The 2016 California Fire Code 510.1 requires systems for both new and existing buildings.
1. A Valid FCC issued GROL (General Radio Operators License)
2. Certification of in-building systems training issued by a nationally recognized organization, school or certificate issued by the manufacturer of the equipment being installed.
The BDA system shall have it own local annunciator and the following BDA statuses shall report to the FACP:
1. BDA Antenna Failure
2. BDA Trouble
3. BDA Power Loss
4. BDA Charger Trouble
5. BDA Low Battery
The AHJ for the project will specify the required listings. It is good practice as a specifier, building owner or AHJ to require that the ERCES be UL listed 2524 and California State Fire Marshal Approved on their BML listing service.
Sierra Building Systems, Inc. is GROL Certified by the FCC and factory trained to survey for the existence of radio signals within the building, design BDA’s for proper coverage to eliminate and reduce attenuation and ensure proper isolation. SBS is certified to install and commission ERCES systems and also provide the annual and 5 year maintenance requirements.
An RF survey must be performed by an FCC Certified GROL license holder using specialized equipment that measures Downlink/Uplink signal strengths in decibel-milliwats (dBm). Results are then sent to the AHJ to determine if a BDA is required or waived.
The BDA system offered by Sierra Building Systems, Inc. is industry proven and reliable.
Features and Benefits
Sierra Building Systems, Inc. offers all of the components, certifications and knowledge to survey, design and implement a BDA system to meet the building code and AHJ requirements.
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