How to Attract Buyers and Tenants with Blazing-Fast Internet
Our Wi-Fi Solutions Can Help Your New York City Building Stand Out
One thing that stresses out potential tenants more than anything in today’s world is being without their internet. Not only do they want to connect their computers, but smart homes now use the network for gaming, automation, music, and video streaming. That’s why having an internet connection from day one can be a massive sell for your property. Designing wi-fi solutions that offer fast, reliable and convenient coverage gives you a huge upper hand in a competitive market.
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What Are the Common Issues?
Interference is one of the main issues since conceivably you could have up to 1,000 different Wi-Fi systems set up in one building. Networks are usually set up by residents using different internet service providers, routers, and more.
Densely populated areas like New York City have all these different networks vying for the same bandwidth and channel creating traffic jams much like the ones you see outside. They may have to adjust their channels regularly to try and avoid traffic, which often makes the problem worse (imagine every car trying to change lanes simultaneously).
When your tenants don’t have strong security, it’s also easier for those nearby to hack into their networks which can leave the entire building vulnerable. Getting them to adhere to safe networking practices can be difficult, so in the long run, it is better to take control of your cybersecurity.
How Can You Offer a Better Signal?
According to Ruckus, 90 percent of buildings still use individualized networks—with each apartment using the packages and set up they want. Developers overcome many problems by going with managed wi-fi solutions instead.
Although each resident would still have a private network, they are all managed within a general framework for optimal performance. Networks are all in the same channel and bandwidth to make it easier to coordinate traffic as needed to meet the whole building’s needs. You can also provide high-quality wi-fi coverage in common areas like pools, spas, or patios.
Designing a managed solution requires a professional cabling installation as well as the right enterprise-grade equipment. Generally, you’ll have a residential router, gateway and Ethernet switch all linked through fiber optic cabling. Each residence has its own router and Wi-Fi access point as well.
Strength and speed will largely depend on router configurations. Apartments should have dual-bandwidth routers that make it easy to divert traffic as needed. Routers with adaptive antenna technology send the signal only where it’s needed, instead of sending it out in all directions like a water ripple. This will help reduce interference with neighboring residences.
The Added Benefits of a Managed System
There are also added security and maintenance benefits when it comes to managed networks. Set up takes minutes not days when someone new moves in; just give them their account name and password to connect to the Wi-fi. Adding new devices is also easy through the wireless network or predetermined Ethernet ports throughout the apartment.
Security is particularly important in a managed network since one misstep could put the entire building at risk. Have an expert create VPNs and firewalls that protect the whole structure, so you’re not immediately at risk due to one irresponsible tenant.
Add remote support capabilities, so we monitor the network 24/7 and resolve issues without having to go into individual residences. That way tenants will likely not even notice any downtime when there are issues since we reboot problem devices immediately.
Start attracting high-end luxury buyers with comprehensive wi-fi solutions. An expert from our team will help you find a custom design that works best for your property. It all starts by setting up a one-on-one consultation with us by calling (800) 357-5124 or filling out our online contact form.