ABEL Building Systems Designs, Installs, and Services BDA/Emergency Responder Radio Repeaters. (ERRC)

Emergency Responder Radio Repeater (ERRC) provides emergency responder radio coverage. Do police / fire / ems workers have the ability to use their radio to communicate life saving information back to dispatch or to another emergency responder? Do you know where the dead spaces are in your building?

The International Building Code 2009 edition requires that all new buildings provide emergency radio coverage throughout. Though many smaller buildings may have adequate radio coverage without any special amplification or repeating, many larger buildings, buildings with metal construction, or buildings with multiple stories may not meet the requirements of IBC 915 / IFC 510 without the installation of a repeater system.

ABEL Building Systems  can assist you in meeting these codes, which are required to occupy your new building, by designing and installing bi-directional amplifiers (BDA’s) in areas that do not meet the requirements of the code for proper coverage. BDA’s are easily installed and maintained by installing an outdoor antenna which is wired to the amplifier. The boosted output of the BDA amplifier is then wired to multiple antennas inside your building, boosting and re-directing the coverage.

Section 916 – Emergency Responder Radio Coverage Code

If you’re designing a new building, contact sales@abelbuildingsystems.com or call 513-772-0401 and have us engineer a system to meet your coverage requirements.

Modern steel / concrete / tinted glass buildings are essentially “radio opaque” which signals cannot penetrate into or out of buildings.