This blog was commissioned by Onetrace App ↗️

When you think of fire protection, you don’t always think of remote working being a key feature since fire protection management is an onsite, in-person, hands-on job. When someone imagines remote working, two things come to mind: working from home, in bed, still in pyjamas with your laptop open, or working from a 5 star beach resort in the Caribbean or Polynesia. The truth is, remote working has been around us since working existed. The dynamic of a main office where most of the administrative work happens and the rest of the team are away working on site, is what benefits the most from effective remote working. But what if there were a fire protection app that gave everyone the ability to work remotely? 

One of the biggest issues with working remotely is not being able to access data when you need it. Many companies can grant remote access through a laptop, but when you’re working on site with your hands full of equipment, the last thing you really want to do is pull out a laptop, plug in the wifi dongle and try to connect remotely in a building that may have lower signal. Depending on how your office’s workflow is set up, you may have been emailed drawings or information weeks or months ago, and you now have to sift through that to find the two-liner that holds the key to the issue you may have. 

Sometimes you may not be able to connect, leaving you unable to do much other than pack up and return another day, or try to track what you’re looking for over the phone with Becky the admin girl, who may not know what she’s looking for, and you don’t know exactly where to look yourself, so it becomes a game of the blind leading the blind, all while your signal is cutting out because cellular reception in buildings isn’t always fantastic. 

Does any of this sound familiar? What if we told you there was a mystical glowing glass of prophecy that you can take with you on every job that grants the holder access to everything they need by just touching it with their finger? If you told someone that 50 years ago, they would probably think you are crazy, but with smartphone technology existing today, there’s an app that can sort out all of your on-site remote working problems. 

Access to everything you need outside of the office 

OneTrace is a fire protection traceability application that can live on your work tablet or smartphone and has access to everything you need for the job. Imagine having your floor plans and job details ready for your reference, so no more fighting with laptops and dongles and trying to get the information you need over the phone. It’s all there, on the app, in your job details. Now you don’t need to leave and return when you have the details you need, you can just fire up the app, find what you need, get the job done and onto the next one! 

Ability to update projects on the spot 

When you’re sent on a job, you’ll need to take photos, make notes of what was done and report any findings. You may have scribbled this on paper, or you’re relying on your memory, but either way, those notes aren’t getting done until you’re finished the hands-on part of the job, which is at the end of the day and sometimes after you have visited a few sites. Then you’ll pull out your laptop, do your write ups and email to the office, and the physical drawings and paperwork you have will be put into files at some point in the future when you’re popping in. It’s not the best of situations but you make the best of it. 

But what if this mystical glowing glass of prophecy could erase this entirely? What if it could grant you a portal so that you can upload photos and document the job right there and then, so that you don’t have to do it later in the day? And what if this could be done from a tablet or even your smartphone? No more what if’s… This is what OneTrace can do for you. 

Final step, get in touch! 

If you like the idea of the mystical glowing glass of prophecy (it’s really just an app) that can grant your team the power of remote working flawlessly while you can monitor their progress from the office, it might be time to get in touch. You can request a demo and see what the fuss is about. 

But if you aren’t ready to commit, you can try OneTrace completely free for 14 days with zero obligation or commitment. You have nothing but administrative nightmares to lose, and everything (but magical flying superpowers) to gain. Take your business to the next level of innovative passive fire protection traceability and try OneTrace today!