When many of us read the phrase wireless solutions, we think of standard WiFi capabilities. While WiFi is the primary component of wireless solutions, it is not as cut and dry as you might think. Because every business has different needs and priorities, there is no one-size-fits-all wireless solution for companies. At Suite Office Systems, we offer comprehensive WiFi services and can help you find or create the one that works best for your company.
Do businesses really need WiFi?
If you already have a reliable fiber optic network in place, you might be wondering if you still need to install WiFi. While you do not have to install WiFi at your workplace, we recommend it if any of your employees use laptops at all. WiFi makes it easy to bring laptops to meetings and still have access to the internet.
Business-to-consumer (B2C) businesses have a different angle to consider: customers. For many customers, WiFi connectivity is no longer a nice touch—it is an expected amenity. Are you surprised to learn that WiFi is the deciding factor for many purchasing decisions? Specifically, WiFi is a deciding factor for 71% of hotel customers and 46% of transportation, dining, and airline customers. A 2017 report found that 25% of leisure travelers and 49% of business travelers valued free WiFi over other amenities. That number has likely increased in the past five years.
Wireless Solutions for Businesses
Whether you own a B2B or B2C business, wireless solutions can benefit you, your employees, or your customers. Let’s take a deeper look into a couple of wireless solutions we provide.
Dead Zone Elimination
Are there any areas in your office building that do not receive reliable service or any service at all? These areas are called dead zones, and you should not have to put up with them!
What causes dead zones?
A number of things can cause dead zones, including the architecture of older buildings or a WiFi signal that does not extend far enough. Metal objects like filing cabinets can also interfere with WiFi signals.
Identifying Dead Zones
You most likely already know where the dead zones in your office building are. If you don’t, ask your employees. You may be surprised to learn that some employees experience slower speeds than others, depending on the location of their office or desk. If you own a hotel, you might know where dead zones are based off customer reviews. If you are receiving consistent complaints from certain rooms or floors regarding WiFi, you might have some dead zones.
You can verify or discover dead zones by walking throughout your building with your phone or laptop connected to WiFi. Take note of when the signal drops or disconnects completely. These are your dead zones.
Dead zones are not only frustrating, but they can negatively impact productivity. We have many solutions that can send signals around walls to provide secure internet in every corner of the building.
Sometimes, no matter how strong a WiFi signal is, it still has trouble passing through certain areas. We have the tools and expertise to get rid of spots where the WiFi signal just does not work, like when the signal will not pass through a concrete wall.
One solution for tough walls is mesh WiFi. This type of WiFi system features two or more devices that work together to provide connectivity. The devices are referred to as points, nodes, or satellites. They connect to each other and use one WiFi network, rather than using a new network for each node. This creates a seamless connection for your office building.
Wireless Access Points
Wireless access points can eliminate the problems that thick walls create. They connect to the existing network via Ethernet cables. With several wireless access points installed, you will be able to walk throughout your office building and never lose signal. The number of recommended wireless access points depends on how many employees will be using them. We are equipped to install and set up wireless access points.
Our team has the solutions to get WiFi through your toughest walls. We will find the ideal wireless solution for your office building.
Wireless Video Surveillance
A comprehensive video surveillance system is one of the best ways to protect your workplace. Wireless security cameras can take your system to the next level. These systems can transmit images over the internet. Additionally, they are easier to install than analog cameras, since they do not require any cables.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that allows you to make phone calls over an internet connection. Wireless VoIP does the same thing, but without all the wires. VoIP provides lower costs than traditional phone systems. In terms of quality, it produces a clear sound, with little to no muffled audio. In order to work well, VoIP systems need high-speed internet connections.
We can help you sort through the numerous VoIP options and find the solution that works best for your business and its specific needs.
Speed & Flexibility
Contrary to what you might have heard, wireless connections don’t have to mean slower connections. In fact, we can ensure speeds that are just as fast and secure as your wired connections. Chances are, you won’t even know you’re on a wireless connection! Constant, reliable service gives you the flexibility to be productive anywhere within your building.
Suite Office Systems is here to walk you through your wireless options and make them a reality for your company. We offer all the solutions mentioned in this article and more, but that does not mean that every business requires every wireless solution. Every business has different pain points and priorities; we’re here to help you navigate your options and improve wireless connectivity at work. Contact us today to start the conversation.
Our WiFi services include:
- Wireless access point installation and setup
- Multi-vendor WiFi router installation
- Wireless VOIP
- WiFi hotspots
- Outdoor broadband WiFi
- Point to point wireless
- Point to multi-point wireless
- Wireless video surveillance
- Wireless security cameras and systems
- Cellular signal boosters