It’s all wireless now, isn’t it?
I keep hearing this from builders, remodelers, and potential clients all the time.
Why do we still need to run so many wires on a project?
A perfect example was a long time client who was complaining about his network and how slow it seemed to be. He had used someone else for his network as he did not think about it being AV related. I pulled out my phone and ran an app that we use for a quick network evaluation. It showed almost 40 connections on his system, with about half of them being wireless. He was shocked that there were so many connections on his “simple system”.
Wiring is one of the least expensive costs on a project. And it will give you flexibility down the road when you decide to do an upgrade to the system or add a new technology to an existing one.
As the IoT also known as the “Internet of Things” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_things keeps expanding, more and more items in your home will be connected to the internet. Washers and dryers now have internet connections to be able to “phone home” any error codes or service issues they have developed. This way they can contact you to set up a service call. Refrigerators are able to scan items to develop a shopping list for you.
And it goes on and on.
A strong network is the backbone of a modern Smart Home. Home Automation’s latest capabilities exist because of how we can expand a networks capacities.
Wireless has its place, but whenever possible hard wire is still the preferred way to do it.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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