When an emergency occurs, time is of the essence. Firefighters, EMTs, police officers and other first responders need to quickly learn about the situation in order to act. Emergency situations require dependable and strong cell signal to enable Public Safety officials to communicate instructions and people to connect with their loved ones. Time matters in these situations, and everyone involved needs to have reliable connection.
Poor cellular service in buildings is a threat to Public Safety. No matter the type or location of the facility, Public Safety officials need a strong cell signal in emergency situations to use their cell phones and radios to effectively communicate with each other and with the people affected. Additionally, location services on smartphones does not work without a good cellular connection; location services can help Public Safety officials locate people affected by an emergency.
What do you need to know about buildings and cellular signal?
- Steel, concrete and brick can block cellular signal.
- In buildings and parking garages, there are traditionally a lot of dead zones. Building codes require certain standards for cellular connection for Public Safety.
- Schools, hospitals, airports and apartment buildings struggle with poor signal.
So, how do you fix poor cellular signal and ensure reliable communication at all times? Perform a site survey to understand what areas of the building need cell signal improvement. This is best done by a professional installer, who can help you determine the right solution for your situation. Installing a cell signal booster will help ensure the safety of the people in the building and enable first responders to do their jobs to the best of their abilities when and where they are needed most, without dead zones getting in the way.
WilsonPro cell signal boosters are carrier agnostic, which means they will boost cellular signal for all carriers. Also, WilsonPro boosters use Passive DAS technology, which relies on existing cell signal that is captured and amplified - by as much as 32 times - wherever it is needed inside a building or in a vehicle.
Stop dropped calls and ensure reliable cellular connection with WilsonPro boosters. Learn more about WilsonPro here.