The International Building Code 2009 edition as adopted by the State of Wisconsin requires that all new buildings shall provide emergency radio coverage throughout. Though many smaller buildings in areas of adequate police / fire / ems radio coverage may have adequate radio coverage without any special amplification or repeating, many larger buildings, buildings with metal construction, or buildings with multiple stories may not meet the requirements of IBC 915 / IFC 510 without the installation of a repeater system.
Best Defense can assist you in meeting these codes, which are required to occupy your new building by designing and installing bi-directional amplifiers (BDA’s) in areas of your building that do not meet the requirements of the code for proper coverage. BDA’s are easily installed and maintained by installing an outdoor antenna which is wired to the amplifier. The boosted output of the BDA amplifier is then wired to multiple antennas inside your building, boosting and re-directly the coverage outside your building to areas within your building.
If you’re planning on a new building, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your plan and we can engineer a system to meet the requirements for coverage in your area.