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New SecurityScan Award & Media Recognition

By David Spence | March 5, 2021

Recent coverage by top industry media outlets focused on the positive impact SecurityScan can have on service companies and facilities alike. Security Sales & Integration announced in December 2020 that ScanSeries, and more specifically SecurityScan and FireScan, had been selected as one of the “Top 30 Technology Innovations for 2020.”

New ScanSeries Releases Available in November

Updates Android and iOS include new features and improvements, including support for the new DocDrive Plus add-on.
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The Clock Is Ticking on CARES Act Tax Incentives

The 2020 CARES Act offers revised tax rules incentivizing some facilities to take on fire and life safety initiatives, including sprinkler retrofits.
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Leveraging Technology During Reopening for Disinfection Efforts Related to COVID-19

SafetyScan from BuildingReports enables facilities to track and report on PPE and disinfection efforts.
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Previous Posts

BuildingReports releases ScanSeries version 1.1.30 for Android

By David Spence | January 11, 2016

BuildingReports is pleased to announce the latest release of ScanSeries for Android. The latest update features a number of improvements and enhancements for the leading fire and life safety inspection application, including: Merge feature has a new workflow for easier merging of reports from two mobile devices Local Bluetooth merging also now available for paired […]

Inspector’s Boot Camp Basic Fire Alarm Training 2016 Schedule Announced

By David Spence | November 18, 2015

Inspector’s Boot Camp, a leading training resource for the Fire and Life Safety industry, has announced 2016 dates for its week-long Basic Fire Alarm Inspection Training in Aiken, SC: March 13-18, 2016 May 22-17, 2016 November 6-11, 2016 Dedicated to enhancing the value of inspectors through education, certification, and quality hands-on building inspection training using […]

Important NFPA Code updates to ScanSeries & Reports

By David Spence | October 29, 2015

As a result of frequent requests from healthcare format users using SprinklerScan, there is a NFPA 25 1998 edition year option now available for SprinklerScan on the Setup page and Building Edit page. This will allow the 1998 edition year to be automated on the cover page and will provide members with the 1998 NFPA […]

BuildingReports releases ScanSeries version 1.1.17 for Android

By David Spence | October 21, 2015

The latest release of ScanSeries for Android includes several improvements and fixes and is available immediately. Version 1.1.17 update includes the following changes: Added redesigned Date Picker feature for better user experience. Added better compatibility for various screen sizes to decrease user interface issues on unsupported devices. Improved barcode scanning experience on the supported Janam […]

New ScanSeries Feature for iOS and Android: Device Discrepancy Report Images

By David Spence | August 19, 2015

Available now, ScanSeries iOS version 2.3.41 and ScanSeries for Android version 1.0.99 can be downloaded in their respective app stores. Read the full article for important information about each new release. New feature for ScanSeries for iOS and Android Users Discrepancy Photos Added: New feature allows Image/DocDrive support for adding photos of Discrepancies to Failed […]

New Account Manager Role Improves Field Service, Increases Security

By David Spence | August 12, 2015

BuildingReports is pleased to introduce an addition to the Administrator, Manager, Manager/Inspector, Inspector and Custom User role types: Account Manager. The addition of this new feature is in response to requests from our valued Service Members, and is another example of why your feedback is so valuable. The Account Manager role is a new user […]

VSR Magazine examines how technology is “Fixing Field Service”

By David Spence | June 16, 2015

A June 15th article by Julie Ritzer Ross in VSR Magazine took an interesting look at several technologies (including BuildingReports and our hardware partners at Janam) that helping companies overcome obstacles and deliver better field service. the author writes, “Long mired in paper, pens, and clipboards, field service organizations are fast gravitating towards technology for […]

Is your sales team effectively selling services, or just selling the company short?

By David Spence | April 9, 2015

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” – Henry Ford Selling a product is a far different prospect than selling a service. Generally, buyers will know the fundamentals of what your product is, how it works and maybe even why they need it. Services […]

BuildingReports Partners with Janam for Custom XM5 Camera-less Scanning Device

By David Spence | March 17, 2015

BuildingReports has partnered with Janam to offer a new custom device, built specifically for the inspection of high-security and restricted areas where devices with cameras are prohibited. The Janam XM5 provides the same benefits as other ruggedized devices from Janam, but the new custom device allows us to provide an alternative for those Service Members […]

Fire Sprinkler Inspection Training – Building Reports

By David Spence | February 3, 2015

Inspector’s Boot Camp, a leading training resource for the Fire and Life Safety industry, is proud to announce its partnership with Liberty Mutual to present a week-long, in-depth automatic Automatic Fire Sprinkler Inspection Boot Camp. The event is currently scheduled for June 1-5, 2015 at Liberty Mutual’s state-of-the-art fire labs in Wausau, Wisconsin. This event […]