Honeywell recently launched the first tools from its new suite of Connected Life Safety Services (CLSS), which is the company’s first all-in-one cloud platform for fire safety systems.
Honeywell’s CLSS suite of tools, built on the Honeywell Forge platform, are designed to enable fire technicians to minimize disruption, prove compliance and reduce time needed for design, installation, commissioning, inspection, maintenance and reporting of life safety systems, the company said.
“Today’s global environment requires the fire and life safety industry to innovate with solutions that enable facility managers and system integrators to monitor their systems and diagnose issues anytime, from anywhere,” said Sameer Agrawal, GM, Global Fire Software and Services, Honeywell. “Many facilities are working to create healthier environments and even limiting occupant density to comply with social distancing. With CLSS, we help system integrators provide their customers with the highest level of safety and service and work more efficiently by giving them insight into the system problem before they even get to the site.”
In the release, Honeywell said that organizations in the fire safety industry face many challenges, including: achieving more with fewer resources, and reduced staff, limited access to facilities due to shutdowns, and dealing effectively with safety incidents, where risks remain the same at any occupancy level.
Honeywell reportedly addresses these challenges by enabling systems integrators and facilities management firms to access the data within a fire system from anywhere, without necessarily being physically be at the control panel.
Firetron, the largest individually owned life safety systems company in Texas, said it is using the Honeywell CLSS platform to support the development of compliance records for its customers.
“We’re always looking for the most technologically advanced reporting so that we can reduce customer time and effort during audits,” said David Maloy, president, Firetron. “For example, our healthcare facility customers are under increasing pressure to provide accurate compliance records per The Joint Commission reporting requirements. With more than 600,000 devices under our management, CLSS provides us with a scalable tool to meet our customer service aspirations.”
Through application of digitization principles and Industrial Internet of Things technology, Honeywell’s CLSS tools are designed to make it easier to design, install, test and commission fire systems while helping eliminate errors and manual data entry throughout the designing, commissioning and maintenance processes. During planned maintenance, CLSS streamlines the verification of compliant fire system testing and automatically generates and archives compliance reports for audit purposes.
The CLSS tools are available in markets globally via several Honeywell Fire brands, including: Gent, NOTIFIER and ESSER. It will be rolled out to additional portfolios over the next year.
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