A wired data network effectively acts as the backbone of your property, distributing digital and audio video data as and when required. It is more faster, secure and flexible than wireless networks bringing a host of benefits especially when streaming movies to several zones.
Although wireless WiFi networks provide flexibility in terms of using a laptop/smartphone/tablet, they cannot compare with the speeds in streaming audio/video across your home to multiple rooms, especially high definition and 3D streaming. Hence structured cabling should be the main form of cabling in any smart home installation and WiFi should be installed to complement this.
Wired data networks provide future proofing of your property for technologies that have not yet been developed. As advances in technology grow, so will the demands on providing this data around your home.
Using a structured cable that meets HDBaseT standards will ensure that the growing demands of audio streaming, video streaming, internet access and telephone network are met and also meet the demands of the future.
All structured cabling would be wired back to a central location where it would be patched and connected to a central router or switch, allowing sources around the property to be shared in any room. This provides the flexbility in sending various data and signal types to every room and ensures the flexibility in switching between data types.