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ERRCS System Testing Services

ERRCS System Testing Solutions

At Stellar, we understand the importance of a reliable and compliant Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems (ERRCS) in ensuring the safety and well-being of occupants in low, mid, and high-rise residential buildings. With over 23 years of RF (Radio Frequency) engineering and manufacturing experience, we are your trusted partner in delivering top-notch ERRCs solutions that meet code requirements and exceed expectations. Importance of ERRCS Testing: Ensuring Lifesaving Communication In emergency scenarios, every second counts, and effective communication can be the difference between safety and chaos. ERRCS (Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems) play a vital role in providing first responders with reliable wireless coverage inside buildings. However, without proper testing and maintenance, these systems can fall short when needed the most. That's where our expert team comes in.

Chapter 11.10 of the Florida Fire Protection Code is now being enforced by your local AHJ (fire department). This code calls for BDA systems (ERRCS) to be installed in buildings with insufficient public safety radio coverage. If your building has been notified of this requirement, how can you be assured that you have chosen a qualified and knowledgeable BDA company?

  • Ensuring clear and constant Public Safety communications

  • When communication is key to saving lives

The cost of ERRCS testing is dependent upon the size and complexity of the building tested. To receive an ERRCS Testing quote, please call our headquarter offices to speak with our team of experts.

Your Local AHJ - Fire Department may maintain a unique set of ERRCS Testing Requirements.

How We Help

Ensure clear and constant in-building First Responder Radio communications.

  • Code Compliant ERRCS Testing

  • 3rd party survey audit

  • 3rd party ERRCS System Quote Review

  • ERRCS Code Consultation

What is ERRCS Testing?

Preliminary ERRCS testing may consist of RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) testing, DAQ (Delivered Audio Quality) testing, and Pre-acceptance X number testing.

What are the different types of ERRCS System tests?

RSSI is an acronym for Received Signal Strength Indication. An in-building RSSI survey maps the signal strength of a radio signal, typically that of a public safety radio system. The in-building radio signal strength results are then displayed on 20 x 20 grids on top of your building floor plans. Each individual 20 x 20 grid indicates a localized radio signal coverage strength, identifying all in-building public safety coverage deficiency.

DAQ is an acronym for Delivered Audio Quality. A DAQ survey is a graded test which assesses the perceived audio quality of the existing in-building emergency radio communications. The result of a D.A.Q test is a categorical ranking, ranging from 1 (worst) to 5 (best). A DAQ result category 1 ranking is categorized as unusable; speech was present but not discernable. A DAQ result category 5 ranking is categorized as perfect; no distortion or discernable noise. NFPA 1221 requires a minimum delivered audio quality of 3.0 or better.

What are the regulatory requirements for ERRCS System compliance?

Regulatory requirements requiring ERRCS Systems may vary on a Town, City, County, Regional, State, or Federal level. State level regulation is generally limited to the following codes: NFPA 72, NFPA 1221, NFPA 1225, and IFC 510. Important Florida State ERRCS regulations include FS SB 1614 and FS SB 1190.

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