Cloud-Based Surveillance Systems Are Prone to Information Breaches, Compromising You and Your Family
TAGS: home network | Security Cameras | Smart Home
Security is an essential component for your Avon, CT, and surrounding area smart home. It provides you with the assurance you need that the people and property you care about are protected. Inside or out, a security camera system allows you to monitor tradespeople working, the arrival of your children, or a delivery.
Whether you are at home or away, security cameras allow you to access recordings or even live views. How you access your security data is a balancing act between ease-of-use and the privacy of you and your family.
Many services offer remote cloud options to store recordings, log occurrences and even furnish a portal for real-time viewing. While this may seem to be an optimal convenience, there are a few pros and cons to consider before signing on to such a service.
Read below to find out how to protect your personal information while protecting your home.
Learn How OvrC, Panamax Keep This Function as Simple and Intuitive as Possible
TAGS: Home Network | Smart Home Automation | Smart home technology
We recently worked with a customer in the Stonington, CT area who had all the latest smart home technology but kept running into a deceptively simple problem that many smart home owners don’t even think about until their smart tech is all set up: What do you do when these devices go offline?
Every now and then, even the best technology can fail and need a little help getting back into working order. For example, a router might need to be rebooted after a storm, or your cable box or streaming player might malfunction and need a reboot—even your smart cameras or music players might run into trouble that a simple reboot would fix.
But for our client in Stonington and others all across Connecticut, it’s often the case that after they’ve worked with us, they have all their tech hidden away elegantly in the basement or a closet, which means everything is usually packed in and hard to access for the average customer.
There’s an easier way—remote control of your devices with great products from OvrC and Panamax.
A Robust Home Network is More than Just a Good Wireless Signal
TAGS: Access Networks | Home Network | Smart Home Automation | Smart Security
The number of smart devices that are being connected to home networks is exploding every year. We dare say that you won't likely remember how many devices are connected to your home's network. Smart lights, cameras, speakers, thermostats, appliances, streaming devices, and TVs all need reliable networking for proper operation. When the network is faltering, you’ll likely notice.
If you stream high definition and 4K video from services like Netflix, your show may annoyingly stutter, pause to buffer or fail to play at all. Your smart thermostat may not keep the temperature settings you wanted. Beyond annoyances, more severe issues can happen if a spotty network doesn't inform you of an alarm from a water sensor or suspicious activity captured by a security camera.
Networking is a very technical area of computing. Features that are familiar to networking professionals like port forwarding, VLANs, and WPA2 security are practically meaningless to the average homeowner. Consumers rely on the wireless router option supplied by their Internet Service Provider (ISP), and in many cases, they do not even know how to change the default password that lets one manage the router – which is a security hole left wide open for hacking.
If you have a smaller property or perhaps can tolerate the occasional network hiccup because you don't entirely depend on it, maybe you can get by without professionally installed and optimized networking equipment.
But if you want to run a smart home with many devices, you rely on your network for security features and essential automation that has dependencies on many things working in tandem, and you need high bandwidth for work and entertainment at home, you should consider professional home network installation services and equipment for your home in the Guilford, Connecticut area.
Find Out the Importance of a Strong Network Setup
TAGS: Home network | Network bandwidth | Network speed | Smart home technology
Whether you’re in the new-build construction phase of your home or you’re planning out renovations, it should go without being said that you need to consider all aspects that contribute to the success of the renovation.
What this means is that your home upgrade is more than just selecting the addition you’re interested in and calling it a day. In fact, any addition — especially when it comes to smart technology — needs to have the right foundation. That’s why when moving forward with a smart home automation system, it’s imperative that you consider the network setup in your Westerly home.
In this blog, we will look at why a proper home network setup helps your smart home communicate efficiently and what to consider when moving forward with your setup.