Technology keeps moving forward. Nearly every day there is a new device on the market, our Internet systems are updated, our phone lines need to be moved or additional lines need to be installed. This can create havoc in your home -you might find your telephone access points are no longer in a convenient location, or you can’t use your TV, phone and Internet without also having to hide a tangled mess of cables from sight. Add an intercom system into the mix and things can get really messy!
In short, in this day and age, you need organised data points that fit into your lifestyle, not the other way around. Also, your current wiring may not be up to date, and may not be able to handle all the new technology available to you.
If that’s the case, you’ll probably need the help of a professional to re-do your wiring.
In the meantime, here are some useful reorganisation tactics to get your home electronics and wiring back in order.
Many phone and Internet connections share a line. If you’re currently using a separate point for each service, streamline your wiring so that your phone and Internet can both be connected at the same time and in the same port. You may even find you never use your home phone anymore in which case you might be a good candidate for what’s known as Naked DSL.
To allow all members of the family to share one Internet connection, you need a router. The router is plugged in at the telephone point, and the signal is then routed throughout your home. With the new lightning-fast cables replacing old copper wiring, any place in your home can be a data point.
A fully wired system provides higher security. Some wireless connections are easily hacked, but with a properly distributed wired system, your data is safe from peering eyes.
In many homes, the home entertainment system is the focal point of the living room. This means plenty of cables in a space where you spend a lot of time. The television, DVD player, stereo and other devices all need power, but they also all need to be protected from sudden power surges. A neat and easy installation solution will get the cables off the floor and into a sleek, streamlined system that can be discreetly tucked behind the unit.
Intercom Systems and Security
Home security is an important factor these days. Fully wired security (linked via your phone line to a monitoring service) and intercom systems are no longer as costly as they were in the past. These systems can now be installed very painlessly into existing homes with the minimum of visible wires. They are also a highly cost-effective way of giving all family members additional peace of mind when entering an empty house.