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Professional Smart Home Wiring

Structured Smart Home Wiring

When building or remodelling a home, most builders focus on construction basics such as the foundation, plumbing, and electrical system. Unfortunately, many builders ignore the structured wire foundation that supports high-speed network voice, video, and data communications. If you're serious about technology in your home, budget for smart home wiring in your next new home or major remodelling project.

Structured Wiring

Pulling the wires during construction is easy to do, relatively inexpensive, and it doesn't disturb the finished home. Plus, you can roll the cost of structured wire into your home mortgage. You may find the money you spend on wiring more than returned when you sell the home, because homebuyers have started showing their technical savvy. Homes wired for video and networking can have a higher resale value, especially those with high-speed Internet access points.

With wireless phone and data communication becoming so popular, you might think that wiring a home is no longer a high priority. Wireless technology such as cordless phones or 802.11b "Wi-Fi" data communication certainly can be a useful part of a connected home, but wireless technology doesn't make a good foundation. At present, no wireless technology is as secure, fast, or reliable as a good set of wires. It's like the difference between a space heater and a furnace; the space heater's convenient but it doesn't replace the furnace.

Electronic Interiors smart home cabling solution is a complete residential/SOHO (small office/home office) structured cabling system that is wired in a star (or home run) configuration. This system can accommodate additional cables to enable a number of services to be accessed simultaneously or to support new technologies. The wire topology supports whole house audio and video entertainment, security and video monitoring equipment, computer networking, Internet access, multiple phone or fax lines, cable TV and satellite distribution, home office and more. The network centre is a cabinet (similar to a home electrical panel) that would typically be located in a central location in the basement. This cabinet is the central location where external communication services (cable, satellite, phone, security, internet) are distributed to the various communication outlets located throughout the home.

Electronic Interiors uses upgraded communications wiring that transmits much more information at much faster speeds than traditional wiring. Category 5E (CAT 5E) wire is used for the distribution of telephone, ADSL or ISDN Internet signals, and Category 6 (CAT 6) is also used to network computers throughout the home. RG6 (3.0 GIG) coaxial cable is used for the transmission of broadband video and high speed Internet (from Cable TV companies).

The outlets in each room determine which services are available in that room. Without the proper outlets, the high-performance wiring behind the walls is of little value. Electronic Interiors uses modular communication outlets therefore, it is possible to configure each outlet to meet the homeowner's needs, i.e. a phone and cable connection on one outlet in the kitchen and phone, cable and internet on an outlet in the office.