PLAN AND SAVE WITH ATLAS LOW-VOLT PRE-WIRE
Planning for automation, running wires, and installing accessories, security devices, and video is much easier (and less costly) during the building phase, when the walls of your home or business are going up.
Plus, you can roll the cost of your full system into your mortgage, a way of making a smart investment for your new property.
STRUCTURED WIRING CAN INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
· TV/Audio Speaker Wiring and Installation
· Phone/Data Wiring and Installation
· Intercom Wiring and Installation
· Keypad/Touch-screen Wiring and Installation
· Security Wiring and Installation
home control panel - the heart of your system (top of page photo)The heart of a structured wiring project is the HOME CONTROL PANEL, pictured above at the left. It is shown with its front cover removed. All the wiring for the whole house installation comes here, and this junction box is typically located in a closet or garage.
main control panel box
Note the protective wrap still in place on the box, and the bundle of low-volt wires coming into the panel from all parts of the house. In the smaller photo, wires end at a mount for a control panel. At the end of the project, the wires are carefully trimmed and attached to the installed control panel.
LET'S FOLLOW THE WIRING: RUNNING THE MAIN CABLE GROUP
We are looking upwards at the roof trusses. Note the wiring bundle (dark and light wires together). The wiring is out of the way, kept separate from the AC lines, and routed securely between the roof and the ceiling.
BRANCHING TO VARIOUS ROOMS
Again looking upward, here the wiring bundle from previous photo comes in from the right (pictured at top of this photo). As the bundle works its way to the left, wires branch out to go to their various destinations.
FINAL LOCATION BOXES
Finally one branch off the low-voltage wiring trunk line is routed into a room to the light orange wall box that will host a control switch or dial. This particular switch faces the hallway. The nearby black box is AC only and has wiring for switches and plugs facing inward to the bathroom.
DID YOU KNOW?
ATLAS' EXPERTISE IS WELL KNOWN TO BUILDERS. We have been called by builders to "fix" botched installations done by other companies. Since the start of Atlas in 2003, we have worked with over 200 builders.
Our service quality is recognized with a past SUBCONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD from Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA).