Residential Home Wiring Guide


Whether you are transforming your living room into a sensory experience with sound that moves all around you, or want to play your favorite music throughout your home from the indoors to the outdoors, adding the right structured wiring can eliminate the need to have equipment all over your home. Structured wiring is the communications infrastructure within a home, that provides a pathway for data, phone, and TV signals. The advantages of structured wiring include network speed, configurability, ability to troubleshoot, and consistent signal quality.

Whether you are building a new home, embarking on a remodel or a retrofit. The great news is, structured wiring can be installed while a home is under construction, retrofitted during a remodel or added on its own. Wires can be routed through attic and in walls for a complete custom look. And when necessary, wire and cables can be ran along the exterior of a structure when properly secured and/or protected in conduit.

Wiring is a critical component when setting up a home systems integration, therefore since every home is unique, it must be wired in a manner that best suits your needs today and in the future. With this in mind, we offer a home wiring guide that will explain what to look for in structured wiring systems and networking panels.

Home Wiring



Linked throughout by structured wiring systems, fully connected homes integrate cable TV, home automation, home security, satellite feeds, audio/video systems, computers, Internet, multiple phone lines, and more to provide convenient control over the entire home…

How to Build a Structured Wiring System

Structured wiring forms the backbone of any home. Structured wiring 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 including the distribution of video, voice and data signals.

Depending on the signals you plan to distributed 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
  • It organizes the wiring and provides serviceable termination points
  • It provides easy access for upgrades
  • It 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
Structured Wiring Network Panel
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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 and going back after the fact to rip into walls and ceilings for future installations.