Sprinkler Manufacturers: Johnson Controls
Reprinted from FPC/Fire Protection Contractor Magazine • May 2022 Edition
About: Effective fire suppression is a multi-faceted challenge that demands a wealth of products, systems, and knowledge. Johnson Controls has long been a leader in this vital element of helping to protect people and property. In fact, the company invented the very first sprinkler more than a century ago and have been delivering expertise, innovations, and service to our customers ever since. Today, we manufacture, configure, and install an unmatched range of fire suppression solutions including sprinklers and valves, extinguishers and agents, special hazards systems, related components, and fittings. We serve large, multi-site projects through a network of design centers of excellence. We provide software that helps users design and configure systems to meet their unique requirements. Fire suppression solutions from Johnson Controls can help you meet your most vital mission: safety.
Our brands: The Johnson Controls fire suppression portfolio is built on more than 130 years of experience in fire protection innovation, and includes some of the most trusted product brands in the industry, including TYCO® fire sprinklers and valves, RAPID RESPONSE residential fire sprinkler systems, SPRINKCAD design software, GRINNELL G-Fire grooved couplings and fittings, and foam concentrates and hardware from ANSUL® and CHEMGUARD.
Innovation: Johnson Controls is an innovation-driven company committed to constantly advancing the possibilities in fire protection. From the invention of the very first automatic f ire sprinkler by Frederick Grinnell to electronically operated sprinkler systems and UL Listed antifreeze, Johnson Controls has remained an industry leader. Our culture of innovation and continuous improvement drives us to solve today’s challenges while constantly asking ‘what’s next’.
JOHNSON CONTROLS celebrated a milestone as the Xaap Compliance Reporting Platform surpasses one million building inspections.
Since 2018, facility managers and their teams have used the Xaap compliance reporting software to test nearly 55 million individual building devices, including f ire alarms, extinguishers, security devices, sprinklers, and other systems across North America. Xaap has helped these customers identify more than 500,000 deficiencies within their building systems, uncovering many opportunities to improve building safety and compliance.
“At Xaap, we’re working to digitize all inspection types to help keep people and assets safe,” said Evan Bombino, Sales Director, New Product Technology, Global Fire Detection Products at Johnson Controls. “As we surpass one million inspections and over 500,000 deficiencies documented, we’re excited by the prospect of how this large set of Xaap data will help us optimize experiences for users and allow us to offer improved smart building products.”
Xaap is a mobile- and web-based building inspection reporting application that provides a single, centralized platform for tracking, maintaining, and reporting building system compliance. The mobile app allows inspectors to capture inspection data and generate reports directly from their mobile devices. Xaap is designed to help make the lives of inspectors, technicians, service managers, back-office teams, facility managers, and building owners easier. By streamlining the inspection process through a variety of smart application features, Xaap helps deliver accurate and efficient inspection reporting.
Key features include ready-to-use and customizable report templates, digital signature capture, barcoding, inventory management, a historical report repository, a deficiency dashboard, and an analytics dashboard. With a shared source of data, building teams can collaborate seamlessly, stay better coordinated, and operate in sync.
In addition to providing more accurate and efficient inspection reporting, Xaap also empowers building and facility managers, inspectors, and technicians with powerful control and insights. This includes digital access to inspection reports and other facility documents 24/7, a centralized view of systems and compliance data, the ability to establish permissions, and the data that can be leveraged to increase efficiency, lower costs, and improve safety and security.
Xaap plans to further evolve the platform offerings for the future, including features that allow users to schedule, dispatch, and track inspections and repairs to help ensure inspections aren’t overlooked and deficiencies are addressed promptly. As more data is gathered through the Xaap platform, insights from the dashboard will continue to improve and more accurately pinpoint emerging trends and KPIs.
Xaap is available on the App Store and Google Play.
For more information visit: www.xaapbuildings.com.