FDNY ARCS ( Auxiliary Radio Communication System ) - As of December 31, 2014, the NYC Building Code requires, in Sections 403.4.4 and 907.2.13.2, that an in-building auxiliary radio communication ARC system be installed and maintained in all newly‑constructed high-rise buildings. An ARC system is a wireless two-way building communication system for Fire Department use only that receives and transmits Fire Department portable radio frequencies within the building. An ARC system typically consists of a transceiver (base station) connected to a building-wide antenna system, with a radio console in the building lobby. Section 917.1.2 of the New York City Building Code and Section FC 511 of the New York City Fire Code together require that ARC systems be installed, acceptance tested, operated and maintained in accordance with the Fire Code and the rules of the Fire Department.
Xtech Systems is a FDNY - approved ARCS company. We have designed and installed Auxiliary Radio Communication Systems and other in-building radio system projects in New York City since 1997.
We design, specify and test ARCS projects. We supply all required ARCS components. We test and certify ARCS projects for compliance with the NYC Fire Code and Building Code. Xtech can provide a full range of solutions for FDNY ARCS Systems.
We work closely with engineers, consultants, fire alarm vendors, electrical contractors, architects and building owners. We can help address all of your ARCS requirements.