There are many reasons why cellular reception may be weak in some parts of your building. More often than not, a weaker signal is a result of the way the building has been constructed. Materials such as wire mesh, metal, insulation, concrete and even tinted windows (because they contain metallic elements) can all play a part in weakening or blocking signals indoors. Walls are also thicker than in residential buildings.
In fact, while walls in residences may reduce signal strength by a factor of 4 to 10, office walls will reduce them by a factor of 10 to 100, depending on their construction.
An easy way to solve the problem in a smaller building setting is a smart signal booster. It’s designed to capture the weak signal that reaches a building, improve it and retransmit it indoors. A booster can in fact be 4 to 10 times more sensitive than a mobile phone in terms of picking up signals. The Cel-Fi Smart Signal Booster uses very powerful and advanced technology that has been proven to work up to 1,000 times better than other boosting technologies. It’s also the only booster that can be used in conjunction with small cell networks in larger environments to augment coverage in specific areas within a building.
Cel-Fi is specifically built for the heavy usage of mobile phones in offices – once it is connected to your carrier, Cel-Fi can carry many simultaneous calls, on a single system. In fact, it is so powerful that you will most likely never encounter dropped calls because there are too many simultaneous users at the same location. With hundreds of thousands of Cel-Fi units in operation, we never had the case of a Cel-Fi unit not being able to handle a heavy voice and data traffic.
Here’s how to set it up: 1. Place the window unit where you get the best signal (at least 1 bar). 2. Place the coverage unit in the affected area in a spot where you can get the highest number on the indicator (it’s ranked 0 to 9 where 9 is best).
Note: If you place the units too close together, you will not get optimum results, so be sure to try out a few scenarios to make sure you’re getting the biggest boost for your buck. Visit our support pages for more help.