Cellular enhancement brings outdoor cellular signal inside. Outside cellular towers broadcast signals in an area and the further the signals must travel, the weaker they become. This results in inadequate cell service – slower phones, dropped calls and poor voice quality.
Building materials can also cause poor cell signal. The outdoor signal cannot penetrate thick or dense material like concrete walls, shielded areas, certain kinds of wood, or even energy efficient windows.
Cellular signal enhancement solutions increase your in-building signal strength by capturing outdoor signal from nearby cell towers, amplifying it, and rebroadcasting the enhanced signal indoors. This is done by placing an exterior antenna on the building to capture the signal and transmitting it inside to the amplifier. Subsequently, the amplified signal is rebroadcasted via antennas located inside your building.
Alternatively, a device called a small cell, located inside the building, can provide the donor signal to be amplified and distributed indoors using the same method.
Increasing your cellular signal does not have to be a difficult process. Depending on your needs, there are a variety of solutions – single carrier options, carrier pre-approved options, and multi-carrier cellular enhancement solutions. Wytec offers ever-green solutions to meet your growing needs.
If a crisis were ever to happen, people rely on their cell phones to contact emergency services and receive information. Therefore, poor in-building cellular service is not just an inconvenience, it is necessary for personal safety.
A study by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) found approximately 240 million calls are made to 911 in the U.S. each year, and in many areas, most of those calls (80%) were made from a wireless device.
If the cellular signal in your building or campus is not up to par, it is important to find an in-building cellular signal enhancement solution that will work for your needs. There are many solutions from single area solutions to entire building solutions that can be deployed to make your space safer.
Business does not just exist on your desktop computer in your office. Cell phones are used in every aspect of business – from two-factor authentication, to business phone calls, to easily keeping in touch with remote employees. Many businesses are even implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. As a result, many may be relying on cell phones as their primary line of business.
According to Apperian, 53% of executives said apps improve business processes and increase productivity. However, poor signal can result in slow internet, dropped calls, and spotty voice reception, which slows down employees.
The key to business, tenant, and employee productivity is the ability to easily access tools and data. Technology can work to help them save time and be as efficient as possible. Cellular signal impacts businesses of all sizes and can significantly impact more than just employee morale.
The Smart Building trend is more than a passing craze; it is proving to have the ability to not only reduce the cost of operating a building but offer a wide array of amenities to tenants.
Proven cell signal is one of the most sought-after tenant amenities; cellular reception is now one of the Top Three reasons why tenants leave their previous buildings in search of a new place to lease. Tenants are also searching for strong cellular capabilities from buildings in which to lease. A study showed that tenants were willing to pay up to $1.50 more per leasable square foot of space if there was proven cellular enhancement within the building.
Cellular reception is even more important for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Smaller devices such as AC monitors and wireless outdoor sensors cannot rely on Wi-Fi to keep them connected to the system due to the power needed to enable Wi-Fi connectivity. Cellular reception allows for these types of devices to reserve power, last longer on smaller batteries, and exist outside of the building where Wi-Fi may not be as strong.
With 5G around the corner and IoT devices predicted to increase in sales, being prepared for the Smart Buildings in the future is not just a smart move, it puts building owners ahead of the competition.
Getting started with a cellular enhancement solution does not have to be a difficult process.
Our process is simple regardless your needs or the stage of your implementation.
Floor Plan Analysis
A floor plan review allows our Solutions Experts to evaluate the best cellular enhancement solution for your structure. Take advantage of our Free Budgetary Quote that is customized to your building, too.
A site survey is used to determine your building's exact needs in a solution. This on-site survey allows our technicians to gather signal readings in all areas of your building and tailor a solution for your building.
System Design and Installation
Once the site survey and floor plan analysis are complete, Wytec will expertly design and professionally install your custom solution.