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Solution for B. F. Residence

Design is for 2 Storey single family concrete structure residence 5500 Sq. Ft.

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Audio distribution: 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 four extra binding post modules to extend this to the master library room/dressing room for listening to TV/FM audio in the morning. The A-bus 4-zone system will allow volume control/IR Repeater functions in each room. It will extend your Game room audio system to the required 4 downstairs zones. Another A-bus system will distribute audio to 4 additional upstairs zones (kitchen, dining, deck and porch, garden)

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.

Security Cameras: we will wire each camera location with 1 RG6 and one cat5e cable. This allow use of both CCTV and IP camera. Use RG6 for CCTV camera and cat5e cable for 12 V DC.

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

Structured wiring panel location: the downstairs Control panel room is a good loctaion. Use an interior wall to install the panel so that the wiring can be routed easily thorugh the hollow wall.

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. Use 5.1 surround sound in Game Room, Living Room and Master Bed. Extend those audio systems to approprite zones in the area.


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.

Laundry Room

1 Leviton out of sight Telephone


none (see audio system below)

Living Room

1 VDT at big screen TV/Flat Panel TV location (Masterbed Wall)
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 on bath/vestibule wall

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 library/dressing room to playback TV sound or listen to News/Traffic in the morning.


1 Leviton Out-of-Sight Telephone Jack


Game Room

1 VDT at audio system wall
1 DT at desk. 1 HT(5.1) oriented with front speakers along the VDT wall.

Upstairs Bedroom (2 guest + Maid room = 3)

3 x 1 VDT across from the bed
3 x 1 DT on the nightstand

DOwnstairs Stairs Edge

1 T (leviton out of sight jack)

Whole House audio (5)

1 HT in Living

IP camera/CCTV camera(5)

Run one cat5e and one rg6 cable to each camera location. (eg porch, deck, patio) If you need indoors coverage(highly recommended if this is a vacation home) 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 (Living, game, master bed)
upstairs: dining, kitchen, deck, garden porch
downstairs: Patio, guest, guest, Golf putting area(outdoor)
D=1(behind fridge)

Total outlets by service type

Video 7+ 3(camera) = 10
Data 7 +7 + 1 + 3 (IP Camera)= 18
Telephone 7 + 7 + 4 = 18

Surround sound 5.1/Home Theater 3

Solution Components:

Structured Wiring Panel

A-bus Audio kit for audio and IR distribution Qty: 2

Daisy chain this to allow the 5th upstairs zone

5th A-bus keypad

AC power supply

Termination needed for 18 data and 18 telephone outlets, total 36. This unit provide 18 data/telports. Terminate 9 data and 9 telephone on each 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 7 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: 7)

DT outlets - (Order qty: 7)

Out of Sight Jack - (Order qty: 4)

binding post module, use 6 pairs in each home theater location and additional 4 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: 22)

Double gang wallplate for 4 HT outlets - (Order qty: 4)

6 port Inserts for HT outlet - (Order qty: 10)

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

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)

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