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NETWORK AND IT TECHNOLOGY
Ten years ago, this might have amounted to no more than a laptop, a desktop, and maybe a DVR. Today, your network is congested with tablets, TVs, media streamers, music systems, CCTV and security systems, multiple smartphones—including those of your friends and kids friends—and maybe even a few appliances, nest smoke detectors and the pool controller. And that’s not even taking into consideration the home network forms the foundation for any home automation system.
Needless to say, the local airwaves in your own home are likely crowded and getting increasingly so. That’s why Control4 recently acquired Pakedge—creators of one of the most advanced, intelligent, and powerful networking solutions in the world.
What sets Pakedge apart from typical routers found at your local electronics store? First, an innovation called Pakedge Zones™. Think of these zones as individual networks within your home that segment and prioritise the various types of network traffic. You might have one zone dedicated to home automation, one for streaming audio and video, one for your CCTV and security system, one for web browsing and email, and another for guests who bring their own devices into your home. We can prioritise each zone independently to ensure that devices needing the most bandwidth get the most bandwidth when they need it.
In other words, the different types of network-connected devices in and around your home exist in their own little island networks, so your laptop doesn’t interfere with your home automation system and the Netflix streaming in the den doesn’t cause your security cameras to stutter.
The other big advantage of Pakedge’s network solutions: truly custom Wi-Fi designed and installed to provide perfect coverage for your home. Instead of relying on a single router in an out-of-the-way spot in your home, Pakedge relies on wireless access points placed strategically in walls or in ceilings around the home to give you perfect Wi-Fi in every room, and even outside.
The Network Rack
Establishing a standard — All of our home automation systems are built to a specific standard, and housing audio video components in a rack helps further perfect this standard. Any one of our field technicians can likely work on a well built rack with their eyes closed. They will know that network equipment, audio video receivers, amplifiers, etc., all have an assigned location from top to bottom. By knowing the precise location of AV components, and the connections between them, our technicians can troubleshoot a system problem more efficiently. Building an equipment rack to a standard also allows for a faster initial install. It makes sense because the plan has already been laid out. There is no need for the installer to decide if the cable boxes will be housed in the entertainment center or the linen closet, or if wiring needs to be pulled to the attic or the basement. When decisions are made ahead of time, and equipment consolidated in one location, our field technicians can spend less time scratching their heads, and more time building a well tuned home automation system.
Racks & AV enclosures are the essential infrastructure component for any installation. These simple steel frames often house mission critical AV components, but are habitually overlooked as an essential component of the overall system. As a result, the ordering and configuration of racks is usually left until very late in the project. Given the complex nature of today’s hardware and systems, that methodology is not efficient. Why? Because racks are the basic physical infrastructure of all AV systems and poor choices, or inadequate design, at this point will cause major headaches later on.
Without them, there would be no way to organise hardware, coordinate cabling, structure the signal flow of systems or perform a myriad of other often forgotten, but critical tasks. Racks also provide security, cooling, safety and increase serviceability.
Networks are the heart of every home, it powers and manages all the appliances and systems you have in your home. Without it, our homes just won’t perform to its optimum potential. Purpose AfterCare is a service that provides remote monitoring and management of your home and business network and systems for the people and places in your care. We will get a notification if any device or appliance goes offline so we can be on top of rectifying the problem to get you back online as soon as possible.
Setting up your network so that it can manage all these demands is vital to ensuring you not only have fast internet speeds but also to minimise downtime so you can play movies and music without having to deal with hiccups along the way.
Whether you like to have access to different TV or movie channels in different rooms, different music in different rooms, or combining all rooms into one big party zone, you can manage and control it from anywhere.
Creating different lighting scenes to suit the usage of your room just the way you like it is simple to create. Program for full work mode lighting to moody dinner scene, to very dim cinema mode to relaxing scene, all at the touch of a button.
Motorised curtains and blinds are silent and move with synchronicity. We have blind fabrics that cater for any application — heat reflective, block-out, sheer, decorative, whatever you desire, we can find the right solution for you.
Climate control, like lighting and music are set up in zones to allow us greater control in creating the right climate in different parts of our homes for the most comfortable setting to work, host dinners, or simply to chill with loved ones.
CCTV Cameras/ Door Stations
Door station and CCTV cameras capture movement around your home and takes a photo of every person that rings your doorbell and sends it directly to your mobile phone wherever you are in the world. Have complete control of your home.
With our total control platform, a quick glance at your phone and you are able to know exactly how much energy you are using, identify your high-use areas & the most energy hungry appliances so you can manage usage accordingly.
Design and Installation
Purpose manage all aspects of your residential or commercial technology integration project—from concept to completion and we work very closely with your architect, interior designer and builder to make their process management easy.
PurposeCare is a service that provides remote monitoring and management of your home and business network and systems so downtime is reduced and any issues that might arise resolved efficiently.
ARE YOU BUILDING OR RENOVATING?
Before you go any further with your revovation or building plans, talk to us about your home entertainment, security and technology requirement. Getting the network set up right from the start will ensure that your network will cope with all the movie and music streaming you enjoy, feed internet hungry mobile devises and set you up for any future add ons you may desire.
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