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Choosing Internet Service for Home Automation (Part 1)


Integrated Technologies Group will expertly help prepare your home for automation.

Home Automation is sweeping the nation as a convenient way to control important devices from your smart phone, tablet, or computer. Imagine being notified at work when your alarm goes off. You can quickly race home, or call an emergency hotline to rectify the situation quickly. With excellent protection of your belongings and portable control of heating and air conditioning, lighting etc. you’re going to want to choose an internet service that can handle syncing all these together. Choosing internet with home automation in mind can be tricky. Here are a few things to consider so you can make the best decision.

Up Your Bandwidth

Bandwidth is the amount of data that can travel across internet lines simultaneously. With multiple devices synced to your home automation system, your bandwidth needs beefing up. Invest in a plan with at least 20GB of bandwidth. This will accommodate all smart devices while leaving room for your regular internet use. This should be your top priority because if your internet provider finds out you’re going over your bandwidth they can slow your internet down exponentially. When trying to sync multiple devices to your home’s internet connection this is the last thing you want. So hop to it!

Keep that Signal Strong

A strong Wi-Fi signal is key to successful home automation syncing. Therefore, your router needs to be placed on the main level of your home. Your router’s signal will reach 100 ft in every direction if positioned away from concrete, metal or stone. These will block Wi-Fi signals. A blocked signal means no home automation whatsoever, so become familiar with the parts of your home made of these materials, and keep your router far away from them.

It Needs to be Quick!

Homes with multiple internet-connected devices require much faster speeds. A home automation system with monitoring and video surveillance will force tons of data through your lines. It is important to invest in an internet service with speeds of at least 50 Mbps. Keep in mind, the more devices connected to your service, the higher speeds you’ll need. It is important to prep your home for automation by choosing an internet service that will maintain the proper speed, hold a consistent Wi-Fi signal, and incorporate a large bandwidth. If you follow these crucial implementations, your home automation system will run smoothly.

Prepare Your Home For Automation With Integrated Technologies Group

Integrated Technologies Group has been providing the residents of Maryland with quality central vacuum systems for over a decade. Along with offering a central vacuum system for your Maryland home, we also offer home theater services, home security services, and home automation services. Integrated Technologies Group now provides the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia with home security systems.
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