A home installer needs to have a large toolbox including standard screwdrivers, a hammer, wire cutters, coaxial cable strippers, RJ-45 crimping tool, RG-59 and RG-6 connectors, BCN connectors, an F crimp, cable organization belts, adhesive tape, a portable rotary cutting tool, a tape measure, punch down tool, zip ties, a cordless drill, labeling strips and a permanent marker. If the installer will be working with a computerized system then a few extra tools will be necessary; an anti static wrist band, multi-size wire stripper, and possibly a thin snaking camera for interior wall installs.
Home entertainment system installers also need a few indelibles. They need to have excellent vision and great sound sense so that installed products are left running their absolute best. Excellent communication skills and a clean cut appearance are also highly valued.