WHAT IS A WIFI SITE SURVEY?
A wireless site survey is essential to the planning and design phase, prior to the installation of a wireless network in your premises or location.
There are different types of WiFi site surveys, but the general factors considered in each survey include your premises size, the required coverage, the number of devices accessing the network (capacity), your current infrastructure, interference, and the construction of the building.
WHAT WE'LL CONSIDER
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BENEFITS OF A SITE SURVEY
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SURVEY
We specialise in three different survey types: a predictive model WiFi survey, a pre-deployment onsite WiFi survey, and a post-deployment or fault-finding WiFi survey. The type of survey you’ll have depends on whether you have an existing network and your requirements; we can advise which survey meets your needs.
HEALTH CHECK/FAULT-FINDING WIFI SURVEY
The health check or fault-finding WiFi survey is conducted on sites where a wireless network has already been installed (whether by us, or by anyone else).
This survey type is usually used where a specific issue has already been identified, such as slow video calls or voice-over WiFi (VoWiFi), deadspots or throughput issues. Our engineers will visit your site to fault-find and check your wireless network is functioning as intended.
We recommend this survey type is carried out on a regular basis to prevent any long-term issue with your wireless signal or network.
PRE-DEPLOYMENT ONSITE WIFI SURVEY
Though the predictive model WiFi survey can give a reliable estimate of your site’s requirements, the pre-deployment WiFi survey is based onsite, in order for us to gather a comprehensive understanding of your site’s requirements.
One of our engineers will visit your site to conduct a AP (Access Point) on-a-stick survey. The AP takes measurements to determine the wireless coverage area, signal strengths, and any sources of interference.
PREDICTIVE MODEL WIFI SURVEY
This survey is carried out virtually, and relies on high-quality building plans, which enable us to assess your requirements.
Working with CAD drawings of your building, we’ll use software to build up a 3D model, setting the floor and wall materials to provide an accurate virtual picture of your site.
This survey type provides a quick and cost-effective estimate of your site requirements, and causes minimal disruption to your business. However, it can’t account for onsite issues such as cabling paths, or local interference sources.