Benefits of Using Wi-Fi Heatmaps
One of the most common reasons why people need to keep inspecting and trying to fix their WiFi network over and over, are Wi-Fi dead zones. Whether it’s in an office building, airport, or hotel, poor Wi-Fi coverage can quickly frustrate you, your employees, and your customers and clients, while also introducing inefficiencies in your processes.
One great way to address this issue is with the help of Wi-Fi heatmaps.
At any given point during the day, numerous variables can increase or decrease your Wi-Fi coverage. With the help of a detailed Wi-Fi heatmap, you can identify sources that boost and sources that decrease the strength of the Wi-Fi signal around you.
By identifying the material decreasing Wi-Fi signal strength (such as walls, distance from the source, furniture, type of device using Wi-Fi, and more), you and your engineers can make informed decisions about what you need to do to improve coverage, such as increasing the signal strength or removing the obstacle. The Wi-Fi heat map can also help you achieve these goals in a cost-effective manner.
There are also a variety of other major benefits you can achieve by using Wi-Fi heatmaps across your business, commercial, or residential building.
Benefits of Wi-Fi Heatmaps
With the help of Wi-Fi Heatmaps, you or your network engineer can easily map your whole floor/building digitally and see where the Wi-Fi signal is strong, where it’s weak, and where it’s not available at all.
Along with identifying Wi-Fi weak spots and dead zones, you also get a much better idea of the cause behind the dead zone. There may be something blocking the signal, or it might just be out of range.
Eliminates the Guesswork in Building Your Wireless Network
Wi-Fi heatmaps can also help you create virtual networks before implementation. You get a detailed map of your place, and by moving the router and other hardware around, you can see what the best position is for it and place it accordingly.
These heatmaps also help you understand how much bandwidth is being used and where it is being used, helping you pinpoint areas where a strong signal is necessary and areas where there may be a misuse of company resources. In fact, you can trace the increased usage right down to the single computer level and generate a detailed report with images to make better networking decisions.
Automatically Evaluates Your Wi-Fi Network
By analyzing your workplace and how much bandwidth is being used, Wi-Fi heatmaps help you better understand whether you are spending too much or too little on your Wi-Fi network. The bandwidth could be equally distributed everywhere on the map, but there may be areas that need more or less support, allowing you to upgrade and adjust your network in a cost-effective manner.
There are many additional benefits offered by Wi-Fi heatmaps, often specific to the workplace where they are implemented. If you would like to see first-hand how a heatmap works and how it can benefit you, get in touch with us! Americom’s team of experts and professionals can help you find the best solutions for your business.