Honeywell launches new tools for fire safety systems
Honeywell announced the launch of the first tools from its new suite of Connected Life Safety Services (CLSS), its cloud platform for fire safety systems.
Honeywell’s CLSS suite of tools, built on the Honeywell Forge platform, enable fire technicians to minimize disruption and reduce time needed for design, installation, commissioning, inspection, maintenance and reporting of life safety systems.
“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, general manager, 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.”
Honeywell’s CLSS platform enables 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, 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 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.
Whether using the CLSS mobile app or a PC, facility managers can monitor their systems and easily access compliance reporting. This real-time view also enables technicians to troubleshoot a system remotely, allowing them to arrive on site with the right tools to service a system the first time.
CLSS also automatically captures the testing activity thereby removing any doubt on which device was tested, when and by whom. It also automatically generates suggested corrective actions and planned maintenance recommendations based upon local regulations.
Honeywell also said that the CLSS tools are already available in markets globally via several Honeywell Fire brands, including: Gent, NOTIFIER and ESSER. The new offering will be rolled out to additional portfolios over the next year.