North Carolina’s Race City of Mooresville Speeds Ups Inspections with
MobileEyes™ Fire Inspection Software
TROY, Mich. (March 12, 2007) The fire department of Mooresville, North Carolina, has given new meaning to “racing speed” in this historic town north of Charlotte that is better known as Race City, USA. For Fire Inspectors Tim Warren and Dave Brooks, it means reducing the time it takes to conduct their inspections by at least a third with the recent purchase and installation of MobileEyes™ software, developed by TradeMaster, Inc.
“Last year we conducted 600 annual inspections and plan reviews for 5.7 million sq. ft.,” said Warren. “Much of our time was spent on paperwork and filing which we can reduce tremendously with this new tool.”
MobileEyes™ software runs on a tablet PC and includes handwriting recognition capabilities that make note-taking as easy as writing on a yellow pad. Inspectors also have easy online access to building and fire codes.
“We don’t have to carry the code book with us anymore,” said Warren, estimating that it’s grown to at least 340 pages. “With MobileEyes™, I can access codes on-site, print out a report and have everything finalized before I get back to the office.” Reports can also be emailed to the recipients, speeding up the inspection process even more.
Warren also indicated that the new technology is going to help tremendously with planning, record keeping and reporting.
“With performance-based budgeting, we can more easily show the number of inspections, violations, violations corrected and other items,” added Warren. For a community that has changed over many years from a railroad town to textile center to Race City, USA, Mooresville’s fire department may be establishing its own speed records.
About TradeMaster, Inc.
TradeMaster, headquartered in Troy, Mich., is a leading provider of technical support software solutions, including MobileEyes™ fire inspection software. The company provides off-the-shelf, user-friendly products not only to fire departments, but also to manufacturing companies that are struggling with equipment downtime and throughput issues. In the manufacturing industry, TradeMaster’s tools simplify the repair and maintenance of complex equipment and enable paperless data collection and reporting
of ISO, OSHA and inspection data. Customers include global firms such as Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler AG, Delphi Corporation, Merillat, Tower Automotive, Fort Wayne Foundry, Land Rover and Comau Pico. For details about MobileEyes fire inspection software, visit www.mobile-eyes.org, and for information about TradeMaster’s manufacturing technical support software, visit www.trademaster.cc.
Margaret Blohm, APR
Margaux & Associates, LLC