Wi-Fi Networks and Data Infrastructure for your Home
Almost any piece of technology you install in your home today is network enabled. This means it can update its own software and deliver new services – if it can connect to the internet.
Even within your home, your AV technology needs to communicate. Whether through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cabled connections, if you are to enjoy music or video throughout your home, it is crucial that your data network is up to the task.
This means a well planned and carefully designed data infrastructure is essential in any modern home. London AV Solutions can help you from the earliest stages of the project to ensure your AV installation – and the data network that supports it – form an integral part of your architect’s and builder’s plans.
And don’t worry if you do not have any cables in place, we are able to retrospectively install a network.
Our Approach to Networking
To ensure we deliver robust and secure networks into your homes, we have chosen Draytek, Cisco and Ruckus as our partners of choice.
We use Draytek routers chosen specifically to match your incoming internet connection bandwidth and supplier. The routers are feature-rich, secure, flexible and robust.
If your property has a hard wired data backbone then we would use Cisco network switches to connect the AV equipment and any hard wired data outlets to the network. Cisco switches are also used to power POE devices such as touchscreens, intercom panels and the Ruckus Access Points.
The final ingredient for the perfect network is adding Ruckus. As a company we have been using Ruckus for over 12 years now and for good reason. We can count on one hand how many faulty products we have seen during this time. Systems which have been in place for many years remain stable to this day. Ruckus products are consistent and reliable, whilst outperforming their close competitors by around 2 to 4 times in terms of coverage. With Ruckus you can enjoy a huge range of useful features such as ‘self-healing’, ‘interference avoidance’ and ‘bandwidth management’ amongst many more.
How we deploy networks
ISP Cross Check
The first step is to ensure you are receiving the fastest solution from the best provider given your location
ISP Cross Check
The first step would be to help provide a comparison study to review all the ISPs (Internet Service Provider) which are available in your area and to highlight the most effective ISP for your property.
On many occasions we find that clients may still be on ADSL connections even though FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) is available at their address.
We will review traditional FTTC solutions alongside Virgin, Hyper-optic for multi-dwelling units and also new solutions such as Starlink for those with second homes in more rural locations.
Alternatively we can put you in contact with our Partners Bespoke Telecoms, who can provide you with an alternative to traditional service providers. They can help provide telephone lines and internet connections without the hassle and inconvenience which can occur with larger mainstream providers. Bespoke Telecoms can also assist with individual pricing for dedicated Fibre to the Property solutions if this is of interest, including co-ordination of any external works required to get the cables into place.
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Upgrading Existing Systems
Struggling with network coverage in your home, experiencing buffering, dropouts and a lack of coverage? We can help...
Upgrading Existing Systems
In today’s world, being connected is essential for everyday life. From carrying out work calls via Zoom to on-line schooling, recent times have tested the networking within peoples’ homes to the extreme.
If you struggle to stay connected and remain online at home then there is a good chance your home needs a network overhaul. Other symptoms are issues with Sky Q or Sonos – both of which are very network dependent.
If you already have a hard-wired data network in place, you would have a single point in your home where the router and a number of data cables coming back to that point. You will then have data points positioned around the house in numerous rooms. Alternatively, you may live in a traditional UK property with a single telephone point in the hallway and no cabling to any of the rooms.
We can help you in both these situations by providing you with a solution to suit your home. If you do not have cable, Ruckus have access points which can be ‘meshed’ to overcome the infrastructure problems.
London AV Solutions can also help get cables into position to ensure a proportion of the access points are cabled, with minimal damage if needed. This will provide you with the best result.Contact Us for a Free Survey
We believe the network is the most important system in a home. The stability and performance of every other system depends upon the network
As part of the early stages of your building project, we can assist with ensuring that you have a solid data infrastructure as part of the design. Once approved our design will specify the system so that we can liaise with your contractor to ensure the correct cabling gets put in place at the right time.
Our current networking designs are based upon a combination of Cat6A cabling and fibre cabling. To future proof your home and prepare for the increase bandwidths and demands on a residential network, we are designing 10GB networks.
Never before have we streamed more content – be it music or video content using services such as Sky Q and Netflix. We also predict that Sky Q will soon become only IP based without the need for traditional satellite dishes. This will again increase the demand on your home network. The quality and size of this content is increasing with UHD common place now from the main providers. This is set to increase again when 8K becomes more common place.
If you are embarking on a new build or renovation project and have a blank canvas, please contact us and we can ensure you have the right infrastructure in place to support all the technology within your home. Being future-focused is key.Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Domotz Network Monitoring
Real-time network monitoring software to allow us to proactively identify and resolve any issues with your network
Domotz Network Monitoring
We have used Domotz since 2018 as a core network monitoring solution for all of our aftercare clients. We have since specified Domotz systems on all of our larger projects and it is a must-have for any new project.
The cost for a Domotz Box is just over £100* plus a minimal monthly subscription.
The Domotz box maps and then monitors your network, sending us automated alerts if any critical events take place. This has been invaluable to us on many occasions. For example, being notified that a site had disconnected entirely. This may be due to internet provider outage or a power cut. This particular client did not reside in the UK and the house was empty. We were able to contact them and they consequently discovered there had been a power cut and many items such as freezers had been affected. They could then take the necessary steps to get the power back.
Recently we contacted another client when their system started to behave erratically with multiple pieces of equipment going on and off the network. They discovered there was a leak from a tap into the sub-basement where the racks were located.
The Domotz system also tests the network speeds every 10mins so we can cross check expected speeds against actual speeds to detect ISP issues.
For the price, we believe this is an invaluable tool and allows us to provide a 5* reactive service to you 24/7.
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