Southern Care Maintenance helps keep fire alarm and nurse call systems paperwork safe

Fire alarm and nurse call systems require routine testing and servicing, but it can be difficult to have all the paperwork, inspection certificates and LOLER certificates in one place to ensure they are up-to-date.

They can become lost or filed in the wrong place, so Kent-based Southern Care Maintenance (SCM) has introduced an on-line and secure customer portal called mySCM.

The portal is free to customers that have a service contract.  

A central repository is available 24/7 and stores all the information in one place to provide care homes with peace of mind. Copies of job sheets, certificates and invoices can be retrieved and printed again if the originals are lost.

SCM’s two divisions supply and service a huge range of equipment including hoists, fire alarm systems and nurse call systems. The company operates throughout the south-east, including across Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey, Essex and South London postcodes.

Commercial director David Knight says the market is changing with technological advancements making it possible to upgrade fire alarm systems and nurse call systems in under a week.  

“Gone are the days of engineers installing cables and being present on site for a number of weeks as,” he says. “With our new Radio Nurse Call, a call point can be fitted in a resident’s room within a matter of minutes.”

He adds: “Flexibility is a real benefit with the new Radio Nurse Call as units can easily be re-positioned when necessary and multiple displays positioned around the care home to ensure staff never miss a call. This further improves efficiency.”

For more information on mySCM visit the link on The company also has a Live Chat service.


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