29 Nov Your Smart Home Is Only As Successful As Your Network
Smart home technology is meant to add convenience to your lifestyle. It’s meant to simplify day-to-day tasks and make all your home’s devices operate more efficiently. The fact is your smart home system will suffer without a robust network infrastructure. Home networking is crucial to the success of the connected devices in your house.
The Need For Bandwidth
Consider the vast number of devices in your house that utilize your network; computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and any home device that accesses the internet. If you don’t have a strong network infrastructure, your network won’t have the bandwidth available to support simultaneous traffic from perhaps dozens of devices. This causes them to operate slowly, have confusing pauses in recognizing commands, or video and audio streams reverting to do the dreaded and frustrating spinning circle of nothing.
Is your smart home system really enhancing your lifestyle if your home network isn’t up to par?
With a professionally designed home networking solution, which will feature comprehensive cabling, wiring, and wireless access points throughout your property, your network will be able to support high amounts of simultaneous internet traffic. That way, your devices will all operate quickly and the way they are meant to perform. Best of all, your network will be securely encrypted so that only you and your family will be able to access it. Not only will your information remain safe with ongoing firewall protection, but you also will be able to prevent neighbors’ devices from using your network.