Building a New Home? Why You Should Wire for Networking

Watch any video advertising about technology today, and you’ll get a singular message: the future is wireless. Truly, you won’t see wires anywhere in commercials from Apple, Google, Microsoft and the rest. They’re ugly and they look cluttered, so let’s innovate ourselves away from them, right?

No. At least, not yet. Sure, the tech gurus have a point that visible, cluttered wires are no one’s idea of luxury. And yes, wireless technology has made major strides in the last decade. But wired networking is still far and away the better choice.

If you’re building a new home, you should wire it thoroughly for networking. Here are a few reasons why.

Follow Their Walk, Not Their Talk

Yes, tech companies have removed wires from their advertising. But if you could peer inside the walls at any of those companies’ headquarters, you know what you’d find? Wires. Gobs and gobs of them.

That’s because they know what we know: wired networking is still the most efficient and reliable option, and it will be for years to come.

You need the most bandwidth possible. Wireless may be sufficient for that standard def video on your phone, but soon you’ll want to push 4K or even 8K streaming to your TV. Can your wireless network handle the strain? Doubtful. You need a wired connection.

Building In Wired Networking Fixes the Clutter

When you build wired networking in from the ground up, you can fix one of the biggest drawbacks to wires: clutter. The reason most people’s wires look terrible is that they aren’t built in. They’re strewn across desks or emerging from uncovered walls. When you build in wired networking, you can run it through the walls, dropping out connection points strategically— only where they’re both needed and out of sight.

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If you’re ready to build and want to explore wiring for networking, the Experience Audio Video team is here to help. Let’s get started today with a free consultation.

 


3 New Construction Audio Visual Solutions

Whether you are a developer building single-family homes or a homeowner building your new home from the ground up, audio-visual components should be considered early on in the construction process whenever possible.

These days, you can incorporate technology into your home with smart home systems, multi-room music systems, and other systems that can help improve everyday life. And when it comes to new construction, audio-visual solutions can be installed at just the right time, saving you from spending resources and money rewiring or reformatting your home’s existing setup.

When you have the option of installing audio video systems in a new construction home ahead of time, these are three solutions to consider.

  1. Home theater

If you want a dedicated room in your house to be a theater, it’s best to decide which room that will be as early as possible so that you can have all audio-visual components installed, in addition to any specialized carpeting or sound buffering wall covers.

  1. Multi-room music

You have the option of using wireless or wired speakers to set up a multi-room music system in your home, and each has its own benefits. Wireless speakers can be moved and adjusted whenever you want, but they don’t have the same reliability and quality as most wired speakers. Have your contractor work with a residential audio-visual specialist to plan out the best way to accommodate speakers before walls have been installed.

  1. Automated lighting

You can hook up your lights to a home automation system to be able to adjust them from wherever you are; some systems even allow you to have lighting presets based on mood or activity. But your lights will need to be connected, which is much easier when electricians and audio-visual installers can work at the same time, together.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@experienceaudiovideo.com for a Free Consultation.