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Public Safety Radio Enhancement Solutions

What Is Public Safety ERCC?

Public Safety Radio (PSR) DAS systems boost emergency responder radio coverage (ERRC), allowing public safety professionals to more easily transmit and receive critical communications during emergency situations requiring their intervention.

Complete DAS Solutions utilize a series of interconnected devices that receive, amplify, and retransmit signals from wireless stations, ensuring that firefighters, police, EMTs, and other public safety personnel responding to emergencies inside buildings can effectively communicate with their people on the outside.

In essence a PSR DAS systems increase the coverage area of in-building wireless signals, rebroadcasting those signals to receivers outside of buildings that may have otherwise been lost due to poor coverage and dead zones and evenly distributing coverage across all floors, offices, stairwells, and parking lots to ensure in-building wireless coverage exists facility-wide.

Why Do I Need Systems to Boost ERCC?

To ensure the safety of your employees and customers, buildings are required to prove they provide adequate radio coverage on the Public Safety Radio System, which is the communication channel used by first responders.

Fire marshals have a mandate to enforce that your building meets standards of radio communication for emergency response. If the deem that your building fails to meet emergency responder radio coverage standards during inspection, your certificate of occupancy may be denied, costing you time and money to rectify the problem.

MCA can guide you through the process of adhering to local code regulations in radio communication for your particular authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).

Primary Applications for Public Safety BDA-DAS Systems

New Building Construction

When you’re constructing a new building or facility, you need to ensure that it complies with the fire codes specific to your location. Codes governing necessary building communication infrastructure vary by geography and municipality, and MCA collaborates with local fire marshals to make sure your new building is up to code.

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Two way radio use for construction sites

Expanding an Existing Facility or Building

If you’re expanding on an existing facility or building, you need to make sure that it conforms to ERCC mandates. Maybe you’re adding a new wing to your hospital or erecting a new warehouse at your manufacturing plant. Whatever the case may be, rely on MCA’s expertise to increase your public safety coverage.

Bringing an Older Building Up to Code

Have you recently been told that your older building’s emergency radio responder system needs to be brought up to code? Did you purchase an older building with the idea of refurbishing it for a new business? Make sure that older buildings with outdated ERCC infrastructure receive a passing grade with MCA.  

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Safety Codes Requiring Adequate Public-Safety ERRC

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NFPA 72

As outlined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): “NFPA 72 provides the latest safety provisions to meet society’s changing fire detection, signaling, and emergency communication demands. In addition to the core focus on fire alarm systems, the Code includes requirements for mass notification systems used for weather emergencies; terrorist events, biological, chemical, and nuclear emergencies; along with other threats”

MCA Public Safety In Building Wireless Solutions

IFC 510.4.21

Section 510 of the International Fire Code states that “buildings and structures which cannot support the required level of radio coverage shall be equipped with a radiating cable system, a distributed antenna system with Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-certified signal boosters, or another systems approved by the fire code official in order to achieve the required adequate radio coverage.”

Memberships

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Safer Building Coalition

The Safer Building Coalition is the only advocacy group committed to solving the problem of in-building “dead zones.” As a member of the Safer Building Coalition, MCA is committed to advancing policies and technologies that ensure effective in-building communications for public safety personnel and the public they serve. 

Industries in Need of ERRC Enhancement Systems

Virtually every industry is affected by building codes that require adequate emergency responder radio coverage.

  • Agriculture
  • Branch Operations
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Internet Providers
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Safety
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Telecom Services
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Agriculture
  • Branch Operations
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Internet Providers
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Safety
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Telecom Services
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Request a Free Consultation

Partner with MCA as your turn-key provider of PSR DAS solutions to ensure that emergency responders, such as firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other public safety personnel can communicate clearly and efficiently anywhere in your building.

MCA provides service every step of the way—from testing and preliminary site design to continued maintenance and monitoring of your system. We even provide a no capital required monthly payment plan.

To request a free consultation, or just to learn more about our solution offerings, fill out our contact form.

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