As per the New York City Building Code sections 403.4.4 and 907.2.13.2, installing an auxiliary radio communication system (ARCS) became mandatory for all new-construction high-rise buildings after 2014. Many other types of buildings also have these systems in place, such as:
- Educational facilities.
Aside from daily in-house testing, FDNY Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems (ARCS) create a direct and dedicated method of communication among First Responders, especially the Fire Department of New York.
In order to ensure that the ARCS system would work during a true emergency, you need to conduct regular testing and inspections. While performing these inspections, it is possible to discover a malfunction of the system and may not function as designed. An FDNY radio system repair then becomes necessary to keep you compliant with the Fire Department’s regulations and the City of New York’s Building Codes.
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The new rule established in 2014 also made reference to the need for daily inspections and annual certifications. If the Fire Department conducts an inspection and the ARCS fails the inspection, the Fire Department might issue a violation and give you a certain period of time to resolve the problem. We are prepared to address these repairs 24/7/365!
FAQS About ARC System Repairs
Q: Are ARCS repairs complex?
A: Resolving the issue may be as simple as a building fire radio repair. Allstate Sprinkler will first begin by inspecting the radio to determine it’s functionality. This provides us with the information we need to troubleshoot and diagnose the problem. Thereafter we can prescribe the right solution and most cost effective method to resolve the issues.
Q: How do I know if my ARC system needs to be replaced?
A: Sometimes the radio equipment might be past the point of repair and show significant signs of damage. This might make purchasing a new radio more economical and in these instances, we ensure the following:
- We show you exactly what is wrong.
- We identify the parts that need to be removed.
- You receive an estimate for the repair.
With this information on hand, you are then in a much better position to determine if you want to continue with the repairs or order new equipment. Depending on overall costs, we would advise you with our honest opinion to fit your specific budget and needs.