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Old 08-01-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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My home had a security system from a previous owner. I've removed the motion sensors from various points on walls, leaving the in-wall wiring exposed.

What's the best way to conceal the wires that fed the motion sensors?

I was thinking of electrical tape + wire nuts on the wire ends, but was wondering if something like a plastic screw cap was made for wiring--leaving only the screw cap visible, flush with the wall. I'd like to leave the wires accessible to a future owner that may want to wire a security system, but I'd like the connections to be masked as well as nicely possible.

Thoughts? Thanks.

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I would not worry about leaving the wires for a future system, most new security systems are wireless.

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Well if you want to leave the wire in place, there are low voltage "boxes" which are open back. The wire could be pushed back into the wall and secured to these boxes, then a blank plate wold cover the box.
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Push back into the wall, then use a little white paint-able caulk to close up the small hole where the wire came through. Do not have to do anything to them, other than make sure disconnected on other end from the box. If this system was installed well after the structure was built, you should be able to just pull them completely out of the wall.
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All - Thanks for the replies. I know nothing about electrical systems, so thanks for the input. I do not trust myself to wire a box or make the hole in the wall needed to do so; I did not know that most security systems were wireless these days (makes sense though, tis the age); and I believe I can manage to caulk a less-than-a-quarter-sized hole. Thanks!
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If the hole is larger than your pinky tip, use Spackle to close up. Anything larger that needs a piece of drywall tape, will need to be repaired with compound & fiberglass tape.

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