Digital Inclusion

WIRELESS NETWORKS FOR HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

Digital Inclusion

GET YOUR HOUSING TENANTS CONNECTED


Access to the internet isn’t a luxury, it’s a vital part of day to day life, for most people, providing opportunities to access education, employment, benefits and helping to combat isolation for people living alone.

For many housing associations, digital inclusion is top of the agenda. However, this brings many challenges, not least being how to deliver safe, secure and cost effective internet access for all, whilst at the same time, not incurring major additional costs.

Working with housing providers such as First Ark Group and Your Housing Group, MLR Networks will find ways to deliver innovative IT solutions which deliver what you need to get your tenants online.


YOUR CHALLENGES

Access for tenants, staff and guests
People need internet access and expect to access Wi-Fi easily with smartphones, laptops or tablets.

Concerns about security
Providing access for guests is great, but how can you ensure that your corporate network is safe and bandwidth polices are maintained.

Multi-site deployments
Deploying a wireless networking across more than one site, with little or no IT support at each location can be complex and expensive.

SEE THINGS OUR WAY

Wireless networking with MLR Networks and Cisco Meraki
A wireless network from MLR Networks and Cisco Meraki will provide a robust, seamless experience for users no matter what wireless device they are using. The wireless network can enforce centrally-controlled security polices for tenants, staff and guests. Built-in content filtering can be used to restrict access to sites and content and protect bandwidth.

BENEFITS

BENEFITS

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High Capacity

Cisco Meraki access points are built for performance and optimised for a seamless user experience. So your users get faster connections, and more coverage and you get greater user capacity and fewer support calls.


Unmatched Visibility

The cloud-based dashboard provides deep network insight, giving visibility into the network users, their devices, and their applications, so that you can create access control and application usage policies, optimising both the end-user experience and network security.


Cloud-Managed Deployment

Options for on premise and cloud managed deployments.


Manage Bandwidth

Ability to allocate bandwidth by user, by device, even down to application level to ensure a consistent performance.


Secure

Latest security mechanisms ensure guest users access to the corporate wireless LAN is secure and to keep guests.


Branded Splash Pages and Facebook Login

A range of authentication techniques for guests including logon using Facebook.

RESOURCES

CLOUD-MANAGED WIRELESS NETWORKING



Want to know more? Sign up to a free webinar about cloud networking from Cisco Meraki. This will include a live demo of this cloud management platform and you get a free Meraki access point for attending (conditions apply). You can sign up for a webinar here.

Cisco Meraki is the leader in cloud controlled WiFi, routing, and security. Secure and scalable, Cisco Meraki enterprise networks simply work. Watch the story of Dave, the I.T. guy. Dave suffered under the burden of his users' shiny devices and web apps... Until he heard about Meraki.

We were hugely impressed with the usability and features; onboarding is now slick and professional.
David McMahon, First Ark Group