Have you ever had problems with your cell phone or radio inside a building? It is likely caused by interference and the materials around you such as Low E Glass. Now imagine that there is a fire or another emergency. Your cell phone won’t work and the firefighters who are trying to save you and the building can’t communicate with one another. This is a problem that can be solved by an in-building wireless solution.

Radicom is an expert in Two Way Radios and In Building Wireless solutions. In Building Wireless is known by a variety of names depending on your code, contractor, region and more. Some of these terms are only part of the solution, but are often used to describe the need for in building wireless. These include:

  • BDAs (Bi-Directional Amplifiers)
  • DAS (Distributed Antenna System)
  • Fire Radio Booster
  • Cellular Booster System
  • ERRC (Emergency Responder Radio Coverage)

No matter what you call it, an in-building wireless system’s purpose is to boost the signals of radios, cell phones and other communication devices. This is not only a huge safety feature, but is also mandated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA-1221) and the International Fire Code (IFC Section 510) which means that any new commercial building is required to have radio coverage.

Perhaps you are an electrical contractor or foreman? Perhaps you are an estimator, the fire alarm installer, the general contractor or even the owner of the project? Whoever you are, this is a necessity for the building project you are working on, planning or bidding for. And Radicom can help.

The Radicom team are experts in Radio Frequency (RF) and Public Safety Radio Systems. We design, build and service hundreds of systems across Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. We know these systems that we amplify and maintain, and we know what it takes to boost the signals the right way. General Communications does all of this work in-house – which means that we have qualified staff, the software and the expertise to partner with you.

We work side-by-side with electrical contractors to get the job done. We guarantee our work and if you don’t believe us, just ask any of our past customers.

Contact us today to find out more.

 

Originally published on the General Communications blog.

 

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