A home network is the backbone of any and all AV systems. Whether you are installing a home automation system yourself or having a professionally installed system, it is vitally important to have professional grade networking equipment for the automation to run smoothly. If you want your lighting scenes to be triggered exactly when they are supposed to, to control your home theater, or to turn on your favorite music you need a strong network.
Consumer grade routers that you get from your Internet Service Provider or the ones you get from your local electronic store, cannot handle the amount of data traffic that will need to pass through and will prove to be unreliable. When too much traffic passes through your router the CPU and memory get overloaded and your router will crash. The magic fix is to reset the router but how many times will it take for you to do that before you get sick of it?
What all home automation systems need is an enterprise grade router. These routers are not created in China with cheap parts or designed just for the highest possible profit margin in mind. They are not just good enough for the mass market consumer. Enterprise grade routers have the fastest CPUs and the most memory and they are designed to be future proof. They are not only going to support the devices you have now but the new devices that might be invented five years from now. These routers will be able to stream UHD/4K contents, music, and allow you to surf the web all at the same time all through their gigabit ports.
One of the biggest benefits of getting an enterprise grade network device is the support you will receive. You will be able to go directly to the installer that you bought your router from with any issue instead of having to wait on hold with tech support for an hour to get someone that does not really know what they are talking about. This installing dealer will not only be trained but certified to handle almost any problem you run into. If there is ever an issue that you run into that cannot be quickly fixed, then the installer will work directly with engineers with the manufacture to make sure the issue is resolved.
At J&J Security we offer enterprise networking solutions for both homes and businesses. If you want to discuss your network needs in more detail, please feel free to give us a call.