Alex Tagliani Smart Home: Getting Schooled on Wiring

IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani learns why even in today’s wireless world, his smart home must have a giant mass of physical networking cable.


They say “money makes the world go around” but in a smart home it is “wiring that makes the world go around.” 

World-class Indycar driver Alex Tagliani is finding that out. He is amazed at the amount of AudioQuest network cabling that is going into his new custom home outside Montreal. Frederic Pinsonneault, regional sales manager, Eastern Canada, for AudioQuest, takes the time to explain the differences between Cat 5, Cat 6 and Cat 7 wiring for the home, and why even in today's wireless communications society, a home must have physical cable. 

You can also watch in the video as technicians from Homesync in Canada pull the various types of cables through the open stud bay walls and between ceiling joists. 

Tagliani is building his dream smart home for himself and his family, including his supermodel wife Bronte. He is working with two integrators — Homesync in Montreal and Eagle Sentry in Las Vegas — on his new 4,500-square-foot smart home being built in suburban Montreal.

Check out the video above and watch Tagliani tackle the other aspects of the design and build:

Part 1: Alex Tagliani Starts Smart Home Construction

Part 2: Why Is Alex Tagliani Building a Smart Home?

Part 3: Alex Tagliani: Why I Came to CEDIA Expo

Part 4: Alex Selects Epson Projector, Sl Slate Screen, AudioQuest Cables

Part 5: Alex Gets Schooled on Wiring

Part 6: Alex Learns the Details of Surround Sound

Part 7: Done! What Alex Tagliani Likes About His New Smart Home

About the Author

Jason Knott
Jason Knott:

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.




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