The Internet of Things has increased the amount of connected devices both inside and outside the home. With the amount of smart devices in our lives today, it is more important than ever to have a fast reliable and properly installed network in your home. From Smart TVs to apps used to control home electronics a robust home network allows you create a secure solid connection inside and outside your home.
The home network of yesterday was less complicated… used primarily to share an Internet connection… but today’s home networks need to do so much more… The Internet of Things has had an impacted on today’s technology and our daily lives. It has increased the level of technological innovation making it easier to add devices to your home network.
Today’s home networking capability is so much more then simply surfing the Internet. Today your home network can have anything from lighting, heating, air conditioning, appliances, TVs, computers, entertainment AV systems, sprinkler systems, security and cameras that are all capable of communicating with each other. What’s more is that your devices, equipment and systems can be controlled by either a set schedule or simply turned on or off remotely anytime, anywhere and from any device.
Infrastructure: Home Networking 101
When a home network has the right set up and configuration your devices are capable of communicating on your home network thus enabling their ability to interact with one another. When a home network has the right infrastructure the quality of life at home can be improved in many ways… either through automating tasks, enhanced home security, access to home entertainment or simply creating a seamless connection throughout your home.
Home networks can be wired or wireless or a mixture of both. Home networks rely on equipment to establish a physical layer, data link layer and network layer. The types of equipment used to create connectivity can include routers, modems, network switches, wireless access points, wireless routers, range extenders, wireless repeaters and network bridges depending on how your home network’s infrastructure was built.
A home network must have a solid infrastructure if you want to avoid some of the most common issues that include wireless signal strength, leaky Wi-Fi, electrical grid noise and so on…
Building the Ultimate Home Network
Ready to take your network to the next level… there are many things you should consider if you want a fast, reliable secured network.
- Ethernet: CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6
Switches (Wired Networking Device):
- Enterprise: Management Support, SNMP, LACP, VRRP, VLAN Support
- Wireless Access Points
- PoE (Power over Ethernet)
- Wireless Access (areas) inside, outside or both
- 801.11 (WLAN), 802.15 (WPAN), 802.15.4 (LR-WPAN)
- Router, Access, Distribution, Security, Core, Internet Connectivity
- Anti-Malware Protection
- Antivirus Software
Endpoint Devices + Services (Connected Devices and Services)
- Home Automation
- Home Entertainment Systems
- Home Control
- Smart Appliances
- Climate Control
- Shade Control
Home Networking Service Provider in San Diego
High-speed Internet providers such as Cox Cable, Time Warner, and AT&T U-verse supply the service to your home or business… but what about the rest of your network inside your home… was your home network setup properly and running at peak performance? Today there are multiple devices that require an Internet connection including desktop computers, laptops, iPads, iPhones, smart TVs, Blu-ray players, home control systems, security systems and more.
How is your Wi-Fi coverage? Are you tired of the endless painful task of waiting for your content to buffer when trying to stream videos or movies? Most all-in-one Wi-Fi routers available in popular retail electronic stores do not have the power needed to cover every area throughout your home. In fact, it is not uncommon to find Wi-Fi routers sitting in a closet next to the high-speed modem at one and of the house… coverage might be great in that section of your home, but what about the rest of your home… your family room, backyard and any other place you need to have a seamlessly integrated connected lifestyle?
Make your Home a Connected Home today!
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Shultz Audio Video is an expert in data networking. With years experience in CAT5 wiring, IP addressing, routers, switches and Wi-Fi access points they can evaluate, optimize and create the fastest and most reliable network for all of your connected devices.