BuildingReports University uses the world’s largest, most detailed fire and life safety inspection reporting database to provide industry insights and analysis. Part of the BuildingReports University mission is to provide data and analysis to assist in fire prevention, improve system and inspection performance, and help independent contractors, facility management professionals and code enforcement professionals protect people and property.

Security Brief: The U.S. Ban on 5 Major Device Manufacturers

On August 13, 2020, the United States ban on 5 security device manufacturers took effect. The law passed in 2019 requires all federal facilities and industry sectors considered critical infrastructure to remove or replace the blacklisted devices due to national security concerns. With the short turnaround time being exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, it's likely that many of these devices are still actively deployed making the facilities out of compliance with the new law. Download the Security Brief to learn more, including your potential security and financial risks and which OEM devices are included in the ban.

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Industrial Supplement - 2016 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

This document provides a deeper dive into industrial occupancy types performance as part of the 2016 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark report. Check out this special supplement as it examines more detailed metrics and trends for industrial occupancy types through the 2016 calendar year.

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General Fast Facts Summary - 2014 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

This Fast Fact summary of the full 2014 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark report provides an easy to digest high-level overview of the full report findings.

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Healthcare Fast Facts Summary - 2014 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

Originally produced for the ASHE 2014 conference, this Fast Fact summary focuses on how the healthcare occupancy types performed as part of the full 2014 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark report. Check out this high-level overview for data such as how healthcare facilities performed in the areas of average inspection time by device category, device failure rates and reasons, as well as key notes and takeaways for the industry.

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Sprinkler Fast Facts Summary - 2014 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

Produced for the 2014 AFSA Convention & Exhibition, this Fast Fact summary of the full 2014 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark report provides a specific look at sprinkler device statistics and analysis. This easy to digest high-level overview includes a summary of key performance indicators and important takeaways related to sprinkler systems as part of the full report findings.

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2016 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

BuildingReports presents the third edition Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report. The latest report includes data and analysis from 200 through the end of the 2016 calendar year for commercial and industrial building inspections, and includes a special supplement on industrial occupancy types.

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2014 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

BuildingReports presents the industry’s first Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report. From occupancy type to device-level analysis, the report is compiled from the largest database of fire and life safety equipment data in the world.

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2017 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

BuildingReports presents the third edition Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report. This report contains data and analysis from 2000 through the end of the 2017 calendar year, and includes a special supplement on fire sprinkler key performance indicators.

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2018 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

BuildingReports presents the third edition Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report. This report contains data and analysis on fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, life safety and security asset inspections across various occupancy types from 2000 through 2018.

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2015 BuildingReports Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report

BuildingReports presents the second edition Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report. The latest report includes data and analysis on commercial and industrial building inspections from 2000 through 2015, and includes a special supplement on educational occupancy types.

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