In Today’s “Connected Environment” a Robust, Scalable Network is Essential
Has your Internet speed Slowed recently?
It wasn’t long ago that we all wanted the telephone connected before moving into a home or business; today it’s the Internet. Once connected to the outside world via the Internet, the entire world awaits us; though the journey may not be a smooth one if your network has not been architected correctly.
While the network is a vitally important element of virtually every home and business today, it’s often overlooked, until connections are interrupted or go completely offline.
Today’s average home has many internet-connected devices—smart TVs, streaming products, laptops, iPads, smartphones, game systems, thermostats and more. A reliable, robust, secure and stable network is not only important—it’s critical, especially when it comes to living in today’s “tech-enabled” world.
It is easy for homeowners to be attracted to the various all-in-one networking options. Their easy setup and low cost are certainly inviting, but what those conveniences will save them in time will cost them in performance. Entry-level networking devices have limited network features, too few ports (typically four or less), limited location placement options, low grade components, they aren’t scalable, and they come with little to no tech support.
You deserve a stable environment and secure connectivity to control your homes and professional-grade networking devices provide this solution. It is true that this equipment has a higher price tag and requires a more involved setup, but it also delivers the uninterrupted connectivity expected for today’s smart home. For example, a professional-grade router, like the Pakedge RK-1, offers high-throughput performance and traffic segmentation for prioritizing latency-sensitive AV traffic. This means you won’t have to worry about downloads or multiple streams causing constant buffering. Along with the use of professional-grade equipment comes the reliability and customization that will help define the quality of life in your home.
No matter the size of a home or business, connected devices are accumulating and becoming more and more sophisticated, and it’s important that the home network keeps up. Invest in systems that can scale up or down easily to suit your needs as they change. Adding switches will expand network reach while wireless access points and controllers ensure complete coverage in every part of your home no matter how many Wi-Fi devices you use.
Additionally, with services provided by IHAAVS, LLC, your network can be updated and managed remotely, reducing or eliminating those long hold times for support and costly on-site visits. Our service is a hardware-software combination that allows for secure and continuous, cloud-enabled monitoring and management of connected devices.
If you are looking to create a whole-home automation system, starting your automation efforts with a single room or just need to ensure reliability in your home or small business network, give us a call. We use enterprise-grade components and intelligent programming to consistently deliver the highest optimized-level of network performance.
In my next post, I will be providing a number of additional tips to ensure that your home or small business network is robust enough to handle all of the devices thrown at it in today’s “connected environment” as well as the 10-most common networking issues we hear on our support line.
Remember, the next time surfing the network becomes painfully slow or screeches to a halt because your children are doing their homework, streaming music, video or video-chatting with friends, call us at 214-396-5858.