American Security’s ARCS Installation

Is Your Building in Compliance With the NYC Building Code?  

American Security’s ARCS Installation Will Help Ensure It is.  

In the event a catastrophe strikes, ensure that your building is code-compliant. An Auxiliary Radio Communication System (ARCS) Instillation from American Security will help you do just that!  

What is an Auxiliary Radio Communication System (“ARCS”)?

An ARCS is a code-driven, life-safety system consisting of a network of distributed antennae that enable first responders to communicate reliably from any location within a building.  

As a key component to in-building life safety operations, ARCS is designed for durability and survivability to provide continued operational use under extreme conditions.  

ARCS systems, in conjunction with fire alarm systems, protect New York’s bravest while they risk everything to protect us. 

Do I need an ARCS in my building?

NYC Building Code requires an ARCS to be installed, tested, and maintained in all new and many recently renovated high-rise (75 feet or taller) buildings.  Additional regulatory requirements for ARCS and Bi-Directional Amplifier (“BDA”) systems (outside NYC) include the International Fire Code (IFC – Section 510),NFPA 1221 (2016 Edition), NFPA 72 (2013, 2010 Edition), and IBC Section 916 (2015 Edition), IBC Section 915 (2012 Edition). 

What are the ongoing requirements for maintaining ARCS?

Fire Department rules set forth standards and requirements for daily inspection, annual certification, and five-year recertification of ARCS systems.  FDNY requires that the testing of ARCS be supervised by a professional possessing both FDNY and United States Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) licenses.

American Security is licensed and certified to provide turnkey ARCS and BDA system solutions to keep your building code-compliant, including:

  • System Design
  • Filing, certification, and permitting
  • Installation
  • Testing, Commissioning, and FDNY Inspection
  • Ongoing monitoring and maintenance, including annual and five-year certifications

Keeping up to date with changing codes and rules can be tricky. Consolidating services with the right vendor helps ensure required inspection, maintenance, and testing requirements are met. It prevents you from fines that could result if you get caught off-guard with an unannounced fire department inspection.

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American Security’s professionals will train your staff on how to effectively use their systems, keeping them prepared if the unthinkable happens.

Protect your property, along with the people in it.  For more information about getting an Auxiliary Radio Communication System Installation for your building, please give us a call at (718) 784-2880 or fill out the form below.

#BackUpYourVideo Protecting Residents and Yourself

Protect your tenants and investments with our Video as a Service solution.   

A simple and effective way to make sure both residents of buildings as well as owners who are subject to potential fraudulent slip-and fall claims is to ensure you always have a video backup.  American Security offers 24/7 CCTV surveillance systems which utilize color digital cameras, and state-of-the-art digital video recorders that will provide you with all the legal back-up you could need.  

What sets us apart from other security companies? 

These days many properties are equipped with surveillance cameras, but the problem lies within video storage. Specifically, where video is stored and for what duration. No one can predict exactly when they’ll need to pull their security footage and storage capacity is limited to less than 30 days.  American Security offers an innovative data storage solution that is changing the face of archiving security surveillance data. No longer will you have to worry about your video surveillance being overwritten or lost due to lack of space. Now, for as little as $8/month, you can back up your video for up to 3 years. 

Our company will visit your site, assess the situation based on what is necessary, install the equipment, monitor your properties, train building managers on how our systems operate and follow up periodically to keep your plan current and efficient. This tried and true method is what has kept our clients happy since 1979. 


Let us demonstrate how we can turn around the most challenging environments. 

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