Bethesda, MD,Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Structured Wiring for Your Smart Home – Part 2

Part 2 will discuss Wiring for Future Proofing and Adding Fiber to Your Home’s Network.

Wiring for Future Proofing

Properly installed structured wiring will be even more important in the future. The stress on wireless networks will rise rapidly due to the growth of IoT devices and video streaming.

Researchers estimate there will be more than 40 billion connected IoT devices, producing more than 75 zettabytes of data by 2025. They believe each U.S. consumer will have about 15 connected devices, and most will be inside their homes.

It will not only be the number of devices that will strain a home’s structured wiring infrastructure. Smart technology is growing more sophisticated, and a home’s wiring infrastructure will need solid engineering.

Internet service providers will also eventually provide 10 Gigabit as a standard service. They will be able to support 8K video, virtual reality, and AI technology. Structured wiring will help ensure 8K video retains ultra-high quality resolution and high-resolution music plays as clearly and crisp as the CD.

Future proofing your home’s structured wiring will help ensure that the demands of future technology will be met in the coming decades.

Adding Fiber to Your Home’s Network

As previously discussed, structured wiring will help ensure your home’s network will be trouble free as an increasing number of bandwidth-intensive applications and technologies are introduced. Many experts say that fiber optic cabling will eventually be needed by homes to support future tech.

The structured wiring of today’s homes can be a combination of standard copper and fiber optic cabling. This hybrid will be able to meet growing bandwidth demands and remain cost-effective. The first step is discussing the technological demands of your home today and what it will be in the future with a licensed electrician experienced in the installation of structured wiring.

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Founded in 1991, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured. Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.