Wednesday, July 27, 2016

How to Easily Improve Your Internet Connection

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Have you found yourself violently clicking the mouse in an effort to make your internet load faster? Unfortunately, the 50th click of the mouse is not the answer to your problems. Your connection is slow for a reason, and that reason could be something as simple as the location of your router.

Adjust Your Router
Just like your child, you want to give your internet router the best chance to succeed. Burying the unit behind furniture or on the inside of cabinets does not exactly set it up for success. You want to place your router in a central location so that it can spread its reach throughout your home. Some people find that elevated locations work the best, so try mounting the unit on a wall and then monitor the results.

Avoid Other Appliances
Any appliance that gives off a signal can be a possible deterrent for your router’s signal. Things like microwaves and cordless phones should not be in the presence of your almighty router. In today’s cordless age, this might seem impossible, but all you have to do is keep your phone conversations outside the router room.

Secure Your Wireless Channel
While you might think of yourself as a good neighbor, Wi-Fi is not something you should share. It is really just common sense, the more devices using a single router, the slower that connection is going to be. When you setup your Wi-Fi, make sure you establish a password that only you and your family have access to. This is especially important if your neighbor is some kind of crazy internet hacker!

Just a few simple tips and tricks can help solve a few of your internet woes! Whether you’re looking to improve your internet speed, bandwidth, or look into VoIP telephones, Reliable Voice & Data Systems has your back. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (877) 385-6657.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What You Should Know About Security Cameras

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When you own or manage a small business, protecting your investment is one of the most important things you can do. By placing security cameras throughout your business’s location, you can have eyes everywhere that you’re not. There are some things you should know when installing security cameras in your business.

Depending on how large the location is and what type of business you have, this will affect the number of cameras that are installed. You’ll want to walk through your building with a professional and map out exactly how many you’ll need and want to know that you’re protected. You’ll also want to choose a contractor that will add more cameras as your business continues to expand.

All cameras are not created equal, some have more features than others. If your business’s building is rather large, then you’ll want to install cameras that have the ability to look around and be controlled. If you’re trying to keep your security system hidden, then low profile cameras will be needed. Some businesses might even want a night vision feature if they are on 24/7 and are surveilling a specific area at night.

Always Have Eyes
You’re going to want the ability to go back and view all of the cameras’ footage in case something happens. A monitoring system will allow you to rewind, fast forward, review the footage remotely, send you email alerts, and be backed up. This type of technology will allow you to rest easy knowing that you won’t miss a thing that happens at your business.

Installing a security system and cameras in your small business is a good investment that will protect your business and give you peace of mind. If you’re thinking of installing cameras in your business, contact Reliable Voice & Data Systems. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (877) 358-6657.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

How VoIP Can Make Your Business Run More Smoothly

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Other than maximizing profits, the goal for a business is to make the operation run smoothly while also costing as little as possible. You can get a good start on this by adopting VoIP as your way of communicating with clients and people within your business.

Additional Features
Yes, all phone systems can make calls, but there’s so much more to communication than voice calls. With certain VoIP systems you can make calls, send pictures, make video calls, set up conference calls, send messages, etc. By being able to communicate in multiple ways, collaboration and creativity will spike since everyone will be connected at all times.

Employee Friendly
Say goodbye to the days of being stuck in one spot like you would with a traditional phone system. With VoIP, employees will be able to communicate with each other and with clients wherever they have an internet connection. There’s even an option to connect mobile devices! This will allow employees to work from wherever they need to, while also cutting down on the company’s traveling costs.

Small Fish, Big Pond
It can be hard for a small business to compete with the larger businesses in that industry. They’re going to need the most amount of capital possible to keep growing their business. They can save money by switching to a VoIP phone system, but even more money by switching to a cloud based system. When you opt for this system you won't have to spend any money on equipment other than the service itself.

Adopting a VoIP phone system for your business can help streamline activities and cut costs to help your business grow. When you become sick of having limited features and having to pay a fortune for your current phone system, contact the experts at Reliable Voice & Data Systems. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (877) 385-6657.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Easy Ways to Improve VoIP Call Quality


So you’ve finally made the switch from a traditional phone system to a VoIP system. You’re experiencing cheaper monthly bills, more options and features, and improved call quality. However, the quality of a phone call can always be improved, especially for businesses.

Headsets Are Key
Whether you’re using a VoIP telephone or the program on your computer, many businesses will use headsets to make calling easier and hands-free. Lower quality headsets can affect the quality of the phone call and should be avoided altogether. Look for high quality headsets that are noise cancelling for the best listening experience. Wired headsets are also preferred over Bluetooth.

Direct the Traffic
Depending on your internet package, you will have a specific amount of bandwidth. The more people making calls, connecting devices, and using the internet, the lower the audio quality will be. The internet usage should be used for work specific tasks only, to reduce the amount of traffic. Otherwise, call up your internet provider and ask to increase the amount of bandwidth you receive.

Unnecessary Interference
VoIP telephones have great audio quality, but some can experience interference. The normal VoIP phone will run at 2.4 GHz, while others run at 5.8 GHz. Phones that run at 5.8 GHz tend to experience the most amount of interference. Opt for a 2.4 GHz phone to avoid any interference whatsoever.

Switching to a VoIP phone system in combination with these tips will help you achieve the best overall audio quality for your business. If you’re looking to switch to VoIP, contact the experts at Reliable Voice & Data Systems. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (877) 385-6657.

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