I'd like to place an RFID reader on my front door, and run about 20ft of wire to my Arduino. I was thinking it would make sense to use some spare CAT5 wire for this: simply remove the cap at the end, strip the wires, somehow plug them into a connector that then has female slots, crimp it down in there, and then I could insert the header pins of the RFID reader into this connector.
1) Is it "permissible" (as far as general electronics wiring goes) to have my reader so far away from my controller? 2) What's the best method for accomplishing what I'm trying to do with the wiring at the point of the RFID reader? I didn't want to solder the wires to the reader's header pins, I wanted it to by easily removable in case I change the setup.
I tried searching but I couldn't find a connecter that allowed you to simply insert wires, crimp it down, and basically have an instant ribbon cable of sorts.
Any guidance is appreciated.