Will your building pass the ERRS life-safety test?

In an emergency, reliable communication inside a building is mission-critical for first responders. That’s why fire and building codes require all new construction of commercial and multi-tenant-residential buildings to provide adequate indoor radio coverage for emergency services personnel. Existing buildings may also be subject to this life-safety requirement.

If a building fails the mandatory radio-signal test, the owner may be required by local authorities to install an Emergency Responder Radio System (ERRS).

Integrated Building Systems offers comprehensive ERRS services: testing, design, installation, and annual inspections. We work with the building owner, architect, general contractor, service providers, and local authorities to ensure rigorous code requirements are met.

Contact us to learn more about how ERRS requirements will affect your building and to schedule testing

the errs process:

  1. Testing: After the building’s core and shell are completed, our team will conduct an ERRS test using radio frequencies established by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).

  2. Report: With test results in hand, our team will prepare a report and file it with the AHJ, who will determine if the building’s results meet code requirements. If the building passes, no further action is needed.

  3. Design: If the building fails to meet code requirements, our engineers will create a building analysis, schematic, and budget. This process typically takes 2-4 weeks, depending on the building’s complexity.

  4. Installation: Our team of expert technicians will install the ERRS components, including cabling, antennas, and battery back up, and tie the system into the building’s fire panel. We then re-test the building, and the AHJ will conduct a final inspection.

  5. Inspection: Each year, our team will conduct an annual inspection as required by code.


What types of buildings are required to provide first responder radio coverage?

All commercial facilities, including high-rise buildings, multi-use properties, senior living facilities, performance halls, schools, factories, and warehouses.