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Fire Door Monitor RFID Systems

Our Fire Door Monitor system is renowned for being one of the most flexible, unintrusive ways to meet Fire Safety requirements. Fire Door Monitor uses RFID systems to monitor doors and alerts management when fire doors are propped open. This helps fire wardens to fulfil their legal responsibilities and provides unequivocal evidence that is securely stored offsite.

Track and Report on Open Doors and Windows

Fire Door Monitor RFID SystemsFire door monitor has many other uses: One of our clients uses the system to monitor the roller door on their warehouse door. If the door is left open, then it costs extra to heat the building and puts security at risk. Before installing the Fire Door Monitor system. They had problems with staff leaving it open and people would walk into the building off the street. The system now allows the managers in the office to monitor the door and call down and ask for it to be closed whenever it is left open

The system can also be set up to automatically monitor whether windows are closed. This savis time for security guards when locking up buildings, or you could use the system to check that cold room or fridge/freezer doors are kept closed.

Fire door monitor really is the most versatile RFID enabled door and inspection monitoring system on the market today.

RFID Systems for Monitoring Doors

Fire Door Monitor uses RFID transponders placed at each door or window. The software manages inspection schedules and informs a specific person whenever inspections are due. Magnetic catches can be installed onto each door or window, which will allow it only to be open for a maximum specified time before  the system sends an SMS or email alert. A full reporting suite makes it possible to see which doors or windows are being opened and for how long.

Easy to Install Wirefree Fire Door Monitoring

Fire Door Monitor is easy to install in your building. As it is a cloud-based system, it links to your existing internet gateway. It can even be used as a self-contained system over a 3G or 4G mobile connection. With mobile connectivity, there is no need to run wires. We attach wireless devices to each door or window within range of the Hub. Repeaters are used to extend the range of the hub which is connected to the internet via your existing gateway or self-contained 3G.

Low-Cost Door Monitoring

Fire Door Monitor is available for a low monthly fee. All you need to purchase up front are the hardware sensors and the connection hub. Call us today on 01482 424402 or email support@digitalquill.co.uk for more information.

 

NFC Grabber from Digitalquill

If you need to integrate your Android hardware with RFID systems, then Digitalquill’s NFC Grabber app is the affordable RFID solution you have been looking for.

NFC Grabber from DigitalquillNFC Grabber uses the Near Field Communication (NFC) or High-Frequency Radio Frequency Identification (HF RFID) sensor built into your existing Android devices and allows them to be effectively integrated into RFID systems for applications such as inspection monitoring or asset management. NFC grabber is affordable and can be bought with a one-off licence for a single device. We can also assist with licencing of multiple devices and users, and we supply a number of systems that can integrate with the app to facilitate your business process or bring RFID technology to your business in an affordable way.

NFC Grabber App

NFC is a high-frequency RFID technology. Each NFC transponder is embedded with a unique code that can be used in inspection monitoring, asset management, access control, staff time clocking and many other applications.

The NFC Grabber app uses your Android devices’ built-in NFC scanners to capture the unique identification numbers from your HF RFID transponders and then use them in a variety of ways:

  • Create a global variable – a global variable with the value of the read is stored in the device, and can be read from another app
  • Send to server – the read is uploaded to a specified server address
  • Send to keyboard – the read can be used in a text input field within any other app, through a keyboard interface

Digtialquill’s NFC Grabber app allows NFC scanning to be incorporated easily into any Android app, and provides a low-cost integrated solution to implementing high-frequency RFID scanning capabilities.

Digitalquill – Experts in RFID Systems

NFC Grabber is available from the Android Play Store. It will work with any Android device with a built-in NFC reader. For queries about bulk purchases of licences or for more information call us on 01482 424402 or email office@digitalquill.co.uk.

 

 

Fire Door Inspection System

Fire Door Inspection SystemDigitalquill’s 31-point Fire Door Inspection System has been developed from recommendations from fire authorities and the requirements of the ‘Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and BS 9999. It is the most advanced Fire Door Inspection system on the market today, using RFID to streamline and automate inspections, as well as to notify authorized persons when a fire door has been left open.

Once the system has been installed, it operates by the NFC protocols (High Frequency RFID). This means there is no need to invest in hand-held devices: all the inspector needs is an NFC enabled mobile phone to conduct the inspection. We also offer low frequency RFID systems for locations where the NFC RFID protocol will not work such as areas with high EMI or metal surfaces.

Records are kept in the cloud, and updated whenever there is a data connection. This means a lost device need not mean a loss of data. It also allows the records can be reported on in real time with our advanced reporting tools.

Inspection schedules can be set up and managed within the system and users are alerted when inspections are due, while management is alerted if inspections are missed. Notifications can be done by email or SMS and management are not bothered by notifications when everything is running as it should.

Fire Door Inspection and Fire Door Monitoring solutions

Digitalquill’s Fire Door Inspection system can easily be integrated with our Fire Door Monitoring system: which uses magnetic catches that are installed onto each fire door – allowing it to be opened only for a maximum specified time before sending an alert to the nominated fire officer. This means that even if the nominated fire officer is not based at the site, some of their duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order: 2005 or any other national standards can be fulfilled.)

By default, the system inspects for 31 points but it allows flexibility for administrators to turn inspection components on or off depending on your requirements. If you need greater customization, then you can even add your own inspection criteria to the system to make it a fully featured Inspection Monitor system.

Examples of Inspection Checks:

  • Are the door seals free from damage?
  • Are the seals continuous around the whole frame?

Simple Fire Door Inspection Software

The process for the user is simple: they open our Fire Door Inspection App on their smartphone, scan the door when prompted, answer the questions by simply tapping a tick box on screen and, if the door does not pass, fail that question and give a reason why. A ‘Fail’ generates a configurable notification for further action.

The system uses the embedded RFID transponder at the location to uniquely identify that fire door. Because they cannot be cloned, the transponder scan proves that the door was visited by the Inspector. If a question was failed during the last inspection, then the app shows an icon onscreen next to that question to allow the inspector to see why it was failed last time – and to check that the relevant remedial action has been taken to rectify the problem.

The RFID transponders are unobtrusive and easy to install. They are either a small disc 20mm across, or an embedded glass transponder in the door frame. Therefore, the system is respectful of your corporate environment while keeping your staff safe and your company on the right side of the law.

Digitalquill – Experts in Fire Door Inspection Systems

Call Digitalquill today on 01482 424402, email support@digitalquill.co.uk or visit www.digitalquill.co.uk for more information.

 

Fire Door Keep Shut

Fire Door Keep ShutPropped open fire doors are a significant health and safety risk. They are intended only for access and should be left closed at all other times. If they are propped open, they are no longer an effective fire and smoke barrier.

Add to that the legal risks relating to fire safety, and it can be a real risk to businesses if employees do not respect fire doors. Fire Door Monitor is an innovative solution that allows your nominated fire safety representative to discharge their legal responsibilities with the minimum of fuss.

Compliance with Fire Safety Legislation

Fire door monitor also monitors and maintains records of inspections carried out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 BS 9999. The law stipulates that inspections must be carried out on all fire doors every six months. The legislation places responsibility on a designated fire officer (which is the owner or managing director of the company if no-one is specifically named as such) to carry out these inspections.

RFID Technology for Fire Safety

The Fire Door Monitor System uses RFID transponders placed at each fire door/ The our software manages the inspection schedules and informs the responsible person whenever inspections fall due. Wireless magnetic catches are installed onto each fire door, which allows it to be opened only for a maximum specified time. The system then sends an SMS or email alert to the fire officer to visit the site. A full reporting suite is available, so it is possible to see which of your fire doors are being opened and for how long.

Easy to Integrate

Fire Door Monitor is easy to integrate into your building. As a cloud-based system, it can link to your existing internet gateway or it can be used in a totally self-contained way over a 3G connection. In this configuration, there is no need to run wires, and it does not need to use your existing network.  We simply attach wireless devices to each of the doors and ensure they are all within range of the Hub. Repeaters can be used in order to extend the range of the hub which is then connected to the internet via an existing gateway or self-contained 3G.

Low-Cost Fire Door Monitoring

The Fire Door Monitor software is available for a low-cost monthly fee. The only thing you need to purchase up front are the hardware sensors for each door and the hub. You then pay a monthly subscription for your continued peace of mind. Call us today on 01482 424402 or email support@www.digitalquill.co.uk for more information.

Fire Door Monitoring Software System

Fire Door Monitoring Software SystemIt can be difficult for businesses that operate across multiple sites to keep track when only a single staff member is dedicated to Health and Safety duties. Fire Door Monitor is an innovative solution to allow your nominated fire safety representative to discharge their legal responsibilities.

Prevent People Propping Fire Doors Open

If fire doors are left propped open, it can cause a significant health and safety risk. They should only be used for access and left closed at all other times in order to act as an effective fire and smoke barrier. If doors are propped open then it increases the risk if there is a fire, and it could result in a fail if a fire inspection is undertaken by the fire brigade.

Magnetic catches, with wireless transmitters are installed onto each door, allowing it to be opened only for a maximum specified time before the system sends an SMS and email alert to the nominated fire officer to visit the site. Full reporting tools are available, so it is possible to see which doors are opened and for how long.

Fire Door Inspection System

We use an RFID system to place RFID transponders at each fire door and our software manages inspection schedules and informs the responsible party when inspections are due. This means that the inspections cannot be manipulated or faked, the nominated person must have visited those doors, in order to carry out the inspection.  The software system then integrates with those inspection records to provide reporting and monitoring of the schedule of those inspections to ensure they are carried out in conformance with the Fire Safety regulations.

Compliance with Fire Safety Legislation

Not only does our Fire door monitor software tell you when doors are left open, it also monitors and maintains records of inspections carried out under The regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 BS 9999 which stipulates that inspections must be carried out on fire doors every 6 months. This means that even if the nominated fire officer is not on site, legal duties or any other national standards can be fulfilled.

It places legal responsibility on the responsible person (which defaults to the owner or managing director of the company if no-one is specified in company documents) to carry out these inspections and ensure that fire doors are kept closed and are in a serviceable condition: not locked, less than 3mm gap, closers work properly etc.

Digitalquill – Experts in Automating Health and Safety

Don’t put your staff and business at risk. Call Digitalquill today on 01482 424402, email support@www.digitalquill.co.uk or visit www.digitalquill.co.uk for more information.

Stop Fire Doors being Propped Open - Fire door Monitor System

Stop Fire Doors being Propped Open - Fire door Monitor SystemHealth and Safety is a priority for business and it can be particularly difficult for businesses that operate across multiple sites to keep track when there is only a single staff member dedicated to Health and Safety. Fire Door Monitor from Digitalquill can automatically alert you when fire regulations are being breached and allow you to take action – as well as provide an audit trail to prove how seriously you take fire safety.

Stop Staff Propping Fire Doors Open

If fire doors are left propped open, it can cause a significant health and safety risk. They should only be used for access and left closed at all other times in order to act as an effective fire and smoke barrier. It is common for staff – particularly on hot days – to prop the doors open which increases risk, and could result in a fail if a fire inspection is undertaken by the fire brigade. Fire Door Monitor is an innovative solution to allow your nominated fire safety representative to discharge their legal responsibilities.

When Fire door monitor is installed in your building, magnetic catches are installed onto each door – allowing it to be opened only for a maximum specified time before sending an SMS and email alert to the nominated fire officer to visit the door and close it. Full reporting tools are available, and it is possible to see which doors are opened and for how long. This means that even if the nominated fire officer is not on site, some of the duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order: 2005 or any other national standards can be fulfilled.

Digitalquill – Experts in Automating Health and Safety

Don’t put your staff and business at risk. Call Digitalquill today on 01482 424402, email support@www.digitalquill.co.uk or visit www.digitalquill.co.uk for more information.

 

Chief Fire Officers Association Business Safety Week

Chief Fire Officers Association Business Safety WeekThis week is business safety week (5th – 11th September 2016). The key objective of the week is to highlight the support businesses can receive from their local fire and rescue services.

Digitalquill support Business Safety Week and work with a number of businesses to help them avoid being served with enforcement notices, and to encourage them to make fire safety a part of their everyday work.

What Happens in Business Fire Safety Week?

The campaign week publicises and supports the ongoing work of business safety practitioners working in the Fire and Rescue Service.

They ask businesses to:

  • Work with them to make sure their premises are safe
  • Update risk assessments and safety procedures
  • Help to reduce the number of false alarms
  • Help to protect themselves from arson
  • Share fire safety information with staff

Your local fire and rescue service can help you protect your business from the risks of fire: find their contact details at www.cfoa.org.uk/frs.

Health and Safety Software Solutions

Digitalquill can help businesses manage their health and safety through innovative software solutions. Our products are designed with the busy manager in mind, and only alert you when an exception occurs. This means that supervisors can spend more time working and less time filling in forms.

Fire Door Monitor

Fire Door monitor is our software solution to the perennial problem of staff leaving fire doors propped open. Misuse of fire doors is not just a serious health and safety risk in the event of fire – it is also putting you in potential breach of the law.

Fire Door Monitor uses a combination of hardware and software to alert a manager when a fire door is open for longer than a defined period. This means that normal use for access does not trigger an alert, and you do not need your health and safety officer to constantly patrol the area. This is particularly useful when your business spreads across multiple sites but there is only one person ultimately accountable for fire safety.

Inspection Monitor

Inspection Monitor is Digitalquill’s solution to automating any kind of inspection regime. It is fully configurable and can use RFID technology to prove that a physical location has been visited.

One of our clients had a problem with youths setting fire to boxes outside his warehouse. Inspection Monitor proved to be the perfect tool a checking process to be implemented, put into practice and reported on. Management were instantly aware if there was a problem, or if a check was missed – and the system is otherwise silent and unobtrusive.

Digitalquill – Information Security Experts

Digitalquill can help your business meet its legislative needs to conduct health and safety inspections. Call us today on 01482 424402, email support@www.digitalquill.co.uk or visit www.digitalquill.co.uk for more information.