Nimbus Fire Alarm Management Cloud based fire alarm management
Nimbus is a Cloud based database, receiving data from Fire Alarm systems via a GPRS Gateway. Data is stored in a secure database and accessed via a standard web browser. Event notifications are sent via email, mobile phone application and secure I.P.
The primary application of Nimbus is to log, manage and administrate the commissioning, servicing, maintenance, testing, performance and day to day use of the connected fire alarm system(s).
Nimbus is the ideal management tool for Service, Building and Estate managers who need to maintain a life time electronic log of their fire alarm systems.
The flexible web browser Nimbus interface provides you with complete visibility of all your fire alarm activity through a common presentation format. Data can be integrated with your existing desktop applications with standard Copy, CSV, Excel, PDF & Print tools.
Any number of systems
Managing any number of disparate Fire Alarm systems can be time consuming and prone to errors, especially if the systems are spread over a large area and serviced & maintained by different companies. Nimbus centralises all your Fire Alarm systems activity through a single cross platform management tool detailing electronic history of the Fire Alarm throughout its use and life.
Nimbus is compatible with most analogue addressable Fire Alarm control panels either through intelligent 3rd party communications protocol (BIT) or through the printer port (ASCII). The amount, type and complexity of data differ across the various types of Fire Alarm control systems and the connection method. The GPRS Gateway and Nimbus support both stand-alone and networked Fire Alarms.
The GPRS Gateway connection is a non invasive add-on to the Fire Alarm control panel communications or printer port. The Fire Alarm system functionality is not affected.
Simple to Install
Requiring no physical connection to telephone lines or clients IP network the GPRS Gateway provides the ideal communications path between the Fire Alarm system and Nimbus.
Data is stored and served from LAN Control Systems hosted secure server. Robust technology with instant automatic failover and redundant SAN storage, provide a 99.99% availability. Frequent backups of data are made automatically to two differently located servers.
Proof of Testing
Producing reports based on Fire Alarm testing has always been challenging. Service and maintenance companies have different methods of testing and producing evidence of what has been tested; engineer hand written dockets, print-outs from control panels, site drawings with ticks or highlights against each device, coloured stickers attached to each device and scanned bar-code stickers, to name a few.
All these methods are prone to inaccuracy and don’t necessarily provide conclusive evidence that particular testing has been carried out. Nimbus records the actual Fire Alarm control panel activity, recording specific details of device status and identity information.
Many Fire Alarm control panels have a limited internal memory to log activity. It is not unusual for a Fire Alarm system to have more detection devices and manual call points than the internal memory can record collectively. Fire Alarm control panel printers are temperamental, prone to jamming and running out of paper. Print-outs are not easy to read, provide limited information and are difficult to store, archive and recall. Nimbus logging is infinite, enabling reports to be generated at any time, based on flexible search criteria.
Generate reports based on Weekly Testing, Servicing and Live activity. Users may also generate specific reports based on their own search criteria; Date/Time, Mode, Event, Panel, Loop, Device and any protocol parameter. The common web page interface simplifies the generation of reports and allows data export to; Copy, CSV, Excel, PDF or Print tools.
Event notifications can be sent via email, mobile phone application and secure I.P. to any number of recipients based on the Fire Alarm event types; Fire, Pre Fire, Fault, Isolation, Disablement etc. Each event notification details the event action, the associated control panel descriptive labels and protocol data. Notifications are triggered and processed immediately.