Awesome jobs. Everytime I see a wiring like that, I don't want to continue this project anymore. LOL. I'm hoping guys that you're going to help me.
Hehe, what are you worried about?
One thing I did was take this one step at a time. There are 45 different zones (including your doors, windows, glass breaks, motion detectors, washer/dryer monitor, air filter monitor, temp monitors, etc...), three keypads, three sirens, plus a couple relays and switches.
There was a post somewhere about monitoring the garage door and why to do it. My friend's family always has a problem in there house where they leave the garage door open at night. I put some LED's in the house indicating if the doors were open or closed.
Anyways label everything. Nothing will drag you down better than when you go to terminate wiring in your box and you can't find that "kitchen motion sensor" and have to trace it out.
We had some labels fall off during the handling of the cables (especially getting it through conduit to the box. What a pain.
Also, I took things in steps and actually tested all of my magnetic sensors for the doors and windows, glass breaks, and motion sensors at the wiring inside the box when I installed them a long time ago (brought in a 12 volt DC power supply).
Make sure you have your channel listing and any special schematics on hand. I put mine in plastic sleeves so I could just tape them to the wall without them getting damaged.
Get in a comfortable position at the wiring box. I put some boards down to raise myself up about six inches. You are going to be there for a while.
I also had all of my manuals in a book for the motions, glass breaks, anything that was part of the install. This came in handy when I was deciding between powering items off of the Elk or the external power supply I purchased. I was able to quickly add up the current draw for each item (read off the manuals). Of course I should
have done this before the install, but forgot