What is structured wiring?
Structured wiring is a generic term used to describe many
different types of residential wiring products currently on
the market. These products all have the same basic
purpose—to efficiently distribute a variety of data signals
throughout your home.
Signal types supported range from
those you are probably familiar with, such as cable
television and telephone, to those you may not be so
familiar with, such as Ethernet computer networks. To give
some more practical (and exciting!) examples, a structured
wiring system is the backbone which will allow you to:
• Play a DVD in one room, and watch it on any other TV in
• Listen to your stereo in any room of your house
• Place video cameras at your front door, in the back yard,
the baby's room and watch the pictures on any TV
• Hook multiple computers up to one internet connection
• Send files between all computers in the house
• Share devices such as computer printers and fax machines
• Have over a dozen different phone lines
• Easily make adjustments to all of these options as your
Say goodbye to a tangled mess of wires and unruly cables.
It's called Structured Wiring. The result is a nice, tidy
little run that stays out of your way, protects individual
wires and keeps the low voltage electronics in your home
humming right along. Peek inside and you might find wiring
for your home computer network, video/audio components,
security alarms, and telephones. Everything comes together
at a central distribution box (a lot like your home's
circuit breaker box).