Smart homes are an amazing technology that can save you moneyhelp busy parents and even help your sleep cycles. But, if you don’t have the wireless internet to support your smart home tech, you’re going to end up spending a lot of time waiting for things to load. If you are asking yourself, can my WiFi handle my home automation needs, it is time to talk with the experts at Total Home Technologies. Our experienced team will make sure your WiFi is able to handle all of your home automation needs.

Why Your WiFi May Not Be Up To Speed 

You may not realize this, but all smart devices need to use the internet to send information. When you connect many devices to your internet, it can cause your WiFi to slow down, making it difficult to perform even the simplest of tasks. This is especially true if you are using anything with a camera. If you haven’t factored in the new devices to your current internet bandwidth, you might be frustrated with your smart technology’s performance. Our team can help you make sure you are getting all of the speed out of your WiFi, and all of your devices are running as efficiently as possible. 


There is nothing more frustrating than having poor internet speeds, especially when you need it the most. A strong, consistent WiFi connection is imperative in today’s world, especially if you work from home. Total Home Technologies will ensure you have a fast and reliable connection that allows you to access the internet and make sure all of your devices can run at peak performance. 

How Much Bandwidth Do I Need for My Smart Home? 

As a general rule, you should expect to need an extra 5 Mbps for every 10-12 devices you are adding to your home. However, if you add smart devices with cameras, you should calculate an extra 5 Mbps just for the camera-connected device. This includes things like smart doorbells or security cameras. Security devices and cameras require additional bandwidth because they constantly record and send information over the internet.


If you need help calculating how much Mbps (megabytes per second) you need, consult the smart home experts at Total Home Technologies. We can help you figure out how much bandwidth you will need so that all of your smart devices can operate as quickly as possible. 


While you might have consulted with your internet service provider when you signed up for their service, they are generally not equipped with the knowledge on how all smart home devices operate and how much bandwidth they will need. It is better to consult with smart home experts like those found at Total Home Technologies. 


Our team has worked with a variety of devices and knows the nuances of each one and how they will interact with your home. Our expertise will allow you to run all of your devices simultaneously without slowing down any particular device. 

Stay Connected All the Time

If you want to make sure you can stay connected on all of your devices all the time, the best solution is Managed WiFi. Managed WiFi offers enterprise-grade internet, essential for smart homes (especially if you’re working from home). It is a wire-free solution that ensures you can get the best connectivity at all times. Our managed WiFi solutions offer users multiple access points, allowing access to the internet throughout your home, and ensuring you never have dead spots and your devices can run optimally. 


Total Home Technologies is proud to deliver faster, reliable internet to homeowners in Austin, Texas. If you want to learn more about getting the best connection to support your smart home technology, contact us today! We will be happy to help you with a free consultation. Our team of smart home experts will make sure your home’s WiFi is not only fast but capable of running all of your smart home devices. Contact Total Home Technologies today