Some areas of your home are often forgotten when it comes to prewiring; but don't hold out for wireless -- prewire everywhere, including garages, closets, patio and more.
The Garage
Hallways & Closets
The Front Door
Patios, Gardens and Decks
Swimming Pool and Hot Tub
Exterior Structures
The Driveway
  
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Exterior Structures

Also look at the eaves, fence posts, outbuildings and other structures around your yard. They might be great areas to mount surveillance cameras. Don’t just think of the cameras as purely security devices, though. With the right wiring in place, they can feed images to the screens of your home’s TVs, giving you an easy way to watch the kids or check the water level of the swimming pool. 

Because there are many different types of surveillance cameras available, Fuelling recommends pulling many different types of direct-burial cabling from an exterior junction box to the planned cameras locations. Standard wiring can be used from the junction box to the interior of the home. This interior cabling can be connected to a switcher that will allow the cameras to be viewed on TV screens, or to your home’s computer network that will allow the cameras to be viewed on PCs.

THE WIRE: direct-burial Category 5e or better (for network-capable cameras), RG-6 coaxial cabling (for standard cameras) and a 14- or 16-gauge, 2-conductor wire (for powering the cameras).

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