PDA and Mobile Printer for Fire Inspections?
I was wondering what kind of technology other departments are using to perform fire inspections. We're looking at eliminating the old carbon-copy inspection papers and going to a "paperless" computer system. The idea is to check off violations on a PDA in the field, then go to the mobile printer located in the Fire Inspector's vehicle and print out the correction order for the business. Later, when the inspector returns to the station, all the information is downloaded from the PDA and stored on a regular computer.
Is anybody familiar with this system? Are there any drawbacks or regrets? What kind of hardware and software do you use?
Thanks in Advance. :D
PDA's, Tablets and Mobile Software
CodePal from Sybatech, Inc. has developed a very flexible software tool for all types of inspections.
Works on PDA's & Tablets - syncs to a server on your network, or to your desktop.
Can print reports in the field or at the office.
Does Item by Item inspections.
Check it out at http://www.codepalinspections.com
Inspections & Violations by computer
IMC (Information Management Corp. out of Massachusetts) has an integrated program that ties the business location to all permits, inspections, violations, and complaints against that address. This is also tied into their NFIRS reporting system as well as CAD. It works great in the mobile MDT's to see fire plans, address history, and hazmat data at the site. Check them out at www.imcus.com.