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Don’t pay the price for short-term thinking

Hochiki Europe Talking Heads


In this blog Andy Dickinson, Hochiki Europe’s business development manager, explains why a fire detection system should be considered a long-term investment in which total cost of ownership (TCO) is a key consideration.

Given its vital role in protecting people and property, it is a constant source of amazement, frustration and disappointment to me just how many people fail to give the selection of life safety equipment the consideration it deserves. This is particularly apparent when it comes to purchasing a fire detection system, with a misguided focus on initial price rather than the long-term costs associated with it.

In the context of squeezed budgets and the prevalence of a ‘maximum value with minimum financial outlay’ approach to all aspects of building services procurement, perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised. However, the fact is that a failure to consider a fire detection system’s total cost of ownership (TCO)…

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