Can I Prewire My Home? … How Do I Prewire Surround Sound?

Are you thinking about prewiring the low voltage for the Smart Home and Audio Video equipment in your home?  Are you wondering if you can?  Why not!  Pulling the wire is surprisingly simple.  The tricky part is designing the prewire layout correctly. 

This is the first post in TYM’s How To Prewire series. We created it to give you the current practices for prewiring the latest technology in your own home. You can do it!  And we’ll be here to help.

When you’re done reading through all these resources you’ll feel like a pro.  I guarantee it!

Even if you don’t prewire your own home, you’ll be confident knowing what to look for with your local AV company, or the electricians who prewire your home.

Prewire Resources

I’ve left links to all the post in the series below.  Be sure to click through and get started.  We update the posts regularly, so you can be confident the information is current. 

But real quick let me tell you about us, so you know who the company is you’re getting your information from.

Oh, The Places We’ve Been

We’ve been at it for 8 years now.  We’ve wired up Manufacturing plants, Restaurants, Medical Office Space, Skilled Nursing Facilities, award-winning custom homes, and hundreds of production homes.  

I’m still not sure why, but at one point we even did a ridiculous number of retrofits in Texas of all places.  Those were HOT! summer days in those attics.  

We’ve had the volume to try and test all the best practices and tricks prewiring low voltage in homes, and we’re happy to share them with you for your own home.

A Few Of Our Favorite Projects

These are a few of our favorite projects.  If you’re still curious about Tym and who we are, this will give you a sneak peek at some of our work.  Who knows?  Maybe your home will be the next big award winner! 

How To Prewire Series

Here you’ll find links to all the blogs we’ve currently posted on prewiring low voltage for your own home.

 

  • Prewire Quick Guide This is a quick guide telling you the best wire to use for each device.  Our guys still use this to keep track of all the options.

  • Is Wired Better Than Wireless? – A lot of people wonder if it’s worth prewiring with the wireless advances.  The short answer is yes, prewire, but here’s a good post on that topic.

  • How To Prewire Video Distribution – Often when we fire up a for the first time, it’s the Video Distribution that clients are most excited about.  Be sure to plan for this in your prewire design.

  • How To Prewire Home Audio – Prewiring your audio is usually simple, but there’s a few choices you need to make first.

  • How To Prewire A Home Theater (Coming Soon)

  • How To Prewire Surround Sound – Surround Sound isn’t just for your ‘Home Theater.’  You can prewire for Surround Sound in your bedroom, the family room, or even the patio!

  • How To Prewire Home Security – Wireless security is popular, but wired systems are still the most reliable. Wireless Cameras still need a power cable.  Since you’re already running a cable for power, why not run a camera wire with it.

  • How To Prewire Surveillance Cameras – Wireless Cameras still need a power cable.  Since you’re already running a cable for power, why not run a camera wire with it.

  • Prewiring For Networks (Coming Soon)

  • Prewiring Everything Else – Prewiring iPad wall mounts, fireplace controls, keypads, and even smart fridges.

Let us know how we can help

Whether you’re looking to prewire your own home, or just want to be confident on the topic, we’re here to help.If you can’t find the answer to something you’re looking for, leave us a message or give us a call.

If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, let us know.  We may well turn it into another blog post.

Be sure to check out our Prewire Design Service when you get a chance.  It gives many of our Clients that extra confidence they want to prewire their own homes.

INTRODUCING OUR PREWIRE DESIGN SERVICE

Professionally designed prewire plans for your dream smart home.

Matt Montgomery, TYM, Salt Lake City, Ut

Matt is a co-founder and lead systems designer for TYM LLC. His smart home and audio/visual designs have won three “Home of the Year Awards” from Electronic House & CE Pro magazine, and two awards from the Consumer Technology Association, including "Home Theater of the Year", and "Custom Smart Home of the Year".

Matt is a golden State fan.