I-BAND — Interior Public Safety Band Enhancement

Is your building equipped for Emergency Communication?

First responders rely increasingly on wireless communication devices. In emergency situations they cannot afford signal loss or delay caused by attenuation, interference, or reflection. It is literally a matter of life and death when a firefighter is in your building trying to communicate with his or her team. The National Fire Protection Association has enacted ordinances requiring minimums levels of coverage for Public Safety communication within new buildings.

Ensure your building is equipped for Critical Communications with a Berk-Tel Communications solution. Whether meeting NFPA requirements for first responders, or ensuring security personnel’s two-way radios function at full-reliability, Berk-Tel Communications’ menu of customizable signal amplification products provide for the most cost-effective and robust solution on the market.

  • All new buildings must have 95-100% in-building coverage for Emergency Communication services to be awarded occupancy.
  • 100% coverage in critical areas include command center, elevator lobbies, and exit stairs; 95% coverage for remaining areas.
  • All existing buildings that are to undergo expansion or reconstruction must then have 95-100% in-building coverage to be awarded re-occupancy.
  • Frequencies used for Public Safety include: VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz
  • Frequencies used vary per municipality and are dictated by the local police and fire departments.
  • Non-Compliance penalties are determined by municipality and may include crimial/civil penalties and fines up to $100,000.

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