Fire alarm systems are used to save lives and minimize damage in the event of a fire. Because of their importance, these life safety systems require regular maintenance, inspection, and testing in order to stay code compliant.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, is the governing document for inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems across the United States and has been adopted by nearly every local and state authority as law. Any deficiencies or deviations from this standard can put building occupants at physical risk and building owners at risk of being in violation of local fire codes and incurring costly fines.
The Code Compliance Headache
Chapter 14 of Standard 72 provides a detailed guide as to the specific testing methods and frequencies for all components of a fire alarm system. Many times, building owners or property managers will employ different entities to conducts different components of caring and testing for their fire systems. Frequently, there may be more than one property to be inspected. This can cause huge problems with inspection and billing continuity.
Solving the Problem in Real Time
FireNspec, a dynamic new app created to streamline the fire inspection process, was designed to perform inspections with perfect efficiency while holding the inspectors accountable using real-time technology. With fireNspec, information becomes the property of the building and is accessible thru a password protected web portal specific to the site. Inspectors are able to easily populate templated forms or create their own custom inspection forms for use. Supervisors have full visibility of the inspection as it happens and can provide in-app chat support.
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