How a Wi-Fi Survey is the first step to a good network
Wi-Fi Surveys are one of the least known services that is essential to a good network within a business. With the world becoming quickly digitalised, almost everything is online, so it’s more important than ever to keep up. It is estimated there are over 9 billion Wi-Fi devices in the world, proving it essential to be connected. With a Wi-Fi Survey, your business can figure out how to optimise the area you work in, in order to provide your employees with the best network possible, for a price that suits you.
With the number of Wi-Fi devices in the world being more than we have people, it’s no surprise that Wi-Fi connections can be easily interfered. Everyone can agree there is nothing worse than seeing the loading symbol on your screen, especially when you are in the middle of something important. When businesses all over the globe realised there was a way to avoid the dreaded lagging online, they jumped at the chance to increase their connection speed. With a fast connection speed, businesses have no interruptions, allowing them to grow 24/7.
A Wi-Fi Survey, in short, checks over the area you would like connection and figures out how to give the best connection, or solve and issues with an existing connection. This includes surveying factors such as infrastructure, interferences by other networks, cost, size of the area, etc.
How a Wi-Fi Survey can lead to your business’ success
A service that is often looked over, Wi-Fi Surveys can often be the key to success for many businesses, as they allow you to see why your network may not be working out for you, and how it can be solved. A common “resolution” for bad Wi-Fi connection is to install countless Access Points, hoping it will better the network connection. This is a common mistake, as sometimes its where you place access points, not how many there are. To find out the solution for your business, there are three Wi-Fi Surveys a Third-Party Maintenance Provider could carry out.
3 Types of Wi-Fi Surveys
Planner Surveys ensure you are optimising the area you are working in order to receive the best connection. All the TPM (Third Party Maintenance) provider needs is a detailed plan of your building and the area surrounding it from you, allowing them to complete the survey virtually. They use this process to ensure you are ready to work in that area and that it is suited to your company needs.
Passive Surveys are made to look at the existing access points and Wi-Fi environment. Third Party Maintenance Providers use radio frequency software to gather information about access point coverage, signal strength and any interferences. This process focuses on the environment around the area you’re working in, rather than the company network itself, to find characteristics about existing networks.
Active Surveys are used if it seems like something is wrong with your existing network, to figure out the problem. Data is collected about existing networks and access points to find out what needs to be troubleshooted or fixed, then technicians will be sent out to fix the problem as soon as possible.
What’s in it for you?
Throughout the last few years, the benefits to Wi-Fi Surveys have grown and grown. Wi-Fi Surveys allow businesses to understand the network around them, optimize the space they have without spending too much money, and off load the stress of optimizing a network to a third-party maintenance provider.
The main benefit to a Wi-Fi Survey is the savings. Businesses large and small have been known to save substantial amounts of money on their overall network costs by opting for a Wi-Fi Survey, as it allows them to choose a Wi-Fi network that suits them, within their budget. With the costs of the surveys being flexible, they’re suitable for almost all businesses of all sizes.
Another large benefit of Wi-Fi Surveys is Safety. By installing a secure network through a Wi-Fi Survey, your business can rest assured connections are working, which ensures emergency services can be contacted at any time. Security breaches can also be predicted with a Wi-Fi survey, as the third-party maintenance provider can figure out where your data is most vulnerable to loss or corruption. This keeps your data safe at all times.
There are endless benefits to Wi-Fi Surveys, such as preventing downtime and defects, personalising the area you work in for your team, etc. To find out what other benefits Wi-Fi Surveys can provide, visit our Wi-Fi Surveys Benefits Blog.
There are so many different kinds of Wi-Fi, so it’s best to leave it to the experts to decide which is best for your business. Wi-Fi is something we take for granted in our day-to-day life, and is something we rely on, so much that when its down we don’t know what to do with ourselves!
Humans can be some oof the biggest Wi-Fi blockers, meaning if you have a busy office at work, your Wi-Fi signal could reduce drastically. When surveying the area a company wants Wi-Fi installed into, Third- Party Maintenance providers need to know all the details, such as the size of the area, infrastructure and materials, people, etc, to decide which solution is best for you.
TPM providers can decide the type of Wi-Fi you need, where you should place access points for optimised coverage, types of access points, assess cabling, infrastructure and environments, and can find the best solution for your business in the form of an SLA.
What’s best for you?
Velez Managed Services, a Global Third- Party Maintenance provider, provide Wi-Fi Surveys to all kinds of businesses and organisations, anywhere in the world, for a price that is fit for them. Whether it’s a passive, active or planner survey, Velez can provide SLAs (Service Level Agreements) to allow you to optimize your network for your employees.
When working in the modern world, its essential your business has a good Wi-Fi connection in order to reduce downtime and stay connected. With everything online, the best way to keep up is to stay online. With the majority of the global population living in a pandemic, its become a realisation that its more important than ever to stay connected.
To find out more about Wi-Fi Surveys with Velez, visit Wi-Fi Surveys – Break fix, Managed IT Services | Velez (velezmanagedservices.com) .