Structured Wiring

I wanted to share some structured wiring installation pictures. Have you heard the term structured wiring before? I usually refer to it in the context of any low-voltage wiring in a home that may be comprised of cable, phone, networking, security, automation, surround sound, etc; it often resides in an in-wall structured wiring panel (aka SMC). Wire management is a key component and/or technique when dealing with structured wiring and I try to combine both form and function with every installation…

Here’s a panel wired for cable, phone, and networking (including surveillance cameras):

Here’s an installation of a cross-platform security/automation system:

Another cross-platform security/automation system:

… an auxiliary security panel:

Nice and clean installations are a result of good wire management, but ultimately the cover panels are designed to hide it all:

I often work side-by-side (no pun intended) with other installers; the DirecTV installer wired the phone and cable, while I wired for networking and surveillance cameras:

I’m glad I was finally able to share these images. As always, if you have any questions feel free to use to Contact Us form.

Thank You!

I know this is late, but I wanted to take a moment to thank all the patrons who helped make 2014 an amazing year for Driven By Sound. There were many hours worked and installs completed, but each and every one of you satisfied clients makes it worthwhile! Thanks again for making 2014 the best year in Driven By Sound history! I’m looking forward to an even better 2015.

– drvnbysound

Truck Accessories!!!

Truck accessory sales reactivated! This includes, but not limited to the following: wheels, tires, lift kits, grille guards, lighting, winches, etc.

If you you are interested in receiving a quote, feel free to use the Contact page. Please be sure to include the year, make, and model of your vehicle, as well as the items of interest.

More website updates…

Although I do have a few things on order for various projects, I haven’t actually done much this week other than continuing to update the website. This week I’ve added product specific pages for the various work that is done (e.g. car audio, home audio, and vinyl graphics). Each of these pages provides a showcase of various work that has been done in the past. One area that I’ve realized that I’ve left out is marine audio. Unfortunately, I haven’t been good about getting pictures of completed marine work in the past, and I may have to dig quite a bit to find some of those. However, I know that we’ll be doing some marine work soon, so expect for those to be added as well.

Home Automation – Introduction

I’d have to say that the website update [technically] is my most RECENT project. However, I’m certainly not looking to get into webdesign, so let’s get into something a bit more interesting – Home Automation!

I started researching various Home Automation (HA) manufacturers, products, and technologies around 4 years ago. For starters, it’s not exactly a necessary expense, not much on this entire site is and that’s what makes it a hobby. So after quite a bit of research, my first ‘HA’ purchase (about 2 years ago) was lighting… wireless dimmers actually. I installed a number of Zwave dimmers throughout my home and was able to control them via a Zwave remote control. Have you ever been laying in bed watching TV or reading, about to go to bed, only to realize that you left a light on somewhere else in the house? Now, I was able to reach over to the nightstand grab the remote and turn the lights off… some call it being lazy – I call it convenience [that I really wanted]. Continue reading

Getting started…

It’s 2013 and blogging has been around for quite some time, but before this ‘post’ I have never blogged. So why start now? Over the past few years I’ve found myself posting various projects to specific message boards per the subject-matter of the project. Unfortunately, that limits the audience of that particular project to those members alone… when generally, there may a correlation or interest across various people. While I may very likely receive better [technical] responses to questions or issues that I may be having on those subject-specific message boards, I still want to share the progress here. I, like may of you, have a number of interests, and as it’s been shown on the History page those interests can easily translate into expansion areas for Driven By Sound. Having said that, I already have serious interests in a few ‘genres’ which [currently] are: Home Automation, Security and Surveillance, and Photography. For now, I’m going to go ahead and setup Categories which will allow me to specify a particular Category for each individual post. So, if you are specifically interested in following progress regarding my photography interests or projects you should be able to view those alone, rather than having to sort through everything else.

In addition to those Categories mentioned above, I will also be setting up general Categories for Driven By Sound work too: Car Audio & Video, Home Audio & Video, and Vinyl Graphics. This will allow new projects to easily be posted to the site to share with anyone looking for ideas…

I hope you all find this information and method of sharing useful. To avoid auto-bot spamming, I’m going to be leaving comments turned off, unless you are a registered user. If you would like to leave a comment, feel free to register. If you have any issues doing so, feel free to use the Contact page and send a message.