Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA)

Enhance in-building 2-way emergency radio communication with Honeywell’s Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) system.

During an emergency, clear radio transmissions are critical. Reliable communication between first responders inside a building and emergency personnel outside the building is a necessity. Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) were first introduced in the 2009 International Building Code. The ERCES requirement was established to address the performance of emergency responders’ portable radios inside buildings because building construction, building size, construction features, and other elements can absorb or block radio communications. Today’s codes, like the IBC 2015 Section 916, IFC 2018 Section 510, NFPA 72 2010, NFPA 1221 2016, and UL2524, require all buildings to have approved radio coverage for emergency responders within the building based on the existing coverage levels of the public safety communication systems of the jurisdiction at the exterior of the building. Silco has the staff, licensing, and equipment to perform a Radio Signaling Survey of your building, and to design and install BDA Systems.


How Do BDA Systems Work?

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