Whether you are looking to speed up your internet connection or add a new surveillance camera system, you’re going to need the right structured wiring system. In fact, proper wiring of a home can mean the difference of having systems and devices communicate with each other or not. Despite this fact, it is often one of the most overlooked low cost opportunities while building a home. In addition, unless your home was built within the last few years, there will not be much to work with in terms of existing wires and cables. Fortunately, most low voltage systems can be retrofitted.
New Home Versus Retrofit
Much like the electrical wiring in your home carries the voltage you need to power your electronics, a structured wiring system provides a whole-house network of audio, video, data, telephone, home automation components or security signals. With more and more devices in your home connecting to the internet, having a strong wiring infrastructure is more important than ever. The good news is, structured wiring can be installed while a home is under construction, retrofitted during a remodel or added on its own. With the in mind, we offer some guidelines for new construction as well as retrofits below.
Keep in mind, these are general guidelines to help you with your structured wiring system. However, each structure is different and may require additional guidelines.