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Welcome to the BuildingReports blog, where our fire and life safety compliance experts share knowledge, tips, tricks and industry news pertaining to commercial facility inspections.

BuildingReports® Technology Update – June 2023

By Joanna Ku | June 8, 2023

We have some exciting news to share with you about upcoming updates to the BuildingReports service. BuildingReports Service Back-End Upgrade Based on feedback from our membership network, this weekend we are upgrading the look and feel of our online reporting service.  The result will be a modern look to match our recently updated website. The […]

New SecurityScan Award & Media Recognition

Recent coverage by top industry media outlets focused on the positive impact SecurityScan can have on service companies and facilities alike. Security Sales & Integration announced in December 2020 that ScanSeries, and more specifically SecurityScan and FireScan, had been selected as one of the “Top 30 Technology Innovations for 2020.”
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New ScanSeries Releases Available in November

Updates Android and iOS include new features and improvements, including support for the new DocDrive Plus add-on.
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The Clock Is Ticking on CARES Act Tax Incentives

The 2020 CARES Act offers revised tax rules incentivizing some facilities to take on fire and life safety initiatives, including sprinkler retrofits.
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Previous Posts

Leveraging Technology During Reopening for Disinfection Efforts Related to COVID-19

By David Spence | June 9, 2020

SafetyScan from BuildingReports enables facilities to track and report on PPE and disinfection efforts.

Are Nurse Call Systems Part of Your Regular Testing & Inspection Program?

By Kayla Welta | June 2, 2020

Technology can help you avoid communication issues in healthcare environments – as long as that technology is working correctly.

What’s New in BuildingReports & ScanSeries – May 2020 Updates

By David Spence | May 29, 2020

Check out the details on the latest website and mobile application changes.

COVID-19 Part 2: Industry Trends & What We’re Hearing from Members

By David Spence | May 21, 2020

This is part 2 of a 2-part series to help share perspectives from various industries and areas related to what the industry is experiencing during the pandemic.

Cybersecurity: Keeping Yourself Safe During COVID-19

By David Spence | April 15, 2020

BuildingReports Service Member, Summit Companies, provides tips and advice for avoiding security threats such as phishing, computer viruses and identity theft during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Part 1: Resources, General Information and Industry Perspective

By David Spence | April 10, 2020

This is part 1 of a 2-part series to help consolidate important information for Service Members for easy reference. The information contained here is accurate as of April 10, 2020.

How to Handle Annual Fire Inspections

By David Spence | April 9, 2020

Bob Vezzani, Fire Protection Engineer at Guardian Security Systems Inc., shares his tips on preparing for a fire inspection.

Don’t Compromise Fire Safety While Responding to COVID-19

By David Spence | April 7, 2020

Performance Systems Integration discusses the importance of maintaining critical facility fire and life safety systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a checklist for life safety maintenance in unattended facilities.

How Often Should My Fire Sprinkler System Be Inspected?

By State Systems Inc. | April 2, 2020

BuildingReports Service Member, State Systems, explains what type inspections and when testing should be conducted in the guest contribution.

NFPA Shares Guidance on Maintaining Fire & Life Safety Systems During COVID-19

By David Spence | March 25, 2020

The National Fire Protection Association shared some advice for authorities during the global pandemic.