A strong network is fundamental to a well connected home

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While the network is a vitally important element of a connected home, it can be often overlooked, until connections are interrupted or fall over and you are left completely offline.

In an average home today there are many internet-connected devices—smart TVs, streaming products, laptops, iPads, smartphones, gaming consoles, and much more. A secure and stable network is not only important—it’s critical, especially when it comes to living in a smart home.

It is all too easy for homeowners to be attracted to low cost all-in-one networking solutions. The fact that they are easy to setup is certainly inviting, but what you save in terms of cost and time, you will pay for 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.

A stable network environment with secure connectivity to control your home is a must and professional-grade networking devices provide this solution. Yes, this higher grade network will cost you more and involves a more intricate setup, but you will not regret the investment, as it delivers the uninterrupted connectivity expected for today’s smart home. A higher grade router offers high-throughput performance and traffic segmentation for prioritising latency-sensitive AV traffic. This means you won’t have to worry about downloads or multiple streams causing constant buffering.

No matter what size your home or business may be, connected devices are accumulating and becoming more and more sophisticated, and it’s important that the home network keeps up to speed. Investing in a strong home network, that can be scaled up or back depending on the demands that your connected home put on it, is vital. 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 are in use.

A professional home automation installer will look after all of this for you and can efficiently analyse, update, and manage your network from any location, reducing or eliminating telephone support calls and costly on-site visits.

To speak to one of the TechFit team about your new connected home contact us today on

(042) 9420261 or info@techfit.ie

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Author: Clarke

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