Networking & Wi-Fi

How do I improve the overall internet connectivity in my house?

We always recommend using wired connections between devices and not wirelessly repeating signals such as wifi etc for robust connectivity.

How does a smart video doorbell work?

A smart doorbell can ring to any smartphone or tablet no matter where you are in the world, and allow you to have an audio and visual conversation with whoever is at the door. The person at the door can hear you so that you can communicate with them effectively. In case you miss the call the smart video doorbell also captures screenshots of who rang the bell and at what time, and some even take screenshots of movement at the door.

How do smart locks work? And are they safe?

Smart locks allow you to use biometric, pin code, key card or facial recognition to unlock the door. Most even have a manual key option in built so that you can always use a traditional key in case you need to. They work on batteries so they do not fail if the electricity dies and they also can be used to unlock the door remotely from an app if you know who is at the door and want to let them in. They are very safe and effective and allow you the flexibility not to have to carry keys everywhere you go. Access can be easily removed or added directly from your smartphone app and guest access can also be given if you want to give someone temporary access to the door.

IP Cameras or CCTV, what's a better option?

IP Cameras provide higher resolution images and now even come in 4K. You can compare this to the old standard definition images which used to be available on television and now the High Definition or 4K images. If possible we highly recommend using IP cameras.

I want to play music from the Internet through my home stereo. Can I do it?

This can be easily achieved by adding a smart streaming device such as an Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV or Stick or Roku device. These can connect to your wifi or wired ethernet connection and also connect to your home stereo. You can then easily play music through the internet on to your home stereo.