|eVance Services management software increases fire alarm testing accuracy and delivers more comprehensive test reports|
Gamewell-FCI announced recently the launch of its new eVance Services management software solution, which increases fire alarm testing accuracy and delivers more comprehensive test reports to improve building safety, and help simplify the jobs of building owners and fire alarm service companies.
Available for authorised Gamewell-FCI distributors, eVance Services enables fire alarm service companies to more effectively test systems and provide building owners with 24/7 access to an assortment of required reports.
“This type of automated fire alarm testing software is so effective that we’re seeing more and more bids for service work specifying that it must be used for the job,” said Rich Fischer, software services national sales manager, Honeywell Fire Systems. “Because we can now integrate this testing software directly into our panels and more thoroughly test every point on a system, inspection accuracy is greatly improved, unlike competitive products.”
Fire alarm control panels are first connected to the Internet via a secure Web portal to enable the system to transfer information directly to a hand-held device. Addressable devices or “points” can be quickly tested with the results for each being tracked on the technician’s smartphone or tablet. Non-addressable points can be tracked too, via barcode labels and scanners. Test reports are compiled simultaneously, allowing the technician to acquire sign off and email reports to all appropriate building managers before leaving the site.
All inspect ion reports performed through eVance Services are stored securely in the Cloud, making them organised and easily accessible to building managers. Multiple types of tests and reports can be accomplished through eVance Services, including fire alarm, sprinkler, suppression, and h and portable fire extinguishers, as well as joint commission reports for hospitals and medical facilities .