Many say using zip-ties is asking for problems. And BICSI prohibits them. But many video surveillance integrators use them regularly. What should you do?
In this note, we contrast and explain the tradeoffs between:
- Zipties (often Nylon)
- Hook and Loop Straps (also called Velcro)
- Cable Lacing (Typically Waxed String)
We also examine why zipties are risky, but still commonly used.