Here is a home theater being prepared with Rough-In Speaker brackets for Left, Right and Center in Cupertino, CA. Also, the Conduit is for future HDMI, Ethernet and any other wire you want to place behind the TV. If you notice there is a pass through from left to right so equipment can be setup in either side of cabinets that will ultimately be there. LED TV will be installed at confluence of orange conduit in middle of wall between speakers.
Here is a picture of Fiber Optic cable brought directly to the customers home from AT&T. I had to move the Telco closet which included all Ethernet and Coax in weather exposed telco panel. The move of the panel ended up in the Garage where the customer could then install his Cable Modem and Switch.
Here is an example of a customer who needed to have their TV on a wall in the kitchen that was not your typical wall. The ‘strong wall’ Continue reading
Here we are in an interesting home in Monterey, CA that needed structured wire, whole house audio and 8 zones for security cameras. Continue reading
The owner of this home wanted ability to have internet and TV in the closet organizer of his home in master bedroom.We provided 1 structured wire (combo4 or 2 Ethernet and 2 Coax) inside the closet organizer and here is the results. Now the customer can connect his HD Tivo to comcast with a small Flat Panel TV inside of closet with the ability to close the closet doors to hide TV as per his wifes request!
This customer had a kitchen remodel happening and decided to add 12 zones of structured wire while the kitchen was opened up (no wall, just studs). The picture shows the first floor with structured wire (blue wire) moving up one wall up through first floor ceiling into a closet in a second floor room. We located the panel in the room above the kitchen for ease of getting all wire throughout the home. I will post more pictures of this retrofit prewire shortly.
Note: Blue Structured Wire – 2 coax and 2 cat5 in one bundle
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
8 zone structured wire distribution with directv panel.
5.1 plus distributed audio into 3 rooms.