We were all kids once. (I mean, it was a long, long time ago – but try hard to think back.) Remember that nasty kid who would pout and stomp his feet if he didn’t win every game or get to horde the best G.I. Joe figures?
“Fine!” he’d sneer. “I’m taking my toys and going home!”
It seems a number of today’s leading security vendors never grew up.
Many of them push proprietary hardware and software, and if you try to part ways with them for any reason – they bristle and issue a tired ultimatum: “If we part ways, we take our software and our systems with us when we go.”
Some things never change.
It’s known as vendor lock-in, and it’s basically a way to force you to play with the Big Names, and the Big Names only.
Once you sign on the dotted line for a traditional legacy system – that’s what you’re stuck with, unless you start from scratch. And legacy providers are counting on this being such a cumbersome, costly process, that you won’t pull the trigger. So, you’re cornered into paying high prices for what could be mediocre service and equipment and are told that it’s the only way to do things.
Here’s a little secret: Non-proprietary, cloud-based security systems and software exist. Secom, LLC follows what is known as an open architecture policy. This means you will never be trapped into purchasing equipment and plans that are saddled with prohibitive, lifetime service requirements.
Better yet, our team can support virtually all of our competitors’ systems, allowing new customers to continue using their alarms and intercoms, surveillance systems, and much more. This saves time and money and helps to eliminate unnecessary frustration.
Our non-proprietary, cloud-based security systems offer a number of benefits that increase efficiency at a lower cost:
- State-of-the-art tech
- Limited on-site hardware
- Automatic backups and upgrades
- Flexible, fully automated functionality
- Reduced need for on-premise IT
- Unlimited access from any Internet connected device
Traditional legacy systems were the pinnacle of security at one time – almost two decades ago. They worked fine then. But in a world that is recovering from complete upheaval, vendor lock-in and a lack of choices seems like a questionable, and potentially hazardous, way of doing business. Secom can help you rebuild – with options. Contact Secom, LLC today to find out how we can help.