Wireless Access Points Design and Installation in London
You might be familiar with the experience of strolling around your London home only to realise that your smartphone’s Wi-Fi signal is inexplicably faltering. What’s happening? You might have walked into a “dead zone”, where your router just isn’t providing enough Wi-Fi coverage – perhaps because the router is too far away for its signal to reach this particular part of your home.
A router can also struggle to cast a strong enough Wi-Fi signal in a specific area if the signal has to travel through a large solid wall or other obstruction to get there. In situations like these, you should seriously consider having what is called a wireless access point (WAP) set up in the problem area. Our team can install multiple WAPs in London homes.
In doing so, we can leave you with an exhaustive and even level of Wi-Fi coverage right throughout your London residence. You could have one access point in your living room to serve your smart TV and another WAP in your home office to facilitate your freelance lifestyle, while multiple WAPs dotted throughout the property could work well with a multi-room audiovisual system.
Our WiFiAccess Points Solutions Are:
If your home’s Wi-Fi coverage falters in a particular area, just put an access point there.
Each access point you add to your home can be up and running in minutes.
Wireless access points can be used with a vast range of online-ready devices.
How Wi-Fi Access Points Improve Your Wi-Fi Coverage?
A Wi-Fi access point works by sourcing an internet connection and bandwidth from a broadband router or switch, to which the access point will be connected via an Ethernet or data cable. The WAP will then transmit and receive a wireless signal in one of two Wi-Fi frequency ranges: 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz. This signal can be used to connect wirelessly to a Local Area Network (LAN).
Therefore, a Wi-Fi access point can be the ideal solution if you have a Wi-Fi-compatible router that, by itself, can’t quite transmit a strong enough Wi-Fi signal to every part of your London home that needs it. Even if your home’s broadband is fast on paper, a weak Wi-Fi signal could still hamper the internet speed in practice.
As a result, you could be left paying for a faster connection than what you get. You could also find that weak Wi-Fi connectivity adversely affects smart home tech in your London abode. For example, if you regularly stream video in a home cinema, you could find that the footage starts buffering unless a router or WAP is sufficiently close by.
Why Choose Wi-Fi Access Points for Your Home Automation System?
- Wi-Fi is secure and tried-and-trusted wireless technology
- Wi-Fi access points are quick and easy to set up
- You can add more access points as and when you need them
- We use products from Ubiquiti’s reliable UniFi range
- Many different types of wireless access point are available
- These access points can easily connect to mobile and stationary devices alike
- The access points we offer include POE-compatible models
- We can fit access points supporting both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands
Why We Use Ubiquiti UniFi Wi-Fi Solutions?
For various reasons, we routinely install Wi-Fi access points from the Ubiquiti UniFi range. In this way, we can add anything from just one WAP to several as part of an extensive smart Wi-Fi setup. The UniFi range also includes many different models of WAP – meaning that, for each client, we can carefully select the specific units that will best meet their needs.
So, we might opt for a basic model if you only want a little extra Wi-Fi coverage in one or two rooms – perhaps the home office and a games room. In such instances, you might want a WAP that can be affixed easily to a wall or ceiling without looking unsightly – and, reassuringly, Ubiquiti does offer WAP units of this description.
However, if your home has many different devices which all need resilient connectivity, rest assured that there are Ubiquiti UniFi solutions to suit. We could install WAPs that can accommodate many different device connections and are POE-compatible, meaning that both data and power for this WAP can be provided through a single Cat5 or Cat6 cable connected to it.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
We inherited a “smart house” from previous owners, which stopped working a few days after we moved in. Versedautomation was brilliant at sorting everything out, in spite of having to work on someone else’s preinstalled system, offered very effective solutions, listened to all our requests and even sorted out what Sky engineers couldn’t do. Thank you!
Solid planning and spec and seamless execution and snagging. Great service all round
Versed were great. I had recently moved into a property with speakers throughout, no amps and unlabelled wires left by the previous owner, as well as a Unify wifi network that I didnt have full control of, as well as a few other tech things i was struggling with. Tried a few other companies who were totally uninterested in helping. Versed were more than happy. Yamen came round and was super helpful, working out what all the wiring was, showing me how everything worked. Particularly pleased with their cost effective solution to sourcing amps, getting the right ones for each room (bedroom vs basement cinema room) rather than just suggesting the most expensive for all. Really personal service, able to whatsapp and just generally very helpful for me who is not great at this stuff! Even popped back when I was struggling with one of the rooms. All working great, couldnt recommend more highly. Will be using them im sure when I want to upgrade anything! Thanks Yamen and team.
Good people they put in a surround system and bass shaker and very happy with it nice company
We had been having WiFi issues, Luke could not have been more helpful in sorting them out and making sure that everything was working fully before leaving, many thanks
So I am very late on this review (sorry time flys when you are a new dad) - but a few months back Versedautomation installed 13 Unifi CCTV cameras, smart flood light and setup a Unifi network with 5 wireless access points and multiple switches for me in Orpington. They have done a brilliant job, even managing to get hold of the equipment somehow when everyone was out of stock! The system is still running flawlessly, the cables are all well managed and hidden away (even tidied some of my own bad cable management). We now have great WiFi in the garden when working from home, my cars that get updates over WiFi now finally have a perfect signal and actually get updates and the cameras give great piece of mind.
Technology Enthusiasts who always tried to impress and surprise me throughout our Smart home installation and I must say that the end finish is superb and Samuel and Team worked tirelessly to get my project completed on schedule. Their after care has been brilliant too changing a few settings for my daughters Ipad in with a few days of my email
They designed and built our cinema Room, can’t keep the kids out of there. Highly recommend versed automation
This firm is excellent.
Yamen who carried out the work was extremely polite and efficient, and he and Samuel made sure everything went smoothly.
Excellent work all carried out efficiently with polite friendly staff.
Outstanding work done on home entertainment system across 4 rooms at extremely high quality, excellent care taken with already existing equipment and helped procure new ones also. Can’t speak highly enough about the service and outcome - I’d be the first to recommend to anyone.
Chinyere Diamond Ngwu
The best and most reliable
Good after care service , would recommend them as they sorted my Av system for my 7 bedroom property.
Great Tv Hang and Audio visual installation in our large property in Purley, 7 bedrooms all to a sterling finish, would highly recommend versedautomation
Intuitive Team, Speedy and attentive Company, did an exceptional professional Job from start to Finish. Outcome is amazing and have already recommended them to a friend. Absolutely chuffed with my amazing Cinema room.
Fantastic Company, Amazing support and very competitively as I made dead cert as an accountant by trade
Really happy with our Audio visual installation. Great work from team. Amazing Company
Exceptionally Clever Group, incredible Turn around on our my home automation installation. Really happy with the service and knowledgeable Engineers
The Audio visual and surround system carried out works really well and my son is now happy as his ceiling bedroom speakers are finally working now. Great Company very patient with all our requests
Our Recent Projects
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Wireless Access Points Installation FAQs
How can I test my current broadband network’s speed?
There’s an especially quick and easy way to do this – by using Google. Just do a search for “speed test” on Google, and you will be sent to Google’s own speed tester, which you can activate just by hitting the big blue ‘Run Speed Test’ button.
You can get a more accurate sense of your connection speed by logging into your router, if this is possible.
How can I check my existing Wi-Fi’s strength around specific parts of my home?
You can do this by downloading a free Wi-Fi analyser app to your phone. Switch on this app and then move around the property.
If there are particular areas in the house where – as indicated on the app – the Wi-Fi’s strength significantly drops or cuts out completely, these would evidently be good places to position Wi-Fi access points.
With which online-enabled devices should I use WAPs?
Generally, you should use those devices where it would be impossible or impractical to provide them with online connectivity through wired means. Such devices can include:
- Wireless audio systems, such as smart surround sound systems
- Smart TVs
While some of these could still be online-connected through physical wiring, such wiring could be costlier to install than you would deem worthwhile in this instance.
When should I opt for a hard-wired Internet solution rather than WAPs?
If you want the strongest, fastest and most secure online connection possible, online connectivity delivered through a dedicated Ethernet cable would fit the bill.
For this reason, a hard-wired solution – like our structured cabling service– would be the way to go for any online-reliant devices or systems that aren’t regularly transported within or out of your home; think, for example, audiovisual equipment installed in a home cinema.
Couldn’t I improve my Wi-Fi just by using a Wi-Fi range extender?
A Wi-Fi range extender would have various limitations not applicable with Wi-Fi access points. An extender:
- Can be very unreliable
- Would need to be placed where strong coverage already exists
- Can practically cut signal strength in half
If you get in touch with us, we can talk you through various Wi-Fi options which would prove much more reliable than an extender.
Could you help me to decide where exactly Wi-Fi access points should be installed in my home?
Yes – we can do this by visiting your London property for free and analysing it, as well as how you routinely use it, to determine precisely where Wi-Fi access points should go.
This, in turn, would help us to assess exactly how we should install those WAPs. The installation job could require us to add wiring to particular rooms of your home.
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