|Figure 1. This came from the www.regent5.com website|
Wiring for a "Smart house should never look like this. They must like paying a contractor to run wire, which you have to pay for. I don't believe in wasting wire, it cost big bucks. I prefer to use CANbus for communications to each of the rooms, in which there is always a room controller. The same goes for Internet wiring the "main switch has nodes, which go to the room controller as well, which also contains a small switch. In a large house, I switch to CAN over Ethernet. You will need a media converter, as you will have to use the higher protocol CANaerospace. the protocol converter can be nothing more than a Raspberry Pi and a Java program to handle the stacks.
I never mix types of signals on my Ethernet system in other words VOip and IP is a no-no as a busted phone can bring down your network. This also goes for any CAN over Ethernet as well, and while we are at it let's keep the video off Ethernet and put it on RJ-6. BTW did you notice the black tie wraps or cable ties?? Huge No-No! You should never use them on ANY DATA CABLES as when you tighten up the tie-wrap it deforms the cable and changes its impedance. More later