As discussed in Part 1, creating a modern home can be costly because it may require wiring and structural changes, as well as big-ticket purchases for new appliances, electronic devices, and entertainment systems. Fortunately, future proofing can save money. Part 2 of our review will discuss two more methods.
One key feature of smart homes is home automation. Leaders in the field believe that Cat7 Ethernet cable should be installed at every home sensor point. Sensor points include smart switches, presence detectors, thermostat temperature sensors, and water detectors. All can help conserve energy, decreasing utility bills.
Although Cat7 is more costly than Cat6a, it can provide a number of benefits. Cat7 is capable of supplying more electrical power with less drop of voltage. In addition, it is less vulnerable to interference, and each cable of a twisted pair is able to transmit a different type of data.
Leaving Space for the Future
Although technology seems to have a tendency to become smaller and more compact, there are contrasting trends that lead to even larger gadgets and toys. You may still remember the era when a 32-inch television was thought to be gigantic. Nowadays, a 70-inch screen is becoming commonplace hanging from living room walls. As a virtual, immersive experience is on the horizon, perhaps it is the size of a wall itself that will become the standard.
Physical room will also be needed to utilize future entertainment technology. Growing in popularity, virtual reality requires space to participate. There are experiences that will require movements such as walking, dancing, and jumping, and so more space will be needed where the television is located.
When reviewing the floor plans for structured wiring for a new home or a remodel, ensure there is adequate space available in anticipation of future needs. This will save time and money when new equipment and their supporting cables and wires are installed.
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• Standby Generator Installation
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• Structured Cabling
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