Texas is at the forefront of public safety. Many of the state’s jurisdictions now require NFP or IFC-compliant public safety radio coverage as a prerequisite for a certificate of occupancy. These Emergency Responder Radio Coverage (ERRC) system requirements vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
SignalBoosters.com keeps apprised of local requirements and codes and functions as a public safety two-way radio inspector for the entire state of Texas, and provides ERRC Public Safety / DAS Signal Booster Installation services for buildings failing these requirements.
Texas public safety radio frequencies fall within the range designated by the FCC, but vary by jurisdiction, with counties adding additional regulations as needed. New building construction as well as existing buildings designed before these requirements were enforced often have failing grades which can prevent your building from receiving its certificate.
Texas public safety in-building radio requirements vary greatly by jurisdiction based on the determination of your local AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction). Local AHJ regulations are based on ordinances from several organizations including the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), the International Building Code (IBC), the International Fire Code (IFC) and the International Code Council (ICC). SignalBoosters.com has experts fluent in all relevant codes and are able to determine which AHJ in which jurisdiction uses which variations on which codes.
Generally, Texas frequencies should be compatible with VHF or UHF two-way radio frequencies for handheld public emergency radio provided by the state, or FirstNet by AT&T. ERRC systems are to adhere to the TLETS (Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System).
ERRC requirements for most of Texas include:
Again, these are general, and vary by jurisdiction.
Contact us for a complete public safety radio inspection, including a site survey and grid-test, to make sure your building falls within your local requirements. We can also review the current ERRC system if already installed, and make adjustments if needed. We will provide you with a document you can present to your AHJ for certificate of occupancy approval.
If the ERRC grid test shows less coverage than the required threshold, we can design a custom ERRCS or DAS solution to target problem areas or for your entire building.
Public Storage operates over 2,000 self-storage facilities across the United States. With the growing mandate for stronger public safety two-way radio signals inside buildings for first responders, Public Storage contacted the experts at SignalBoosters.com to help comply with new local regulations.
[SignalBoosters.com] boosted radio frequency to enable life safety radios to work throughout the building. All testing was performed by the Fire Department. Signal Boosters ensured the requirements were met.Matthew Hobson, Construction Manager of Public Storage