Have all your electronic devices working seamlessly with a home network

Here in New Zealand, two thirds of people have at least 3 devices connected to the internet, with a quarter of people having 5 or more. This is an astonishing statistic, meaning that our daily lives are inextricably linked to the online world.

With everyone online 24/7, things can become chaotic. Much like rush hour on the motorway, when everyone gets home from work or school and tries to log on at the same time, it can lead to a grinding halt of all traffic.

That’s where a Control4 home network comes in.

Uninterrupted Internet

Even with ultra-fast fibre or broadband, when everyone is online at the same time, a home internet connection can drop to a frustratingly slow crawl.

One of the kids is streaming Netflix, while the other is playing their X-box online. At the same time mum is listening to her music on Spotify while Dad is trying to make a Skype call with a client. All of these things are using up bandwidth and fighting for position in the queue.

The result is no-one gets an uninterrupted stream. Songs stop midway through, games experience lag, business calls are cut short… everyone ends up frustrated and angry.

A home network solves all these problems by prioritising, assigning and controlling data. Every device gets as much bandwidth as it needs to run seamlessly and uninterrupted, without affecting the other streams in the house.

Multiple devices

Four, five or six people all wanting to be online at the same time is challenging enough, but what if each one of those people has two or three devices?

A proper home network takes all those devices and makes them work effortlessly together, running smoothly without any problems.

Your teenager can sit in their room, streaming YouTube through the TV, scrolling Facebook on their phone while downloading music on their laptop. Everything will run perfectly, with no crossover or lag.

Now multiply that by another four rooms and you start to really appreciate what a home network can do for all your electronic equipment.

Connect the family

A smart home network not only allows all devices to work independently from one another, but to also work together when needed.

Having a communal shopping list for example, allows everyone to add to the list from their own gadget, or leave messages for one another.

When devices are connected through a home network, movies and music can be played from one single storage accessory, or two things simultaneously from different rooms.

Cameras, intercoms and screens allow rooms and individuals to communicate with each other, as well as people outside the house, whether its at the front door or on the other side of the world.

We know what works and what doesn\’t work

With a modern home network, you can connect all your devices at the same time without any problems, allowing everything to run smoothly, effectively, and consistently.

Next Group can install and configure Control4’s Pakedge Networking System for all your devices, with the option of adding more as time goes by.

With almost all of our entertainment now online, it’s important to have a network that you can rely on. One which not only supports multiple, high-demand devices, but also organises and optimises them.

Next Group have years of experience when it comes to home networking. We have seen the technology grow and spread, we know what works and what doesn’t, and we are always ahead of the curve when it comes to equipment.

If you would like to update your home network, then contact us today. Our friendly and expert staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.