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

The following blog post was provided by BuildingReports' Service Member, Performance Systems Integration. For more information or to contact them regarding inspection, testing and maintenance services in the Pacific Northwest, visit www.psintegrated.com.

As COVID-19 continues to change the world we live and work in, many businesses are forced to send their workers home. Therefore, some employers and building managers may feel that maintaining and complying with fire and life safety measures during the pandemic is unnecessary.

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How Often Should My Fire Sprinkler System Be Inspected?

For more information on guest contributor State Systems Inc. and the services they provide, visit their website here.

Your building relies on a network of fire protection equipment to keep your building and its occupants safe from fire. One of the most important features is the automatic sprinkler system, which acts as the first line of defense against fire, even if the building is vacant.

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

As buildings become increasingly vacant with the exception of essential service functions, the National Fire Protection Association has provided official guidance for authorities to ensure the continued working order and compliance of critical facility systems.

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BRForms Support Added to LiveArchive

LiveArchive is a sticker with a unique QR code that is placed near or in a building’s control panel, as well as in other areas such as utility rooms or wherever your fire and life safety equipment is stored. LiveArchive QR codes can be placed in multiple locations within a facility providing users with a variety of access points to compliance documentation, creating redundancy in the event that equipment with a QR code is moved or replaced.

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

Read the Q&A and listen to the podcast with BuildingReports' own Jason Kronz.

The HVACScan platform from BuildingReports provides verifiable proof of compliance that meets stringent codes and standards. A talk with Jason Kronz, President and CTO, elaborates on the company’s innovations as well as industry trends.

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

BuildingReports and Edwards United Technologies (EST) are pleased to announce the continuation of the export and import tool launched for the EST3 with the new EST4 panel. With the EST-3 panel, BuildingReports users are able to export a special .brc file from the EST-3 System Definition Utility. Now, with the new EST-4 panel, users can follow a similar process to export a file from the EST-4 software interface to avoid having to manually build a device database in the BuildingReports system.

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New ScanSeries for Android Update Available

ScanSeries for Android version 1.2.134 is now available for your Android mobile devices equipped with ScanSeries. The latest version contains numerous feature and functionality additions, bug fixes, improvements and usability enhancements. As a best practice, BuildingReports recommends keeping your device inventory up to date with the latest version of the ScanSeries mobile inspection application.

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Device Updates Coming to ScanSeries

Here is a summary of the new devices - and updates to existing devices - coming to ScanSeries soon. BuildingReports always recommends keeping your application up to date with the latest version to ensure you have the latest features and functionality, and to keep current with changes to your device's operating system. However, due to the nature of this update you will see the changes automatically with no app store update required.

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Building Owners Now Have Read-Only Access to SchedulingManager Calendars

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:

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Roundup of Recent ScanSeries for iOS & Web Portal Updates

BuildingReports has released a few other updates in addition to two aforementioned feature launches. ScanSeries for iOS (v2.27.68) included several improvements and enhancements, and you may have already noticed some changes to the web portal user interface as well. The next update for ScanSeries for Android will be announced later this year.

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