AN SCS Group article focusing on our new remote testing device ‘Eyeball’ is featured in this month’s Means of Escape Newsletter.
The article’s theme is ‘Don’t turn a blind eye to smoke control maintenance’ and discusses the need for weekly and monthly tests of smoke control systems to ensure they are kept in good working order. These are often overlooked in high rise buildings where there is no on-site maintenance presence.
If a fault occurs during the period between visits it may go unnoticed presenting a real risk of a system failure in an emergency.
The SCS Eyeball has been developed to give peace of mind for owners, operators and tenants of tower blocks.
Eyeball is an intelligent device
The Eyeball is an intelligent device that connects to the smoke control data network and constantly monitors the system. In addition, Eyeball – which is a subscription service – can be programmed to schedule weekly tests of every component on the system and to issue a compliance report to the building operator or facilities manager to certify that the system is healthy. This can be by email or SMS. Any faults occurring are detected and a message is sent to the facilities manager and the smoke control maintenance specialist. Remote interrogation and testing can be carried out at any time via the internet.
This unique product reduces visits to site, ensures that system failures are detected and rectified promptly and is a cost effective way for building owners to fulfil their obligations under the Regulatory Reform Order.
Olly Lucas, Service Manager at SCS Group, said: “Eyeball will be a great benefit in trying to diagnose issues before attending site. We’ll no longer have the hassle of wasted trips, which will ultimately save customers money on call-outs.”
See the article live on the Means of Escape website by clicking here.
For further information on the Eyeball device go to http://info.easivent.co.uk/eyeball-info