Smart Home Networks

Smart Home Networks

Does your Wi-Fi reach the whole house?

The general rule of thumb is that Wi-Fi will transmit through 2 walls. However, put a fridge or radiator in the way and that can shield a room altogether.
Add in the steel frame of a modern building and Wi-Fi often stops.

We supply Ubiquiti Wi-Fi Access points and connect them to a cloud control panel. This means that we can see if devices are dropping connections and more importantly you can control who has priority. You can for instance set a slow connection for a heating controller and give priority to your tablet or laptop so you get great film or music streaming.

Other systems are not as flexible or reliable.

Normally Ubiquiti equipment is reserved for business networks however all of our home customers tell us we should shout about the system because it just installs and works. So here we are – SHOUTING!

Is your Wifi Secure?

It’s not just your PC that is connected to the internet. Nowadays the list if connected devices is exploding. iPod, TV’s, security cameras, Heating systems, door bells, baby alarms, showers (yes showers), garden watering systems, the list is endless and the uses are growing all the time.

This means that security is important because more and more of your life is relying on Wi-Fi.

When you first connect a device you type a password and its checked by the wireless router. This means that you have to connect wirelessly to the router to send the password.
During the short time before the password is verified the wireless is in secure! This happens every time your device is turned on and off, or goes in and out of range.

Although the information still has a basic encryption The transmission at that time can be used to crack your network. It’s just like Bletchley Park did to crack Enigma. The same password is transmitted each time and so the same series of encoded characters is sent every time. Once cracked, attackers can download information or programs without you knowing. Attackers can slow down your broadband by sharing it.

I’m sure you all saw the court case when Google were accused of connecting to home Wi-Fi networks to upload pictures when creating the map data. Although just for a short period, this would have impacted on the home owns signal! Its just an example of what can happen if a network isn’t set up properly.

Our system makes it easy for you to change passwords , or we can do that for you without even having to visit! You remain secure and reliable.

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What Our Customers Say

  • I asked Andisa for a new Mac because mine was too slow. When they checked the spec they advised that the only difference compared to a new machine was an SSD hard disk thingy.
    Instead of spending £2500 I spent £650 and the machine is like new.
    I wish more companies were as honest.

    Claire Wearmouth
  • Andisa recently supplied a new laptop. The life changing thing was their advice to use the TV as a screen. Now when Zooming my family I can see everyone and they are large!
    I wish I had heard this advice before - what understanding team. Their advice sorted my frustrations so easily! Andisa really understand what we need!

    Pat Kerr
  • We have dealt with Andisa for over 10 years, initially asking them to provide IT Support to our clients, they have since installed and provide full management of our IT infrastructure including a 1G/b Wi-Fi network throughout the building and install and management of the VoIP telephone system.
    Their service is always friendly and professional and the work is carried out to a very high standard.

    Pam
  • We are glad to have helped one of our client's employees get a recent promotion - this shows the level of partnership between Andisa and our clients!
    I am very sure the "promo " is as a result of Josephs hard work rather than our help but its brilliant to get the praise.
    Here is a copy paste from a recent LinkedIn message!

    Andrew Morrison 10:34 AM
    Congrats on the new role!

    Joseph Priestley 10:42 AM
    Cheers Andy! Only possible thanks to you guys and this awesome new Macbook!

    Joe Priestley - Head of Marketing
  • Andy
    Just a quick thank you to all your team who helped with 2019 IT projects.

    Phone system you recommended is a first class product and really fits our needs.

    All the network stuff is also working well. We have better diagnostics as well as improved cyber security. Also the built in camera support has proved an unexpected benefit.

    Julian Smith