Cellular Tower Security

Cellular towers enable us to stay in touch with family, friends, and the workplace from nearly anywhere in the world. However, these cell sites and cellular base stations are subject to attack both physically and virtually. This makes cellular tower security a priority to keeping the lines of communication open, and MPS is positioned to provide the necessary protections.

Cellular Tower Security Risks

Cell tower attackers can strike any number of ways. Some seek to vandalize the towers, causing damage to the tower itself or the equipment it contains, such as when more than 30 towers were set on fire in Britain in 2020 within a one-month time span.

Other attacks on cellular towers have been focused on the equipment or devices. This is what happened in Monroe County, Michigan, in early 2021 when thieves took roughly $2,000 in copper wire from one cell phone tower in the county of Berlin Township and three additional towers were tampered with or had stolen wire the week before.

Cellular towers are also at risk of getting hacked or hijacked, providing the hacker the ability to obtain private information from the devices in that area. In some cases, they access this data by setting up fake cell towers designed to act like the actual ones. These fake towers are referred to as false base stations (FBSs), rogue base stations (RBSs), or International Mobile Subscriber Identifier (IMSI) Catchers.

Even cellular tower workers can be attacked. 5G conspiracies are thought to be behind numerous incidents of abuse - including being physically assaulted and spit at - causing the workers of one telecom company to flee angry groups.

MPS Security Cellular Tower Security Services

MPS Security can help protect your cellular towers from a variety of security threats, including vandalism, theft, and hacking. This begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your towers and the threats that exist. Based on our findings, we will create a customized plan to provide the protections you need to best secure your towers and equipment.

Our cellular tower security services include:

  • 24/7 video surveillance of the tower and its surrounding area
  • In-person security, with both armed and unarmed guard options to protect both equipment and personnel, reducing liability and keeping schedules on track with minimal delays
  • Virtual monitoring to identify suspicious activity and protect the tower from being hacked

MPS – Cellular Tower Security Experts

When you choose MPS as your cellular tower security provider, you will have the peace of mind that your equipment and devices are protected from a variety of threats. Our staff of experts is trained to quickly identify and immediately respond to all types of cellular tower security risks.

Contact us today to learn more about our cellular tower security services or to request a consultation.


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