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Why Network Design Is Important to Smart Home Builders

For your clients to have the best technology experience possible, a strong home network is essential

Why Network Design Is Important to Smart Home Builders

With smart home technology increasingly in demand among buyers, it’s crucial that builders, architects and designers create homes built with home automation in mind. Spaces like a custom home theater or high-end media room will get clients in the door, but don’t forget the importance of home network design. All the smart devices in a home are linked by its network; subpar network performance or other issues will leave your customers dissatisfied. This blog will show you why professional home network design is crucial to Oregon home builders working in the Portland region, as well as what we can do to help make everything run smoothly.

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The number of internet-enabled devices present in any given home has risen dramatically in recent years. Desktop and laptop computers, phones, gaming consoles, speakers and TVs, thermostats, security systems, light fixtures and even some appliances are all linked via a home’s network. All these devices using the same limited bandwidth can cause serious performance problems.

If you’re using one wireless router to cover an entire home and you haven’t looked closely at your choice of cabling, glitches and slow speeds will be common, leading to frustrated clients. Our expert staff can shore up a home’s network to provide the fastest speeds available and reliable connections throughout the house. We’ll ensure everything is running at peak performance by placing additional routers and network switches, replacing old components with newer ones, and making sure the right wiring is in place.


Whether you’re listening to music on Spotify or binging a new TV show, these days most people get their favorite audio and video content from streaming services. Smooth streaming requires a strong, reliable network connection, especially is homeowners are trying to stream multiple types or pieces of content at the same time.

If your customers want to stream 4K UHD video on their home theater, their network connection matters just as much as the TV itself. A weak network leads to pixelated images, lengthy load times and similar problems. To make sure families can enjoy all the streaming content they want, whenever they want, they’ll require a well-designed home network.


Each device on a network is also a potential entry point for hackers. To protect homeowners from identity theft, malware and other threats, they’ll want state-of-the-art network protection.

We can look at every piece of a home’s network to make sure your customers are adequately protected. We’ll incorporate security features like firewalls and data encryption, and we install a hidden mesh network using Z-Wave or other technologies. A network that uses Z-Wave or similar systems links devices without relying on a home’s standard Wi-FI connection. This helps keep smart devices hidden from hackers while increasing network performance as well.

These are just a handful of reasons to call us when it’s time to begin building a home’s smart technology infrastructure. If you’re interested in learning more about our home network design services, give us a call at (503) 515-1192 or fill out our online contact form. You can also leave a message in the chat box in the corner of your browser.

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