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Making a Smart Home From the Ground Up

Posted by Create Automation on 9/26/2014

One of the key benefits of investing in technology is that it brings about innovation that is almost always an improvement over the current technology. What is regarded as the de facto standard today could be obsolete technology within a week. That’s how fast technology has been moving ahead in certain disciplines. Home automation is one of them. And that means that homeowners should make sure that the wiring and connections in their homes are capable of handling home automation and of delivering modern telecommunications and entertainment. For the latest in audio technology and home cinema systems, then be sure to visit out designated webpages today!

Whether you are building a brand new home or renovating an existing one, there is one quintessential element that must be present in order to assure your home will have some form of automation access available to it. This vital component is the high-speed Ethernet wiring system. This component is vital in ensuring high-speed broadband services. People who are in the process of building a brand new home have an advantage. They can get a head start on making a home a smart-home.

The best time to install Ethernet wiring is when a home is being constructed. This saves the homeowner both time and money in the long run because Ethernet wiring can be done at the same time as other services such as electrical wiring and plumbing; basically before the drywall or concrete wall goes up. Compliance is absolutely crucial here, if the Ethernet wire does not comply with the latest wiring code it may prove to be a costly choice. Should any issues arise, homeowners might be faced with the prospect of tearing down the wall to solve the problem.

As an absolute minimum, it is recommended that homeowners install what is known as Cat 5 cable that is star-wired. There needs to be sufficient outlets for Cat 5 in practically every room where people can converge and gather. This includes the living room, dinning room (if needed), all the bedrooms, lounge, study and even an outdoor jack on the porch. RF video distribution cables need to be a minimum specification of tri-Shield RG6 Coax.

As homeowners there are a few things that you will need to know to make sure your home can become a smart home. This is information you need to convey to the builder so that he can implement it in the home design as he is responsible for the making sure the setup is as per the telecommunication provider’s requirements. This following steps need to be taken:

· Digging a trench. This trench will then be used to lay the underground pipe. Later on this trench needs to go through inspection and undergo aerial installations as per the network provider’s requirements.

· Installation of the lead-in pipe. This is very crucial. The trench must be sufficiently dug and everything must be laid out promptly for a smooth installation.

· Feeding of the pipe through the external wall of the home. The walls needs to be secured and firmly grounded so as to ensure they are weather tight. Any leaks or cracks can lead the outside weather be it cold or hot into the walls thereby affecting the wiring system.

· A home distributor, patch panel, and cords.

· Two AC power outlets for UPS and surge protection.

· All internal and external wiring needs to be in strict compliance with code

The above information is not intended to confuse the readers or viewers, rather to provide them with the data they need to get a basic smart-home foundation laid down at the most appropriate and convenient time. Any home can become a smart home but it would require demolishing the existing structure in some cases. With new homes, homeowners can wire their home as they see fit while it is still in its developmental stages and later on reap the benefits of home automation.