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Certags: Cloud-based assets and equipment management for the fire safety industry

Certags is a leading worldwide supplier of heavy-duty identification, inspection, and certification industrial tags, stickers, and labels. This allows businesses offering fire safety services, in door fire inspections, and fire protection equipment to track their assets while maintaining visibility, compliance, and safety.

Certags clientele is rapidly growing across the UK, Europe, USA, and Australia. The company has been helping industries in various sectors since 2001. The firm has been making serious in roads in oil and gas, fire safety and security, lifting and riggings, construction, scaffolding, height safety, manufacturing, warehousing, shipping, engineering, and the entertainment industry.

Despite its successes both recent and past, Certags is aware of the demands of the modern era with a remote working business model taking more prominence following the pandemic. The company has decided to go digital and has recently launched a cloud-based app called ‘Frame’.

Cloud-based Asset Management

We live in a world of mobile and smart working which prompted Certags take the next step in the evolution of asset management through inspection labels, tags, and stickers by launching Frame, a cloud-based smartphone app that allows businesses to manage assets and equipment remotely with accuracy and efficiency.

Certags’ Frame is a multi-feature software solution that is customizable for your fire safety business needs. Promisingly, you can sync this paperless on-the-go asset management app across multiple devices. This will give you complete control over asset management, registration, and maintenance.

The idea behind Frame is to offer a 360-degree view of all water fire system, fire alarms, foam systems, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, water sprinklers etc to ensure their safety and optimal performance. This can prevent many fire hazards resulting from equipment malfunction or lack of service.

Allowing users the ability to track the inspection and servicing of all water and fire systems, fire extinguishers, fire alarms and smoke detectors in your facility to ensure that your vital operations stay on track.

The workings

Setting up your cloud-based asset management via Frame involves five-steps: Attach Certags RFID/QR code to your assets and equipment; Scan the tag or QR code using Frame; Identify or create your zones; Identify assets type; and complete the schedules checklist for each equipment or asset.

Once Frame has been set up, the app will automatically update the user with real-time inspection data from any location or area. This data can be accessed from a desktop computer or a smartphone. Frame records the data in an easy-to-understand format with details such as what, where, by whom, and when.

This digital solution can also send schedule reminders so your steam will never miss inspection dates and stay on top of compliance.

Framing the benefits

Apart from the safety, visibility, and compliance, Certags industrial tags, labels, stickers, and cloud-based Frame offers several other perks.

Instant Access to Information: The system replaces the need for a field worker to submit an inspection report manually. Enabling employees promptly record all important data into the Frame app according to your scheduled pre-requisites and checklists.

Reporting: Tagging your smoke alarms, fire safety doors, fire extinguishers, water sprinkler systems along with remote access to their performance and condition allows you a holistic overview of your business’s asset portfolio. From general site reporting to individual KPI management, you will be able to view tailored verified reports of each asset, including forklifts, safety doors, fire extinguishers, etc.

Workflow Enhancements: Lack of visibility can lead to missing inspection dates and your sprinklers, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers, and smoke alarms breaking down due to inadequate maintenance. This type of failure can cause extended downtime. Certags digital tagging and live monitoring and reporting with Frame app allow you to prevent such incidents and escalate any triggered issues right away.

On-Boarding in the Field: You do not need to wait to register an asset onto your system manually. For example, with Frame, you can get a fire extinguisher onboard on the go. All you need to do is simply onboard a fire extinguisher during a routine inspection. Tag or label the new fire extinguisher and other similar equipment during the inspection, scan the tag with Frame, and your onboarding is complete.

Customisation: Certags can offer a customisable solution to ensure assets safety and management. You can create your own checklists, set schedules as per your needs and pull reports with information that you need.

The best part is that all authorised personnel will simultaneously access real-time data and reports. This avoids any incidents caused due to misunderstanding, lack of communication or transparency in sharing information.

Existing software solutions claiming to offer labels and tags for asset management lack efficiency, accuracy, and real-time reporting. That is why Certags decided to take the lead and bridge the gap with a cloud-based solution. Frame app does not require you to be a tech-savvy person. Anyone can operate Certags’ Frame app without the need to hire an IT specialist or Team.

Certags provide end-to-end support throughout the installation and integration process of Frame into your existing infrastructure. The company can also provide staff training in as little as 2 weeks’ time. This will allow your engineers and technical staff to get back to work right away.

The verdict

Fire safety is one of the largest areas of concern for most businesses, especially if operating in fire safety, building security, housing association and facility management sector.

The last couple of years have forced various sectors to adopt modern technology to gain a competitive edge. Therefore, Certags also took a leap and became a cloud-based solution provider for fire safety solutions for asset management.

Due to its impeccable reputation in the industry, businesses are already signing up to utilise Frame for all the benefits it has to offer and more.  If you are interested, please feel free to contact Certags on www.certags.co.uk/contact-us/ and speak to one of our team members.

This article was originally published in the May edition of IFSJ. To read your FREE digital copy, click here