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AHJs & FCC License Holders

AHJs & FCC License Holders

Despite the work of numerous organizations (most notably the Safer Buildings Coalition, www.saferbuildings.org) the process for the installation of an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS) varies too much by jurisdiction (in our humble opinion). We’ve...

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Should Cellular Service be Mandated like ERRCS?

Should Cellular Service be Mandated like ERRCS?

How is it that Americans spend 88% or so of their day indoors but the de facto standard for designing cellular networks concentrates primarily on outdoor coverage? The cottage business of installing cellular Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) seeks to remedy deficient...

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Why a Preliminary Design is Critical for an ERRCS

Why a Preliminary Design is Critical for an ERRCS

The requirement for new buildings over a certain size to have an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS) is more well known than it was three years ago. However, many architects, general contractors, developers, and owner/operators still don’t...

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Why we break ERRCS projects up into Stages

Why we break ERRCS projects up into Stages

The cottage business of designing and installing Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems (ERRCS) is fairly new. Enhanced in-building connectivity for first responders came to light after the release of the Post-9/11 Commission Report in 2005. ERRCS Standards...

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The Importance of ERRCS Monitoring

The Importance of ERRCS Monitoring

One significant difference between a Cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and a Public Safety DAS (aka an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System or ERRCS) is that the former is used every day and the latter is used only in an emergency. In a multi-tenant...

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All About the Components of an ERRCS

All About the Components of an ERRCS

An Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS) has become a required in-building network in many municipalities around the country. The requirements for such systems are typically outlined by an entity called the “Authority Having Jurisdiction” or AHJ. An...

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ERRCS Annual Inspection Requirements

ERRCS Annual Inspection Requirements

The design and installation of an ERRCS is governed by local, state and national codes that are interpreted and enforced by the so-called Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), typically the Fire Marshall in most locales. The post-installation testing must meet certain...

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