Inim Cloud Fire

Inim Cloud Fire is IT infrastructure for PREVIDIA series fire detection control panels

The Cloud Fire is an IT infrastructure that allows PREVIDIA series fire detection control panels to be constantly connected to the Internet, therefore, making installations reachable remotely via the web or through the Inim Fire APP. 

It is an infrastructure designed for both installers and end users (responsible for security in installation-protected premises) which allows, in addition to remote system management, the archiving and automatic updating of essential documents for their proper operation as the Installation Register and Maintenance register. 


PREVIDIA Compact series control panels can be connected to the Cloud Fire via the ethernet connection on the control panel board.

PREVIDIA Max series control panels can be connected to the Cloud Fire via the ethernet connection on the optional IFMLAN module.

The reason for the Cloud in fire detection and alarm system:

  • Remote control of installations
  • Remote-controlled installation register
  • Remote-controlled maintenance register
  • Graphic maps management and Video verification by WEB interface
  • System maintenance report management



1. Remote control of installations

Once the control panel is installed, by completing the ethernet connection and entering a code, the control panel will connect to the Cloud and will be available for remote viewing, this:

• Overcomes network configuration problems

• Makes the system visible externally via any Site IT Policy

• Allows simple configuration even by untrained personnel

Once remote viewing of the control panel is achieved, it is possible to carry out complete remote control of the system.


FOR THE INSTALLER:

• Management of multilevel accounts for companies with various maintenance employees

• Real-time monitoring of active events throughout the installation park

• Punctual management of each installation

• Possibility of remote operations:

  1. Disabling of zones or points
  2. Activation of test sessions
  3. Activation of outputs or groups of outputs
  4. Disabling of groups of outputs
  5. Control of the analogue values of each detector
  6. Remote management of communicators (stop, disable, etc.)

• Use of remote configuration, monitoring and diagnostic software via the Cloud as the communication channel

• Saving of system programming on site in order to make it available to various maintenance teams

• Calendar with work scheduling (receipt of reminder emails with diagnostic documents for efficient work scheduling, geolocation of  installations)

• Receipt of emails for specific events

• Receipt of system diagnostics with scheduled maintenance reminder

• Video verification for visual confirmation of problems

• Graphic maps for status reporting and locating the system elements inside the building.


FOR THE USER (INSTALLATION MANAGER):

• Real-time monitoring of active events on all installations associated with the account

• Punctual management of an installation in a simple and intuitive way

• Possibility to operate from remote operation location:

  1. Disabling of zones or points
  2. Activation of test sessions
  3. Activation of outputs or groups of outputs
  4. Disabling of groups of outputs
  5. Control of the analogue values of each detector
  6. Remote management of communicators

• Receipt of emails for specific events

• System diagnostics request for maintenance verification

• Video verification for visual confirmation of problems

• Graphic maps for status reporting and locating the system elements inside the building.


2. Remote-controlled installation register

Current legislation requires a SYSTEM REGISTER to be kept, in which all the events saved by the installation are recorded (and justified):

• Alarms

• Faults

• Bypassing of components or elements

• Maintenance

• Etc.


The Cloud Fire:

• Receives all events occurring on the system

• Identifies and groups together those events that must be recorded in the installation register (modifiable configuration for each system)

• The installer or system manager has the possibility to add their own notes to each event

• Each event must be ‘closed’ (justified), the Cloud records the ‘signature’ of the person responsible for closing and justifying each event

• Possibility to add events manually for:

o  Visually detected faults

o  Performed personnel training courses

o  Performed personnel drills

o  Generic events

• Possibility to printout periodically the installation register, stamp and sign the sheets and insert them in the paper-based installation register

• Possibility of the annotation and multiple closure of events for fast justification of entries attributable to a single event

THEREFORE:

• Full traceability of events occurring on the installation

• Clear attribution of the responsibilities of each operation

• Increase in the reliability and ‘credibility’ of the installation

• Simple, intuitive and clear procedures for the daily management of the installation.


3. Remote-controlled maintenance register

The attribution of responsibility for proper periodic maintenance of a fire detection system is always the subject of discussion. In fact, there are often situations of the ‘passing back and forth’ of responsibility between the customer (installation manager) and the contractor (maintenance company) which, in the case of judicial investigations following a fire are subject to debate.

• The responsibility for proper operation of the installation falls on the person in charge (installation manager), therefore, it is in the interest of that person to verify and prove that the person in charge of maintenance is competent and operates properly.

• The customer (installation manager) should be wary of maintenance personnel who offer services at reduced prices but who fail to carry out periodic maintenance operations properly.

• In compliance with current legislation, the maintenance technician is required to issue signed documents (test reports) which specify the tests performed and any anomalies found. This documentation becomes part of the installation register (see previous point).

• According to the new legislation, detectors must be replaced after 12 years, reviewed and put through practical tests.

Through the Cloud:

• Periodic test operations (activation of each detector, activation of test sessions, etc.) are automatically and promptly recorded on the Cloud

• The maintenance technician, at the end of each maintenance session (whether ordinary and extraordinary), must complete a test report (making use of templates provided for in current legislation and downloadable from the Cloud), save it on the Cloud and indicate the period during which the tests relating to the specific report were performed

• The Cloud records the details of the maintenance performed in the installation log

• The user (installation manager) can consult the list of test reports, and:

o  Download a copy of individual test reports uploaded to the Cloud by the maintenance technician

o  Attach to each test report the Cloud provides a list of the devices actually tested during the maintenance session by drawing from the automatic records (objective evidence of the test operations performed)

o  The cloud provides a document where any non-conformities with the current legislation are highlighted:

  1. Maintenance not carried out within the set time frame
  2. Status of detectors and lamps
  3. Devices not tested within the time frame set by the regulations in force
  4. Unjustified events in the installation register
  5. Maintenance operation times following faults recorded automatically or manually

• The control panel records the installation date of each detector, the Cloud is able to indicate to the installer (and system manager) the approaching replacement/revision date of each detector

Thus:

• Extensive monitoring of the correct maintenance of the installations reduces the responsibility of the contractor

• Complete control of the installation by the installer

• Easy management of maintenance operations with rapid localization of devices requiring testing/replacement/revision.

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