Structured wiring is a method of providing the communications infrastructure of your home in a well organized, easy to understand, and thorough way to provide a general solution to your present and future needs. Rather than run a coax here, and a Cat 5 there, and another coax somewhere else as you guess at the future needs, the structured approach is to consistently run a full bundle of wire to every significant room. In today's world, many new technologies are becoming available for use in the home. By having a home that is properly wired during the construction phase, you can take advantage of existing technologies, as well as be prepared for the up and coming technologies of tomorrow. Phone, internet, Ethernet, and television jacks must be planned ahead, especially if high-definition television, broadband internet, an advanced phone or intercom system, or home network is being thought of. Proper structured wiring done ahead of time can save a lot of headache and cost down the road.
When structured wiring is utilized in a home, it removes boundaries that would otherwise be present. Centrally located cable modems and network routers give the entire home access to the internet throughout the house, through a connection to the wall or via wireless connection; no more being forced to go to the office to check your e-mail. Structured wiring gives you the option to expand your systems capabilities as the years go on. Adding extra wiring during the construction phase can save you thousands of dollars down the road.