Wiring a Home Wiring an Office Consulting Services Cable Guides Customer Ratings  View Cart McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

View Cart  Help Desk TellAFriend
Call Us:     1-469 955-1740
8am - 5pm CST Mon - Fri

Like us? Join us: Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Structured Wiring Design Manual
Solutions for wiring a home
Wiring an Office
Retail/Restaurant Wiring
Do it Yourself Resources
Structured Wiring by the Sq Ft
Consulting Services
Cat5e and Cat6 Comparision

Structured Wiring
A/V Switching & Extension
Premises Wiring
Home Audio
Wall Plates
Video Distribution
IP Cameras

Lighting Controls
Occupancy Sensors
Clearance Products

Bulk Cable
Residential Composite Cable
Bulk Cat6 Cable
Bulk Cat5e Cable
RG6 Coaxial Cable
In-Wall Speaker Cable

patch cables

Audio Video Cables

Tools & Testers
Paladin Structured Wiring Kit

Products by Manufacturer
Customer Service
Privacy Policy

Click to see Customer Ratings

BroadbandUtopia is upfront

Follow us on Facebook - Get a free punch down tool.

Home > LASolution


Solution for L. A. Residence

Design is for 2 Storey single family residence 4500 Sq. Ft.

Please read solution specification below and then look at solution components (links to products) at the bottom to get a complete view of your solution. Please send us email with questions/comments you might have.

To place the order, Keep this page open and click on each item and add it to the shopping cart on the other window that pop's up. Make the quantity and color choices recommended. Once an item is added come back to this page and click on next item. Keep adding items to cart and go to checkout and fillout first page to get a price quote including shipping charges.

Comments on the info you provided:

Video Sources: For video network we try to take the source signal in the source format as close to the TV/Tuner as possible. . We will use a multiswitch to combine the satellite, cable TV and DVD source from any room. and send it down to each room. At each room we use a diplexer to split the signal back to the required cableTV/satelliteTV tuners. We will wire each video location with two RG6 cables, one downstream and the other upstream. The downstream cable (you can color code it with the gold coax connector) brings the output from the multiswitch. THe upstream RG6 cable (you can use the nickel plated F-connector to color code this one) takes DVD/VCR/TIVO source and sends it as input to the multiswitch.

Audio Sources: Home theater will be its own 5.1 sourround sound Den would have another 5.1 system. Would recommend 5.1 wiring in the master bed too with two extra binding post modules to extend this to the master bath/Dressing room for listening to TV/FM audio in the morning. There will be a data jack in the Den. YOu can use ethernet to transport the MP3 to the Den if your PC is in another room. The A-bus 4-zone system will allow volume control/IR Repeater functions in each room. It will extend your Den audio system to the required 4 zones. If the TIVO is located in the Den, then you can control the TIVO from these 4 zones. If you need additional point-to-multipoint dedicated IR Repeater networking let me know and I will send you a list of components for just that.

Internet: we will wire for 10/100/1000Mbps with the Cat5e data cable. you will be able to send the output of DSL/Cable modem back to the structured wiring panel. The 4 port router there will enable your home network. The 8-port swith give you the ability to power upto 12 data locations simultaneously.

Structured wiring outlets: see solution specification below. We use VDT and DT in each room.

Basement Control panel. This location is good, we will use a 42 inch panel. Use a centrally located hollow inside wall to mount the panel.

Solution Specification:

Six types of outlets

VDT : Video, Data, Telephone, powered by 2 x RG-6 HDTV 3.0 GHz Cable and 2 x Cat5e Cable
DT : Data + telephone powered by a pair of cat5e cables
HT : 5.1 Home theater 6 pairs of binding post modules for audio distribution to 2 front,2 rear and 1 subwoofer and center channel. (Located behind entertainment/TV unit. (Other end terminates directly on to the speakers.
AVC :Audio Volume control for A-bus whole house audio with ceiling speakers in same room/zone powered by cat5e from panel/entertainment center and 14/2 speaker wires to ceiling speakers
T : Telephone only outlet powered by a single Cat5e cable.
VC : video camera, run one RG6 and 1 cat5e to each of the interior/exterior camera location. Three technologies available, CCTV($), IP camera($$), IP camera with Power over ethernet($$$) wire for both. CCTV uses 1 RG6 for video and cat5e for 12V DC IP camera uses cat5e for signal and control and have a 110 V AC close by for power. IP camera with power over ethernet handles signal/control and power all from one cat5e but is very expensive now. When pre-wiring for video camera leave ample extra length on camera end and cover gang box with wallplate.

General Design Principle used: at least 1 VDT and 1 DT in each room for good coverage for TV/telephone/data at appropriate locations.


1 VDT under cabinet/on splash-board to allow tel, data and under cabinet TV.
1 T in kitchen using the Leviton out-of-sight Jack for a complete wireless look.

1 D (Data only Outlet) behind the fridge for Internet/Fridge hookup.




2 VDT at big screen TV/Flat Panel TV location
note: if installing flat panel TV, install wallplate (and 110V outlet) at approx 5 feet height. 1 HT(5.1) with front speakers/subwoofer 1 DT near the couch

Living room

1 VDT are required location


1 VDT are required location


1 VDT at the desk location
1 DT at another location of your choice.

Master Bedroom

1 VDT on wall across from bed
2 DT one on each side of bed
1 HT - You did'nt specify, but looking at your MB's expansive layout, would recommend it. (we can remove if you dont like it), You can also extend this home theater with an A-B switch and have two Auxillary ceiling speakers in the bathroom to playback TV sound or listen to News/Traffic in the morning.

Two Guest bedrooms and Lounge

3 x 1 VDT
3 x 1 DT in on another wall of your choice in each of the 3 rooms

Upstairs Stairs area

1 T (leviton out of sight jack)

Whole House audio (5)

YOur living and dining rooms are large enough that you really need a 5 zone system. Your audio source would be picked up from the entertainment unit in the den and sent to the structured wiring panel using cat5e cable. There it gets distributed to (5) A-bus controller units(using cat5e cable). Controllers mount in each of the 5 zones. From the controller unit a 14/2 speaker wire would take the amplified audio signal to the ceiling speakers. With the example configuration shown, you would extend the Living rooms (5.1) audio system to 4 other "guest entertaining"/masterbed zones on the first floor.

IP camera/CCTV camera(5)

Run one cat5e and one rg6 cable to each potential camera location. (eg porch, Entry/Family Room Ceiling) For indoors and remote command and control use IP camera and install camera diagonally opposite from door at ceiling height to cover entire room or center of ceiling in Family Room, also provide 110V AC to power IP camera. For outdoors use weatherproof bullet camera and CCTV technology.
5 VC Outlets

Total outlets(wallplates) of each type

HT=3 (den, Hometheater, master bed)

Total outlets by service type

Video 10
Data 10 +6 + 1 + 5 (IP Camera)= 22
Telephone 10 + 6 +2 = 18

Surround sound 5.1/Home Theater 3

Solution Components:

Structured Wiring Panel

A-bus Audio kit for audio and IR distribution

Daisy chain this to allow the 5th zone

5th A-bus keypad

AC power supply

Termination needed for 22 data and 18 telephone outlets, total 40. This unit provide 24 data/telports. Terminate 12 data and 12 telephone on first unit and terminate 10 data and 6 telephone on the second unit. (order Qty: 2)

4-port Ethernet Gateway (order Qty: 1)

8 port data switch(order Qty: 1)

Satellite multiswith for satellite/cable distribution(order Qty: 1)

Coax surge supressor to protect HDTV(order Qty: 1)

1500 ft low loss 3.0 GHz HDTV RG6 cable, to be used for running cable from cable TV demarc box to structured wiring panel and 2 runs of RG6 to each of the 9 VDT locations. Also run 4 (four) RG6 cables from panel to attic for future satellite/HDTV feed. Please leave ample extra length on all 4 so cable can be pulled to all location outside house where southern skies are visible. (order Qty: 1 x 500 Ft + 1 x 1000 Ft)

2000 Ft Cat5e cable to power the Telephone in the VDT, DT and T outlets. Also need 1 run from phone demarc to structured wiring panel.(Order Qty: 2, Color: White)

3000 Ft Cat5e cable to power the Data in the VDT and DT outlets. Use this cable to run audio signal runs from den to the panel and from the panel to each a-bus keypad. Also need 1 run from phone demarc to structured wiring panel.(Order Qty: 3, Color: Blue)

1000ft14 guage 2 conductor Monster in-wall speaker cable for surround sound/home theater runs and A-bus controller to ceiling speaker runs. (Order Qty: 2)

VDT outlets - (Order qty: 10)

DT outlets - (Order qty: 6)

Out of Sight Jack - (Order qty: 2)

binding post module, use 6 pairs in each home theater location and additional 2 pairs in master bed. order 20 pairs. Note: other end of speaker cable terminates directly on speaker so leave extra length in gangbox and cover with blank wallplate(Order qty: 20)

Double gang wallplate for 3 HT outlets - (Order qty: 3)

6 port Inserts for HT outlet - (Order qty: 4)

4 port Inserts for HT outlet - (Order qty: 2)

Single Gang Box for VDT and DT,AVC and VC Outlets- (Order qty: 50) )

Double Gang Box for HT outlets - (Order qty: 3) )

Structured Wiring tool kit (Order qty: 1)

Weatherproof 50 Tri-shield Coax connectors.- (Order qty: 1 x 50 pack of tri-shield connectors)

Residential wiring Tester(Order qty: 1)

Wiring your home or office? Need input from friends & colleagues? Go social by clicking on your favorite social networking tool below.