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Services - Wired or Wireless

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
  • Faster 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
  • Smaller keypad / matching keypads / keypad options
  • All components are wired to the utility room where brains of the system are harder to find
  • a communication device is in a separate location
  • The way the system communicates with monitoring can be “wireless” with cellular.
  • Wireless Sensors can be added to a wired system.

Wireless vs Wired Camera systems


  • 95% of wireless cameras only transmit the video Wireless.  Still needs to be plugged into a power outlet.  The 5% with batteries last up to 3 months then needs to be replaced.  
  • Typically not as astatically pleasing and made of Plastic
  • Recorded video is generally in the cloud and restricted to small video clips.
  • Video Quality can be restricted.
  • Can not view on a TV
  • Monthly fees typically associated with wireless camera apps and storage
  • Easier to be hacked.


  • More astatically pleasing camera options and made of metal
  • Powered from the camera system
  • Recorded video is on a local hard drive and can record motion or 24/7
  • Can view on a TV in large High-Quality format
  • Video Quality can be expanded as better resolution cameras come out.
  • No Monthly fees with the app.
  • No wireless signal hacking