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4 Signs You May Need a Home Network Installation

The Importance of a Strong Internet Connection in a Smart Home

4 Signs You May Need a Home Network Installation

We all definitely live in a connected society.  Internet service is no longer a luxury; it has become an essential utility service for the home just like water and power.  We need Internet to communicate, work and manage our schedules.  Our kids need Internet to learn and complete their schoolwork.  Our world of connected devices – such as computers, tablets and cell phones -- increasingly require a robust home network and a strong Internet service in order to reliably operate.  Our team can help you identify the best options for Internet service, as well as design a network solution, so your devices can easily connect and control features like lights, audio, video and more.

Here are the main signs you may need a professional to do a network installation in your Steamboat Springs, Colorado home. 

SEE ALSO: What Really Makes a Home Smart?

1. You use many audio and video streaming services.

Streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Spotify put a lot of demand on your home network, which can slow down the Internet speed for everyone in your house. Without a quality network, your movie, TV show or music will lag or freeze. It could also affect the quality of your content. These issues can be super frustrating when all you want to do is relax after a long day. We can ensure your signal will be reliable and strong so that you can listen to Pandora all day long, or binge watch shows on Netflix without experiencing any interruptions.

2. You have a lot of connected--or wireless--devices.

If you have a smart home automation system, or even just a lot of wireless devices, a strong network is not an option — it’s required.  High-bandwidth content like HD and/or 4K movies put a lot of pressure on home networks, and many times paying for a faster speed through your Internet Service Provider (ISP) won’t do the job. By hiring us to install a strong network, you won’t have to pay extra for a faster speed or get frustrated when the connection dies. We’ll make sure you can access all the technology you need to, like arming the security system with your phone, playing music in every room wirelessly, and enjoying a good show on Hulu in your home theater.

3. Your Internet does not cover your whole house.

Today, our phones go everywhere we go.  And with mobile devices and laptops, we venture out further in our residences–from the edge of the driveway to the end of the backyard—pushing our Internet coverage to its limits.  We are often frustrated by the size or distance of our wireless bubble.  We can evaluate your residence, determine coverage gaps, and install additional repeaters to extend your wireless flexibility.  We can also install wireless controllers to provide smooth roaming between wireless antennas in your home and make your network seamless.

4. You live in a remote location.

Colorado has plenty of natural beauty which is why we love living here.  But our rugged natural surroundings also pose many challenges for delivering reliable Internet to some locations.  The Control Designer team works with all local Internet Service Providers and can help you identify the best solution for getting reliable and fast service to your home.  Regardless of where you live in the Steamboat Springs area, we will provide professional service that works within your budget.

Do your smart home devices just not work the way you want them to? Is your Internet always giving you problems? Give us a call or fill out our online form. Tell us your issue and we can work to give you a solution.