Emergency Communications Plans for Business
In the event of an emergency, the safety of your people and the security of your assets depends on several channels of communication functioning properly. Emergency responders need to be able to communicate with each other—from both inside and outside of your facility—even in dead spots and hard-to-reach areas.
Building materials, particularly high-efficiency material such as low-E glass, can substantially dampen outdoor radio signals from public safety radio towers, making indoor levels too low to meet International Fire Code Section 510, NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, or NFPA 1221 Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems.
In-building Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES), Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), and Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) help first responders maintain constant wireless communications during emergencies and meet the fire codes in your jurisdiction. Area of refuge (AOR) and elevator communications systems also allow building personnel and first responders to communicate with building occupants during an event.
Everon’s emergency communications engineers can help implement solutions for each of these communications channels and more—ensuring your business is fully prepared for emergency situations.