Jack from Green Bay, Michigan wants to set up wireless security cameras around a three-story building. It’s 13,000 square feet and three stories high. To make matters worse, each section of the building is made out of cinderblock.
First, he asked for the difference between a signal repeater, a booster and an access point. I told him that repeaters and boosters are pretty much the same. A repeater generally degrades the throughput. I told him he will want to hardwire access points throughout the building.
Luckily, Ubiquiti offers kits for such projects. For example, the Access Point HD is capable of throughput speeds of up to 2533 Mbps. This is especially useful for those who are planning on using HD cameras throughout a building. You can manage these devices from your Windows computer or an app on your phone.