Interesting Interpretation of Wiring Standards

Sydney Australia

We have a client with many offices around the world, this one is in Australia, and we obviously could not undertake the installation. Call-outs could be challenging!

Here are a couple of PAC door controllers, using a less than conventional cable for the connections to the terminal blocks.

This is in fact speaker wire and unsurprisingly, there were “issues” with the site. We had sent them a useful manual, advising on all aspects of PAC installation, including choice of cable and orientation within the enclosure. Perhaps they did not read it!!

We offered the necessary long distance guidance and with a major rewire, all is now well.

Before and after Mikki

Before Mikki

This is an example of before and after Mikki Tiamo has been to a job.

This is what we, at Access-Ability like to leave our jobs like after we’ve finished.

Mikki doesn’t like, poorly designed server cabinets and racks, be they large or small.

Mikki doesn’t like, cabinets and racks with wires which look like spaghetti. Wiring all over the place.

Mikki doesn’t like, when she turns up for jobs and the server cabinet looks like it’s been put together in the dark by someone wearing mittens.

Mikki does like, spending 10-20 minutes re-arranging things.

Mikki does like, making cabinets look aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

and most of all…

Mikki does like, making cabinets and racks easier to work on. Whether that be for Mikki, another Access-Ability engineer, an engineer from another company, or even the customer themselves.


This is the latest before and after Mikki cabinet. She says it’s not perfect but it’s much better than when she first saw this cabinet.

Before Mikki

Before Mikki


After Mikki

After Mikki

Explosion at a Spaghetti Factory!!

Another challenge for Barry!

This Videx Century One intercom system has been in for many years, installed by others, we might add. Now we have to make some modifications to meet the client’s new requirements.

As the tech support engineer at Videx said, “good luck with that” when he saw the photograph. This is one of those classic poke and hope scenarios, where you endeavour not to make it worse as soon as you touch it.

We are happy to report that all is now working,  but unfortunately, we have not been instructed to sort the mess out properly, so  let’s hope it continues to work.