What is a Wi-Fi Survey? Carrying out a Wi-Fi survey is crucial to the planning and designing phase of your wireless network installation. The survey allows the engineers to understand the premises or location. Furthermore, a survey is also beneficial for the client. The results from the survey will give you a better understanding of the workload and cost, allowing you to plan correctly and prevent any interruption to the business.
Depending on the clients needs, we offer various types of Wi-Fi site surveys. Each survey carried out by our team will include a diagnosis of existing issues with your current network. Additionally, the survey will include an inspection of your current infrastructure to ensure it is fit for purpose, ensuring its scalable for your business requirements.
What is a Wi-Fi Survey? (Advantages)
Our engineers at NM Cabling will carry out a Wi-Fi survey or network analysis. The engineers will look at all aspects of your network design and building design. This allows us to find potential sources of interference or any obstacles which may affect your Wi-Fi coverage. Following the survey, we will send you a full report which outlines required work.
Overcome coverage issues
One of the main benefits of a Wi-Fi survey is guaranteed coverage. If the network is installed in accordance with the specifications listed in the survey report, we can guarantee you full coverage. Whether its building material, high network congestion or local interference affecting your signal the bespoke design from our engineers will help you overcome and locate the issues.
Optimise existing network
Our team are fully trained and experienced to work with various equipment from any UK providers. The engineers will give advice on oh which equipment will best suit your needs to optimise your wireless network. We have experience working with equipment providers such as, HPE Aruba, Extreme Networks, Cisco, Cisco Meraki, Cambium, Mist and Ruckus. In addition, we have great experience in latency-sensitive applications such as VoIP and video.
Types Of Wi-Fi Surveys
- Health Check/Fault finding survey
- Predictive Model Wi-Fi Survey
- Onsite Design Wi-Fi Survey
Health Check/Fault finding survey
A health check or fault-finding survey will be carried out on a site with a pre-existing wireless network. As you may have already guessed, this type of survey is commonly carried out when a client has noticed issues with the Wi-Fi. Issues commonly reported are dead spots, slow video calls, connection failure, random dropouts and many more. Regardless of the issues you’re experiencing, our team of engineers will visit your site to conduct a fault-finding survey and offer you a solution.
Predictive Model Wi-Fi Survey
A predictive model survey is essentially a virtual site survey. This type of survey requires high quality building plans to enable us to properly assess your requirements. Working with CAD drawings of your building, our team will use advance software to build up a 3D model. The software allows us to set the different floor and wall materials so we can have an accurate virtual picture of your premises. In summary, a predictive model survey provides a cost effective, quick, and practical estimate of your requirements. In addition, the virtual survey will cause minimal disruption to your business. It’s important to realise, a virtual survey does not account for onsite issues such as local interference sources or cabling paths.
Onsite Design Wi-Fi Survey
An onsite design Wi-Fi survey will require our engineer to visit you on site. The engineer will have a range of highly advanced equipment such as an AP attached to a tripod. With the equipment, the engineer will be able to take measurements to determine the Wi-Fi coverage area, signal strength and anything that might interfere with the wireless signal. Lastly, one of the main benefits of an engineer being on site is that they can assess cabling paths and identify anything that might cause an issue once the work commences. As a result, this allows you as a business to correctly plan for the work and prevent additional costs.
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