FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE, 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK,
CALL: 713-464-8407

CLIENT SERVICES CONTACTS:

Richard Whitehead

Operations Manager

Mark Johanson

Client Services Project Manager

Matt White

General Manager, Client Services

Rick Johnson

General Manager, Security Division

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FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE, 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK,
CALL: 713-464-8407

CLIENT SERVICES CONTACTS:

Richard Whitehead

Operations Manager

Mark Johanson

Client Services Project Manager

Matt White

General Manager, Client Services

Rick Johnson

General Manager, Security Division

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BI-DIRECTIONAL AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS

Designed to ensure consistent & uniform emergency responder communication system operation across any facility 

 

Emergency Responders Depend on Reliable Communication Systems

Each and every day, the brave men and women who serve as law enforcement, firefighting, and EMT professionals, put their lives on the line to ensure the safety of the American public.  When called upon to respond to a life-threatening emergency, it’s important that these professionals have access to effective and reliable radio and cellular communication systems.  In situations where every second counts, these systems ensure the fastest possible responses, helping to protect the lives of both the American public and our heroic emergency responders.

Fire & Building Codes Instituted to Enhance Emergency Response

In the interest of public health, safety, and welfare, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and International Fire Code (IFC) establish codes for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare from the hazards of fire, explosion, and dangerous conditions in buildings.  Beginning in 2013, the NFPA and ISC began publishing a series codes designed to ensure the availability of reliable radio communication in buildings during event an emergency.  These codes outline the use of bi-direction amplifier systems to ensure strong and consistently distributed radio coverage.  Today, building and fire codes in nearly all jurisdictions require Emergency Response Radio Signal (ERRS) strength and coverage be regularly measured in all new and many existing buildings.

 

NFPA & IFC CODE REFERENCE LINKS

NFPA 72 – 2013 | NFPA 1221 – 2016 | IFC 510 – 2015 | IFC 510 - 2018

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What is a BDA?

A variety of materials used in the construction of buildings, such as glass, steel, wood, and concrete, impede and degrade the strength and consistency of radio communication signals.  Bi-directional amplifiers are critical components of an Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement System (ERCES).  Bi-directional amplifiers enable a building ERCES to powerfully distribute a broad range of two-way radio signals across the interior of buildings - ensuring uninterrupted communication between emergency responders both inside and outside of buildings. 

 

DSC Services for Emergency Radio Communication Systems (ERCES)

DSC offers a comprehensive range of bi-directional amplifier services.  Services include system design, engineering, training.  DSC can assist in maintaining your compliance with fire and building codes with managed maintenance agreements, emergency system service, and support. 
 
As a part of both initial site evaluations and annual inspections, DSC also offers radio signal testing and mapping.  At the conclusion of this testing, DSC life safety technicians provide clients with a floor-by-floor visual “heat map” indicating radio communication strength of every area of your building - allowing for the simplified assessment your facilities BDA requirements.
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DSC Bi-Directional Amplifier Systems
 
DSC proudly installs bi-directional amplifier systems from Honeywell for both Gamewell FCI systems, and the Farenhyt Series.  Honeywell fire control systems are manufactured to highest quality standards in life safety systems space.  Honeywell BDA systems are UL2524 approved and are engineered to meet the stringent demands of all major fire and building codes.
 
Honeywell bi-directional amplifiers for the Gamewell FCI and Farenhyt Series are designed to seamlessly integrate with Gamewell FCI and Farenhyt Series Fire Alarm systems.  These BDA solutions are classified as “Class B” BDA systems as high-gain, high-power, band-selective signal boosters that have been specifically designed for UL2524, NFPA, and IBC/IFC compliant, in-building two-way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems.

Your Professional Partner for BDA Solutions

DSC has helped life safety and security needs of Houston area businesses for over 40 years.  If you’re ready to discuss bi-directional amplifier solutions, contact the DSC solutions team today!

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