Not so long ago, the majority of businesses were wired with little more than AC electrical power lines, a few phone lines, and a few TV cables. Times have changed. Low voltage contractors routinely install low voltage communication cabling for a wide range of smart business systems. Some of the business systems that require prewiring are automation, security, media, audio video servers, phones systems, gate control, intercoms, PC and internet networks, surveillance cameras, driveway vehicle detection, communicating thermostats, motorized window treatments, access control and irrigation systems.
If you’re considering opting out of prewiring based on the wide availability of wireless devices today remember that despite industry pushes toward standardization, many wireless devices still use proprietary communication protocols making them incompatible with other manufacturer’s products. Partly for this reason, most system products are designed with structured wiring in mind. Remember also that prewiring is a permanent upgrade to your business. We at UnityTech take the extra initiative and provide clarity and understanding of our system design with a 2D or 3D model layout for all of our pre-construction low voltage wiring projects.