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Managed WiFi Solutions for MDU / MTU, Hotel, Assisted Living, & Restaurants

Can your property afford to overlook resident WiFi security?

WiFi is an expected amenity in the multifamily industry and building owners are charged with deciding exactly how they are going to fulfill this resident need. Does a property offer WiFi throughout the entire property? Should WiFi access be offered only in the amenity areas? Should WiFi be free, paid for by the resident or a combination of both? What about WiFi calling?

While all of the aforementioned questions are important when deciding how to offer WiFi at your property, one question is often overlooked when vetting WiFi solutions: “How safe is the WiFi that we are offering to our residents?

User security over WiFi is a hot news topic, but ironically, WiFi users will often forgo security for convenience, despite being aware of potential threats. This is true in public settings, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and even amenity areas. As the oldest WiFi service provider to multifamily residential buildings, we have made it our priority to ensure that we protect your residents from wireless Internet threats including: hacking, spoofing and identity theft. We deploy the highest level of wireless security on all Spot On Networks by backing our network architecture with, now patented, UserSafe® technology which goes beyond encryption to protect the resident at all networking levels. This client isolation technology ensures that your resident’s wireless devices can only see and communicate directly with the Internet, never with another device on the network. If you can’t be seen on a network, you can’t be hacked. We are also able to add multiple virtual local area networks that allow for inter-device communication for leasing staff, back office communications and IoT.

There has been a prevalence in the multifamily industry of building owners allowing cable and telcos, like Comcast, to put “free” WiFi hotspots in their amenity areas. Not only do these hotspot scenarios leave residents vulnerable to WiFi security threats by people within the building, but building owners should be aware of cable providers that broadcast a public, dual-SSID that anyone can access, even if they are not a resident and even if your amenity area network requires a password! While these hotspots can be tempting because of their low cost, they leave residents vulnerable in their home community. If WiFi users tend to be complacent and conduct banking, shopping, etc. over public networks, think about how much more comfortable they feel at your property. Is the cost of UserSafe® technology and a managed WiFi solution too high a price to pay for peace of mind?

Spot On Networks Announces Release of Facilities™ WiFi

Spot On Networks Announces Release of Facilities™ WiFi

Facilities™ WiFi allows property staff to access secure back-office connectivity throughout an entire property using the existing back-end infrastructure.

Spot On Networks, LLC (“Spot On”) today announced the release of Facilities™ Wi-Fi. Facilities™ WiFi allows property staff (e.g. leasing agents, maintenance, etc.) to access back-office IT resources securely throughout an entire property or in designated areas. Facilities™ WiFi extends a property’s existing back-office infrastructure using UserSafe™ WiFi which allows property owners to save money on expensive data plans for smartphone and tablet use.leasing-app
Facilities™ WiFi networks are completely separate from the residential or guest WiFi networks and include staff-only SSID and VLAN. Facilities™ WiFi wireless and wired infrastructure can be used to support additional network devices and appliances that benefit property owners such as video cameras, DVR systems, HVAC controls, energy monitoring systems, leasing applications, engineering and maintenance applications and more.

Tom Doyle, President of Spot On Networks, said: “Building owners and managers found staff continually going back to the office to access WiFi. Property owners were looking for a secure solution for employees to access secure property applications, office printers, scanners, etc. from other areas within the property. Facilities™ WiFi solves the problem of property staff having to continually go back to the office for secure Internet access.” Mr. Doyle added, “In addition to Facilities™ WiFi providing this solution, it saves property owners money by offering unlimited data usage, eliminating costly cell phone and tablet data charges.”

About Spot On Networks
Spot On Networks (“SON”) is a wireless Internet service provider (WISP) and wireless solutions provider to the multitenant, hospitality, assisted living, commercial, retail & restaurant industries. SON wireless solutions are geared towards solving the most pressing problems facing today’s building owners including providing secure WiFi Internet access, providing indoor cellular coverage, improving operations and saving money. SON is the only WiFi provider backed by UserSafe™ technology.

For more information regarding this press release, please contact:

Jessica DaSilva

Director of Marketing — Spot On Networks

203-523-5210

 

Spot On Trumps DIY WiFi

Why DIY WiFi is Dangerous…

Spot On WiFi trumps DIY WiFi.

If your property is thinking of taking it’s WiFi network into it’s own hands, here are some things your property should consider:

  • UserSafe™ technology – Spot On is the only provider of UserSafe™ wifi which guards users from hacking and identity theft
  • UserSafe™ technology – Spot On is the only provider of UserSafe™ wifi which guards users from hacking and identity theft
  • Add-ons: Spot On managed WiFi supports Facilities™ WiFi, CellBoost™ and Energy Management/ Building automation applications
Check out our infographic depicting things you should think about when deciding when to choose a managed WiFi provider and when to take your WiFi network into your own hands.  Contact us today to learn more about why managed WiFi is the way to go!

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