Structured Wiring
Structured Wiring

Structured wiring is a general term that refers to a whole-house network of audio, video, data, telephone, television, home automation or security signals. The wiring begins with a structured networking panel (SNP), which accepts cables from outside providers and distributes the signals directly to each room in your home. These direct lines are called “home runs” and they ensure the strongest possible connection and signal to each of your electronic devices. Read more on our blog posts

Structured wiring can be installed while a home is under construction, retrofitted during a remodel or added on its own. This buying guide will explain what to look for in structured wiring systems and networking panels, so you can feel confident you’ll receive the highest level of performance from your electronics.  Monarc Technology is the expert on structured wiring and has the experience and knowledge to offer you the finest design at the most competitive price.

Linked throughout by structured wiring systems, fully connected homes integrate cable TV, home automation, home security, satellite feeds, audio/video systems, computers, Internet, multiple phone lines, and more to provide convenient control over the entire home environment. Built for today with an eye toward tomorrow, these structured media panel systems enable you to fully maximize the capabilities of home devices and systems, and help them run together more efficiently.

In plain words, structured wiring is an organized structured cable distribution panel centrally located which gives a home owner or servicers an easier, more intuitive manner from which to manage the low voltage communication services within a house.

The system can be thought of as the “brains” of the home. The cables originate at a central distribution panel (pictured left). From here, each cable branches to devices or outlet jacks throughout the home. Outlets typically have a combination of jacks, although sometimes are just single jacks, to allow maximum flexibility as future needs change and for connecting different devices in the home.

All of the outside services, the telephone company, cable company, Internet broadband services, any satellite, or off-air antennas, tie into this distribution panel allowing the homeowner the flexibility to select what services are available at each outlet. A jack used for a phone line today can be easily changed to a computer network jack tomorrow and with the proper module (Cat5 Anyline module pictured below) serve both functions simultaneous.