Reliable Home Wi-Fi: Access Routers Vs. Traditional Networks

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A brief guide to improving your home Wi-Fi when multiple people are using the Internet at once.

These days, more people than ever are working from home. One piece of successful remote work is having a stable and reliable home Wi-Fi connection. This is critical if you share your Truckee, CA, home with more than one remote worker: perhaps a spouse or some roommates. 

When the Internet is acting slow, many people think, I’ll just leave it alone for a bit and come back. Or, maybe if I unplug the router and then plug it back in, it will work better. But these solutions won’t work if the network is overcrowded or lacking the right bandwidth. How can you improve this situation for a smoother home office experience?

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FEEL SAFER WITH A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM YOU CAN TRUST

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WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE BEDROOM OR THE BAHAMAS, YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR HOME AND LOVED ONES

Your home is the one place where you should be able to relax, a sanctuary from the stress and tumult of the world around you. But unfortunately, every neighborhood is susceptible to break-ins, theft, and property damage to some degree. Installing smart home security systems provides deterrence, detection, and the ability to de-escalate nearly any situation. 

Complete home protection is more than intrusion alarms or broken window sensors; you need a combination of overlapping systems that monitor every angle. Our security experts assess your situation and craft a solution that integrates your home automation with surveillance, intelligent monitoring, and remote access control.

Are you looking to protect your Rocklin, CA home and the people you love? Continue reading to learn how a Hood Branco installation is your best solution.

 

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PERSONALIZE YOUR DAILY LIFE WITH A SMART HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM

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ENHANCE YOUR LIFESTYLE WITH A HOUSE THAT RESPONDS AND ADAPTS TO THE WAY YOU LIVE

A smart home provides the luxury and convenience of a living space that not only responds to you but fits your lifestyle. However, home automation is more than pressing a button to turn on your television or change the temperature. While it is true that there are many over-the-counter solutions available, none of them give you complete control.

Your home is an ecosystem of climate control, entertainment, lighting, security, and more. A single-ended IoT device may be fun to toy with; what you require is a smart home automation system that understands how each day brings a new set of conveniences and delights. As a Control4 dealer, we are experts in furnishing you with a home that can make you healthier, happier, and more comfortable.

Are you ready to make your Lake Tahoe, CA home an extension of you? Read below to learn how.

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Add Beauty And Benefits To Your Home With Motorized Shades

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Reduce Energy Costs, Improve Lighting, And Enhance Any Room

A room without window treatments feels bare and unwelcoming. Shades add the finishing touches – conveying style, ambiance, and even a sense of elegance.

Installing motorized shades furnishes your home with more than fashion; their functional benefits save on energy costs, improve lighting, and add privacy. When integrated into a whole-home automation system, shades allow your home to maintain the balance of beauty and convenience.

Are you looking to add savings and sophistication to your Truckee, CA smart home?  Read below to find out more.

 

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Swap Your Portable Speaker for an Outdoor Sound System

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Here’s How the Professionals Install Weatherproof Audio

Lake Tahoe is all about outdoor living. As summertime approaches, wouldn’t it be nice to spend time in the yard with family and friends while high-fidelity audio sings through the air?

Most people bring a Bluetooth speaker outside when it’s time to listen to music. But what if the speaker isn’t charged? Or if your phone won’t connect? If you’re hosting a get-together, visitors might not be able to hear your patio speaker over at the pool. If you crank the speaker, those close to it won’t be able to hear each other talk.

Maybe it’s time for another approach. Just like a multi-room audio system, you can bring music across your outdoor spaces with a professional installation. Read on to see how an outdoor sound system works and will enhance your Lake Tahoe, CA-area home.

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When Your Router Isn’t Enough: Custom Home Network Installations

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Supercharge Your Internet Connection with Wires, Switches, and Upgraded Firmware  

Unless you live in an apartment or tiny home with only a couple of devicesyou’re going to need an internet upgrade! Larger houses with computers, smartphones, smart TVs, and automated devices send and receive a lot of data. Wi-Fi dead zones and dropped connections are frustrating to no end, but luckily, you aren’t stuck with subpar internet forever  

A custom systems designer, like Hood Branco, installs home networks that reach every corner of your home. A professional home network installation is much more involved than plugging in a router, but the benefits are hard to miss.   

If you’re tired of poor Wi-Fi connections in your Lake Tahoe, CA, home, discover how our approach to design and installation will enhance the way you work and entertain 

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Transform Your Home With Automated Lighting Controls

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All the Ways Lighting Automation Can Elevate Your California Living Experience  

Light is the silent actor in every scene of our lives. We need it to work and to play, to read and study. It follows us where we go but sometimes escapes us. It can be too bright or too dim, and the color of it can affect our moods. For ages, we've used artificial light in our homes when we could not experience the sun's natural rays, and it's served us well. But now, in the time of home automation, we can take this modern convenience a step further with automated lighting controls and elevate our living experience in our Granite Bay homes even more.  

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Enjoy More Streaming, Fewer Wires With Our Professional Audio-Video Installation

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Simplify Your California Home Entertainment System With Centralized Equipment & Distributed AV 

A good movie always has a great soundtrack. If only life could have a soundtrack, right? You may not be able to make music play in the background everywhere you go, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own soundtrack at home. Or at least have music streaming throughout it. With whole-home audio and video installation, you can fill your Truckee home with music and movies any time you want, while keeping unsightly equipment and wires tucked away 

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Why a Control4 Home Automation System Is Better

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It’s a new year and time to make those new year’s resolutions. It is a great time to reset and evaluate what matters most to you in life. Reflecting on the last year helps us see what we would like to improve in the coming year and then turn our dreams into actionable goals. Most of us will prioritize our health, wealth, and relationships but may find it challenging to stick with vague ideas in the coming months or even weeks.

That’s why it’s smarter to break those goals down into simple, manageable tasks, so you can slowly but consistently tackle larger goals. You can approach any aspect of your life you want to improve this way, which also goes for your home. If you're going to upgrade, improve your home's system's efficiency, energy, and reliability, you can do all that with an integrated home automation system from a trusted, smart home company. 

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Make Any Room A Home Theater

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How an Expert Design and Installation Can Bring A Better Viewing Experience to Any Room of Your House    

Movies are a major part of our entertainment; they transport us to different times and places. Films can also move us in unexpected ways, allowing us to see the world through another’s eyes, changing our perspective forever.

As we’re currently spending more time at home, engaging content has become even more essential.  And the spaces you watch movies in should immerse you with superior video and sound that draws you into action on the screen. While a dedicated theater room is one option, the sights and sounds of a home theater installation can be enjoyed in nearly any room of the house.

Want to find out how any room in your Granite Bay, CA home can be a home theater? Read more below. 

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What Kind of Home WiFi Network Do I Need?

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The More Time You Spend at Home, the More Reliable Your WiFi Needs to Be

The strength and reliability of your home’s WiFi signal are essential for running a modern household.

To connect your home entertainment, smart lighting, security systems, and your mobile devices, you’re going to need a home network that can withstand a lot of activity all at once.

As many of us now find ourselves working from home, and perhaps having our kids engaged in remote learning too, we need to make sure everyone in the house can have reliable access to the internet so that we can all complete our tasks.

Our clients in Truckee, CA, rely on us to install home networks that allow for the smooth operation of all their online devices and interconnected systems.

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Why Your Home Networking System Needs an Update

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Go from a Sluggish Network to One That’s Super Fast

Your family lives in a hardwired and Wi-Fi world. Nearly every technology you operate – your TVs, phones, and computers – depends on a high-performing home network. As technology marches on, and you add smarter devices to your life, you may not realize your home network needs to be updated as well. Having a robust home networking system is particularly crucial if you have a smart home in Lake Tahoe, CA.

Don’t let a sluggish and unreliable network become the bane of your existence. Hood Branco Innovations uses state-of-the-art and reliable technologies that give your network super-sonic speed. Read more to see how you can get the best connection possible.

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