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Fire Extinguisher Inspection Software Using Your Android Smartphone

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The National Fire Protection Association mandates that every fire extinguisher in every public facility be inspected monthly and serviced annually. There is an Android Smartphone app to modernize this ...

The National Fire Protection Association mandates that every fire extinguisher in every public facility be inspected monthly and serviced annually. There is an Android Smartphone app to modernize this process.

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  • The National Fire Protection Association allows four different methods of inspection record keeping fire extinguisher tags, which are attached to the unit, or labels, which are also attached to the fire extinguisher, or an inspection checklist maintained on file, or by an electronic method, The electronic record keeping option provides the most efficiency, reducing the time to perform inspections, reduces the time preparing reports, better ensures compliance by tracking units that have not been inspected along with tracking when annual and multi-year maintenance needs to be performed next.
  • Smartphones with the appropriate software can be a excellent means to capture fire extinguisher inspection data electronically. Barcode scanners represent an efficient means to rapidly record data such as unit serial numbers and location identifiers. The ability to communication with web-based backend servers allows a practical means to rapidly and securely distribute inspection results and generate reports. The Android smartphone and the Fire Extinguisher Inspection App provides a low-cost easy to use all-in-one solution.
  • The app guides the inspector through the inspection data collection process using the Smartphone’s barcode scanning capability. There is no need to purchase additional barcode scanning equipment. Inspection results can be emailed directly from the Smartphone or optionally, uploaded to a secure hosted server and accessed by anyone that you authorize. Aridhio Technologies’ hosts the server on Amazon.com’s cloud computing platform thus you do not need to install or maintain any software.
  • If you do not have the Barcode scanner app, just search for Fire Extinguisher in the Android marketplace and download. The Fire Extinguisher Inspection App will prompt you to install the barcode scanner app later.
  • Configuring the application is simply a matter of entering your name, for inclusion as the inspector in the reports, and an email address to send reports to. Additional email address can be included manually when sending the report. The Server URL and password fields are only used if you want to access data from the web server and synch data between multiple inspectors. This option requires registration at www.aridhio.com and can be trialed for free for 30 days. The web-based solution is most applicable to fire extinguisher servicing companies and large facilities such as universities and hospitals.
  • The serial number or other barcoded ID is used to track the fire extinguisher. Select scan and point the smartphone’s camera at the barcode. The first time that the serial number scanned, enter the data about the fire extinguisher including size, type, year of manufacture, etc. On subsequent inspections, scanning the serial number automatically recalls this data. The location can also be scanned in to match the extinguisher with the location. The “Basic” is for NFPA10 monthly inspection and detailed for maintenance/service activities.
  • The serial number or other barcoded ID is used to track the fire extinguisher. Select scan and point the smartphone’s camera at the barcode. The first time that the serial number scanned, enter the data about the fire extinguisher including size, type, year of manufacture, etc. On subsequent inspections, scanning the serial number automatically recalls this data. The location can also be scanned in to match the extinguisher with the location. The “Basic” is for NFPA10 monthly inspection and detailed for maintenance/service activities.

Fire Extinguisher Inspection Software Using Your Android Smartphone Fire Extinguisher Inspection Software Using Your Android Smartphone Presentation Transcript

  • Efficient Fire Extinguisher Inspections Using Your Android Smartphone Antonio Ransom, CEO, Aridhio Technologies Inc.
  • Modernize Fire Extinguisher Inspection Record Keeping
    • The NFPA permits electronic record keeping for fire extinguisher inspection data as an alternative to paper logs.
    • The electronic capture of inspection data reduces the time to perform inspections, reduces time preparing reports, ensures compliance by identifying units that were overlooked, tracks annual and multi-year maintenance schedules.
    • Smartphones are a convenient medium for collecting data during inspections.
  • Scan Fire Extinguisher Serial Number and Location Data Barcodes
    • Barcode scanners represent an efficient means to rapidly record data such as unit serial numbers and location identifiers.
    • Smartphones with the appropriate software can be an excellent means to capture fire extinguisher inspection data electronically.
    • The Android smartphone and the Fire Extinguisher Inspection App provides a low-cost easy to use all-in-one solution.
  • The Fire Extinguisher Inspection App & Android Smartphone Makes it Easy
    • The app guides the inspector through the inspection data collection process using the Smartphone’s barcode scanning capability.
    • Inspection results can be emailed directly from the Smartphone or optionally, uploaded to a secure hosted server and accessed by anyone that you authorize.
    • No need to print anything onsite.
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  • Installing the Fire Extinguisher Inspection App on Your Android Smartphone
    • If you already have the barcode scanning app installed on your Android Smartphone you can just scan the QR_code image to the right and you will be taken to the Fire Extinguisher Inspection app directly.
    • Otherwise search for the Fire Extinguisher Inspection app in the Android Marketplace.
    • The Fire Extinguisher Inspection App is $14.99 USD (Barcode scanner app is free).
  • Very Simple Application Configuration
    • Configuring the app is a simple matter of entering your name, used as the inspector in reports, and an email address to send reports to. Additional email addresses can be included when sending the report.
    • The Server URL and password fields are only used if you want to manage inspection data from the web. This option requires registration at www.aridhio.com
  • Add a New Facility
    • Each time you inspect a new facility you can add information about that facility.
    • When visiting a facility that you have previously inspected, it can be selected from a dropdown list.
    • Select “Inspect a Fire Extinguisher” and you are on your way.
  • Start Inspecting Fire Extinguishers
    • A serial # or other barcode ID is used to track the unit. Select scan and point the phone’s camera at the barcode.
    • The first time that the barcode ID is scanned, enter the fire extinguisher’s size, type, year of manufacture. On subsequent inspections, scanning automatically recalls this data.
    • Location barcode can also be scanned .
  • Start Inspecting Fire Extinguishers
    • The “Basic” button is for NFPA10 monthly inspection data.
    • The “Detailed” button is for maintenance /service activities.
  • Generate & Print Your Own Barcodes from the aridhio.com Website
    • The app can scan existing barcodes, or you can purchase barcode labels from a number of different sources. You can also generate your own at www.aridhio.com/Barcode.htm
    • Barcodes generated here produce a file that can be printed on standard 2” by 4” shipping label paper in any standard inkjet or laser printer.
  • Perform the Inspection
    • Monthly inspections can be carried out with a checklist style entry with a place to also capture inspector comments.
    • Ideally, the fire extinguisher service company will also have access to the data and service can be scheduled automatically if warranted.
  • Fire Extinguisher Service Personnel can Also Track Maintenance Work
    • The Fire Extinguisher Inspection App also accommodates tracking maintenance performed by fire extinguisher service and inspection companies.
    • Services performed at annual and multi-year inspections along with dropdown lists of typical parts replaced are captured and included in the generated reports.
  • Easy to Determine if any Fire Extinguishers have been Overlooked
    • Catch missed equipment while still onsite.
    • Get a quick view at anytime to see which locations have been inspected and which ones still remain to be inspected.
  • View Past Inspections
    • You can view the list of previous inspections .
    • Click and hold on any item on the list and it will recall previous inspections and any maintenance / service work that was done .
  • Email Results to Yourself and to anyone else that you choose
    • Inspection results are emailed in two formats. An formatted XML file that can be nicely printed as-is (shown below), and a CSV format. A web based option supports PDF and number of other formats.
  • View Inspection Data Online
    • Fire extinguisher inspection data can be managed online. Results are automatically uploaded and can be viewed in a number of summary and detailed views.
  • Generate Reports in Several Different Formats
    • The web based option supports access to inspection results, facility inventory or the maintenance history and report generation in a number of formats including PDF, MS Excel, plain text, CSV and MS Word.
  • Example Report Generated in PDF Format
    • Shown is a page from an example of a report generated in PDF format.
    • This report is for the detailed inspection history of a specified fire extinguisher.
    • This report contains results of all inspections and maintenance for one extinguisher.
  • View Facility Inventory Online
    • For a given facility, you can view the inventory of fire extinguishers. For any of the fire extinguishers, can then view its inspection and maintenance / service history.
  • Manage who has direct web access to your inspection data
    • Grant permissions for your team to have web access and report generation capabilities.
    • Specific reports can always be generated and sent to anyone that you do not want to grant direct web access to.
  • Thank You! Antonio Ransom CEO Aridhio Technologies Inc. [email_address] 815-577-2024 Questions? We want to hear from you.. Scan the QR_code above on your Android and get the Fire Extinguisher Inspection App now - $14.99 USD 30-day free trial for web-app www.aridhio.com