Similar to the foundation of your home, the home network is the foundation to your home electronics and devices. Investing in a robust network will ensure data protection and security, improve performance in bandwidth, support newer technologies, provide reliable coverage and give you professional support and maintenance.
Data Protection & Security
Gone are the days where leaving the door to your home unlocked was a common behavior in neighborhood communities. Doors are built with locks to protect us from intruders or at least try to minimize the risk of a home invasion.
A home network shares the same concept and is designed to be engineered to protect and secure your personal data. An unmanaged network easily allows hackers to enter your home and gain access to all your sensitive information. Working with a network specialist ensures the network is installed and configured properly to avoid your personal information being pulled without you knowing.
The connected home is advancing quickly. More and more devices are entering the home and all occupants are relying on the home network concurrently. The need for a robust network is necessary to support the bandwidth demanded from these devices and services.
Additionally network standards continue to evolve and older equipment is slowly phasing out. There is a high probability that older gear is the root cause for poor performance and slower upload/download speeds.
If a home is comprised of multiple systems, separting traffic on the network into multiple ‘virtual’ networks can improve performance and security. This allows each system to operate independently and reduce disruption across all devices while being used simultaneously.
There’s a misconception that a network will work everywhere in the home with a few access points located on each floor. Much of the structure of the home can interfere with connectivity and cause devices to drop off the network or have poor signal strength. Dated equipment operating on older technologies often supports shorter disbursement ranges than newer technologies.
Adding intelligent access points that seamlessly switch devices to the next closest Wi-Fi connection helps to improve reliability. Factoring in range and interference when planning placement of access points ensures the network provides coverage throughout the home, no matter where you are.
FUTURE-PROOFING AND MAINTENANCE
A professionally installed, enterprise-grade network relies on leading manufacturers that specialize in home network equipment with all components designed to complement each other. Guesswork in pairing gear is eliminated, and a robust network solution is delivered. Everyone in the home is happily enjoying all their connected devices.
Partnering with a professional extends maintenance of equipment, remote management and troubleshooting to keep your network thriving — giving you overall peace of mind.