The Importance of a WiFi Site Survey

You may never have considered a WiFi site survey before, but you certainly should. There are many benefits that a WiFi site survey can bring to education and enterprise companies and services, which you can explore below. We explain what a WiFi site survey entails, and what it can do for you.

Do you need a WiFi site survey at your premises?

There are many reasons why you could be considering a WiFi site survey. From installing new wireless systems to upgrading and improving your current service, site surveys are designed to optimise coverage and performance across your premises.

Skilled technicians with the right equipment and knowledge can carefully test service across all parts of your building or site, before making recommendations to improve access for you.

Benefits of a thorough WiFi site survey by our trusted professionals:

– Keep costs down
– Reduce service dead points
– Boost productivity
– Increase customer retention

The effects of WiFi downtime

WiFi downtime and signal dead spots are extremely expensive for businesses and damaging for services too. If your employees, clients and service users cannot connect to the network, they cannot be productive – and you lose money as a result. In the case of customers, lack of WiFi coverage could even drive them to your competitors, so you lose their business for good.

Plus, many network managers overcompensate for cold spots with excessive signal boosts – often spending a great deal in the process. It is extremely common to find that access points in buildings overlap: with correct spacing, the system could perform much better.

The importance of a site survey

WiFi site surveys are like audits for your network. With a site survey, the coverage of each access point is thoroughly tested. Areas can be identified that are not correctly covered, or overlapping each other, to ensure that all AP’s are correctly spaced and performing efficiently.

Surveyors can also assess the current bandwidth, making sure it can cope with all incoming and outgoing traffic. Finally, a WiFi site survey can address the existing network security, highlight weak points in the system, and make recommendations for improving access point encryption.

If you would like more information on WiFi site surveys and how they could benefit your education and enterprise company, contact us today on 01908 046400

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