ARCS System

We are the experts in designing, engineering, and installation of auxiliary radio communication systems. Current building codes mandate all high-rise buildings to be able to connect with the FDNY using an auxiliary radio communication system (ARCS), to give the fire department full radio communication all over the building.

Based on your building’s occupancy, Oversightt Fire And Security Solutions will design and install an ARCS system that provides crisis communication and security to all your tenants and/or customers. Our services include ARCS system design, ARCS system installation, ARCS system maintenance, ARCS system inspection, and certifications.

What is ARCS?

Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems (ARCS) are two-way emergency radio networks. These systems are installed in multistorey buildings for use by the fire division.

ARCS receives and transmits FDNY transferrable radio signals throughout the building – enabling radio communication in the event of an emergency or crisis.

ARCS Operate Uninterruptedly, even during power shutdowns, and their main determination is to assist communication via FDNY radio. The system ensures radio communication is available at all times.

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What Properties Require ARCS? New construction high-rise buildings (i.e., taller than 75 feet) to install and maintain an auxiliary communication system – ARCS, in any of the five boroughs. We are FDNY approved ARCS integrator. ARC Systems in NYC: Design, Installation & Maintenance We offer wide-ranging ARCS Systems, including the design, installation, and maintenance of new ARC systems. Our process includes:

  • On-Site Consultation:
  • Our engineering team conducts an on-site radiofrequency (RF) study to learn the needs of your property.

  • ARCS System Design:
  • Oversightt Fire And Security Solutions in-house design team develop a custom solution for your property.

  • Permitting and Certification:
  • Oversightt Fire And Security Solutions team accomplishes the entire permit and authorization process, including FDNY approval.

  • ARCS System Installation:
  • Oversightt Fire And Security Solutions manages the whole installation and provides access to our network electricians and ARCS contractors.

  • ARCS System Maintenance:
  • Our team at Oversightt Fire And Security Solutions manages and monitors the system, providing yearly testing to ensure your property is up to code. ARCS System Components Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems (ARCS) are comprised of a few common components. They include:

  • Base Station:
  • The base station, or ARCS transceiver, transmits and receives radio signals from all over the building.

  • Antenna Network:
  • A building-wide antenna system is installed that routes radio signals throughout the building. Careful engineering is obligatory to ensure high-quality signals.

  • Radio Console:
  • The console is characteristically installed in the building lobby. We are proud to have achieved various accreditations and industry standards, including the Gold Standard, giving you confidence that every single one of the fire and security systems we design, install or maintain is impeccable. Oversightt Fire And Security Solutions experts are dedicated to developing and developing as a company to offer our customers an outstanding service. FDNY Requirements for ARC Systems The property owners must follow rules for ARCS design, installation, inspection, and maintenance. ARCS requirements include:

  • New Construction:
  • All new construction high-rise buildings require ARCS to be installed.

  • Installer Qualifications:
  • ARCS installations must be made by companies with master electrician qualifications.

  • Inspection Requirements:
  • Newly installed ARCS must pass a Commissioning Test, as well as an FDNY acceptance test.

  • ARCS Maintenance:
  • ARCS must be in good working order; regular inspections and maintenance can ensure long-term performance.

  • Certification:
  • The five-year re-certification processes for ARCS. Annual inspections and certification are required. Oversightt Fire And Security Solutions offer expertise in ARCS design, installation, engineering, and maintenance. Oversightt Fire And Security Solutions can help you meet FDNY and Building Code requirements. Call us today for getting a free estimate for our services.