Home, Residential, electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Home Hi-Tech Infrastructure Facts

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates almost 80% of home builders are now installing structured wiring for entertainment and data. However, some homes need this wiring installed or upgraded. Many electrical services companies are skilled and experienced in this field, so consider them for the hi-tech infrastructure for your home.

All-In-One Wiring Panels Help Make Homes Smart

Structured wiring panels contain cables from service providers and a home’s internal wiring, acting as the distribution center of their signals. Also housed are plug-in patch connections for network Ethernet cables, telephony, data, coaxial video cable splitters, audio & video, security, environment control, and surge protection. These All-In-One Wiring Panels help make automation possible through centralization, making your home smarter.

New Sensors Enable the Internet of Things (IoT)

Sensors are playing an integral part in the growth of IoT in homes. Wireless devices with sensors can gather data regarding motion, temperature, sunlight, humidity, etc. for automating a home’s environment control. Lighting can be programmed for activation and deactivation based on resident needs. Security systems can also be augmented with sensors.

Structured Wiring is Essential

In spite of the rapid improvement of wireless technology, Category 6 Ethernet cabling and RG6 coaxial cable for video and speaker audio wiring should be installed as part of a complete structured wiring package for new homes and upgrades. High-performance wired networks will be necessary for the delivery of HD video and handling 4K or Ultra HD over connected Smart TV entertainment systems. Structured wiring infrastructure can better withstand interference and is capable of providing Power over Ethernet (PoE) to a growing number of devices.

Wireless is not a Total Solution

Wireless networking is now a standard feature in most homes, but it is not a total solution. High-speed Ethernet cabling and coaxial cable for video and audio are much more reliable. Wireless networks are more vulnerable to interference and bottlenecks which slow internet access. Homes that have sound structured wiring will be able to support multiple users simultaneously over a network. Wired networks are needed to support the rapid growth of streaming video provided by services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, which is projected to consume 80% of internet bandwidth by 2020.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs. For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. They will be very glad to help you.