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Is Your Home Network Strong Enough for Your Smart Home?

A Home Network Installation Gives You the Connectivity You Need for Work, School, and Entertainment

Is Your Home Network Strong Enough for Your Smart Home?

Summer is slipping by, and the holidays are drawing closer and closer. With all the upcoming events on the calendar – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and others – you need a robust home networking system to handle all the activities happening at home. You may wonder, “Why is a strong home network important? And how do I know if I need one?”

If you’re like most people, your home in Essex County, NJ, has multiple connected systems or Wi-Fi devices. The more technologies that depend on your modem and router, the greater your need for additional internet bandwidth and an expanded Wi-Fi signal. Discover how professional home network installation can improve how you live and use technology.

TAGS: Home Network | Home Networking

Your Smart Home Wasn’t Worth It?

DIY Smart Homes Can’t Compare to Professionally Installed Systems

Your Smart Home Wasn’t Worth It?

Gizmodo recently published an article by Andrew Liszewski titled ‘The Smart Home Isn’t Worth It.’ Liszewski writes that smart homes aren’t “worth all the effort” after making his house “barely smarter.” As a home automation company based in Red Bank, NJ, you’d think we’d strongly disagree with the article. But we actually see where Liszweski is coming from.

If you only use off-the-shelf DIY devices from Amazon and Best Buy, you’re not going to experience true home automation. The article complained about systems not cooperating with each other, but if you depend only on “smart” devices from Google, Amazon, Apple, and IKEA, you’re going to run into issues.   

Nowhere in the article did it mention tried-and-true smart home solutions like Control4 or Lutron. And nowhere did it suggest partnering with a smart home company that knows how to do the job right. We don’t blame anyone for regretting their DIY smart home, but we’ll explain below why a professional system is the way to go.   

TAGS: Control4 | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

How to Stop Porch Pirates from Robbing Your Peace of Mind

The Difference Between a Basic Alarm System and Robust Smart Home Security

How to Stop Porch Pirates from Robbing Your Peace of Mind

In years past, alarms systems weren’t very smart. Sure, they thought they were. But they simply acted like a string attached to a few tin cans. When someone “tripped” over it, you’d be alerted with an obnoxious sound. Old systems had many problems: 1. They weren’t proactive, 2. They often sent false alerts, and 3. They could often be circumvented – just like stepping over the string!

Fortunately, in our high-tech world, we have smarter products that offer incredibly advanced security – with no strings attached! If you want to enjoy remote access to your security system, receive mobile and accurate alerts, see high-definition footage, and catch porch pirates in the act, then it’s time to upgrade to smart home security.

Keep reading to see why you need a smart security system at your home in Red Bank, NJ.

TAGS: Home Security System | Surveillance Cameras

Buying a Smart Home? 4 Questions to Ask Before Moving In

What to Expect from Smart Home Living

Buying a Smart Home? 4 Questions to Ask Before Moving In

If you’re moving into a new home with a built-in smart system, congrats! You’re setting off on a new life filled with comfort, convenience, and luxury.

Today, four in ten Americans say they’re interested in smart home living. And for a good reason! Automation systems like Control4 sync lighting, shading, entertainment, HVAC, and security into one easy-to-use platform.  

But smart homes also require a little extra knowledge and preparation. You’ll want to get the most out of your smart system and be aware of what may need maintenance or upgrading. So, ask yourself the following questions before moving into your new Bergen County, NJ, home.

TAGS: Control4 | Smart Home Automation