Public safety Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), often referred to as an Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System (ERRCS), is a life safety system that gives first responders access to seamless, uninterrupted wireless communication for their handheld radios. These systems are now mandated in almost every state and can be required for new construction as well as existing buildings with poor wireless coverage. Most importantly, these systems are designed to save lives and have been identified as the best way to provide clear and reliable radio coverage for first responders in buildings.
Reliable Coverage Everywhere
Each system is designed to deliver reliable wireless service to areas that would otherwise have poor coverage. Our public safety DAS covers all designated critical access and general use areas, and goes through a rigorous testing process to ensure the system is operating properly.
Code compliant systems that meet guidelines set by the International Fire Code (IFC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), as well as municipal requirements are needed for building occupancy. Each public safety DAS will be meticulously designed, installed, and managed per local and federal standards.
Our public safety DAS can be customized to support any public safety frequency band and provide unique filtering to prevent interference. Each municipality has unique requirements, and our systems can support communication for the Fire Department, EMS/EMT, Police Department, and Government Agencies.
Markets We Serve
As a life safety system, public safety DAS can be found in any new or existing buildings where wireless coverage does not meet signal strength requirements set by the local municipality. This could include buildings that are greater than three stories, buildings larger than 50,000 square feet, or buildings with multiple levels underground. In addition, public safety DAS can be found nationwide, in places such as residential mixed-use buildings, office buildings, stadiums, hotels, and hospitals
- An improperly installed Public Safety DAS can shut down an entire city’s 911 emergency responder communication network.
- A Public Safety DAS is often required for a building to receive its Certificate of Occupancy.
- An emergency responder radio coverage is a requirement in most states.
- A public safety radio system needs to be able to function for a full 24 hours on a secondary power source to be code compliant.
- The NFPA requires strong coverage in 99% of critical areas such as stairwells, fire control rooms, and parking garages, and 90% coverage in general use areas such as offices, conference rooms, and common areas.