Smart Home

Were do I get information on the up to date installation of computer and TV
wiring for a new home. I would like to have it set for the next 10-15 years
for expected technical advancements.


As a design professional, I have been sent numerous free magazines over the last ten years which claimed to be "the" authority for network and AV wiring in your home.

Unfortunately, none of these magazines had any solid thinking in them; each was a series of self serving articles promoting expensive and inflexible proprietary wiring systems.

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Right now, we are still wiring most of our houses the old fashioned way with phone and co-axial TV cable throughout the house.

Wireless networks are the most flexible and cost effective way to connect your computers, so I don't see a purpose in running network cables.

It's hard enough to determine what systems you should be installing today, not to mention 10 to 15 years in the future.

With the potential developments of "cloud" computing and streaming video, we may not need any wiring at all one day.

If you really want to be on the safe side, build a home with a basement and an attic for future wiring and bury a 4" conduit in a wall to connect them.

Hope this helps,
David Moore, AIA
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