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The antenna azimuth plane is the pattern that you should look at to determine coverage. Look at the elevation plane to understand how much the signal might spill over to the floors above and below the antenna.
Wireless IP cameras transmit a constant video stream. This stream can have a significant impact on WiFi systems because WiFi access points don't transmit if the noise level is above a specified threshold.
Solutions to eliminate rogue wireless network access points include a spectrum analyzer, a wireless intrusion detection system, and a wireless intrusion prevention system. Find out what's right for you!
In general, if you deploy in the 5GHz band, you lose coverage. As a result, you must deploy more access points (APs). However, the big advantage of deploying in the 5GHz band is that there is more spectrum available.
There are all kinds of effective attacks against unsecured wireless communications. However, If you're using good wireless security that includes WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) and IEEE 802.1X, you are well protected.