Do I Have To Professionally Install Signal Boosters In Commercial Buildings?

Cell signal boosters have turned into more than just a luxury gadget but into a bare necessity. With the countless gadgets that we are carrying around, not being connected to the grid means we just have a complex looking brick. Most of the capabilities of your cell phone or your smartwatch require them to be connected to the internet. Many businesses and homes are now being fitted with a signal booster to ensure that connectivity is not lost. But of all the questions, ranging from the “type of signal booster to buy” to “what to look for in a signal booster”, one question that customers ask time and again is – do I need to call help to install a signal booster?

As a matter of fact, you can install a signal booster by yourself if the layout of the house is basic and the antennae being used is a simple one. But when the situation demands an installation in a commercial building, it is best you call the professionals. 

When Don’t You Need To Call Professional Help For Installation In Commercial Spaces?

 

  • If the cell signal repeater system you have has one or two interior broadcast antennae.
  • If your building is a single floored, with a floor area of not more than 10,000 square feet with minimal to no obstructions.
  • If the commercial building has roof access, for allowing easy installation of the external antennae and for running a coax cable into the building.
  • Your building is an open storied warehouse with an area of not more than 10,000 square feet, with drywall interiors.
  • If your signal system has been designed very well and you have the assistance of an over-call technician if you run into any issues.

But remember these are not hard-and-fast rules, and the method of installation will have to change based on the materials of the building, the interference, and so on. In other words, there are exceptions to each situation.

When Can Only The Pros Get The Job Done?

  • In high or low rise buildings.
  • Floor area beyond 10,000 square feet.
  • Chances of high load and traffic.
  • Multi-storied buildings.
  • Buildings that have concrete, steel framework, and glass.
  • Buildings that have stairwells made of concrete.
  • Buildings that have elevator shafts made of concrete.
  • Installations that require long coaxial cable of length beyond 100 feet.

All in all, it is best that installation in such structures be left to the pros. Messing up would mean lost time and possibly wrecking equipment!

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