You’re safer with a cellular booster system

For over 20 years, the cell phone has been an indispensible part of our lives. Sure, the old Motorola StarTAC in the picture couldn’t do much more than make calls, but even that was a critical part of keeping us safe. For most of us, “I need one in the car in case of emergency” was the reason we first used to justify a cell phone in the first place. Today, we learn about the world on our phones, and the world also learns about us that way.

I’ve said it before, if you’re really honest your cell phone is your most prized possession. It’s what keeps you connected to what you care about, and it holds your most important secrets. But a cell phone, any cell phone, is only a part of a mostly invisible network that actually does all the work. Without access to that network, your phone’s just an expensive way to play solitaire.

But think about it… how often do you lose access to that network? When you do, it’s probably at work. Large steel buildings with tinted windows are the enemy of good cell service, especially if you work in a city center surrounded by them. If you don’t have good cell service at work, you could literally be in danger. It doesn’t happen every day (luckily) but extreme weather and the sheer number of weirdos out there can isolate you quickly. Power can go out in the building, rendering any public address systems or phones useless. Before you know it, you could be trapped, and there could be fatal consequences. If only your phone could get to the network so you could call 911, text a friend, or send critical information to your coworkers (like “guy in hockey mask wandering around – GET OUT NOW” — I joke but it could be deadly serious.)

That’s why an in-building cellular booster system isn’t just a luxury, it’s critical. If you’re a building owner, facilities manager, or business manager, you owe it to your employees to cover their workplaces with good cell coverage. This isn’t just so your people can check their instagrams. This is important. Cell phones may have started out as toys but they are critical parts of the way we communicate good news, bad news, and important news. It’s sad to say that our world has never seemed more dangerous and that makes it all the more important that we feel connected. A cell phone does that, and a cellular booster system makes that possible.

It’s not just about workplace safety, either… a lot of companies are interested in providing a workplace where employees feel comfortable so they can be more productive. If your people are thinking and worrying about whether they’ll be able to get that important call from their kids’ school, or whether or not their parents are safe at home, they’re not going to be able to turn in the quality of work that you need. That’s just a fact of life and while you may think that harsh working conditions breed strong workers, there’s plenty of research that says quite the opposite. I’m not saying you need to go all out like some of those Silicon Valley companies do, but providing good cell service is more on the level of making sure there’s coffee, a soda machine, and a working restroom. It’s just part of the basics.

If you need to cover 50,000 square feet or more, there aren’t very many out-of-the-box solutions that really do what you need. That’s why you need a custom solution from Solid Signal. One call to 888-233-7563 will get you started with a consultant who will find out everything about your needs and recommend the next steps. It may be a large pre-made kit or a fully custom solution designed to bathe your facility in cellular coverage. There are fully scalable solutions out there for buildings up to 2 million square feet, but you need an expert on your side to build everything the right way. Solid Signal has the industry contacts to make it happen!

Really, everyone knows how important cell phone service is to feeling safe and informed, and you know how important it is to you. Make sure your workplace is covered now with a cellular signal booster solution from Solid Signal!

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.