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How-To Guide: Linking Accounts and Buildings from Separate Service Providers

Do you use different BuildingReports Members for your various fire and life safety system inspections and reporting? Or, do you manage numerous building(s) serviced by different providers? If so, there is now a way to consolidate all of your reports under any account login.

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Commonly Overlooked Test and Inspection Requirements

The following is a guest blog contribution from one of BuildingReports' service members, A1 Sprinkler & Systems Integration. If you would like to contribute as a guest blogger, please contact marketing@buildingreports.com.

Life safety systems such as sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire pumps, and fire alarms all have required tests and inspections to ensure they are running properly. Fire safety systems protect lives and property, and where they are required to be installed there is an authority (such as the AHJ or Fire Department) to inspect them and ensure compliance with state and federal laws.

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New Feature for ScanSeries Healthcare Users

BuildingReports has released a new feature that will be welcomed by users of our ScanSeries Healthcare formats. When logging into your account and viewing your reports in a healthcare format, you will notice a new designation in the legend section at the beginning of the Inspection and Testing section.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Real Cost of False Alarms & How to Prevent Them

A recent study by the NFPA uncovered some eye-opening statistics. In 2012, fire departments in the United States reported responding to over 2,238,000 false alarms. The majority, 46.6%, were unintentional calls, while 31.9% were attributed to system malfunctions. This represents a serious strain on emergency responders who not only risk their own safety trying to respond quickly, but it could also divert them from real emergencies.

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Are you prepared for your next fire inspection?

How prepared are you for a fire inspection? Your local fire marshal can stop by to inspect your business anytime, so it is of grave importance to make sure your building is up to code at all times. But what exactly does “up to code” mean? After all, fire codes can be very complex and while many aspects of the inspection are ‘common sense’, there are some that can really offer trouble understanding.

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BuildingReports releases ScanSeries version 1.1.30 for Android

BuildingReports is pleased to announce the latest release of ScanSeries for Android. The latest update features a number of improvements and enhancements for the leading fire and life safety inspection application, including:

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BuildingReports releases ScanSeries version 1.1.17 for Android

The latest release of ScanSeries for Android includes several improvements and fixes and is available immediately. Version 1.1.17 update includes the following changes:

  • Added redesigned Date Picker feature for better user experience.
  • Added better compatibility for various screen sizes to decrease user interface issues on unsupported devices.
  • Improved barcode scanning experience on the supported Janam XM5 device.
  • Added smart combo for manufacturer and service fields to help decrease data entry time.
  • The 'Loading Devices' bug users reported has been fixed.
  • Other minor fixes to improve user experience and performance.

To request more information or report any new issues with the latest release, please contact memberservices@buildingreports.com.

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New ScanSeries Feature for iOS and Android: Device Discrepancy Report Images

Available now, ScanSeries iOS version 2.3.41 and ScanSeries for Android version 1.0.99 can be downloaded in their respective app stores. Read the full article for important information about each new release.

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New Account Manager Role Improves Field Service, Increases Security

BuildingReports is pleased to introduce an addition to the Administrator, Manager, Manager/Inspector, Inspector and Custom User role types: Account Manager. The addition of this new feature is in response to requests from our valued Service Members, and is another example of why your feedback is so valuable.

The Account Manager role is a new user designation internal to BuildingReports Service Company members, and provides a third option to improve usability for organizations that provide account management services to large multi-facility customers within a given jurisdiction or region.

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Infographic: 10 Ways to Easily Fail Your Building's Fire Inspection

As a Facility Manager or Building Owner, you have to make sure your up to code keeping all of your tenants safe. But being up to code means more than just fixing a few electrical issues. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of ways to fail your building's fire inspection. That's why we've pulled together 10 of the most common shortcomings in the infographic below.

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