5,332,366 7/1994 Anderson.
5,481,260 1/1996 Buckler etal 340/606
5,548,276 8/1996 Thomas 169/61
Primary Examiner—James P. Trammell
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—OliS & Berridge
A verification system which will help ensure compliance with water-based fire protection system testing and maintenance standards and codes set forth by recognized fire protection authorities. The system comprises at least one sensor for sensing at least one parameter of one or more water-based fire protection system components pertinent to code compliance verification, a recorder for recording and date/time stamping data from at least one sensor, a method for verifying code compliance, and a method for generating a code compliance verification report based upon the sensor data. The system provides documentation of "everyday" system conditions and requisite periodic testing will enhance preparedness and performance of the water-based fire protection systems. The report can be electronically forwarded to the owner, insurer, or management company at any time, or automatically forwarded on a scheduled basis for "normal" reporting. In the event of "trouble" conditions requiring immediate resolution, real-time notification to appropriate entities can also be accomplished.
54 Claims, 14 Drawing Sheets