I have a question re: how best to set-up wiring for whole home automation/audio for a new house I am building.
I am planning to add whole home automation and audio, video, networking to house.
The builder requires I use Guardian home technologies for wiring audio.
Guardian only support installing OnQLegrande's LyriQ. I do not want to LyriQ system. I prefer the Control-4 system but could also be talked out of it too.
Guardian plans to install CAT5e to all rooms in house. Pre-wire a Media room for 7.1 audio system I already have.
and pre-wire a 4-zone (4-room) speakers back to an amplified keypad set-up (no equip since not needed except for with Lyriq).
For Control-4 I need audio I think run back from each room also to the central enclosure box to hook into audio amplifier but not sure.
I want to pre-wire as much as possible while under contrction but I do not want to waste money on wiring and I want to make sure I am not boxed into any one system like Lyriq.
Anyone have experience with adding on a Control-4 system into a new home and how best to wire for this?
Would I be best to just have Guardian Run Cat5s and no audio?
If I run large conduits from Enclosure box to attic and from behind fireplace in living room to cut out and in media room to where media equip will go - would that suffice.
I'm really frustrated by this process. Getting a new home and not being able to get what I want for the system I really want. I'd like to minimze Guardian as much as possible but it might not be econimcal to do a bunch of common wiring after the house is built.