Around the world, the growth of smart home devices is strong. According to recent research, the global market for smart home appliances — which was estimated at US$28.6 billion in the year 2020 — is projected to reach a revised size of US$78.7 billion by 2027.
From thermostats to blinds to lights, these devices are finding their way into smart homes and smart offices of all sizes and in all locations. They can put a lot of pressure on your Wi-Fi network, clogging up your bandwidth and slowing down your browsing ability.
In the wake of this rapidly growing smart device adoption, today’s builders need to make new considerations when building homes and offices. In fact, this shift in technology needs to have contractors and home builders looking at implementing structured wiring, also called structured cabling, into their plans.
What is structured wiring?
Structured wiring isn’t new, however, it is becoming more and more important. It is a strong wiring plan that organizes structured cable distribution center located in your home or office. It is a system of cables, wires, and other hardware that connects the infrastructure of your space’s communications and technology systems.
There are many benefits to investing in structured wiring to benefit a home or office that goes wireless, including:
1. Easier fixes: The great thing about structured wiring systems is that they are typically simple. Structured wiring ensures that your wiring is organized, meaning it’s easy to solve connectivity problems. The result is that your system will be down less and repaired faster. This is essential if you are running an office that relies on connectivity.
2. Adaptability: Because structured wiring systems have very high bandwidth, the system can easily support future applications and technologies, without weighing down or slowing down the current system.
3. Flexibility: Structured wiring comes with a high degree of flexibility. This means it is easy to make changes to the infrastructure of your wiring and can be relocated if needed should your home undergo renovations or should your office need to upgrade or change its technology needs.
4. Cost-effective: For many builders, the decision to integrate structured wiring will come down to cost. And structured wiring is typically cost-effective. At the same time, they can sometimes help to reduce utility bills.
5. Organized: If you are in an office, it is important that you don’t have a mess of tangled wires making a mess. Not only is it an eyesore — especially when inviting clients in — it’s also an invitation for disruption. Structured wiring ensures that there is no tangled mess of wires and streamlines the infrastructure.