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Use in wall rated speaker cables. 16 gauge would be adequate, for distributed audio.
Run category cables to keypad locations. Be gentle with category cables, they're more easily damaged than speaker cables. You'll also need a hardwired LAN, for PCs, receivers, media servers, Access Points, and TVs.
Run speaker cables for every conceivable future zone, e.g. garage, powder rooms.
Your local electric supply house carries cables, if you can't wait for online purchase delivery.
If buying cable locally, buy more than you need, and make sure you can return the extra.
You may not have power at the job site, for your drill. Recruit some friends to help, will cut the install time by 75% if more than 1 person.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. -Buddha
Give a monkey a brain and he'll swear he's the center of the universe. -Fishbone