Pre-Wire Your New Home: Plan For The FutureChapter 4: Future ProofingAuthor: David Feller
The hardest part of picking what to pre-wire is making the tradeoffs between what you need the day you move in, what you likely will need over the first 5 or 10 years in the home (technology you are aware of but not installing yet due to budget, time restrictions, etc), and planning for long term upgrades with technology that might not even be invented yet.
What about wireless? The most common question - isn't everything going to be wireless in the future? Anything can be done wirelessly, but with few exceptions, wired is always cheaper, more reliable, more efficient, and easier to get set up and running.
This is the third installment of a multi-part series covering all aspects of low voltage wiring in the home: entertainment, security, automation, and future planning.
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