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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: 5th Gen Media Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on September 6, 2017. 

Fifth Gen Media Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition Fifth Gen Media Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition to Bring Public Safety Communications Information to CRE Professionals through Connected Real Estate’s Media Offerings Fifth Gen Media wants to help commercial real estate professionals understand in-building public safety requirements Fairfield, N.J.


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Comba Telecom Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on July 20, 2017. 

Comba Telecom Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition to Develop More Reliable In-Building Communications for First Responders Comba Telecom sets out to help first responders through code enhancements and education Comba Telecom, Inc., a subsidiary of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Ltd., announced it will join the Safer Buildings Coalition to help the in-building public safety communications industry become more reliable for first responders during emergencies.


Member Spotlight: Do You Need Public Safety DAS? | Anixter

Posted on May 25, 2017. 

Do You Need Public Safety DAS? Clay Kobernick, supplier relations manager at Anixter, discusses why a public safety distributed antenna system (DAS) is necessary in a commercial building and shares some of the requirements for a reliable and compliant public safety communications system. To learn more, read our TECHbrief on Public Safety DAS and NFPA 72. Transcript: Do You Need Public Safety DAS? Hi, I’m Clay Kobernick. Imagine you’re a firefighter in a burning building.


Key Considerations – In Building Public Safety Systems

Posted on May 18, 2017. 

What is it? A Public Safety Communications System is a wireless communications system used by first-responder and emergency services personnel such as police, fire, emergency medical, homeland security, and disaster response agencies to prevent or respond to incidents or situations that pose a threat to people or property.


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Graybar Hosts In-Building Public Safety Seminar

Posted on April 20, 2017. 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Graybar – In-Building Public Safety Communications Seminar. Safer Buildings Coalition and our Executive Director Alan Perdue, CFO, FM, MIFireE are proud to support Graybar in next week’s seminar in Naperville: DAS/Public Safety Seminar on Friday, April 28. This seminar will be of interest to Public Safety Agencies (Fire, Police, EMT), Building Officials, Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals. The meeting will be held at Top Golf located at 3211 Odyssey Ct., Naperville.


John Foley Selected as VP for Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on April 7, 2017. 

The Safer Buildings Coalition announced today the selection of John Foley as Vice President, Operations. The VP of Operations is the key operations leader of the Safer Buildings Coalition, reporting to the Board of Directors. John brings over forty years of telecommunications industry experience to the Safer Buildings Coalition, including key roles at Henkels and McCoy (major DAS Integrator), Level 3 Communications, MFS Telecom, MCI.


Interview with Chief McCarraher | In-Building Communications – Improvements For Public Safety

Posted on November 30, 2016. 

Our in-building communications have greatly improved over the years, but the industry still faces some significant challenges.  Although organizations such as the Safer Building Coalition have increased the awareness of these issues, the need for improved technologies and policies still remains.


The Importance Of In-Building Ubiquitous Wireless For First Responder Communications

Posted on October 20, 2016. 

With the increased frequency of natural and un-natural tragedies in today’s world, the necessity for complete First Responder communications coverage has reached an all-time high. It has become increasingly more imperative that venues of all types and sizes assure cellular and public safety service throughout the building for both occupants and First Responders.


NYC Bombing Places Emergency Alert System On Center Stage

Posted on October 13, 2016. 

The recent bombing in New York City placed the government’s emergency alert system at the center of the public’s attention. As millions of people frantically scrambled for any information available, they all received a mass alert about a bombing suspect that included the phrase “See media for pic.” Due to the constraints of the old technology that the U.S. alert system currently operates on, the mass notification was limited to 90 characters of text. Chief Alan Perdue (Ret.), Executive Director of the Safer Buildings Coalition, offers his comments on the event.


Member Feature | RF Connect Delivers Major Dallas Highway Wireless Radio System Coverage for First Responders

Posted on October 3, 2016. 

This week’s member feature highlights Safer Buildings Coalition Member, RF Connect. As a recognized leader in the design, deployment, and support of high performance wireless and mobile solutions at high-capacity public and private venues around the nation, RF Connect is a significant contributor to the mission and goals of the SBC. The Challenge: RF Connect’s latest project includes over 7 miles of highway in Dallas County, Texas.


UPDATE: FirstNet Implications For Building Owners

Posted on September 28, 2016. 

As the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) gears up to award a contract to one lucky bidder to build the first-ever nationwide public safety broadband network, many are curious about the FirstNet implications for building owners and how this project may ultimately affect them. The FirstNet initiative, which is led by the federal government, does not spell out any direct requirements for building owners, and typically building regulations are established by local jurisdictions. 

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