Repairing Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems

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:

  • Hospitals.
  • Warehouses.
  • Laboratories.
  • 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.

NYC’s Top-Rated In-Building Radio System Repair Service

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.

Repairing The Auxiliary Radio System

There are other times when the communication system itself seems to need repairs. Clients are often surprised to find that this fix might be as simple as returning the radio to the correct channel or frequency. Throughout daily testing and while adjusting the volume, it is common for professionals to adjust the tuner for the channel instead, by accident. When there is really an error with the system, the repair can become more complex.

During this time, you might need to call your emergency monitoring provider and put the building in test mode. This will permit us to work on the system without triggering a central station alarm and falsely notifying the FDNY. The need for this depends on the task at hand, so we make a professional decision on a case-by-case basis and advise you accordingly.

Allstate Sprinkler – NYC’s Best ARCS Repair Company

We believe in performing the job as efficiently and quickly as possible so you can resume operations. This is especially important in instances where the building must be placed in test mode as the building is potentially vulnerable at this time. With this in mind, “Great and prompt service” is just one of the many compliments we have received from our customers.

Here are some of the other reasons so many NYC businesses trust us with their fire protection services:

  • Long-time, entrusted and respected relationship with the FDNY.
  • We have a long track record of success – over 5000+ businesses serviced.
  • We serve all five NYC boroughs as well as Long Island, Westchester and northern New Jersey.
  • Licensed Master Fire sprinkler contractor.

The property managers we work with also respect the fact that we bring five decades of experience to the table and we look forward to many more years of serving our customers. Building long-term, entrusted relationships IS our business credo and we are very thankful for the customers who have been with us for decades!

Get a Quote for Your FDNY Radio System Repair

Every ARC system is different. Some are more complex than others and there are also systems using dated technology. When you contact us, please have the information on hand regarding the age of the system and any specifics you can provide. If you’re unable to provide this information, we’re happy to provide a free estimate and provide you with a detailed proposal to resolve any issues. Please use the contact form below to submit your information.