Theft Deterrent Ground Assembly


Theft Deterrent Ground Assembly

Copper theft has become a significant problem at many wireless telecommunications sites. Ground bars, conductors and cables are often targeted by thieves, leaving behind a compromised system which is vulnerable to equipment damage and potential downtime.

The Theft Deterrent Ground Assembly (TDSGA) is a unique and cost-effective alternative to using conventional copper bus bars in telecommunications grounding systems. The TDSGA system can be used in place of traditional copper bus bars at all transmission line grounding locations on the tower or in place of external bus bars located at the cable entry ports. Once installed, the TDSGA helps minimize potential differences, limits voltages caused by lightning and provides a path to ground for transient surges.

The TDSGA pole-mount assembly is conveniently mounted on a standard ice bridge post (3.5 inch nominal O.D.) and provides a path to the buried ground ring via a connection to the post. This assembly eliminates the need for a solid copper bus bar, and the connection to the post is concealed below grade. This proven system provides the low-impedance grounding required at telecommunications sites, and eliminates the copper components typically targeted by thieves.

The TDSGA system is also available in wall-mount and universal-mount assemblies, which can be used for any mounting applications and configurations. These assemblies utilize the tower or other mounting structure’s connection to the ground ring to provide equipotential bonding and a low-impedance path to ground.


  • Cost-effective alternative to conventional bus bars in a grounding system
  • Minimizes exposed copper (bus bar and down lead)
  • Designed to minimize voltage potential differences at the tower


The TDSGA is a unique and cost-effective alternative to using conventional bus bars in a grounding system.

More Information

Part Number
TDSGABC14 Flange Mounting Assembly
TDSGAPC14 Post Mounting Assembly
TDSGAWB17 Wall Bracket Mounting Assembly
TDSGAPA14 Pole Mounting Assembly
TDSGAS Assembly Spacer
TDSGAP Pole Spacer
TDSGAWB Aluminum Wall Bracket


Theft Deterrent Ground Assembly (TDSGA)