensure continuous operation of a building’s EVAC (Emergency Voice-Alarm Communications) systems in the event of fire, allowing occupants time to evacuate. CI cables provide an effective, economical alternative to making structural modifications, and offer easier installation than expensive, labor-intensive mineral insulated (MI) cables. Our selection includes FPLR-CI Rated Unshielded and Shielded Multi-conductor cables.

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Cables for HVAC Systems

Thermostat and Control Cable – Overall Shielded Twisted Pairs in stranded or solid conductor versions, available in CMR/CMG FT 4 Rated and CMP FT6 Rated versions.

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Cables for Communications Systems

Audio Cable for Nurse Call Stations – suitable for nurse call stations, annunciators, paging and other voice systems. Available in Unshielded Pairs or Multi-conductor, CM Rated or CMP Rated.

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Cables for Audio Systems


Audio Cables – suitable for commercial sound/audio systems such as intercom and public address systems and fire alarm systems (Red only). Selection includes:

  • Shielded Multi-conductor (solid or stranded conductors), CMR/CMG FT4 or CL3R Rated
  • Unshielded Multi-conductor (solid or stranded conductors), CMP FT6 or CL2P Rated
  • Shielded Multi-conductor (solid or stranded conductors), CMP FT6 or CL2P Rated
  • Shielded Multi-conductor (stranded conductors), CMP FT6 Rated, for pro audio, intercom and security systems

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Speaker Cables – suitable for commercial sound/audio systems such as intercom and public address systems, security systems, power-limited controls and single-line telephones. Selection includes: Unshielded Multi-conductor, CMR/CMG FT4 or CL3R Rated High Strand Unshielded High-Flex and High-Purity Multi-conductor, CM, CL3 or CL2 Rated.

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Cables for Video Systems

Coaxial Cables – suitable for CATV and MATV applications, commercial or Schlage Systems are available in CM FT1 Rated and CMP FT6 Rated versions with various shielding and jacketing options. Limited Combustible Coax cables (FHC 25/50 CMP Rated) are available in RG-59/U and RG-6/U Types and are well-suited for CCTV and video security applications

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New Generation Packaging Options Belden UnReel Dispenser – Several of our New Generation cable products are available in Belden’s UnReel cardboard dispenser. The UnReel Dispenser is an economical, lightweight package and dispensing system that comes complete with carrying handle for easy handling at job sites. UnReel cables pay out smoothly and evenly, without kinking, speeding up installation and saving time and labor compared to spooled cables.

Belcoil Package – Several of our New Generation cable products are available in Belden’s convenient and easy-to-use, Belcoil package. These revolutionary, densely-packed coiled packages assure uniform pallet loading, space efficiency on shelves or trucks, easy tangle-free dispensing, less waste and clean-up.