3 Ways to Improve Cell Signal in Metal and Concrete Buildings
When it comes to building materials, metal and concrete definitely have their advantages.
Metal buildings require less repair and maintenance than typical construction materials. Metal is also quite durable and capable of withstanding the elements—only adding to its longevity and structural integrity. Likewise, concrete is resistant to water, wind, and fire. Because of its ability to retain heat, concrete also offers the advantage of energy efficiency which helps reduce heating and cooling costs.However, metal and concrete also share the same disadvantage—they adversely affect cell signal.
Walls made of steel or aluminum are notorious for blocking wireless cellular signal. Even if a strong cell signal exists outside, you might get little or no cell coverage indoors. The industrial-strength concrete in modern buildings not only blocks cell signal but absorbs and reflects the RF waves trying to get inside.
So, what can be done if your choice of construction materials is causing your business to now experience blocked cell signal and slow data? Here are three ways you can improve signal in metal and concrete buildings.
Minimize interference with other electronic devices
Sometimes, you can improve cell signal inside a metal or concrete building by reducing any potential electromagnetic interference in areas where you’re experiencing weak indoor cell signal coverage. To minimize electromagnetic interference inside your metal or concrete building, make an effort to keep Wi-Fi routers and other wireless devices away from the areas where you use your cellular devices.
Check the strength of the existing cell signal in your area
The quality and reliability of the in-building cell signal you experience is dependent on the strength of the outdoor cell signal. By using apps like OpenSignal or sites like Cell Mapper, you can track cell signal reception quality in your area and determine how it might be affecting your in-building coverage. If the cell signal quality is consistently low in your area, you may want to consider switching mobile providers.
Install a professional-grade in-building cell signal amplifier
The most effective way to improve cellular connectivity inside a metal or concrete building is to install a cell signal amplifier system; like those offered by WilsonPro. Professional-grade amplifiers immediately boost cell signal throughout buildings up to 100,000 sq. ft. WilsonPro solutions support multiple users and devices—including hotspots and cellular routers which can also help improve your data speeds.
Why a WilsonPro system is the right solutions for your business
Professional-grade WilsonPro cell signal amplifiers or boosters offer an ideal solution for enhancing cell signal reception and wireless communication in metal and concrete buildings.
WilsonPro technology is FCC-approved and is compatible with all major U.S. carriers and mobile networks—including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and more. This means the benefits of enhanced cell signal in your building can be enjoyed by employees, customers, and visitors alike.
From an initial site survey and expert design assistance to our fast, cost-effective installation services and nationwide installer network, WilsonPro is the ideal professional-grade solution provider to help you overcome the challenges of getting strong, reliable cell signal inside your building.
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