Deploying and maintaining smoke detectors within a property portfolio can seem complex. Nexelec has developed specific solutions to facilitate the implementation of a fleet of several thousand detectors, and to meet the needs of rental companies. Find out in this article how to control all your detectors and facilitate their maintenance in your homes.

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Published on 26 September 2023

Deploy and maintain smoke detectors with Nexelec solutions

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The most common problems

For most lessors, the main fire safety issues are as follows:

  • Monitoring of the installed base of detectors is poorly controlled: installation certificates are unknown or the monitoring number and end-of-life date are non-existent.
  • Detector maintenance is rarely carried out: maintenance is not carried out, cleaning instructions are not followed, or the product is uninstalled when the first alarm is heard.
  • Insufficient awareness of fire risks

 

Solutions that make deployment easier

To facilitate the traceability of your fleet of
detectors
Nexelec solutions enable :

  • Link products to a home during installation and monitor deployment remotely
  • Anticipate product renewal by forecasting end-of-life dates
  • Track replacements in the event of a detector change

Thanks to these functions, the lessor will be able to regain control of all his detectors.

To optimize the deployment and maintenance of your fleet, Nexelec offers a complete turnkey solution. It comprises sensors, a mobile application for field technicians and a web application for remote monitoring of deployment. Everything has been designed to facilitate maintenance of your detectors.

 

 

 

 

Deployment in 3 stages

Deploying detectors is within the reach of all lessors. All you need to do is follow these 3 steps to control your detectors.

Step 1: Prepare for deployment in advance

Identify installation requirements such as location and detector type. All you have to do is enter it either manually on the web application or by importing a simple CSV file. Then transmit this information to the installation technicians in just a few clicks.

 

Step 2: Support intervention in the field

On the application, technicians have the list of households to be equipped. All they have to do is associate the detector with the home they want by scanning the QR code on the back of the detector. Finally, once the detector is in place, all the occupant has to do is validate the installation on the application.

 

Step 3: Gather information for a consolidated view

Following field actions, you will be able to consult the information in the application.

Data can also be exported:

  • File with list of units, associated detectors and their estimated end-of-life date
  • Installation certificates validated by tenants.

With this information, you’ll be able to regain control of your entire sensor fleet.

 

 

Adapt to the specific needs of your property with 4 smoke detection solutions

The Nexelec solution simplifies the deployment, monitoring and coordination of maintenance actions on your detectors. Nexelec has designed 4 distinct products to meet all your security requirements:

New generation smoke detectors INSAFE and INSAFE+ smoke detectors:


  • INSAFE
    enables complete traceability of detector fleet

  • INSFAE+
    recommended for tracking maintenance actions.

Connected detectors ORIGIN and
ORIGIN+
connected detectors, recommended for specific audiences and homes such as nursing homes, PRMs, etc. :

 

Maintain Nexelec smoke detectors

Nexelec fire safety solutions are composed of 4 smoke detectors:
INSAFE
,
INSAFE+
, ORIGIN and
ORIGIN+
.

They all have their own specific features.

 

INSAFE and INSAFE+ detectors

The product INSAFE product is the DAAF from Nexelec. Combined with its digital logbook, it can be used to record the installation date and deduce future maintenance actions. By scanning a QR code, the occupant can access the detector’s user manual online, as well as advice on product maintenance and what to do in the event of a fire.

 


INSAFE+
is ideal when maintenance is entrusted to a service provider. The product enables maintenance actions to be traced. These are recorded by the detector in the form of an electronic maintenance certificate. Information such as battery level, the date of the last test carried out and the times when the product was in fault mode are recorded in the certificate. With this information, the service provider can plan the next steps to be taken.

 

ORIGIN and ORIGIN+ detectors

ORIGIN is a connected device that enables real-time monitoring of your detectors. It integrates all the features of the
INSAFE+ PRODUCT FEATURES
. ORIGIN is able to remotely view all product information without entering the home:

  • No sensor faults
  • Pull-out alert
  • Battery level
  • Date of last manual test
  • Maintenance history
  • Recommended next service date

Detectors ORIGIN detectors are interconnected and can be connected to accessories such as
remote controls
or
deaf and hearing-impaired kits
. Recommended for managers of seniors’ residences or PMR-type homes catering to specific target groups, ORIGIN allows you to keep an eye on residents from a distance.

 

The most complete smoke detector in the range is the connected detector
ORIGIN+
connected smoke detector, which incorporates temperature and humidity sensors. It remotely monitors occupant comfort and safety, regularly reporting temperature and humidity data.
ORIGIN+
also enables energy monitoring to optimize heating and reduce energy costs.

 

Nexelec products have been designed to facilitate the deployment and maintenance of your detectors. Their functions range from simple smoke detection to temperature and humidity measurement. Equipped with state-of-the-art components, CFDs are capable of analyzing the environment of any building in any situation. Residents benefit from ideal comfort and optimum safety.