14 Zone Structured Wire Panel with Security Cameras in Los Altos

This panel was completed in Los Altos with 14 zones of structured wire (2 coax and 2 ethernet in one bundle) and 3 security cameras. The cameras are modulated so they can  be seen on any television in the house. You can see by the legend below the modulator for cameras as well as the distributed power bus (to power each camera) that is included in the panel.

14 Zone Panel with Security Cameras - mwhomewiring.com

14 Zone Panel with Security Cameras pt 2 - mwhomewiring.com


1. DSL Filter – whole house DSL filter, no need for local filters on phones
2. Telephone Bridge – Bridges all cat5/Ethernet wires for phone
3-6. RJ45 Network distribution Module – Turn on a ethernet port at wall plate by connecting a patch cord from switch to here.
4-10. F type Video Distribution Module – Connect coax to this to make TV live in individual rooms at wall plate. Comcast cable, Dish or DTV
11-12. RJ45 Network Distribution Modules (see above description)
13. 4 Port Coax Splitter – Use to distribute Cable TV to individual rooms
14. 12 Volt Distribution Module – Used to power security cameras with 12 volts via cat 5 wire
15. 6 inch clamp shelf – for extra device that may need to be collocated into panel
16. 8 Port Switch – for internet distribution
17-19. F Type Video Distribution Modules
20. 3 Port RF Modulator – Used to distribute security cameras to all TV’s in the home. Just need to tune to channel setup on modulator to see who is at your front door.

8 zone structured wire panel in process of being terminated.

8 zone structured wire panel in process of being terminated.

Video distribution on left and network/phone on right side.  The right side had three modules, two RJ45 network modules with a POTS phone module in between.   The right side acts as a patch panel to add either internet or phone (depending on if you connect to phone module or Ethernet switch) to the wall plates in each room.  Also, the wires moving off the left side (unterminated) are for 6 security cameras to be installed at a later date once exterior of home is finished. A security camera DVR will be installed on shelf above panel – mwhomewiring.com

8 Zone Low Voltage Structured Wire Panel 50% done - mwhomewiring.com

8 Zone Low Voltage Structured Wire Panel almost complete - mwhomewiring.com

Home Theater Prewire over Fireplace in Saratoga, CA.

Home Theater Prewire with wire over Fireplace.  You can see the front left, right and center retangle speakers in ceiling.  We will be back to this location to trim out the 8 gang wall plate, plus hang the 63 inch Samsung Plasma and install the 7.1 home theater speakers, once the walls are up and painted.

Home Theater Prewire - MW Home Wiring - 408 228-2597

Orange – Conduit for future use
Black wire – Coax and HDMI
Blue Wire – Cat5 / Ethernet wire for Infrared Distribution and Internet to TV
Yellow Wire -Speaker wire for 7.1 audio
8 Gang mud ring

Simple Structured Wire with NO panel in Palo Alto, CA

Customer had home prewired, but contractor just left wire in attic stubbed out of plywood panel.  Customer was on limited budget and did not want to spend on installing a low voltage, structured wire panel, so we went with this approach.

Ready to punch down - MW Home Wiring - 408 228-2597

Complete Termination - MW Home Wiring - 408 228-2597

27 Zone Structured Wire Panel Install in San Jose

New Construction Spec Home with 16 zones of structured wire.  The contractor choose not to add any distributed audio, which was a mistake IMO.  The left shows Video  and Data Distribution with the right side showing Video and Voice Distribution. (in same panel)  A 24 port switch and DSL modem is not show below.

Video and Voice Distribution

Video and Data Distribution

Structured Wire Panel plus Audio Distribution Installation in Gilroy

8 zone structured wire distribution with directv panel.
5.1 plus distributed audio into 3 rooms.