Case study - Bromford Housing
'It's great knowing that whatever the issue, wherever it is, we only have one number to call'
Bromford are a housing association – one of the largest in the coutry. They have over 44,000 homes spread across central and south west England, housing 100,000 residents. They believe in providing warm, safe and secure homes and they rely on BAC to ensure the safety of their residents and properties.
Bromford have a huge stock of housing which includes nearly every property type imaginable. Their portfolio includes 1970’s high rise flatted properties, sheltered sites where residents have access to onsite staff and medical assistance if required and bungalow schemes where residents enjoy the security of living in a controlled community with the independence of having their own property.
In recent years Bromford have invested in new property offering the latest in environmentally friendly accommodation coupled with great outdoor space and a high level of security.
A truly comprehensive service
BAC originally provided Bromford with a basic range of Fire and Security services, however due to the size and complexity of their portfolio BAC reacted by increasing their range of services to include all types of safety system. This allowed Bromford to utilise BAC for all their annual maintenance’s, as well as reactive needs whatever the problem may be.
BAC now provide Bromford with a reactive engineer response 24 hours a day, as well as the annual planned maintenance’s for all systems including:
● Fire Alarm Systems
● Intruder Alarms
● CCTV Systems
● Access Control/Door entry Systems
● Telecare systems
● Car Park Barrier systems
● Lightning Protection Systems
● Dry Risers & Sprinklers
BAC also provide additional services which include provision of Manned Guards when required, as well as the remote monitoring of all types of system.
“Having worked closely with BAC for years now, they have not let me down once”
Mick Mulraney – Asset Management Surveyor for Bromford
Accreditations such as BAFE and SSAIB give Bromford the peace of mind knowing that everything BAC provide meets the applicable UK
standard. In addition to Industry Accreditations, BAC is also an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001 company and hold Trading standards
approval in recognition of customer service.
Through nearly 30 years of installing and maintaining, BAC have become experts in their field and have been approved by all leading manufacturers.
Bromford keep their sites up to date through a regimented program of scheduled upgrades. As an approved installer by the worlds leading Fire Safety equipment manufacturer Honeywell®, BAC is trusted to advise and deliver any required changes.
Many of these sites are equipped with Telecare systems. These give elderly residents and their families the reassurance of knowing that help is only ever a push of a button away. The leading manufacturer and most widely acclaimed and used product is the Tynetec® range of which BAC are an approved installer.
The vast majority of Bromford sites are equipped with Access Control systems. These only
allow authorised persons to enter the building, or be granted access remotely by residents. The leading manufacturer in respect of Access Control is PAXTON. BAC are an approved
installer of this range of products.
Having genuine expertise on hand is invaluable to a housing provider such as Bromford.
“The advice and guidance received from BAC on this issue was instrumental in solving the problem”
Reliable and responsive
BAC Engineers are there for Bromford 24/7/365. They respond to multiple call outs daily as well as attend the sites for their scheduled maintenance visits. As a Reactive Service provider BAC take pride in their reputation for fast response and excellent
“Always quick to respond to important callouts with damaged or faulty fire alarm and door entry systems”
With Engineers entering Bromford buildings on multiple occasions each year, it makes all the difference if its a friendly and familiar face.
In order to deliver the best service possible, BAC created a dedicated Bromford
team comprised of engineers who really know the sites. This minimises time spent fault finding, saving money for the client and minimising disruption for the Residents.
Perhaps most importantly from the residents point of view is that it allows them to get to know the team. This creates a culture of trust and in turn gives residents peace of mind.
“The service team has always been a pleasure to deal with and have gone that extra mile when we needed action quickly”
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