Wireless systems for the purpose of cellular or public safety radio coverage require a site survey to determine coverage requirements. Our engineers are able to provide a preliminary proposal for services without doing a site survey, however this proposal is an estimate and needs to be confirmed by a site survey. In most cases, the survey will actual reduce the proposal, especially for cell booster systems if we determine that some areas have adequate coverage.
In certain cases a complex Wi-Fi system may also require a site survey to confirm network requirements especially in scenarios where Wi-Fi calling is being used or where environment/ building materials need to be taken into consideration.
There is a cost associated with a site survey and a network design, however that cost is credited back to the customer if the customer elects to use Spot On Network for wireless services.
A public safety site survey needs to be conducted by a General Radio Operator Licensed (GROL) engineer. Spot On Networks staffs in-house GROL engineers and we do not sub our site surveys. We use IBWave technology and heat mapping to ensure that the network design is compliant with all national and local coverage mandates including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Fire Code (IFC) mandates. After the site survey has been conducted a formal network design and report is provided to the customer.
An engineer will visit your property to measure cellular signal in all areas requiring coverage, including units, amenity areas, coridoors, garages and leasing. Building owner will receive a formal report on coverage requirements and network design requirements. We highly encourage a site survey be performed on new constructions once walls are up and windows are in - this will help to ensure that your building is properly cabled to support the network to be put in.