BDA Amplifiers, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, BDA Testing and BDA Installation in Columbia, SC
Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) systems are required in all new construction to boost essential communication signals for first responders. The requirement of BDAs is now expanding to existing structures, especially when modifying or adding through construction. Your building’s system will require various site surveys, power connectors, engineering, frequency adherence and more. Also, codes differ from municipality to municipality, so be sure to use an experienced and knowledgeable installer. If you have any doubts or questions, contact Coastal Empire Fire & Security, an authorized supplier, installer and tester BDAs.
BDAs are part of a well-designed and engineered building layout. Reliable communication for first responders is essential, especially considering 98.5% of buildings have dead spots and 56% of first responders have experienced communications failures. The installation of BDAs is a reflection of a quality and professional design with top security and safety in mind. BDAs are required in many commercial and government buildings including transportation depots, warehouse distribution centers, industrial complexes, multiple-family apartment complexes, hospitals, hotels, schools, sports arenas and more.
BDA Amplifiers and BDA Testing
The Coastal Empire difference is found in the commitment and high standards to the industry. Coastal Empire carries the certifications as dictated by IFC (International Fire Code) including FCC-issued General Radio Operations License and Training Certification. The Honeywell BDAs carried by Empire have specific training required to install and engineer their systems. All projects starts in conjunction with architects and engineers pre-construction for optimal design. As part of a full-service safety compliance company, Coastal Empire offers a number of different services:
- Third party BDA testing and certification
- Annual testing and certification
- BDA installation on existing structures for compliance
- New construction
- Customized systems
- Building renovations
- (5) Five Year code required re-certification of BDA installation
If you have a system that was installed in the past or by another company, Coastal Empire can complete 3rd party testing to ensure compliance with local codes.
BDA Installation in Columbia, SC
Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is home to the University of South Carolina, the largest university in the state. Things to do include seeing the South Carolina State House, the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden or the Columbia Museum of Art. The latter has a diverse collection spanning centuries. The Robert Mills House is a mansion and museum dating back to 1823 and surrounded by ornate gardens. Columbia can be reached by Interstates I20, I77 and I26 that lead to Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Charleston, SC and Augusta, GA.