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What Should I Budget for My Wireless Project?

ASD® will design, build and maintain a solution to meet your current needs as well as any of your future plans. Whether you need customers, clients, or employees to be able to connect, you can be confident that things will get done when you hire ASD®as your workplace technology partner.

We know everyone needs more bars. ASD® provides Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Small Cell design and installation services. We are ready to outfit your business with both Cellular Carrier and Public Safety DAS.


Featured Projects

Below are some of our best wireless network project profiles. They showcase low voltage designs that are functional, creative, and ultimately an asset to the organization. 

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Why make ASD® your partner?

ASD® bridges the chasm between construction and technology as your one source for all CSI Division 27 and 28 workplace technologies. While offering a national workforce that is able to deploy anywhere you are, we are a financially stable partner, at any scale, with strong supplier relationships.

Technology Partners

ASD® partners with a host of industry leading brands like the samples shown here. Click here to view all of our partners.

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Wireless Networks Pricing

Wireless has become a must have in today’s workplace. Making the right choices for your organization is critical to achieve operational efficiencies. Creating an agile workplace that keeps employees engaged is more important today than ever before.

For employees, customers, and clients to be engaged they need to be able to quickly and easily connect, but the solutions that make this possible though vary greatly depending on environment, bandwidth, budget, and more. Get a rough estimate on how much you need to budget by downloading our purchasing guidebook below. 

Based on our experience, we typically see prices ranging from $750.00 to $2,000.00+ per access point.

Some factors that contribute to overall cost of the project.

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SURVEY TYPE

Active Survey happens when you do an onsite survey using testing equipment and live access points. This is typically done when wireless is mission-critical to business success. Another method of planning for wireless, is to do a predictive survey where assumptions are made and software is used to predict the behavior of wireless.

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CABLING NEEDS TO EACH ACCESS POINT

The amount of cables needed for each access point is based on throughput, redundancy or the use of one port for console. The amount of cables to each access point and the type of Category cable can affect cost.

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COVERAGE

Do you wish to cover all spaces in your facility or just certain areas? Some installations require only common areas while others are looking for total coverage. Knowing the differences and what you are trying to accomplish is critical in the budgeting process.

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DENSITY

Consider how many people will be accessing the wireless network in a given area. For instance, in auditorium, class room, event area, shopping centers, you will need to plan for many users. Understanding your mobile users needs will affect cost.

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APPLICATION

The applications that are allowed and consume bandwidth on your network affect cost. For instance, will they be watching Netflix, downloading content in 4K, streaming music or just surfing the web?

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SECURITY

Outside of common security measures, such as encryption, you may want to deploy radius, LDAP, 2-Step authentication or other physical or software based security measures. Security needs will affect cost.

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CONTROLLER VS CONTROLLER-LESS

Some clients prefer to have a physical controller at each site while others use solutions where the controller is centralized. How you deploy the smarts of your wireless network will affect cost.

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INSTALLATION

Physical installation of the access points is an important factor in budgeting. Factors like ceiling heights or whether the access point will be installed outdoors will affect the overall price of the system.

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POST-INSTALLATION

Most manufacturers have management or cloud licensing fees that range anywhere from one and three year increments. These costs need to be considered when considering total cost of ownership.

Whether you need some rough numbers to reference in your next meeting or you want to sharpen pencils and talk specifics, one of our ASD® experts will be glad to help you with rapid ballpark estimates tailored to your needs or a detailed quote based on your exact specifications. Have any questions? Ask ASD®.

Common Cost Factors for Most Projects

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

Where is the project located? Some parts of the country are more expensive than others. Some rural areas may require travel due to availability of the field resources which could increase cost.

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SIZE & TYPE ENVIRONMENT

Type of environment will impact price. Class A Office, Distribution Center, Manufacturing, Retail, Indoor vs. Outdoor could all impact overall cost.

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LABOR REQUIREMENTS

Projects being installed with a Union Labor requirement will be more expensive than projects without the requirement. Some projects require a prevailing wage to be paid to a technician which can also increase costs.

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PERMITTING

Permitting varies from state to state and city to city. One city may not require anything more than an application form to receive a permit, while others may want full engineered drawings that go through a plan review process. The full set of engineered drawings carries a substantial price tag that elevates the overall system cost. Another consideration is the time required if the review process is a requirement.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION VS RENOVATION

New construction will typically be less expensive than renovation.

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LOCAL CODES & STANDARDS

Local codes can drive cost as they vary in requirement. For instance, in some locations across the U.S. all overhead cable must run in conduit while others can be supported with J-Hooks in the ceiling.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Pathways can contribute greatly to overall system costs. Costs of core holes sizing and cutting slab for conduits needs to be considered in your budgeting process.

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ECONOMIES OF SCALE

What type of structure is being built? A system in a manufacturing plant is developed completely different than a high rise office building. An apartment complex can reuse the same templates for each building; this saves design time and costs.

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INSTALLATION HOURS

Normal working hours will be less expensive than after hours or weekends.

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