PRLog - Apr. 18, 2010 - BOLINGBROOK, Ill. -- Aridhio Technologies announced an app for smartphones based on Google's Android platform that modernizes how fire extinguisher inspection and maintenance records are managed. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) mandates that every portable fire extinguisher in a public facility be inspected monthly and serviced annually.
Scan image with your Android phone to find the Fire Extinguisher Inspection app
The Fire Extinguisher Inspection app assists a buidling's fire safety personnel in performing inspections and maintaining their records. Portable fire extinguishers are scanned using the Android’s barcode reading capabilities. Managing safety records is modernized through electronic record keeping.
The NFPA allows four different options for maintaining records for manual inspections:
1. fire extinguisher tags, which are attached to the unit, or
2. labels, which are also attached to the fire extinguisher, or
3. an inspection checklist maintained on file, or
4. by an electronic method, (what the Fire Extinguisher Inspection software delivers)
Electronic management provides the most efficient means of tracking inspections by eliminating all paper or special tagging. Inventory and inspection history can be monitored by facility or safety managers without retrieving paper files or physically walking to each unit. Units are tracked by a serial number or other barcoded identifier.
The application can maintain inspection records for multiple buildings. An NFPA compliant monthly fire extinguisher inspection checklist is included. Also supported is annual and multi-year maintenance record keeping which makes the app also relevant to technicians trained to service fire extinguishers and who will have many customers.
The “Fire Extinguisher Inspection” app is available in the Android marketplace for $14.99. An option for web-based management of records is also available on a subscription basis. Web-based management allows multiple inspectors to synch facility and extinguisher inventory information between devices. Building and safety managers can securely generate reports of historical inspection data from a standard web-browser in a myriad of formats including PDF, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word/RTF, HTML, plain text or in CSV format for import into a database or other application.
“While the search for the killer app is an interesting and somewhat romantic endeavor, we leverage advances in smartphone technologies to help people think differently about how they accomplish their existing everyday tasks,” explained Aridhio Technologies’
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About Aridhio Technologies
Aridhio Technologies Inc leverages advances in wireless, the web and computing to deliver easy to use productivity applications. Their mission is to link people and things that consume information with people and things that collect, process and disseminate information. For more information, visit www.aridhio.com or call 815-577-2024.