electrician, electrical services, wiring
Written by Larry Cook

Wireless & Wired Home Networking Basics – Part 1

Wireless AC Standard

Contractors should now transition from the current Wi-Fi standard of Wireless-N devices (802.11n) to the newer “AC” format. Faster than Wireless-N, Wireless AC functions in the less crowded 5 Ghz range, rather than the swamped 2.4 GHz range. This results in a decrease of interference and improved performance.

Commercial Grade

Experts are also now emphasizing the use of routers and switches that are commercial-grade because the majority of consumer-grade routers cannot handle the growing number of wireless devices that stream video, along with various Internet services. Many in the industry also tout the use of concealed WAPs (wireless access points), which act as signal repeaters that enable a wireless signal that will be dependable for the entire house. 

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home automation,Electrician - Structured Media Panels
Written by Larry Cook

Structured Media Components for Your Smart Home

As home builders now offer wiring packages, structured media panels are a standard feature in new or remodeling projects. Fitted between wall studs, in-wall panels are portals for structured wiring. As the cost of installation and wiring is reasonably low, licensed electricians expert in structured wiring recommend in-wall panels if the homeowner plans to eventually implement smart-home technology.

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home-automation,electricians, Annapolis MD
Written by Larry Cook

Benefits of Wireless Home Automation Systems

Twenty-first century homes will increasingly become more automated and self-controlled because of the conveniences these features provide. A Home Automation System (HAS) offers homeowners the capability to control electrical appliances, heating and cooling, security, access, and entertainment devices in their homes.

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