So, what exactly does it mean to have a smart home? If the title didn’t give it away, automation is a major factor. You already use this aspect every day. If you have a coffee pot with a timer or a sprinkler system that goes off when you’re out of town, that’s automation. The success of your home’s technology depends on many factors and your home network can make the biggest impact. We would like to give a few tips about how your network functions and why that affects the efficiency of your smart home system.
The term bandwidth has a number of technical meanings but since the popularization of the internet, it has generally referred to the volume of information per unit of time that a transmission medium (like an internet connection) can handle. The information, movie, website information, or music has to travel through a network system to grab that information from the internet. This all happens so quickly that we do not realize it’s happening. An internet connection with a larger bandwidth can move a set amount of data (say, a video file) much faster than an internet connection with a lower bandwidth. When the family is all at home streaming a movies, downloading games, steaming music and more, there is a lot of competition for that bandwidth capacity. Insufficient bandwidth is the equivalent of not having enough lanes on the highway which will cause a traffic jam. A professional technician will ensure that your smart technology and devices work smoothly by building infrastructure with the necessary bandwidth to support your home networking system.
Your home network’s speed directly affects your smart home system’s speed. If you are ready to upgrade your home with smart technology like smart locks, smart bulbs, smart speakers and more, you will need to make sure the most important part of your smart home, the network, is ready for the tasks at hand! Internet powers the smart home and without a strong, fast connection but it can all grind to a halt with a slow connection. A slow network results in slow media streaming, lag time, and a general delay in device function. When multiple devices are having issues and are getting backed up, you may eventually see your devices stop functioning. Hire a professional technician capable of putting together a cohesive, smart, and connected home system to make sure your network is working at optimum levels.
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About SimpTech Solutions
SimpTech Solutions operates as a residential and commercial electronics systems design and integration firm to deliver simple, flexible, and feature-rich technology solutions for customers across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.
Why Choose SimpTech Solutions? Because we listen to you! Once we fully understand what you want, we can put together a solution to fulfill all your needs and your greatest desires.
- Guidance – The knowledge to educate you on the latest technologies available and discuss how they might benefit your lifestyle.
- Personalization – The skill to create or upgrade an electronic system that is uniquely yours.
- Convenience – All work from design to installation to user training is done for you. We handle all the details to bring you a great end result.
- Integration – The expertise to unite several separate electronic components together so they function as an easy-to-use cohesive system.