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BuildingReports® Technology Update – December 2023

By Joanna Ku | December 18, 2023

In our continuous effort to provide the industry’s best-performing solutions to fire safety and prevention, BuildingReports is always looking to improve its offerings and services. Below, you can read about some of the latest updates our experts have developed and implemented. Additional Columns Users may have noticed the Get Reports page now has additional optional […]

BuildingReports® Technology Update – September 2023

What’s New With BuildingReports® In our continuous effort to provide the industry’s best performing solutions for fire safety and prevention, BuildingReports® is always looking to improve on its offerings and services. Read about some of the latest updates our experts developed below. ScanSeries® Inspection Format Recently, our development team updated the new 2023 ScanSeries® formatted […]
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An Update to the New ScanSeries® Report Format

In June, we introduced a major upgrade to our ScanSeries® report formats. Since rolling out the new format to users, we’ve received positive feedback. However, last week a user advised us that due to their poor eyesight, the dark gray text in the main body of the report was difficult to view. We immediately reviewed […]
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SprinklerScan® Update: System-Based Reporting

BuildingReports® is pleased to announce System-Based reporting, now available in SprinklerScan®. This new reporting option allows users to select one or multiple sprinkler systems within a building to produce individual reports for only those system(s). This will prove especially useful in large or industrial occupancy type facilities which often house several sprinkler systems. “Standard SprinklerScan® […]
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Previous Posts

How to Handle Annual Fire Inspections

By Joanna Ku | 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 Joanna Ku | 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 Joanna Ku | March 25, 2020

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

BRForms Support Added to LiveArchive

By Joanna Ku | February 18, 2020

BRForms and LiveArchive users can now leverage QR code scanning with LiveArchive to provide access to BRForms reports.

Facility Executive Magazine’s 2020 SOLUTIONS For FM: HVACScan From BuildingReports

By Joanna Ku | February 3, 2020

BuildingReports’ President and CTO recently spoke with Facility Magazine’s Anne Cosgrove about HVACScan.

New ScanSeries for Android Update Available

By Joanna Ku | February 1, 2020

Download the latest version of ScanSeries for Android which includes support for the new Janam XM75 mobile computer.

BuildingReports’ EST-3 & EST-4 Panel Database Import Tool

By Joanna Ku | January 27, 2020

BuildingReports and EST partner to provide a convenient and efficient process for exporting & importing system data.

Device Updates Coming to ScanSeries

By Joanna Ku | November 12, 2019

See what’s coming in the latest update to devices by ScanSeries application.

Building Owners Now Have Read-Only Access to SchedulingManager Calendars

By Joanna Ku | October 24, 2019

Building Owner customers of Service Members with SchedulingManager, or the full ManagerSeries suite which includes SchedilingManager, can now view service appointments scheduled for their buildings in the BuildingReports portal. This latest update also impacts the BRMobile application for mobile devices. The list of specific changes and impacts are as follows: SchedulingManager (ManagerSeries) Changes For Members […]

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