In a nutshell, the IoT is a rapidly expanding global network of devices, machines and appliances – basically anything with an internet connection – that is able to tap into the world wide web to transmit and communicate data.
Crestron is a brand that you may not know readily by name, but one you have likely encountered somewhere without realizing it. They provide electronic controls systems, from lights to sound to temperature controls for luxury homes, digital screens and speakers for conference rooms, and digital signs and retail displays. Crestron’s success comes from their commitment to network security, which is how they’ve won over some high profile clients.
When it comes to accessing in-network resources when you’re outside of your network, there are two options. You can either use port forwarding, or you can use a virtual private network, or VPN. While both options will allow you to access the resources you need – servers, network-attached storage devices, or even your router configuration – one is superior to the other.
While a good router might be strong enough to cover 3,000 square feet of house, you would have to place it smack dab in the middle of your home to achieve that reach. If your router is based in a home office in a far corner of the house, it’s going to need some help pushing that signal into every room. Here, we look at two options for extending household wireless coverage.
Would it surprise you to learn that the power coming into your home or business may be low quality? Had you presumed that your trusty surge protector is enough to combat any issues with incoming power? Or, like many, did you not even know that “dirty power” was a thing?