Thomas Carlyle said "Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all."
For security integrators, their tools are crucial to their job. 140 integrator responses to an IPVM survey revealed what brands they preferred for cable termination work, details in this report.
Termination Tools Overview
Termination is a critical part of network cable installation. Specialty tools are used to "punch down" cables to patch panels, or attach network connectors to cables. This needs to be done before the cable can be tested or certified and put into use, which integrators do for the majority of installs.
At a minimum, a tech will usually carry an RJ-45 crimper, a cable jacket stripper, a punchdown tool, and electricians scissors for terminating cables.