If you haven’t figured it out, structured wiring is a primary element of a home technology integration or home automation project. Even without installing automated systems and controls, structured wiring makes sense if all that it is used for is distributing telephone, audio, video, or data networking systems.

Whatever you do, if you’re building a new home, or just remodel, we strongly suggest that you prewire your home. Even if you don’t plan any projects in the near future, the prewiring step is smart. Wiring on a finish home is way more costly and might not even be possible at all.