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Current Concepts is the premier provider of home networking installation, home lighting, home automation, home audio systems and more in the Lehigh Valley PA

Posted: 04/30/2018
Wired or Wireless?
 
We are always asked if we really need to run wire 
if you have a wireless system.  Here is our response:
 
Wireless is a convenience, it should never be relied on for infrastructure if you have the ability to hard wire it.  A hard wire connection is always faster, more reliable, less prone to interference from the surrounding environment, and more secure.  This point becomes even more pertinent when we start to discuss streaming video (such as Smart TV functionality like Netflix, etc. or sending TV video wirelessly).  Streaming video, especially at higher qualities (HD and even more so for 4K resolutions) is one of the most taxing things you can do to a network infrastructure, so it isn't something you want to leave to a wireless connection.  
 
This is why we continue to emphasize wiring a home as much as possible 
when the opportunity is there.
   

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Posted: 12/08/2017
"With more and more Wi-Fi devices being introduced to the home, we are frequently asked about the merits of running low-voltage wire, versus an all-wireless configuration. 

While every home should certainly have a robust wireless backbone, it will always be preferable to hard wire fixed intelligent electronic devices in the home for the following reasons:

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Posted: 11/17/2017
DIY vs Professional Smart Home Installation
The home automation market has been evolving rapidly over the past few years, while home automation consumers are presented with an ever growing list of available options. A proliferation of inexpensive DIY products have come to market designed to make smart home technology accessible to all, although this has created its own set of challenges. It's become increasingly difficult for typical consumers to differentiate between these DIY home automation products and the more expensive professionally installed solutions. There are a number of very important distinctions that anyone in the market should understand.


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Posted: 09/15/2017
A new era is upon us
Starting last year, Current Concepts began shifting leadership as Tim Corby began his semi-retirement. Earlier this year, Glen Hill decided to jump on the semi-retirement train.  As two of its principals are beginning to enter retirement, Current Concepts is pleased to announce the promotion of long-time employee and owner, Eric Haas as its new General Manager.
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Posted: 08/23/2017
Many people treasure their backyard as a natural sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of our electronic world. If you want to listen to music, but don't want a pair of large metallic boxes jutting out of your garden, consider low-key rock patio speaker from StereoStone.
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