Whether it is designing a system for a large warehouse or a wireless system for a listed stately home, Firewatch can offer the full range of fire alarm services; Jon Limer, Fire Alarm Division Manager, explains how Firewatch can offer a full range of fire alarm services.
“An important point to consider when choosing a fire alarm installer is the future ease of adaption and servicing. Firewatch have always installed ‘open protocol’ fire alarm systems, with readily available components for future maintenance and replacement. Some installers fit systems with unusual components or ‘closed protocol’ components not easily sourced in the future."
"Larger national firms, generally, install ‘closed protocol’ systems; using equipment they manufacture for their own use or select exclusive agency agreements. This essentially means that should an adaption to your system prove necessary in the future or for any maintenance, or replacement components, they can only be sourced by them or through an agent. When assessing installation quotations, don’t be fooled by the normally lower price for one of these systems – always insist the system is ‘open protocol’ , and obtain any other access codes on completion. If you are unsure about what to do, ask Firewatch, we will give free advice without any obligation”.