ProTech is on FIRE ! Leave a Comment / Access Control / By Dave Freeman ProTech Fire & Security has made HUGE additions for 2020! We are thrilled to have added a Sprinkler Repair and Inspection Division and to be one of the first certified in BDA/ERRC in Houston. Our two new divisions have worked hard to organize and integrate with our existing teams and are ready to go! If you have projects that require sprinkler, fire alarm, BDA— ProTech is your single contact. Our commitment to you is to offer the best product, installation, and price in the industry and we work hard to keep that promise. ProTech is committed to staying up to date with ever changing fire and building codes in Texas. In order to provide full service for our business partners, these additions were necessary. Now we are able to provide total solutions for projects that require multiple services. We have worked diligently to ensure our partners would have no issues to comply with IFC 510— IFC Section 510 specifies “all new buildings shall have approved radio coverage for emergency responders within the building based upon the existing coverage levels of the public safety communication systems of the jurisdiction at the exterior of the building.” A Brief Overview of BDA, ERRC, & DAS Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS) is the general term for the systems that comply with IFC 510. Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA): – A two way radio communication for emergency responders to communicate inside a building to the outside world. This system transmits signal from outside the building to inside the building. It makes the signal consistent from inside to outside and ensures signal strength for first responders to safely communicate. ProTech has been trained and certified to install and test these emergency systems to meet IFC 510 requirements. Distributed Antenna System (DAS): -While BDA is distributing frequency, it has different code requirements. Typically DAS is installed to increase company revenue or cellular strength but BDA is for first responders and is a life safety requirement. DAS and BDA are different frequencies and have different responsibilities. — Fire Sprinkler Testing, Maintenance and Inspection Service Adding Sprinkler inspection and Repair to our services enables ProTech to be your life safety, security and communications expert in Texas for commercial and industrial construction. Our sprinkler experts are qualified to maintain your fire sprinkler systems. They have been NICET trained and certified RME-I and work hard to stay up to date on code changes and compliance. Our team ensures your systems are current, properly functioning, and follow national and local code. Types of sprinkler systems we work with: – Dry Pipe – Deluge – Foam water sprinkler – Pre-action – Water Spray – Water Mist – Wet Pipe ProTech Provides All Encompassing Service! – Inspection – Maintenance – Testing – Electronic Documentation – Recommendations We’ve shot into the new year with 2020 Vision. We are excited to be your go to provider for life safety, security and communications and we are honored for the opportunity!