We are the first company of its kind to offer comprehensive electronic, stand-alone, and Web-based software solutions for the daunting task of inspecting millions of fire-rated swinging doors annually
Salinas, Calif. (PRWEB) March 13, 2009
DOORDATA Solutions, Inc., today announced the release of its first two software products for streamlining the annual fire door inspection process for fire-rated swinging doors. Fire DOORDATA and Mobile DOORDATA have shipped to the company's charter members. DOORDATA Solutions is the first software company to gain licensing from the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) to provide its Fire Door Assembly Inspection (FDAI) forms in digital format. Previously, all inspections were completed using DHI's triplicate paper forms.
The National Fire Protection Association's most recently published standard for fire doors and other opening protectives requires detailed documentation of fire door inspections annually. This standard, NFPA 80, 2007 edition, will be part of the International Building Code 2009 edition and adopted on a state-by-state basis. Once adopted, individual building owners will be required to have all fire-rated openings inspected annually and maintain detailed documentation for each inspection. These reports must be available to the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for review. For openings that are non-compliant, a list of individual repairs will have to be provided, and the doors will have to be inspected once again using the same compliance documentation. DOORDATA Solutions' products will streamline this labor-intensive process for fire-rated swinging doors.
"We are the first company of its kind to offer comprehensive electronic, stand-alone, and Web-based software solutions for the daunting task of inspecting millions of fire-rated swinging doors annually," said Hal Kelton, president of DOORDATA Solutions. "Our Fire DOORDATA and Mobile DOORDATA products expedite the inspection process by providing easy-to-use, affordable solutions that cut inspection time by 40%, all with greater accuracy. For building owners, our network of fire door inspection companies offers multiple services that aid in gaining compliance with NFPA's annual fire door inspection requirements."
"I can't see doing any inspections without using DOORDATA Solutions' products," said Mark Lineberger, vice president of Valley Doors & Hardware, Inc. "We recently inspected multiple types of openings at a high school and were very pleased with how seamless the Fire DOORDATA software worked. We were able to easily and quickly move between inspection forms without having to enter the same data multiple times as with a paper-based inspection. Also, Mobile DOORDATA's client interface on the PC tablet was intuitive, simplified our inspection, and allowed the flexibility to make notes along the way. We are confident that DOORDATA Solutions' products will save our company tremendous time and considerably reduce the potential for errors in the field."
About Valley Doors & Hardware, Inc.:
Valley Doors & Hardware, Inc., distributes and installs commercial architectural openings. The company specializes in the design and installation of electrified locking systems, access control systems, and integration with CCTV systems. Valley's services include opening replacement, new construction installation, hardware pre-installation, life safety and security consulting, maintenance services, and Intertek-certified fire door assembly inspection. Its employees are committed to delivering quality materials and services to their customers on every project. Valley is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1883. It was incorporated in 1970. The company is located in Allentown, Pa.
About Door Data Solutions, Inc.:
DOORDATA Solutions is the first DHI-licensed inspection software solutions provider. The company provides a suite of scalable software products to intelligently assist door inspectors in capturing, referencing, and coordinating detailed information about each door inspected. The combination of the company's software suite and integrated hardware technology streamlines the inspection and reporting process to make it extremely efficient, saving customers time and money. Customers include certified fire door inspectors, door and hardware manufacturers, fire officials and departments, and building owners and managers. DOORDATA Solutions is a privately held company. Its corporate headquarters is located in Salinas, Calif. For more information about the company and its products, call Hal Kelton at 877-521-DATA.
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