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Reveille Church – Richmond, VA

Located just blocks from Richmond’s Museum District and the James River, Reveille United Methodist Church is situated in a beautiful part of town. It is certainly not the type of area where you see cell towers popping up all over the place. However, there’s a growing need for coverage and we like to get creative with the placement of wireless equipment. After all, if every concealment looked the same, we’d probably get bored! Instead, we pride ourselves on leaving communities more beautiful than we found them and Reveille Church is a great example of that. The eight columns on the steeple measure approximately 6’ tall x 3’ wide and still look amazing, even after 15 years after being installed!

Have something to hide? Call us today, we’d love to work with you.

California City Requires Concealment

Royal Farms TPNo one wants to see a cell tower in their back yard. Sure, the signal is great, but who wants something like that blocking a beautiful view? I know I don’t. But what if you didn’t know it was there?

The city of Yountville, CA approved an ordinance this week that requires all cell towers to be concealed. In other words, they must be disguised as buildings, trees, and other objects that allow them to blend in with their environment. Naturally, this is something that we’re passionate about here at STEALTH®, so we’re very excited for the residents of Yountville!

According to a recent article, anything that is not installed in an existing building or cupola must be painted or covered to match the structure that it is mounted to. These additions to existing buildings will mimic the architecture of the structure, including exterior details and color.

STEALTH Eastern Regional Sales Manager Chris Hills states that a camouflaged transmitter can range from a single neighborhood to a mile and a half.  All of a sudden, the idea of having a cell tower in your backyard doesn’t sound so bad after all, does it?

Key Factor in NYC Apartment Hunts: Wireless Signal

NYCWe all know how frustrating it is to drop a call, especially in emergency situations. Can you imagine what that would be like if it happened in your own home? Talk about awful. This is a predicament that many people in NYC would face if it weren’t for in-house wireless networks that developers continue to add to high rises that are at or above the level of cell tower antennas.

Michael Graves, an associate broker at Douglas Elliman has noticed that more and more of his clients are commenting on the number of bars on their phones. “A strong cell reception is a prerequisite,” he says. Without these DAS (distributed antenna systems) installations, some residents would strongly consider moving. “If you’re living in Manhattan,” he said, “you shouldn’t be getting the cell reception that you would in the woods, especially when you’re buying a multimillion-dollar apartment.”  These are exactly the scenarios that developers want to avoid.

Read the full New York Times article here.