The importance of public-safety communications is at an all-time high.
How many disasters, attacks and other critical situations do we hear about on the news every day? In every one of those situations, the outcome is often determined by how well first responders can communicate with one another and with people inside of the building. First responder communication occurs over the 700/800mHz frequency. The same factors that block cellular signal in a building can cause interference for the 2-way radios and other critical and other critical communication tools used during emergencies.
In response to communication issues following 9/11 and concern for public safety, Congress created FirstNet with a mission to develop, build and operate the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities.
Building and fire codes are being revised and updated to include DAS technology as a viable
extension of the public-safety communications network indoors. Many jurisdictions have already passed strict rules for new and existing construction.
The public-safety issue circles back to cellular signal. First responders can only respond to an emergency if they know it is happening. An estimated 80% of 911 calls originate from inside of a building. If cell signal is blocked, it causes a safety hazard for everyone.
Advanced Telecom Systems has engineered, designed and installed public safety DAS in hotels, condominiums and many other facilities nationwide. Please give us a call at (866) 704-1197 or email us at s[email protected] for a free evaluation.
See infographic below for sample network: