Building Management

Why Networking Is Important to Your Smart Home Automation System

It’s commonly perceived that in the smart home automation industry that the network is the backbone and foundation of the different building automation & home control systems. Irrespective of which infrastructural system you are looking to automate, the importance of a network propelling it simply cannot be overstated. However many homeowners in today’s era, don’t know what to plan for when having a network installed. Below are some critical pointers to keep in mind when designing a network for any building.

Bandwidth 

A significant component of network connectivity is bandwidth. Higher bandwidth essentially results in stronger connections. Sending one signal may not be that exhaustive on the bandwidth, but when the concept of multiple signals come into play, the bandwidth may be strained. A sufficient bandwidth can be beneficial to both wired and wireless power management systems. It can be easily concluded that bandwidth is the most critical part of a system at home.

Wireless Networks 

The primary point behind a wireless network is that more and more devices can be added easily. This point may be true to some extent, however, homeowners fail to understand the fact that with each additional device, the workload on the bandwidth just increases. The key to effectively solving this problem, it is vital to allow each of these additional devices to boost the signal. It is important to also point that wireless networks are not the ideal solution for all networks, particularly 4K UHD HDR and other modern technology.

Cables 

As already emphasised above, wireless networks are not the ideal solution for all networks. As a matter of fact, most experts suggest hardwired networks for most homes. The primary reason behind this is that wired connections are more enduring and reliable in the long run. But when forming wired connections, one size is not perfect for all. In fact, one cable does not either – there is a wide variety of different types of cables homeowners need to ensure your home is getting the most ideal possible signal and power distribution. Two of the most prominent types are HDMI and fiber-optic cables. HDMI cables are commonly used for shorter distances, any length greater than 16 meters will strain the cable. On the other hand, fiber optic wires are generally preferred over other types, for longer distances.


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