Wireless technology is helping people and workplaces communicate in ways that we never thought possible. Wireless coverage, devices, infrastructure, and networks have aided workplaces in countless ways, and we have come to rely on being always connected. Often, however, buildings that businesses operate from have wireless device coverage issues and quickly become serious impediments to the instant communications you depend on for operations and safety.
Modern building components such as heavy-duty steel and concrete can disrupt wireless frequency signals necessary for in-building radio and cellular communications. This can disrupt vital communications within your organization and can be an inconvenience for clients and visitors. Your team needs to stay connected. Large facilities and organizations have lots of moving parts, and poor wireless communications in your building can cause costly waste, and even can threaten safety.
Fortunately, with Bi-directional amplifiers (BDA) and distributed antenna systems (DAS), you do not need a new building to maintain the reliable connection that you and your team count on. BDA strengthens incoming signals into a building, and DAS solutions work with those amplifiers to distribute signals throughout your building or campus. This ensures that you can always rely on your connection to your team when you need it.
Public Safety Radios
Since 2018, the International Code Council (ICC) mandates that new buildings should ensure that expanded public safety radio coverage. This ensures that Police, Fire, & EMS emergency personnel can communicate in the event of an emergency. Many jurisdictions are following suit with similar regulations. The reasoning behind this is intuitive– the last thing anyone wants is emergency responders to arrive in a crisis, only to be able to not communicate and adapt to the situation within your building.
Accommodating enhanced in building communications with BDA and DAS not only allows vital emergency services better communication on the P25 radios when they’re needed but can also increase response time for essential safety and security issues. Lack of network coverage within buildings can create blind spots for responding to dangerous and risky situations. Increased communication not only means that emergency aid can be more efficient in a crisis, but also that they remain safe during an incident.
With regulations increasing in many municipalities, and IFC 510 of the International Fire Code now stipulating emergency coverage, you need to ensure that emergency personnel can communicate on your premises. In many localities in Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey, you may not even be able to get Fire Marshall approval without proper public safety radio communications certification.
Increasing public safety communications within your workplace increases the safety of your team and customers. If you have questions about how BDA and DAS could help improve radio coverage for public safety agencies, contact us today. Our experts at Wireless can guide you through choosing the perfect system.
Workplaces require efficiency to get complex work done with collaborative teams. When your teams are not able to communicate, productivity breakdowns can easily happen which could lead to materials, time, and resources being wasted. In commercial and industrial settings, two-way radio communication is a terrific way to ensure your team can always connect when they need to. With BDA and DAS enhancements you can ensure that radios are always reliable regardless of where your team is in your facility.
High-level production in industry no longer waits for someone to get back to their office or return a phone call. Radios can keep your team connected and collaborating in real-time. A strong signal boosted by BDA can create a great signal that guarantees your team is never in the dark about info or help they need.
Collaboration without communication can be difficult, and often wasteful. If reliable contact in your facility could be a benefit to your team, contact us today at Wireless, and we will be happy to share how we can help.
Cell Phone Signal Booster
In large commercial or industrial buildings such as airports, hospitals, warehouses, hotels, or casinos, often cellular signals can severely decline from heavy-duty steel and concrete used in building construction. This can mean large dead spots, dropped calls, and poor signal in your facility. If you are a customer-facing business that regularly has clients and visitors onsite, lack of cellular network coverage could be an inconvenient annoyance that could disrupt the experience of clients. Even if your facility is not customer facing, employees and on-site personnel have come to expect constant connection. Having serious coverage problems may influence a customer’s choice of whether to return.
Connection to modern technology is how we have built our workplaces. If you cannot rely on wireless communications in your facility, you are missing the benefits and can lead to lower productivity, reduced customer service, and in the worst cases safety issues for staff and customers. Wireless can help your Mid-Atlantic business boost connectivity and ensure communications are always reliable. If you have questions at all about how BDA and DAS could boost your communications, efficiency, and safety, contact us today.