How to prewire your home.

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How To Wire Speakers For Your Home Audio System

Wiring speakers for Home Audio is straight forward.  Before we start, let's make sure we're on the same page about speakers, wire and amps. Stereo Pair - you have two speakers, one for each channel left and right Dual Voice Coil (DVC) - a single speaker that creates a...

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How To Prewire A Smart Home

How To Prewire A Smart Home

Can I Prewire My Own Home? ... How Do I Wire A Surround Sound?Are you thinking about wiring your own Smart Home and Home Theater?  Are you wondering if you can?  Why not!  Pulling the wire is surprisingly simple. The tricky part is designing the prewire layout...

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How To Prewire Distributed Home Audio

How To Prewire Distributed Home Audio

Audio Distribution ( Link to Audio Distribution Page) is pretty straightforward.  You send music from a central device, to speakers all over the home.  Prewiring your audio is usually simple, but there’s a few choices you need to make first. Are You Doing An Intercom...

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How To Prewire Video Distribution

How To Prewire Video Distribution

UPDATED:  June 2023If you're unfamiliar with Video Distribution (sometimes called Media Distribution), I've written a short post for you here so we're on the same page. What Wire Should You Run For Video Distribution? We recommend running (2)Cat6, (1)RG6, and (1)...

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Is Wired Better Than Wireless?

Is Wired Better Than Wireless?

We’re asked all the time if we recommend prewiring a home still with all the advances in wireless technology.  ABSOLUTELY.  The advances in wireless technology are awesome, you can see our ideas on maximizing the latest and greatest wireless technology on...

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How To Prewire Home Security

How To Prewire Home Security

Updated: June 2023 A lot of people prefer wireless security, and it's definitely a simpler solution.  However, in homes larger than 2,500' you can have wireless range issues. At a minimum, you need to wire Security Keypads for power. A Quick Word On 22/4 Security Wire...

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How To Prewire Surround Sound

How To Prewire Surround Sound

A lot of people think a surround sound has to be in their ‘Home Theater.’  Obviously it has to have a surround sound, but there’s lots of places that can benefit from a surround sound. And there’s no reason you can’t have multiple surround sounds in the home. ...

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How To Prewire Surveillance Cameras

How To Prewire Surveillance Cameras

We get asked about wireless cameras a lot.  Remember, wireless Cameras still need a power cable.  Since you’re already running a cable for power, why not pull the camera wire with it. There are two types of Cameras.  IP and Analog. IP cameras are ‘Network’ cameras. ...

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How To Prewire Everything Else

How To Prewire Everything Else

How to wire for the extras Updated: June 2023 There’s a list of items you’ll want to wire that really don’t fit into a category.  Touchscreens, keypads, fireplace controls, etc.  This isn't meant ot be exhaustive, but here's a quick run down of the most common ones we...

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Want To Prewire Your Own Home — We Can Help!

Want To Prewire Your Own Home — We Can Help!

UPDATED:  September 22, 2017 Are you building a home, or remodeling your basement?  Are you thinking about wiring your own Smart Home and Audio/video system, or maybe your Home Theater?  Are you wondering if you can, or if you should?  We can help! But first, let me...

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INTRODUCING OUR DESIGN SERVICE

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