If you don’t know the difference between both or are not sure if you need them, have a peek at the rest of the blog to learn more.
Why Both Public Safety DAS and Cellular DAS are Needed?
Wireless communication inside a building is imperative for everyone, whether first responders or the general public. Most of the structures are built using low e-glass and concrete, and some even have below-ground areas like underground garages, which can reduce or even eliminate radio transmission. Since radio frequencies cannot penetrate some building materials or floor levels, cellular DAS is needed to amplify signals.
The public safety DAS (distributed antenna systems) is mandated by International Fire Code (IFC) and the National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) to be installed in all buildings for complete radio coverage. Therefore, every building owner needs to have their buildings inspected for signal health and have a DAS or BDA installed accordingly for compliance.
Furthermore, cellular DAS is of equal importance inside a building for various reasons. In the U.S alone, 95% of people use mobile phones as a primary communication mode, which is why having full coverage inside any building is crucial. In case of emergency, people stuck inside a building must be able to communicate with first responders to get assistance.
Additionally, having excellent coverage throughout the building will ensure your customers don’t have to walk outside just to answer a phone call. And your staff will be able to freely talk with and assist their clients from any part of the building.
Benefits of Coexistence of Both Systems:
Now that you’ve got an idea of why both systems are needed inside a structure, here are a few benefits you’ll get when public safety DAS and cellular DAS coexist in your building.
- Less Expensive: Not only do cellular and public safety DAS have inherent interaction between them, but the converged system is also less expensive to install. Plus, installing separate systems will take more space as compared to an integrated one.
- Scalability: Both systems are expandable, meaning you can easily install additional antennas in different parts of the building to provide coverage. This is especially useful when you’re increasing building space, either by building an underground area or merging a neighboring building into it.
- Multiple Carrier Connectivity: Cellular DAS will provide ample coverage to your customers and visitors with different carriers ranging from AT&T and T-Mobile to Verizon and more. No one will have to leave the premises to make a phone call – which can sometimes even discourage people from visiting your place the next time.
- Improved Communication: With the latest advancements in DAS like Beamforming and MIMO, your communication speed will increase dramatically. No more choppy or lagging conference calls – instant connection and seamless calling.
TELECO Can Help:
The main benefit of using our public and cellular DAS services is fool-proof designing, planning, and installation.
We leverage industry-grade equipment installed by seasoned engineers and technicians for unparalleled performance for decades to come.
Feel free to call us – whether you need building inspection and testing for DAS, the addition of antennas, or installation of a new system; we’re here for you.