Public Safety DAS Is Now Mandatory In Florida
Deadlines for required testing & compliance in Florida have passed. Your certificate of occupancy could be in jeopardy if you haven’t taken action already. Florida Law calls for 99% coverage in critical areas such as the fire command room, fire pump room, stairwells and elevators. For all other spaces, the coverage required is 95%.
Does your building need improved cellular coverage?
Hyper30’s nationwide teams of cellular signal enhancement engineers has installed active and passive cellular DAS and small cell systems across the country. From smaller 30,000 square foot buildings to large manufacturing plants, we can help improve your signal so that you stay in compliance.
Hyper30’s DAS Installation Process Is Simple
WHO WE CAN HELP
Solve your coverage and capacity challenges with a turnkey Distributed Antenna System (DAS) solution that delivers reliable, high-quality cellular voice and data coverage in the largest and most challenging indoor and outdoor environments.
We take care of everything—from initial site design plan through implementation, monitoring, and maintenance.
- We’ve been in the industry for 10+ years.
- Work with our FCC-certified, NFPA compliant engineers.
- From site survey to design and implementation – our DAS turnkey solutions are simple, affordable and reliable.
- We research the and understand your local jurisdiction’s coverage testing protocols and then perform tests to see if your building requires Public Safety DAS.
- If DAS is required, we chose the right system, ensuring we use the right NEMA enclosures and sufficient battery backup capacity.
Is Your Building In Compliance With Florida Statutes Regarding Public Safety DAS Requirements?
Regulations call for 99% coverage in critical areas such as the fire command room, fire pump room, stairwells and elevators. For all other spaces, the coverage required is 95%. Our engineers can design and install a Public Safety DAS to ensure that your building meets the standards of your local jurisdiction.
What Is Public Safety DAS?
Mandatory Indoor Wireless Communications For First Responders
Public Safety DAS utilizing BDA technology provides enhanced two-way radio service via an antenna system. This ensures that first responders can maintain wireless communications within a building during medical emergencies, fires, natural disasters and other catastrophic events.
A BDA (Bi-directional Amplifier) system is an in-building communication system that brings wireless signals into the structure from outside, amplifies those signals with a signal booster, and then evenly distributes the amplified signals via a Distributed Antenna System (DAS).
There’s good reason that in many areas BDA’s are now a code driven requirement. During the events of 9/11 in New York City, firemen and police officers couldn’t communicate properly inside the World Trade Center. This triggered changes to the IFC and NFPA codes greatly improving communications for first responders ensuring their radios work wherever they go.
What Are The Building Code Requirements?
Many areas of the country have enacted local ordinances and codes making in-building coverage for first responders mandatory.
With these regulations every new building must meet a minimum level of first responder communication reliability as a condition for occupancy. It is the responsibility of the building’s owner or operator to have their building tested by a certified Public Safety DAS professional.
If required, they must have a system installed and ensure it passes all code specifications. Understanding these local codes is imperative since every jurisdiction has slightly different ordinances.
Some states have drafted their own statutes to govern Public Safety Communications. Many municipalities are adopting the language in the IFC and NFPA codes as basis for their interpretation. That means that the location of your building and the relevant local authority dictates which codes must be followed.
Is My Building Affected By The Code?
If your building has “dead zones” for public safety radio signal, then installing a BDA system is required.
These systems are so important that they require ongoing monitoring and annual testing. The new code will require buildings to be verified as in compliance by 2022, so time is of the essence. This applies to many verticals including:
- Office buildings
- Parking structures and storage unit facilities
- Hotels and hospitality venues
- Malls and retail centers
- Stadiums and arenas
- Airports, train stations, and other transit centers
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