The Importance of Quality Home Networking

Would you buy a high-performance Lamborghini sports car and fill it with unleaded regular gasoline?[1] No! When you use a generic modem from the store or your internet service provider for your high-end home theater and your smart home electronics, you are effectively putting cheap gas in a luxury vehicle.

The most important piece of having a smart home is network stability because the network is the foundation. It’s not just “nice to have.” It’s a requirement.

Regardless of how much you spend on a home theater or a smart home system, its performance is only as good as the network it runs on. The speed of your home network is directly tied to the speed of your devices. Each piece of equipment might say it can reach lightning fast speeds, but if your network is throttling your bandwidth, your smart home automation system will never operate at full performance.

The network is the single most important thing. The more devices you connect, the smarter your home is, and the more you use cloud-based services, the more important your network becomes.

How do you know if your network is not operating at full capacity? Ask yourself if you experience any of the following situations:

  • lower than expected download speeds
  • poor quality video streaming
  • hearing every other word of a conversation on a Voice over IP (VOIP) phone service
  • having intermittent wireless connectivity
  • your connected devices just don’t seem to work well (or consistently)

If you have experienced any of these, then you have a network breakdown. The “secret” ingredient, or the fix, is an enterprise grade network for your Hill Country home. Luckily for you, HCTS has multiple decades of experience designing and installing business class IT infrastructure for Fortune 500 companies and governments all over the world.

Some may argue that an enterprise network is overkill and too expensive, but an enterprise network is the best choice. Having this grade of network capacity allows you to have the capability to accommodate and support new technologies as they roll out. Moreover, enterprise networks use higher quality CPUs which allows more streams on high bandwidth traffic.  This means your high-end electronics today and the new ones that come will run at the capacity they were designed to operate. Reach out and let HCTS help you get the most of your home electronics.

 

[1] The Backbone of a Connected Home by Jamie Lee Corpuz