There is a lot to consider when deciding on newfire alarm technology. Whether you areinstalling a new fire alarm system or adding to an existing system, flexibility is a crucial consideration in order to prepare for future building requirements and/or technology changes. Adaptations and technology upgrades to satisfy changing code regulations can often be the most significant expenses associated with life safety systems after installation.
It is important to learn how your system can handle these adaptations and how much it will cost to upgrade and maintain your new system. Learning the difference between proprietary and non-proprietary fire alarm systems will help you to avoid unnecessary expenses during upgrades or expansions.
PROPRIETARY AND NON-PROPRIETARY FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
INDEPENDENT FIRE ALARM SYSTEM CONSULTANTS
Working with a non-proprietary fire alarm system provider will provide building owners and managers an honest approach to fire alarm upgrades andservice. Non-proprietary providers must price their services and equipment competitively from theinstallation to their aftermarket fire alarm services because they don’t have an exclusive relationship with the equipment manufacturer. The customer has the discretion to choose from a group of fire alarm vendors who can provide the installation and/or service, with better pricing. Choosing a non-proprietary fire alarm system allows the customer to compare and “shop” for authorized distributors and for fire alarm services.
Proprietary system providers can take advantage of their single source relationship by providing slower service and response time. The reasoning is simple; a proprietary service provider does not need to service your system in as timely a manner as a non-proprietary system provider because you are “stuck” with them whether their service is good or not. As a result, the response time, ongoing cost, and the quality of service should be better from a non-proprietary service provider in order to keep their customers.
Working with a non-proprietaryfire alarm systemsprovider allows for more flexibility regarding fire alarm installations and service. AFA Protective Systems is an independent, non-proprietary fire alarm systems provider offering assistance with evaluating and recommending the best fire alarm system for your commercial property.
AFA’s featured partner for non-proprietary equipment isNotifier by Honeywell. AFA has been a world-class leader infire & safety servicesfor over a century. Notifier equipment offers the highest standards of system functionality and reliability. Notifier equipment is especially flexible as all their products are fully backward compatible, meaning a detector bought today will work on a Notifier system installed 15 years ago.
AFA Protective Systemsoffers nonproprietary fire alarm system evaluations and consultations. AFA wants to become your fire alarm partner by providing professionalfire alarm system design, equipment,installationand services including;maintenance,testing, repairs, and UL Listed. central station monitoringContact AFA todayto let us help you determine the best non-proprietary fire alarm system for yourcommercial property.