Residential Wiring Guide


Home wiring should not be an afterthought. Especially when you consider the amount of technology a home has today. In fact, wiring in a home today is more important than homeowners might think. That’s because homes without this basic infrastructure are obsolete before the drywall is hung. From new homes to existing ones, proper wiring of a home can mean the difference between having systems and smart devices that communicate with each other or not. For example, while an all-wireless configuration seems great, it will cost you bandwidth and that means internet speed!

For those looking enhance their networks, home wiring or structured wiring is what needs to be considered. That’s because structured wiring is the communications infrastructure within a home, that provides a pathway for data, phone, and TV signals. It also provides the advantage of faster network speeds because it allows you to wire your equipment leaving you more bandwidth to stream. From planning to installation for audio and video, home theater, security, surveillance, and home automation with the right wiring in place you can save space.

So, whether you are building a new home or embarking on a retrofit, the good news is, structured wiring can be installed anytime. In fact, you can route wires through the attic and in walls. In addition, wires and cables can be run along the exterior of a home when necessary.

With this in mind, here is a home wiring guide to help you.

Home Wiring



Linked throughout by structured wiring systems, fully connected homes integrate many things. This can include TV, home automation, home security, satellite feeds, audio/video systems, computers, Internet, multiple phone lines, and more. As a result, it provides convenient control over the entire home…

How to Build a Structured Wiring System

Structured wiring forms the backbone of a network. It involves networking all TVs, sound systems, security cameras, data lines, phones and electronic cables through one central hub (structured networking panel). A Structured network panel includes the devices necessary to distribute the signals you need throughout your home to make your video, voice and data signals work.

Depending on the signals you plan to distribute, you can run different types of cables from the structured network panel to different rooms in your home. This typically includes RG6 coax cable for satellite and cable company feeds and CAT6 data cable for phone and Ethernet feeds. And, in some cases it may include fiber optic cable.

Structured Wiring System Benefits:

  • It provides a centralized hub for all wiring
  • Organizes the wiring and provides serviceable termination points
  • Easy access for upgrades
  • Helps to maintain cable or satellite signals at optimum levels to each end point
  • And it helps to future-proof your home for new technologies
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Wiring Services

Shultz Audio Video provides professional, affordable home wiring services for builders and homeowners all over San Diego. Properly pre-wiring your home is one of the best ways to allow for future upgrades and installations.

Future Installations

The correct wiring can eliminate the need to have equipment all over your home. Or having to rip into walls and ceilings for future installations.