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The Future of Building Safety: How Fire Door Inspection Apps Are Changing the Game

In recent years, technology has transformed the world of fire safety. One of these innovations, fire door inspection apps, stands out as a game-changer in the industry. It has revolutionised the way we approach and ensure the safety of our built environments. In this blog, we’ll delve into the significance of fire door inspection apps and explore how they are shaping the future of building safety.

Digital Record-Keeping

When fire door checks are done manually, they create a lot of paperwork. This only increases when considering a building with lots of floors and doors to cover. What new fire door software and apps bring is freedom from this excess paper. Digital records can be accessed from different devices, be easily shared and don’t take up filing cabinets. They are also safe from issues like fires and flooding.

Enhancing Transparency

Fire door inspection apps bring a new level of accountability and transparency to the inspection process. With digital records and timestamps, it becomes easier to track when inspections were conducted, who performed them, and what issues were identified. This transparency fosters a culture of responsibility among stakeholders, encouraging a proactive approach to building safety. In the event of an incident, the availability of detailed inspection records can also prove invaluable in investigations and liability assessments.

Floor Plan Integration

Fire door apps have innovated and streamlined the inspection process, making interfaces easier to navigate. These interfaces can also be customised to meet the needs of each property. One way that apps like Aurora’s do this is through the use of floor plans. In larger buildings, especially those with complex layouts, doors can be lost or forgotten. So, pinpoint their location on a floor plan to see all of the doors on a floor at a glance.

QR Code Connectivity

Another way that software like the Aurora Fire Door App changes the game is the use of QR codes. These can be affixed to doors throughout a property. Then, when information is needed on a specific door, it can be scanned and identified quickly. 

Both QR codes and digital record-keeping make achieving the ‘golden thread of information’ we all strive for easier than ever. As fire safety professionals, knowing the lifespan of a door’s modification and repairs is critical to maintaining safety. But, when dealing with legacy systems of paper-based records, it’s difficult to keep track. This is why innovative software like fire door apps are the future of building safety.

Communication

Keeping a building safe is a team effort. From the responsible person to the inspectors to the contractors and vendors that do vital maintenance. So, it’s important that your system reflects the collaborative nature of your work. This is another area where traditional methods are lacking. Paper records aren’t made for sharing, and even spreadsheets aren’t optimal.

Fire door apps like Aurora’s offer an interactive client dashboard, where all defects and actions can be tracked.

One area of fire door inspections that is often overlooked by software is the outputs. These findings inform the next steps, including any replacements and repairs to complete. With Aurora’s fire door app, clients can easily assign tasks to contractors and track their progress. Contractors will even receive email notifications of their tasks, so everyone is kept in the loop.

Cost-Effectiveness

While fire door software is an investment, the long-term cost savings far outweigh the upfront expenses. The efficiency gains, preventive maintenance and ease of use these apps provide lead to significant cost reductions. These then multiply with the addition of more properties, saving your team time and money in the long run.

Another way fire door apps save money is by preventing legal complications. Legal issues associated with compliance and safety regulations are time-consuming and can come with fees. They can also cause reputational damage.

So, by ensuring your records and doors follow the latest laws, you can avoid these issues. Aside from financial savings, the peace of mind solid record-keeping and streamlined communication provide is priceless. In an industry where time is of the essence and the safety of others is in our hands, keeping up with innovation and investing in the best is important.

The future of building safety undoubtedly includes a prominent role for fire door inspection apps. As technology continues to advance, we can expect these apps to become even more sophisticated, incorporating features such as artificial intelligence for predictive maintenance and advanced analytics for trend analysis. These innovative possibilities, however, wouldn’t be possible without fire door apps like Aurora’s

Contact the Aurora team today to transform your fire door safety process, from inspection to output. You can book a free demo to try the software out for yourself before you sign up!