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Solution for D.L.

Solution for D L Residence

Design is for 2 Storey single family residence 3500 Sq. Ft.

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Solution Specification:

Seven types of outlets for audio video data telephone

VDT : Video, Data, Telephone, powered by a composite cable
DT : Data + telephone powered by 2 cat5e cables
T : telephone powered by 1 cat5e Cable
D : Data powered by 1 cat5e Cable
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
HT : Home theater 5 pairs of binding post modules for audio input. Located behind entertainment/TV unit. (Other end terminates directly on to the speakers.
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.

I marked your home plan with recommended wallplate locations. I can fax you back the home plan,just let me have your fax number. This is the assumption I went with. The actual location of the wallplates can be adjusted but I have used the number of wallplates to guide my design

Structured Wiring Panel location

Closet in the study (good location). would recommend using the back wall of the closet.


1 VDT in niche next to fireplace. If you envision a flat screen TV then you will need to mount this wallplate at 5 feet height otherwise 18 inches. You also have the option to mount the flat-screen TV above the fireplace.
1 VDT on the kitchen wall
1 HT 5.1 Surround sound. with front speakers/subwoofer along the fireplace wall and rear speakers can be either ceiling surface mount facing the fireplace or wall mount on the kitchen/living wall


1 VDT on east kitchen wall under cabinet/on splash-board to allow tel, data and under cabinet TV.
1 D behind fridge
1 T Leviton Out-of-sight phone jack at your choice of wall location. (I added this)
1 A-bus wall controller and 1 pair of ceiling speakers


2 VDT for maximum flexibility. 1 A-bus wall controller and 1 pair of ceiling speakers


1 A-bus wall controller and 1 pair of ceiling speakers


1 A-bus wall controller and 1 pair of ceiling speakers


1 VDT as shown on plan
1 DT as shown on plan
1 VC on corner diagonally opposite from the door if this is a childs bedroom and you want IP camera access from your office browser.


1 VDT as shown on plan
1 DT as shown on plan

Sun Room

1 A-bus wall controller and 1 pair of ceiling speakers

Master Bed

2 VDT one on each side of the windowm
2 DT one on each side of the bed.
1 HT 5.1 Surround Sound


1 T Leviton out-of-sight telephone jack. 1 VDT at ceiling height

2nd floor room

3 VDT for maximum flexibility in furniture/TV placement
1 HT 5.1 Surround Sound
1 T Leviton out-of-sight Jack on wall near stair landing


2 VDT for flexibility
1 HT 5.1 Surround Sound
1 T Leviton out-of-sight Jack on wall near stair landing
1 DT for computer desk etc.

IP camera/CCTV camera

Run one cat5e and one rg6 cable to each camera location. (front porch, back porch, mailbox) For indoors and remote command/control/viewing use IP camera Also provide 110V AC to power IP camera For outdoors use weatherproof bullet camera and CCTV technology. this technology is easier to hook-up to the TV. YOu can use a notch filter to free up channels 75-81 and show your CCTV camera feeds on those channels. (I have calculated cable and data connections you need in the structured wiring panel)

Whole House audio

We have the Channel Vision a-bus kits. Your audio source would be picked up from the Living room entertainment unit and sent to the structured wiring panel using cat5e cable. There it gets distributed to (4) A-bus volume control units that mount in each of the 4 zones (Porch, Study, Dining and kitchen, you can make the sun room the fifth zone if you like, you will need attidtional A-bus distribution block for this to work). From the controller unit a 14/2 speaker wire would take the amplified audio signal to the ceiling speakers.

Total outlets(wallplates) of each type

D=5 (fridge, 4 IP camera locations)
T=4 (out-of-sight jack 1 kitchen, 2nd floor, basement, garage) V=4 (4 CCTV camera locations) HT=4 (living, master bed, basement, 2nd floor)

Total outlets by service type

Video 13 + 4(cctv)
Data 13 + 5 + 5(D) = 23
Telephone 13 + 5 + 4 = 22
Surround sound 5.1/Home Theater 4

Solution Components:

42 inch Structured Wiring Panel in Study Closet on first floor.

AC power supply

Termination needed for 23 Data Outlets, and 22 telephone outlets, this unit can handle 24. (order Qty: 2)

5 input 12 output HDTV ready Satellite multiswitch (order Qty: 1)

500 Foot composite cable(2 cat5e bonded pair + 2 tri shield RG6) for the 13 VDT outlets. (order Qty: 2)

1000 Ft RG6 4 camera locations and or running cable from cable TV demarc box to structured wiring panel and 4 (four) RG6 cables from panel to attic for future satellite/HDTV feed. Please leave ample extra length on all 4 satellite cables so that they can be pulled to a location outside the house where southern skies are visible. (order Qty: 1)

1000 Ft Cat5e cable to power the Telephone in the DT/T and phone service from demarc to structured wiring panel.(Order Qty: 1, Color: White)

2000 Ft Cat5e cable to power the Data in the DT. and A-Bus Audio(Order Qty: 1, Color: Blue)

1000 ft14 guage 2 conductor speaker cable for surround sound/home theater. and A-bus whole house audio (Order Qty: 2 x 500 Ft)

VDT outlets - (Order qty: 13)

DT outlets - (Order qty: 5)

binding post module, (use 5 pairs for 5.1 center channel requires no in-wall wiring except for flat panel TV, in that case run speaker wire to below TV) in each home theater location. 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 4 HT outlets - (Order qty: 4)

6 port Inserts for HT outlet - (Order qty: 8)

Single Gang Box for VDT and DT,D and T Outlets- (Order qty: 31) )

Double Gang Box for HT outlets - (Order qty: 4) )

Structured Wiring tool kit (now includes Paladin Sealtite Crimp Tool (Order qty: 1)

Residential Tester for coax, data and speaker wiring(Order qty: 1)

Leviton Out-of-Sight Jack for Telephone Outlet(Order qty: 4)

Two Port Decora Insert for Data Jack near fridge(Order qty: 1)

Decora Plate (Order qty: 5)

Cat5e Connector for Data(Order Color: Orange, qty: 4(camera)+5(2office, 2study, 1 fridge)

Complete A-bus 4 zone kit including speakers(Order qty: 1)

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