Home Networking

Home Networking

On average, today’s home has a multitude of connected devices, each hijacking bandwidth from your home network. Add to that the increasing reliance on streaming services throughout your house and it becomes abundantly clear that a robust, high-performing home network is critical. With all of the smart home devices designed to connect to the Internet like smart TVs and products like smart locks, lights, and more, you need ample bandwidth, speed, and range to handle all of these technologies. From maintaining a comfortable temperature, to streaming your music and movies and even keeping your home safe and secure, there is an ever-growing ecosystem of products on which we rely that are becoming smarter and more sophisticated. Without a reliable and efficient home network solution, even the smartest devices are rendered useless. Not only does each connected device add strain to your home network, it also impacts both the throughput and, ultimately, the availability of a wireless connection throughout your home. What many do not realize, the network is one of the most important systems in a home. Yet, many people still use the standard wireless router provided by their ISP. The problem with this? This type of networking hardware is built for a one-size-fits-all approach. This compromises the speed, performance, and reliability of your home network. With this in mind, we offer some insight on home networking, how it works, and how to get the most reliable and robust system for your home.

Networking For A Modern Connected Home

Networking For The Modern Connected Home

Standard consumer-grade home networks are built as low-cost solutions. They are not designed to meet the demands of modern connected homes. A strong network foundation will ensure that all of your automated conveniences, audio and video luxuries, and security systems are reliable and functioning optimally. With a network designed for smart homes, you can alleviate strain caused by video buffering, missed beats, application freezing, and slow response times.

Why Your Home Network Matters

Why Your Home Network Matters

Without a reliable and efficient home network, even the smartest devices are rendered dumb. Each connected device adds strain to your home network, impacting both the throughput and, ultimately, the availability of a wireless connection within your home. For this reason the network has quickly become one of the most important systems in your home. High-performance networks are designed to be fast, reliable, and customizable so that every inch of your home receives a strong and consistent signal capable of handling even the most sophisticated types of network traffic, such as audio and video data as well as smart home automation systems. They are built using high-performance processors, radios, and transmitters, and wireless access points that offer faster speed, more simultaneous connections, and greater throughput per device than the standard networking products provided by your ISP.

How a Wireless Network Works

Understanding How A Home Network, Works

Throughput

Throughput determines how quickly data can pass through the network. The greater the throughput, the faster the network can process the data that is being used by the connected devices. A greater throughput translates to a more instantaneous response time, even while multitasking.

Capacity

Capacity is the number of devices that can effectively connect to the network without impacting performance. High capacity means a network is able to provide optimal throughput to all connected devices. Low-capacity wireless networks get bogged down and sluggish, especially when using systems that require many connected devices.

Coverage

Coverage is the area or range covered by the wireless signal. Good coverage leaves no corner, garage, or pool house without wireless. Good coverage means having a strong and consistent signal with undiminished throughput as you move around your property.

Security

Your wireless network should have robust features and latest encryptions that will protect your personal data and also help you maintain total control over your network.

Reliability

Consistent, effective, and responsive, a reliable wireless network will not let you down. A reliable wireless network that is always performing at its peak can be trusted to link you to the devices and applications that bring your family comfort, connection, and security.

Getting A Fast WiFi Connection

Getting A Fast Reliable Connection Throughout Your Whole Home

Router

Your router connects to your network to the Internet and acts as the brain of your network. It directs data to the right device. To get the most out of your network, you need a router that can handle high-bandwidth, low-latency multimedia traffic.

Switches

Switches bring out the true performance of your connected devices, allow flexibility for wired connections and, in some cases, even power your devices. High-quality switches are designed to process audio and video network traffic more efficiently and at higher speeds to eliminate lag, jitter, and buffering when streaming audio and video.

Wireless

Wireless access points provide coverage throughout the home allowing wireless communication between all devices within a network. Wireless controllers can be used for more robust security and parental controls or can be used to optimize traffic in busier environments.

Power

Power distribution units provide centralized power control to ensure all system critical equipment is properly powered and managed. Because power control is the first-line of defense in bringing critical devices back online, you need surge protection that offers, individual outlet management, remote power cycling, and self-healing features.

Connected Home Connected Life

A Connected Home, For A Connected Life

From one-room entertainment to homes with automation, you need a home network that provides you with an always-on foundation for your connected lifestyle. With so many devices being used simultaneously and heavily taxing your home network, how can you ensure optimal performance every day? Network stability and strength is critical and you shouldn’t settle for sub-par wireless performance. Araknis wireless networks and superior routers work together to provide you with high-speeds, reliability, and consistent peak performance. For homes integrated with an ample amount of streaming devices—from audio/video to intercom, cameras, and more Araknis Networks enables traffic segmentation to ensure steady A/V streaming so you never miss a beat. For advanced homes that need a little more attention, our home network systems will allow us to monitor your uptime and remotely fix any issues should they arise.

Araknis Networks

Araknis Networks

Araknis Networks® understands the importance of modern, seamless connectivity. Araknis is your network ecosystem. Each of their products are crafted to work together with ease, making for a fast, reliable network. Developing a product is one thing. Making sure it performs to expectations is another. Every access point, switch, and router has been put to the test in the Araknis Lab, ensuring strength, quality, and reliability. From temperature testing in a thermal chamber to full bandwidth and surge testing, they push their products to the limit. Trusted and reliable in any environment, Araknis products are expertly engineered to deliver best-in-class performance. Reliable systems, strong signals, and quick connections are at the heart of what makes an Araknis Network so incredible. Picture a home where complex equipment is seamlessly connected, and each piece of your home network delivers top speed and incredible performance, welcome to the right choice for your home networking needs, now and in the future.

Wireless Access Points

Access Points

Araknis WAPs were built with a focus on aesthetics, making this a product that customers will be proud to put in their homes. Equipped with just one LED on the side, these WAPs provide an option that’s both good looking and discreet. Complete Coverage, Even Outside! Expand your wireless coverage to the patio, deck, or guest house. Araknis Fast Roaming allows a device to seamlessly transition between access points, ensuring the best possible performance. Based on location and coverage, a wireless device will release from a weak access point connection and attach to a different access point with a stronger connection in a matter of milliseconds.

Araknis Routers

Routers

With an Araknis router, high-traffic networks are handled with ease. Dual-WAN allows you to connect your network to two different ISPs (for example: TWC and Comcast) and have the WAN links configured either as load-balancing (i.e. active/active) or link failover (i.e. active/standby). Routers include 4-gigabit LANs that can be configured to load-balancing or failover modes through WANs, extensive VPN support, plus an embedded firewall for network security. The 4 Gigabit LAN router’s most useful feature is an embedded 4 Gigabit switch on the LAN side. You can use it to connect the router to multiple switches in the network, or connect other devices to the router directly. Plus, the LAN side of the router supports full LAN-LAN Gigabit speed with Jumbo Frame support for better video streaming.

Araknis Switches

Switches

Reliable systems, designed for both form and functionality, Araknis switches bring new life to networking Available in 5-, 8-, 16- and 24-port options, and with focused feature sets, Araknis switches support a wide range of networking needs. All products are OvrC-enabled, with Unmanaged+, Websmart, Managed, and both Partial- and Full PoE+ options.

San Diego Home Networking Services

San Diego Home Networking Services

Just as the Internet is the electronic pulse that brings a connected home to life, the network is the central nervous system that carries critical information to all of your connected devices. In today’s continuously-connected world, more and more devices are coming online, most notably in our homes. It’s more imperative than ever to have a robust, high-performing home network that you can rely on. Whether you have a few devices online or your home is brimming with automation, Shultz Audio Video will deliver a sophisticated network using the highest-quality products all designed for the unique demands of your connected home and connected life! Not sure what you need? We want to make certain you are getting the exact solution that you need for your home. Call us today to schedule your free home network evaluation (760) 505-7461.