Bosch Security Systems has made its 1200 and 5000 Series modular fire panels more appealing to installers and system integrators. Both panels now support a walk test with mobile devices such as tablets or smart phones without the need to install any apps. Bosch partners can also customise both panel series with their own logos or adapt the keypads’ displays to their customer’s corporate design.
The new functionalities are available to existing customers through a firmware update, which also brings general availability of Bosch’s Remote Services .
With the new firmware, Remote Services include the digital walk test feature. Via an optimised interface, it facilitates detector revision and testing of LSN devices. All detectors in a given loop are shown on the mobile device’s display as an intuitive overview, together with addresses plus any additional information stored in the panel. Also displayed is status data depending on detector type.
From this overview, the technician can start test procedures. Successful tests are highlighted on the display, and the respective detector will be marked as tested. It is also possible to store individual notes for each detector. With these features, a technician can perform the walk test efficiently without additional personnel. Results are continuously recorded during the walk test, so that they will always be available after breaks or outages of the communication link.
Once the walk test has been finalised, comprehensive reports in PDF and Excel formats are generated, delivering the necessary documentation for a service visit.
The new display customisation feature is specifically useful for organisations which need to install keypads in publicly accessible areas, such as hotels. The customer’s corporate design can now be integrated into the panel display. In less critical environments, the system integrator can use its logo instead. Individual graphics can easily be uploaded using the configuration software of the fire panel.