FCC Lighting Towers Rule

How and why FCC Regulations Affect You

FCC legislation and strict standards have brought to attention the benefits of implementing high-quality monitoring solutions.

It also brings forth the argument that alarm monitoring is more critical in its application for antenna towers than any other area of your network.

By taking a look at just two of the lighting tower rules from the FCC's regulations for tower light monitoring, you will be able to see how implementing a monitoring system can offer a solution to a growing concern for tower owners.

How The FCC's Lighting Tower Rule Affects You

Sec. 17.47- Inspection of antenna structure lights states that the owner of any antenna structure must make an observation of antenna's lights at least once every 24 hours.

Sec. 17.48- Notification of extinguished lights. This regulation requires immediate notification of any extinguishment or improper functioning of any burning light or any flashing obstruction light.

Taking Control Of Your Network Devices

No matter how careful you may be in abiding by these rules, it is entirely possible to drop the ball on even one occasion without an effective high-quality monitoring solution.

A high-quality monitoring system with automatic paging capability would relieve you of having to maintain a constant vigil at your tower location or having to worry about informing the FCC should any incident occur. Advanced remote site monitoring equipment has the ability to notify you automatically with an alert should your tower lights go out.

To see additional information related to high quality monitoring systems, please visit the Network Elements page.

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