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Pre-Wiring is essential


What is a pre-wire?

A Pre-wire is what happens when we run all wires for low voltage and technology before the drywall goes up, instead of retrofitting a home system
after the build is complete.


What should we pre-wire for?


Home Automation
Pre-Wiring

Home automation is changing the way we live in our homes. If you think you’d like to make your home smarter in the future, Pre-wiring is a great first step to take.

  • Video Surveillance Cameras

  • Smart Video Doorbells

  • Hidden or Centralized Equipment Location

  • Lighting Controls

  • Smart Door Locks

 
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Audio Pre-Wiring

Audio pre-wiring is the best practice if you want to add music to rooms in the future. You can pre-wire as many rooms as you want, giving you the freedom to install an audio system down the road.

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Network/Wi-Fi Pre-Wiring

Your network can be set up wirelessly using a Mesh, but you will always find a stronger result through a wired system.

  • You won’t have a wireless limit on how much information can be transmitted.

  • Hardwired network design multiplies the level of bandwidth capability.

If reliable device connectivity is a priority in your new home, pre-wiring for data is the only way to make this happen.

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Security Pre-Wiring

Your security system can be installed using wireless methods after the home is built, but you will always have a more reliable result through a wired security system. 

  • Wireless systems need to have all batteries replaced once a year on all devices and contacts.

  • Pre-Wired Security systems have almost no yearly maintenance.

  • You can pre-wire a security system while you build and wait to implement the security monitoring later.

  • Wireless Security systems cost more than a wired security system

 

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Plan for
future Fiber

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Unlike most cities, Austin Texas is a "High Speed" network city and we need to prepare for this during construction if we want to take advantages of these speeds.

 

think about Upgrades

 Austin New Home Prewire

Think ahead by FIRST adding a conduit run from the DMARK or service location to an attic area you can reach after the home is built. THEN add a second conduit from that same attic to your Structured wiring panel.

 

start with 100% wifi Coverage

 Austin Whole Home WiFi Installation

So many smart devices need strong WiFi signals to operate and update properly. We recommend adding a Cat6 network wire to all rooms that you want great performance in. Large homes depend on every room being wired for WiFi.

Building a house is expensive and we understand the urge to cut back on the little things like low voltage. BUT... Adding an additional single wire during pre-construction costs $50. So why not add that extra wifi access point to a room you think may become an office someday? It's a no brainer.


Send your designs and floor plans to:
support@smarterHomesAustin.com
or call Colter directly at 512-949-9299