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BuildingReports® announces launch for ScanSeries® for AndroidTM

Fire protection and life safety compliance reporting leader expands mobile inspection device options

December 3, 2014 (ATLANTA, GA) - BuildingReports® is pleased to announce the launch of ScanSeries® for Android, making BuildingReports the first fire and life safety compliance reporting provider to offer inspection applications for the four major mobile operating systems, including iOS®, Android, Windows Mobile® and PalmOS® platforms.

Exclusive to members of the BuildingReports network, ScanSeries for Android provides the entire suite of inspections apps, including FireScan®, SecurityScan®, SprinklerScan®, SuppressionScan® and SafetyScan®. The application is available for immediate download from the Google Play app store.

BuildingReports is initially supporting the application with the Motorola TC55 device. The release comes on the heels of extensive beta testing with service companies in the field, similar to the process preceding the launch of ScanSeries for iOS in late 2013.

BuildingReports’ ScanSeries is also supported on a number of other popular devices, including the Janam XP20 and XP30 PalmOS® scanners, the Motorola MC55 and MC65 Windows Mobile Scanners, and the Intermec Ci70 Windows Mobile scanner. BuildingReports supports Janam and Intermec devices for service organizations that must comply with the North American Class 1, Division 1 and Division 2 standards.

ScanSeries for Android includes features not available on older mobile device platforms. Data entry has evolved from stylus-based input to touch-friendly interfaces, speech-to-text, auto-correction, and automated spell check features. In addition, features like GPS for locating properties that they need to service are particularly handy for a mobile workforce. Connecting to BuildingReports web-based reporting system from the field is also simplified with support for all of the latest cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth technologies.

“We are committed to providing fire protection and life safety service companies with the latest inspection solutions on their choice of mobile operating system,” said Jason Kronz, president and chief technology officer. "These are devices that have to be able to withstand daily abuse in many different types of environments, but also need to provide us with features to help us expand and advance our electronic inspection platform. After extensive research and testing, we decided to partner with Motorola, who has been a trusted provider of our devices for years.”

In related news, BuildingReports also supports the latest iOS release and Apple® iPhone® 6 and 6 Plus devices. Service companies interested in learning more about joining the BuildingReports service member network are encouraged to email info@buildingreports.com or visit the website at www.buildingreports.com.

About BuildingReports

Building safety compliance is critical to service companies, building owners and fire and safety officials who are charged with safeguarding occupants. BuildingReports’ mobile and online inspection reporting tools enable inspectors to quickly gather data on fire and life safety devices to ensure they are working properly and meet code requirements, or identify actions needed to meet compliance through easily verifiable inspection reports. With more than 2 million inspection reports to date, 400,000 buildings represented and over 600 inspection companies in its network, BuildingReports has earned its reputation as the trusted name in compliance reporting. For more information, contact sales@buildingreports.com or visit www.buildingreports.com.