There is perhaps nothing more frustrating than not getting a sufficient signal when you are indoors. This is especially true when you’re at work and you need to use your phone to make calls and more. Dealing with a lack of signal and slow internet can make things very tricky.
No one wants to have to deal with that missed call notification from a call you never actually received. Especially when that missed call was important!
An increasing number of businesses continue to push more of their working force outside of the traditional office space with remote working arrangements, these issues are only getting increasingly complex and problematic. After all, every business needs a mobile phone signal and internet to function. Not only are these things needed for productivity, but also profitability.
Unfortunately, the majority of major office buildings are made out of thick steel and large frames. These things can effectively trap the signal indoors. This can keep the signal from penetrating at all. Thus, the signal can be very weak if not completely dead.
This is typically why a lot of office buildings or even homes have what’s known as “dead zones.” These dead zones are scattered in various areas where the signal cannot reach. They are more common in office buildings with thick and impenetrable materials than in homes.
Luckily, there are ways that you can minimise these issues throughout the entire building. How do you do it? You can do it with mobile phone signal boosters. Utilising a mobile signal booster can help to minimise signal issues throughout the building to eradicate dead zones.
Mobile signal boosters can be a very effective option for commercial properties. These boosters are incredible devices that can effectively amplify the signal for any device in the building. This helps to ensure that your employees have a strong signal whenever they need it. It also ensures they have a strong connection for better communication and faster internet speeds for maximum productivity.
When you deploy a mobile signal booster in a commercial setting, it allows the booster to effectively support all of the mobile devices within the building. This can help to reduce the amount of missed calls because of poor signal. It helps to boost signal strength to ensure the mobile devices aren’t wasting battery constantly searching for a signal. It also helps to boost internet speeds, as well.
There’s a multitude of configuration options that could work for various-sized buildings. It ultimately depends on how many users there are, the size of the building, and how much of a boost the building needs.
How Do Mobile Signal Boosters Work?
One of the great things about mobile signal boosters is the fact that they can work without any bulk added. You don’t have to worry about complex and troublesome cabling. You also don’t have to worry about having a large antenna blocking things. We install these mobile signal boosters for commercial properties. The installation process is sort of complex, but we make it easy.
1. We Conduct a Site Survey
First, a site survey is done. Throughout this process, we will look at where the signal is the weakest. This allows us to pinpoint where we need to install the infrastructure to ensure that your mobile signal booster works as well as possible.
2. Donor Antenna
This is where we will typically install a subtle donor antenna at the highest point of your building. This is what will be responsible for transmitting the signals that you need from the closest signal towers in the area.
3. Cable Run
We will take some coaxial cables and we will run them between the donor antenna and what’s known as the repeater. The repeater is the device that goes directly into your building. The cabling that is installed and connected between the two devices is what carries the signal.
4. Network Unit
We will then go ahead and install your network unit. This is what is responsible for amplifying and conditioning off-air signals in different frequencies as a source for the signal.
5. Coverage Unit Cable Runs
Then, we will utilise high-quality CAT-6 cable to connect the network unit and cable units which are strategically placed throughout your building.
6. Coverage Units
As mentioned, the units that will be installed in different areas of your building will be strategically placed based on where your signal is the weakest. You likely have various areas in your building that you are looking to boost and these units will be installed in them. Typically this is done on a floor-by-floor basis for an optimised signal boost.
What Do You Need To Choose The Right Booster?
You want to identify the right way to boost the mobile signal throughout your building. The best thing you can do is figure out the total square metre size you need to cover. After all, you won’t need to cover every area of your building because you might already be getting a strong signal in different areas. We can help you work through which areas require the most coverage.
The mobile signal that you want is measured in decibels. The booster that is added works by effectively adding to the decibel of the signal itself. This helps to increase coverage throughout your building. Ideally, you want higher decibel gain because it means better coverage.