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Five Considerations for Adopting Electronic Compliance Inspection Reporting

Read BuildingReports' article from the October edition of Industrial Fire World magazine.

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Five Considerations for Adopting Electronic Compliance Inspection Reporting

The following is a reprint from the October 2018 issue of Industrial Fire World Magazine. The article has been reproduced in its entirety for your convenience, but you can also read the original by clicking here.

According to a 2002 report by the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 228 fires or explosions were reported in or at petroleum refineries or natural gas plants per year from 1994 to 1998. A more recent April 2016 report uncovered the following statistics:

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Important Update: Changes to Supported iOS Devices

As of today, ScanSeries is no longer supported on iPhone, iPod and iPad running iOS versions older than 8.0. This specifically applies to the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4, which are unable to update to iOS version 8.0 or newer. While the 4th generation devices were released in 2010, the iPhone 4S - which was released in 2012 - can be updated up to iOS version 9.3.5 and will continue to be supported. There is no change for the iPhone 5C which has never been supported, and the Infinite Peripherals' Linea Pro sleds are not impacted unless used with an iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4.

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Portal Update: New Inspection Status Drop-Down Shortcut

Upon logging into the portal users will notice a change to the list view on the Get Reports page. The Inspection Status column now features a drop down option that allows users to choose the inspections status without having to expand the report detail row by clicking the + symbol to the far left of the row. The option no longer resides within the detail section for the row, and users can save extra steps when updating the inspeciton status.

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ComplianceCenter: New "Help" Button & User Guides

We are pleased to announce the availability of new feature for AHJ, BuildingReports Service Member users, and Complimentary ComplianceCenter users of the ComplianceCenter report submittal system. Depending on your user type, you will see different options when clicking the new Help button while logged into the portal.


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Sensitivity Data Entry Made Simple

Entering data for smoke detector sensitivity so that the range will populate automatically in your report can sometimes be a challenge, especially if the detector head supplies only the range of the detector while the rating, minus and plus values (which compute to give you the range) are not provided. Since the Smoke Detector device record in our applications allows you to enter the Rating and Minus/Plus values so that a range will populate automatically, how do you address this type of scenario so that the range will populate successfully?

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BuildingReports Partners with ComplianceBinders.com for Healthcare Compliance Reporting Management Binders

Managing and organizing the massive amount of paper reporting required by CMS accredited agencies can be a massive headache for healthcare facility professionals. L&R’s Optix Compliance Binders™ provide a turn-key system for rapid deployment of consistent, ready-to-use compliance document organization across healthcare facilities. BuildingReports is pleased to announce that we've partnered with L&R to provide BuildingReports branded versions for DNV GL, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and The Joint Commission (TJC).

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Important Updates to BuildingReports Web Portal

The BuildingReports development team launched a few updates to the portal overnight that you may have noticed upon logging in today. The following is a quick summary of those changes.

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iOS ScanSeries Version 2.16.12 Released; SecurityScan Updates for Android & iOS

If you are an iOS user, you're likely aware of the challenges presented by the latest operating system updates from Apple related to version 11 intended to support their new iPhone 8 and X devices. As issues are identified in ScanSeries for iOS, our team is working hard to keep pace with new ScanSeries releases to address the problems presented in each new operating system update. In addition, SecurityScan users will notice new schema updates requested by members for financial institution facilities.

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ScanSeries for iOS Version 2.15.26 Now Available

The latest update to ScanSeries for iOS is now available on the Apple App store. In addition to various improvements and feature updates, the latest release contains several adjustments to counteract changes in Apple's iOS 11 operating system update.
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BUILDINGS Magazine: An FM's Guide to Fire Protection System Inspections

The following is an excerpt from the September issue of BUILDINGS. To read the full article by Justin Feit, click the link below.

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