Software – Open or Closed Protocols?
There is a very expensive hidden cost in many fire detection systems that most people are unaware of…
Many suppliers will sell you a system, but they won’t tell you that the price does not include the software.
So, if you need to re-configure your system, service/maintain it, or carry out repairs, you can’t – unless you use that supplier.
You can’t shop around for cheaper quotes.
You can’t handle minor tasks in-house.
You’re stuck with their prices and level of service.
When you buy a system from BBC Fire & Security, it’s yours – and that includes the system software.
Naturally, we’d like you to choose our service and maintenance options because we offer good service at a competitive price.
If you’re getting a competitive price for a new system, you may want to ask:
1. Does it include the software?
2. What are the costs for maintenance?
By asking these 2 simple questions, and getting positive answers, you will dramatically reduce the long term cost of ownership of your new system and put you in control.