The 1,000 foot box of Genesis 22-gauge, 4-conductor stranded cabling, serves as a strong selection for users who require a large amount of wiring to install their security systems. Genesis is owned by Resideo, and the company is known for putting out high-quality cables for many purposes.
22-gauge wire (22 AWG) is slightly thinner than 18-gauge wire (18 AWG), which is the standard size for use with alarm systems. We find that 18 AWG offers the best combination of wiring flexibility and maximum recommended run distance. With 22 AWG, users should expect slightly greater flexibility, but slightly decreased run distance. For some users, 22 AWG might represent the best option for their needs.
The other important aspect of this cabling option concerns the fact that it is 4-conductor. This means that the cable has four inner wires for physically completing any necessary connections. There are certain pieces of equipment that will require four wire connections. Some common devices include alarm system keypads and four-wire life-safety devices.
However, most security sensors will only use two-conductor connections. Technically, you can complete a 2-conductor connection with a 4-conductor wire. You would just leave two of the inner wires disconnected and unused. But most uses would just use 2-conductor wire for this case, as the end result will be neater.
The inner wires used with the Genesis cables are built from copper. This material is great for transmitting both data and power, thereby making the cable quite versatile. Each inner wire is individually insulated with a unique color. The colors used include red, black, white and green. Overall, you cannot go wrong with the Genesis Cables from Resideo.
Note: This is unshielded cabling.