Please note that the recommendations are estimates based on testing and deployments. The “assumed upload bitrate” is the bitrate we hope to get from the cellular provider. While some of the hardware can handle significantly higher bitrate, the provider may not consistently provide that bandwidth level. Results will vary depending on coverage and usage.

Data Usage

  • Data usage is a function of foot traffic, OS updates, and service/network congestion

  • Estimate 1 MB per 1000 events

  • For low traffic doorways, Entry sensors consume about 40 MB of data per day or 1.2 GB/month

  • For a high traffic doorway, with an estimated 10,000 events per day, expect an extra 10 MB/day

Speed Considerations

  • Cradlepoint data speeds will be limited either by hardware (support for LTE category) or LTE service (location). Network congestion and service strength also play a factor

  • 4G LTE is very dependent on location.

  • IBR200 Cradlepoint is CAT 1, which supports 10/5 Mbps D/U max

  • IBR600 Cradlepoint is CAT 2, which supports 51/25 Mbps D/U max

Cradlepoint and Switch Recommendations

Number of Entry Sensors

Assumed Required Bitrate

(Mbps = Mb/s = megabit/second

MBps = MB/s = megabyte/second)

Cradlepoint Model

(to provide internet)

Recommended Switch

(to provide power)

1

5 mbps

IBR200

NetGear GS108LP (up to 2 sensors)

2

5 mbps

IBR200

NetGear GS108LP (up to 2 sensors)

4 (option 1)

25 mbps

IBR600 OR

NetGear GS108PP (up to 4 sensors)

4 (option 2)

25 mbps

AER2200

Switch not needed, AER2200 can provide PoE+ to up to 4 sensors (if optional 120W power supply is purchased. Part # 170751-000)

6

25 mbps

IBR600

NetGear GS116PP (up to 6)

8

35 mbps

AER2200

NetGear GS116PP (up to 6)

note: AER2200 can power the rest, up to 3, if the optional 120W power supply is purchased. Part # 170751-000.

12

48 mbps

AER2200

NetGear GS116PP (up to 12 sensors)

14

48 mbps

AER2200

NetGear GS116PP

(up to 12 sensors)

note: AER2200 can power the rest, up to 3, if the optional 120W power supply is purchased. Part # 170751-000.

16

48 mbps

AER2200

NetGear GS116PP

(up to 12 sensors)

and

NetGear GS108PP (up to 4 sensors)

Cradlepoint Details

Cradlepoint Model

Ethernet Ports

LTE Category

PoE+ Ports

IBR200

1

Cat 1 - 10/5 Mbps D/U

0

IBR600C

2

Cat 4 - 150/25 Mbps D/U

0

AER1600
(discontinued - new setups should use the E300 Series)

5

Cat 6 - 300/50 Mbps D/U

0

AER2200

4

Cat 18 - 1200/150 Mbps D/U

4

E300-C18B

5

Cat 18 - 1200/150 Mbps D/U

0

E300-C4D

5

Cat 4 - 150/50 Mbps D/U

0

Switch Details for Cradlepoint Installs

We recommend a dumb/unmanaged switch family that acts as a power injector. Using a family rather than a model provides flexibility on the number of PoE+ ports supported.

Switch Model

Power Budget

Units Supported

NetGear GS108LP

60 W

up to 2

NetGear GS108PP

123 W

up to 4

NetGear GS116PP

183 W

up to 6

Unifi US-8-150W (managed)

150 W

up to 5

Unifi US-24-250W (managed)

250 W

up to 8

NetGear GS116PP

380 W

up to 12

Unifi US-24-500W (managed)

500 W

up to 16

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