Honeywell launches smart fire system, connecting emergency responders to fire data and digital building blueprint

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Honeywell has launched the first tools from its new Connected Life Safety Services suite, an all-in-one cloud platform for fire safety systems.

Connected Life Safety Services (CLSS) connects fire detection devices across a building, campus or enterprise and plugs data into the wider IoT platform. The platform addresses these challenges by enabling systems integrators and facilities managers to access data within a fire system from anywhere, without needing to be at a physical control panel.

The system, says Honeywell, enables fire technicians to minimise disruption, prove compliance 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,” says Sameer Agrawal, general manager, global fire software and services at 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.”

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, truly maximising efficiency and minimising disruption. This, says a Honeywell release, is even more critical given the industry’s talent gap of skilled fire technicians.

Using CLSS tools, Honeywell partners can reassure their end users that they are in full alignment with mandated inspection and maintenance requirements. CLSS 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.

CLSS is protected with extensive built-in cybersecurity provisions. Honeywell is committed to proactively monitoring the cybersecurity landscape, ensuring data is safely stored and securely accessible to permitted system users.

Delivering full backwards compatibility, CLSS safeguards investment in legacy systems, while preparing Honeywell partners and end users for ongoing digital transformation.

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