You hear a lot about wireless these days and it is great to have those options in some applications. However, during a building process, you are at a stage with a unique opportunity over what most consumers options are. Going “All Wireless” is not an informed option. Please read below and follow up with questions.
There is a need for both wired and wireless. Any good wireless system starts with wires.
Why you want some wires and not all wireless
Most all devices called “wireless” still need wires ran for power.
More options for equipment
More options for locations
More reliable connection
Frees up the Wi-Fi for tablets and phones
Your Wi-Fi is generated from a wire.
Wired internet / Wireless Internet coverage of your entire home space
Have Wired internet outlets at every TV location to stream video services (Netflix, Hulu).
Also for gaming systems to have a wired connection and not slowing down your Wi-Fi.
One Wi-Fi router from your provider is not enough to cover an entire home / outdoor area
Solution - run wires to 1-2 locations away from the main router. Add 1-2 wireless access points that wire directly into the main router for seamless Wi-Fi reliability throughout your home. Gives you 2-3 locations your Wi-Fi is generated from, covering the entire home space.
Wired vs Wireless Audio Systems
Generally, wireless Speakers still need to be plugged into a power outlet.
They sit on a shelf or counter top taking up space
Speaker options are limited
Outdoor weatherproof options are limited
Bluetooth has a range and is not reliable for home audio.
Recessed in ceiling/wall speakers not taking up counter space
More options for speaker types, brands, and quality
Outdoor Mounted or ground weatherproof options available
Wired speakers use Wi-Fi to control and access music
Wired systems can also add wireless speakers if needed in the future
A sound bar can be added, TV audio can be easily played throughout the rest of the home
Wireless vs Wired Security systems
The door/window/motion sensors are wireless with batteries that last 3-5 years.
Door sensors generally visibly stuck on the outside of the door jamb
Potential for maintenance increases with circuit boards on door sensors
The keypad needs wired and plugged into a power outlet
The keypad has the siren and the communication device built into it.
easier for a burglar to locate and destroy brains/communication of system.
The door/window/motion sensors are wired into power form the system
Door sensors not visible. They are located on the inside of the door jamb
The potential for maintenance is slim with magnetic door sensors and no circuit board