The Most Important Part of Your Smart Home Automation System
How Your Network Can Make or Break Your Integrated Technology
What’s the most important aspect of your smart home automation system? It’s not your components, nor your operating system – it’s your network. You see, while components are replaceable and your OS receives regular updates, your network has to support any changes you make to your smart home. When integrating technology, we take special care to future-proof your network by making it as strong and reliable as possible. In this blog, we’ll show you how your Delaware Valley property can benefit from the right network.
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A Hardwired Network
One of the most reliable ways to integrate a network is through hardwired connections. That means that a physical wire is run between your server and each component. Not only does this ensure reliable service between each of your devices, but it also requires less maintenance in the long run.
Many homeowners are put off by the initial work that goes into installing a hardwired network. If you are integrating smart technology as part of new home construction, it’s always best to get an integrator involved as early as possible so they don’t have to remove drywall or flooring to run the wires. Still, by integrating a wired network, you will have longer lasting, more powerful service that will rarely need to be updated.
A Wireless Network
Sometimes it seems like the entire world is going wireless. But that doesn’t mean you want to do it with your network. While wireless solutions are helpful in certain situations – say, when you want to automate the upstairs rooms but can’t run a wire – but in most cases we recommend a hardwired setup.
However, when wireless is the only way to go, you want to make sure you’re getting the best results. That’s why we recommend implementing a mesh network. That’s one in which each component acts as a node for the signal, resulting in stronger connections when you add more devices.
Regardless of the network you choose – wired, wireless or blended – you’ll want to ensure it has enough bandwidth to expand. As you start to learn about smart technology, you’ll undoubtedly begin to love it, and that means you’ll want to add more. Integrating a network that can handle more than what you currently have connected to it is essential, so that you can add components painlessly.
Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of a robust network as part of your smart home automation system? Contact us today for more information.