I would like to run wires in anticipation of a future hard-wired security system. However, I have yet to find any information that pulls everything together regarding what is required.
From what I understand 22/4 wire should be run to each window and door where a sensor of some type with be placed. These wires should all be run to a central location where the alarm control panel will be installed (in my case, most likely the basement).
What I have yet to find a solid answer on is what is typically run to the keypads. Do I run cat5/6, or use the same security wire (or both)?
Once I run the wires to each window, where do I leave the wire? Do I just leave a coil of wire stapled to the stud? Should I drill a small hole in the rough window frame, and pull the wire through? If I do drill a hole, where should the hole be positioned?
I guess I'm questioning the workflow more than anything. For instance, do those putting up the sheetrock, installing windows, or those installing the molding around the window typically know how to deal with these wire?
I will not be installing the system for months after we move in, so would prefer not to have cables sticking out of the window frame until the install is complete. Do I have any chance of fishing the wire out if I drill a small hole in a window frame? I'm assuming not, and thinking in would be easiest to just have it pulled through.