Low voltage wiring is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. That’s because today’s homeowners are hungry for technology. They have come to expect high-speed Internet and multipoint access to their devices, entertainment, and home control functions. What’s unfortunate, is that homes without this basic infrastructure are obsolete before the drywall is hung. For those planning a home remodel, proper wiring is an essential first phase.
It enables you to install home systems and configure home technology and smart devices so they can all communicate with each other. The best time install low voltage wiring in a home is while remodeling. For example, if you are adding on an addition, redoing a kitchen or bedroom, or repurposing an existing space, it is an opportunity to install the proper wiring while the walls are open. It will save both time and money.
Not sure you need it? Consider this: with more and more Wi-Fi devices being introduced to the home, it means that a home’s wireless signal will only continue to degrade. Put simply, interference from electrical devices inside the home or a neighbors’ Wi-Fi network are all things that contribute to it being generally less reliable than a wired network.
While an all-wireless configuration seems simple, low-voltage wire is still critical to a home’s infrastructure no matter how you look at it. Not only is the security of home data better on a wired backbone, Wi-Fi is also subject to a lot more interference than a wired connection. Ethernet is faster than Wi-Fi; there’s no getting around that fact.
Because wired speeds will always be greater than wireless speeds, it only makes sense to consider how adding the right wire during the remodeling phase not only adds value to the home, but also several advantages. With this in mind, we offer some insight.