Carol® Brand

Carol offers as broad an offering as anyone in the industry. Our Alarm and Security options make it easier to specify and sell the right cables for every application in this ever-growing market.

There are seven basic areas where alarm and security cables are used. General Cable has the right product to serve every application, including:

  • Access Control
  • Video Surveillance/CCTV
  • Component Video
  • Lighting Control & Touch Panel Systems
  • Fire Alarm and Life Safety
  • Home Theater and Burglar Alarms
  • Data Communications

Our alarm and security cables offer solutions in all these major security applications markets, including:

  • Commercial Buildings
  • Residential Housing
  • Business and Office Campus Environments
  • Public Stadiums and Arenas
  • Airport, Train, Bus and Other Transportation Hubs
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities

Whatever the security application need calls for, General Cable has a cable that delivers the performance you demand.


  • Carol Brand TRU-Mark Footage Marking System

    Make sure you're cutting the right amount of cable – and know how much is left on the roll – with the Carol® Brand TRU-Mark® Footage Marking System from General Cable.


  • Carol Brand EXZEL LSZH Cables

    In response to environmental concern surrounding the burning of halogens, General Cable offers its Carol® Brand EXZEL™ Low-Smoke, Zero-Halogen (LSZH) line of electronic cables.


  • Carol® Brand Quick Reference Applications Guide

    General Cable manufactures the most comprehensive line of Carol® Brand Electronic Cables available today for signal & data transmission, security, fire alarm & life safety, sound and audio/video & home entertainment.

  • Carolprene® with 17 FREE® Jacketed Type SOOW Line Card

    600 Volt, UL/c(UL) Portable Cord line card listing features, benefits, applications and catalog numbers.

  • EXZEL LSZH Cable Solutions

    Within this white paper, General Cable will discuss the benefits and characteristics of Low-Smoke, Zero-Halogen (LSZH) cables over PVC jacketed cables, and the advantages of EXZEL™ FR-LSZH cables over similar PVC product offerings.

  • EXZEL High-Endurance Cabling

    General Cable's new EXZEL High-Endurance Electronic Cables are engineered for extreme environments where unparalleled performance is critical and cable failures are not an option. An exceptional choice that offers complete peace of mind, this new cabling line exzels in applications where oil, liquids, vapors or other substances can attack the jacketing of conventional "round gray" PVC electronic cables.

  • Voltage Drop: Picking the Right Cable for the Long Run

    By selecting a cable with the correct voltage drop characteristics, you will optimize the operation of your connected equipment, increase your efficiencies and prevent equipment damage.

  • Carol® Brand Alarm & Security Cables Featuring TRU‐Mark® PDF

    TRU-Mark® is available on access control, fire alarm and life safety, home theater and burglar alarms 22 to 12 AWG, and all conductor cables.

  • Carol® Brand Portable Cord with TRU-Mark Flier

    TRU-Mark® is available on all circuit sizes of SOOW and SJOOW, including Super Vu-Tron® Supreme and Super Vu-Tron® III 18 to 10 AWG, 2-, 3-, or 4-conductor cables.

  • Effects of Cold Ambient Temperatures on Rubber Type W versus Plastic Type PPE

    For the production engineer and installer seeking the best quality temporary power cable product that will perform under all the demanding conditions required for entertainment and stage applications as well as critical portable power applications, the clear choice is Carol® Brand Super Vu-Tron® Type W Extra-Flex rubber cables, as well as our Type SC cables.