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Professional Cell Phone Signal Booster Installer Tools and Tips

Aug 24, 2021

Let us talk about the most important and helpful things to have on hand for an installation of a cell phone signal booster system. One of the most important and helpful things to have on hand for an installation is a cell phone signal booster demo kit for installers. Your demonstration kit typically includes a cell phone signal booster main unit, a signal meter, an AC power supply, an outdoor Yagi antenna, an indoor panel or dome antenna, couple of cables, and possibly a cellular amp. monitoring device. The video shown below illustrates a few other professional cell phone signal booster installer tools and tips that can help your installation process.

Tools and Tips for Professional Cellular Amplifier Installers Explained.

There're several other tools that you're going to need as an installer. Not everything is included in the box. As a successful installer, you should have a signal meter. If you have got a demo kit, you may already have one of these. Crimping and stripping tools for each type of cable. A cordless drill with a bit at least long enough to reach halfway through the wall. Quality masking or painters tape, and some indoor or outdoor plates for covering your entry and exit points. We have also found that having additional products listed below on hand ensures a successful installation on the first trip.

Additional items you need.

Here's a list of items we recommend keeping on hand in an event that additional product is needed. 2-way, 3-way, 4-way splitters, spare cables and antennas in case more need to be installed indoors to spread coverage across more rooms. We don't see many power supplies fail, but it is never convenient, and it is always an emergency if a booster stops working. On commercial jobs, we recommend having an extra kit on hand in an event that you need to expand coverage with more than an antenna or two.

Tips for running cable.

Since you will be running the cable through walls from outside to inside, here're a few tips for that. Cover your connectors with tape before inserting them into the wall. This will protect the connector and center connector. In a lot of instances, these get damaged and a whole new cable needs to be brought in if a replacement connector is not available or factory-like crimping of the connector is not possible.

Before you install anything, make sure you dry fit every component where it will be installed (soft installation). This will help you avoid any unnecessary drilling or guesswork for the final installation. On that note, make sure you choose and mark your outdoor antenna location before you run any cable and always ensure there are no gas, electrical or water lines in your way before you choose an installation site. Also, if the home has a vented attic, you can run the cable through the vent or next to a vent pipe and into the attic. But make sure that you seal up any holes so that no pests can get in.

Mounting outside antenna.

There're two options for mounting the outside antenna. You can mount it directly to a pole using the included brackets, or you can use the J-bar mount. Mount outside antenna on the side of the building that allows antenna to point away from the building structure. To find the direction of the nearest cell tower, use the signal meter. To do that, connect the signal meter directly to your antenna, then sweep the direction finding antenna in a 360-degree pattern. Note the signal on the meter until you find the area of strongest signal. That is where your tower is. Or you can use the open signal app on your phone to find the location of the nearest tower.

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Why Choose Installation Tools?

Purchasing Officers.

For purchasing officers, install tools are logical choice to ensure satisfied customers and profitability in the long-term. With our products such as spectrum analyzers, you're no longer tied down to unreliable coverage maps provided by cell phone signal providers. With a cellular signal detecting tool, you can personally visit several locations in a single day and know for sure which cellular bandwidth, carrier, and network is the best choice to provide a high-quality, reliable connection in that exact location.

Purchasing officers also love the fact that with tools like a spectrum analyzer, it means there's no longer any need to maintain or calibrate multiple devices, no more leasing or purchasing costly software, and no ongoing subscription costs for carriers.

Maintenance Departments.

From a maintenance department's point of view, cellular strength measuring tool simply make sense. Maintenance personnel understand that cellular and wireless technology has been a wonderful advancement, taking over from more traditional methods of hardwiring communications systems. Not only is wireless technology cost-effective, it also allows for increased functionality across the entire system. Existing installations can be quickly audited during regularly scheduled maintenance checks, allowing technicians to note whether signal quality or carrier choice has changed at all since the last check or since the installation was initially performed.

Installation Experts.

Installation experts are at the frontline and are often the first to be blamed when a system fails to work as well as it should. Installers understand that if they can get the installation done right the first time, there's a much smaller chance that they will be called back to service or amend the installation. This has led installers to use a variety of products and services to help them to work out which carrier and which position to use in a given location. Unfortunately, many of these products and services simply don't deliver what they claim, making life infinitely harder for installation experts.

Talk to any installation expert and they will tell you about products and services they have used in the past to identify signal strength, including subscription software that claims to create maps of signal strengths, hardware that claims to create a program of signal surveys, purchasing a variety of different mobile devices with each one subscribed to a different carrier, using company's or their own personal devices to track strength using the number of signal bars as a metric, or even purchasing USB cell modem sticks under contract from different carriers. Unfortunately, none of these methods provide a reliable means of assessing and detecting the strength of the signal in a given location.


With installing tools and spectrum analyzing products, installers no longer have to concern themselves with DIY methods and can get the installation done right the first time. We have done all the research and carry the best products on the market for professional installers and integration experts. Checkout cell phone booster installation tools ranked at the top by installers as the best products that complement any cellular amplifier kit.

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  • It’s easy now to get cell phone boosters installed by a professional. It’s even better as you can get them installed by a certified professional. No more wondering where the professional trained or if this is their first time installing one. This piece brings up more excellent advice—using a signal meter and soft installation to verify you are placing the booster where it will do the most good.

    Rob Hinkley on
  • I hope pro installers have all the right information when they put a cell phone booster in. Otherwise, why would I want to pay someone to do the work when I can botch it myself? LOL.

    Karin Stark on
  • I FINALLY got something together. This video helped me a ton with getting my installation done. It’s been days of frustrations. So good.

    Mike C on
  • I read some other blogs on this site and they mentioned you can get cell boosters and installation services all in one. This video looks like a good tool for anyone who does these installations. Although I can’t say for certain, I think the people that sell cell boosters have their own installers too which seems like a good way to do things.

    Sandy Carter on
  • I have a couple younger family members and friends who are good with electronic gadgets. What would be a good way for them to get into becoming installers for signal boosters including the professional (business grade and industrial grade models). Anyone have any idea? With 5G coming out, I think there are going to be more people looking for boosters because of the nature of 5G.

    Derek Bronson on
  • Kevin, are there people who do these installations? Yes, others such as audio-visual product companies will agree to install but they may not be as proficient in doing this particular type of installation such as fine-tuning or fine-positioning exterior antenna for best reception. Therefore I would advise to let certified cellular booster installers to do this type of task.

    David Lane on
  • Good advice. Are there many places that provide cell phone booster/amplifier installation as their only service? Is this something you want a specialist to do or could you get by with a technician that does other things as well? For me, I’d want to hire someone that does nothing but this kind of installation, but are they out there?

    Kevin Murphy on

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