Things that make you go “hmmm…”

While detailed as the "Pipeman" on an Engine Company (assigned to the Hazmat Battalion), we were called to a 2 Story, middle of the group, ordinary construction dwelling for a report of a CO Alarm.  While investigating a small amount of CO, we located a small room that contained the hot water heater and the heater unit.  While standing there as my partner turned off the units, I happen to look up, only to find this…

This peaked my interest.  It seemed that someone "piggybacked" off this fixture and I had time to snap another picture…

To me, it seemed to be a small gauge wire.  Almost looks like a telephone or then, I thought maybe an alarm system.  As we took up, I noticed that the landlord had an after build installed security system.  Walking out, I noticed that the motion detector behind the door did not have a solid light.   If I had to take a guess, the alarm company tied into this source.  Be aware of this and the fact that fire alarm companies may do the same thing.

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