Improving Cellular service in Large buildings - Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum > Electrical Trade Topics > Commercial Electrical Forum


Like Tree6Likes
  • 5 Post By Wirenuting
  • 1 Post By Bird dog
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2019, 09:12 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
WronGun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,945
Rewards Points: 644
Default Improving Cellular service in Large buildings

Can anyone recommend anything for this ?

I have a situation where a government building we work at is highly secured to the point of every single cellular phone dropping full signal once in the building.

I remember installing a perimeter antenna system at a hospital once that extended to the roof where we installed the main antenna. At the point I was an employee and didn’t have much information on the product.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
WronGun is offline   Reply With Quote
Join Contractor Talk

Join the #1 Electrician Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

ElectricianTalk.com - Are you a Professional Electrical Contractor? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's the leading place for electricians to meet online. No homeowners asking DIY questions. Just fellow tradesmen who enjoy talking about their business, their trade, and anything else that comes up. No matter what your specialty is you'll find that ElectricianTalk.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join ElectricianTalk.com - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ElectricianTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-11-2019, 10:50 AM   #2
Gold Pliers Champion
 
Signal1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 2,227
Rewards Points: 2,020
Default

Bi-directional Amplifier, (BDA) or Distributed Antenna System (DAS).

As of 2010 it is required for all new fire alarm systems for public safety radio communications, so if the building in question has a relatively new fire alarm system, you may be halfway there.

I work with several vendors that specialize in this if you want I can PM you.
Signal1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2019, 12:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
WronGun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,945
Rewards Points: 644
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Signal1 View Post
Bi-directional Amplifier, (BDA) or Distributed Antenna System (DAS).

As of 2010 it is required for all new fire alarm systems for public safety radio communications, so if the building in question has a relatively new fire alarm system, you may be halfway there.

I work with several vendors that specialize in this if you want I can PM you.


Please do , thank you !


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
WronGun is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-11-2019, 12:48 PM   #4
Coffee drinking member
 
Wirenuting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ceti Alpha V
Posts: 11,816
Rewards Points: 5,218
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WronGun View Post
Can anyone recommend anything for this ?

I have a situation where a government building we work at is highly secured to the point of every single cellular phone dropping full signal once in the building.

I remember installing a perimeter antenna system at a hospital once that extended to the roof where we installed the main antenna. At the point I was an employee and didn’t have much information on the product.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Ask for permission from the right person before you install it.
Caught a “guy” having one installed once in a special building.
He was gone the next day and the contractor was banned.

Sometimes the contact isn’t authorized to have things fixed when they weren’t broke.
glen1971, telsa, splatz and 2 others like this.
__________________
Teacher, my brain is full... Can I go home now?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wirenuting is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2019, 01:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
WronGun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,945
Rewards Points: 644
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wirenuting View Post
Ask for permission from the right person before you install it.

Caught a “guy” having one installed once in a special building.

He was gone the next day and the contractor was banned.



Sometimes the contact isn’t authorized to have things fixed when they weren’t broke.


Not sure I understand. I deal directly with the agency and do all work under 1 guys direction.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
WronGun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2019, 03:11 PM   #6
Coffee drinking member
 
Wirenuting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ceti Alpha V
Posts: 11,816
Rewards Points: 5,218
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WronGun View Post
Not sure I understand. I deal directly with the agency and do all work under 1 guys direction.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
If you work for the agency then I would suspect it would be fine.

What I saw happen a few years ago was, an employee in charge of the facilities communications system hired a company to come in, survey the building and install equipment to correct the inability to receive cell service.
When I was asked about were they could get power from is when it came out that the agency never knew the contract had been put thru.
The person who tried to fix a problem was gone by the next morning and the company that came in was banned from further work.

Sometimes a secure facility is designed to stay secure. But the occupants forget why.
__________________
Teacher, my brain is full... Can I go home now?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wirenuting is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2019, 03:41 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Bird dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: South East US
Posts: 4,722
Rewards Points: 1,232
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wirenuting View Post
If you work for the agency then I would suspect it would be fine.

What I saw happen a few years ago was, an employee in charge of the facilities communications system hired a company to come in, survey the building and install equipment to correct the inability to receive cell service.
When I was asked about were they could get power from is when it came out that the agency never knew the contract had been put thru.
The person who tried to fix a problem was gone by the next morning and the company that came in was banned from further work.

Sometimes a secure facility is designed to stay secure. But the occupants forget why.
Security displaying smashed cell phones is a nice reminder.
Wirenuting likes this.
__________________
Popcorn munching forum observer
"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." Sun Tzu
Bird dog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2019, 05:01 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 13,585
Rewards Points: 25,418
Default

OP: It's not an accident.

Forget the whole idea.
telsa is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com