This blog was commissioned by Onetrace App ↗️

OneTrace is the new kid on the passive fire protection traceability block (Wow, that’s a mouthful!), but we see this molten world with a fresh pair of eyes. The fire protection industry has traditionally been analog, all about physical paperwork and projects in folders stacked on desks or shelves. We intend on bringing the industry into the digital age, skyrocketing their productivity and ensuring that project files are extensive, rather than slapdash. 

Accreditation and audit friendly 

Music to any company’s ears: the OneTrace app can make your supplier’s audits much smoother and pave the way for compliance with their accreditations. Why is this important to you? Well, if you’re hiring a company to manage your fire protection in your buildings, then you’d want one who is compliant with their accreditations so you know they are unlikely to cut corners and will perform their due diligence. 

Remote working on point 👌🏼

In a world of global pandemics, rising pollution levels and never ending traffic, the rise of remote working seems to be the trend of this decade. OneTrace gives the power of productivity to the fire protection industry. Say adios to lost paperwork, forgotten photos, misplaced floor plans and scant notes, and hello to everything you need right when you need it. Fire protection engineers once would have to take their paperwork with them on-site, and sometimes would fill in all their report paperwork later in the day once they have wrapped up the day’s site visits. The report and photos get uploaded and sent to the office for processing and then the drawings, physical notes and any highlights they made on the floor plans will be organised once they visit the office or have the paperwork delivered, which can be weeks after a job. 

Another problem they would run into is, while on-site, should they need to reference anything on their system, they would have to pull their laptop out, plug in a wireless connection dongle, and remotely access their files at the office. The problem with this is sometimes, wireless signals just aren’t strong enough to connect, especially in lower levels of a high rise building. That would leave the engineer with two options: return another day to the site with the details they need, or if they can get a strong enough signal, try to ring someone at the office for the details, hoping that they know where to look, trusting that the company has an organised system and isn’t tracking projects with Microsoft Word and manilla folders.

OneTrace removes all of these problems immediately. As a fire protection engineer, all of your job details, floor plans and other documents are readily available on the app, and while you’re working, you can upload photos or drawings to the project, mark-up floor plans and even fill in the form for your report, all before you leave site. No more file updates two weeks later. This ensures that your job reports are more comprehensive and thorough, while being compliant with accreditation standards. 

You can have front row seats 

With remote working becoming a more prominent feature in our working world today, software solutions and applications that support this shift are gaining popularity as the adoption rates for the corporate world increase. This means that there are many solutions out there that can probably do the job, although they weren’t really built for fire protection traceability. OneTrace was built for this fiery world, and includes front row seats for you, the client, so that you can monitor your projects remotely. Gone are the days when you have to chase your suppliers for updates. Now you can just fire up the app and everything you need to know is there. 

Secure, like Fort Knox but without the cannons

It can be challenging to find the right solution sometimes, and often, price wins, but something you have to keep in mind in today’s world when buying any form of software is security. While buying the cheaper option might be the good choice today, it might cost you much more in the long run if your data becomes compromised or stolen. It can even cost you your business. This is why OneTrace is built with 256-bit encryption for data in transit, so no matter where the app is used, on-site, in the office or at home, your data is as secure as a banking payment page. Your data is then stored on state of the art secured servers, giving you the peace of mind that cyber criminals are locked out. Not every solution out there can give you this peace of mind, but OneTrace can. 

Take a look for yourself

Maybe you don’t need the OneTrace system yourself, or maybe you do and you just don’t know it yet, but you’ll never know if you don’t take a gander yourself. If your business manages any form of passive or active fire protection, it’s a good idea to get in touch and request a demo to see what the fuss is about. 

If you are interested but aren’t ready to commit, you can try OneTrace completely free for 14 days with zero obligation or commitment. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Take your business to the next level of innovative passive fire protection traceability and try OneTrace today!