Cell phone towers: if there's one blight on the modern landscape (aside from billboards, oil refineries and power lines), it's the cell phone tower. But one unusual business is working to improve the negative image of these indispensable eyesores with a line of diverse, and startlingly classy, concealment products.
The South Carolina-based STEALTH Concealment Solutions designs, engineers and fabricates wireless antenna concealments. That excessively tall church steeple? It's really a cell tower. And that rustic-looking silo down the lane doesn't just hold grain; it also keeps your cell signal strong.
A pioneer in the wireless concealment industry, STEALTH has helped keep the American countryside looking its best since 1992. In the company's first project, it concealed a wireless antenna along a rural highway without destroying the area's Arcadian charm. Since then, STEALTH has brought its sneaky cell-tower tactics to urban and suburban areas, as well.
The company is best known for its rooftop concealment solutions, which include re-imagined church steeples and architecturally appealing cupolas equipped with wireless transmitters. STEALTH also specializes in subtly adding antennas to structures other than buildings, like clock towers, water towers, flagpoles and silos.
Of course, the company also manufactures those funny-looking tree (and cactus) towers often seen looming high above neighboring flora. While these somewhat ridiculous concealment products aren't very good at, well, concealing anything, STEALTH maintains that they're a worthwhile solution to the ugly cell tower dilemma. The company has also concealed cell towers as lighthouses, historic-looking bell towers and forest fire lookouts in state parks.
Originally published on Business News Daily.