Home security systems can become a jumbled array of different cameras, sensors and alarms. Along with each piece of equipment is some kind of wiring, usually power, but video and audio in some cases too. It all amounts to a large amount of wires that need to be organised somehow throughout the home. One way of doing just this is with an integrated home network.
An integrated home network consolidates all your wiring. Instead of many separate wires all daisy-chained through your walls, a network puts everything you need in a single, central hub. Wire then runs directly from this hub to each room, where modular outlets provide access to services.
Newly introduced wireless networking products can connect computers, cameras, or other devices, as can kits that use the existing electrical or telephone wiring in your house. Neither of these solutions, however, supports the connecting speeds of a hardwired, dedicated network.