While radio communication for First Responders is critical during any emergency, the truth is building materials frequently block wireless signals. In-Building communications systems are designed to overcome this issue and to provide uninterrupted First Responder radio coverage at all times.

Public awareness is driving new regulations and there are new Ordinances being issued by Counties, Towns, and Municipalities that mandate 99% coverage for “critical areas” for new construction and renovated properties in their jurisdictions.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes stipulate what is necessary for compliance and most ordinances have adopted one of two versions of the code: NFPA 72 (2010, 2013, or 2016) or the International Fire Code (IFC; 2012 or 2015).