Low Voltage Pre-Wire

Entertainment comes in many forms, but the most popular these days is high fidelity audio and video, often streamed from one place to another. This may be over the internet or just around your own home, but whichever one it is, there are best practices to consider and follow.

A large proportion of audio and video devices can now work wirelessly, but the fastest and most reliable data transfer occurs over wire. This doesn’t only apply to internet connections, as speakers and other devices can be connected wirelessly too.

If you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, going through a pre-wire process is essential. Making sure all the internal locations have access to connections that may travel the length of the home through walls and under floors is easier to do when the isn’t fully ready – if you have to tear up floor coverings or wallpaper to connect your kit, it might not be the best way to impress anyone else who lives with you!

Installing low voltage wiring such as CAT5 and CAT6 cabling or speaker wires will make your home look tidier and much more effective in use.

We offer a full audio video consulting service to help you design the most elegant way to pre-wire your home and set up all your equipment in the most functional places. We can help with all kinds of connections and systems, including determining the optimum speaker position for effective audio reproduction.

Being able to connect multiple speakers to a Blu-Ray player and a wall-mounted big-screen TV without having trailing cables everywhere is just one of the benefits of taking the time to pre-plan how everything will connect together.

Having high-speed internet access over a wired connection will keep the data transfer stable and enhance the quality of whatever you are viewing or listening to. WiFi signals are strong enough for most things, but should you need to stream a very high definition video at the same time that someone else is using the connection, a wired system is preferred purely for the data transfer rates.

To enquire about our consulting service, please get in touch to let us help you with your audio and video projects.

Here are some simple things to consider:

  • Will you want music around the house?
  • Will you have a computer or more than one computer?
  • Will you have TV via antennae, cable, satellite or all of these?
  • Will you want room-to-room control?
  • Will there be adequate telephone jacks?
  • Will there be a home theater? With surround sound?
  • Is paging, door answering a consideration?
  • Would you prefer one set of controls for lighting, temperature, music, video, etc.?

Lots of decisions to be made. However, these decisions are typically not high on the priority list of a new home owner during the early stages of building a home. Thinking about the modern conveniences of home electronics is sometimes put off until it is too late or at the very least much more costly. If you examine a few of your preferences before the drywall goes up, your electronic “after life” can be a lot more fulfilling.

Pre-wire for today and the Future

The Possibilities

Most people’s thoughts on home electronics are limited by their knowledge of what is possible. Here are a few thought-provoking possibilities:

  • Different Music in Every Room
  • Answer the Door from the Phone
  • Mute Music when Phone or Chimes Ring
  • One Set of Controls…That’s Really Cool
  • Keep an Eye on the House
  • Great Video and Better Sound
  • Share the Home Theater with the Rest of the House

Pre Wiring Your New House

Most builders are not electronic specialists. They certainly know more about home construction than about home systems. That is why you will need to be persistent in most cases to get what you want. Many builders focus only on TV and telephone outlets and their placement. You may need to make sure you are getting all that you need and want.

TV & Telephone Wiring Outlets

TV and telephone outlets should be home run to a central location (that is, each wire should terminate at a common central point). This facilitates easier changes in the future and provides the purest signal quality.

Wiring for a Houston Custom Installers smart home is simple and straightforward. Commonly available wiring is used. Houston Custom Installers commitment to open design gives you many choices for equipment connection.

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