July 15th, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
There are just two options when selecting fire and security services for your company:
1.) Buy cheap now and pay more later.
2.) Bundle now and save time, money and stress later.
Of course, Option 2 makes the most sense. Your company’s priority is to provide a safe and cost-effective environment for your business, employees or residents. To do that you need a life safety plan that balances affordability and protection. So, let’s take a look.
We all like a sale and it’s tempting to look for bargains. But first, ask yourself: If a vendor slashes prices, what are they leaving out? OK, you rationalize, there are other vendors that can fill the gaps. But before you know it, you have several vendors for inspections, routine servicing, and repairs. From there, it snowballs into chaos. When services aren’t bundled, inspection deadlines can be missed and insurance premiums can be higher. The pressure to get these inspections done increases, scheduling becomes haphazard, services end up being more costly than necessary, and the initial savings are wiped out.
For example, before coming to Brothers Fire & Security, a multi-family management company with several vendors had to schedule annual inspections and periodic servicing at different times during the year. These were difficult and time consuming to coordinate. Because required service and inspections were random, disruption to the community happened many times. Not surprising, the residents were unhappy and the company had to spend more to get the jobs done.
Cutting corners? What does that say about your business, its quality of service, and how it treats people? Negative outcomes have a ripple effect. Thanks to social media, word will spread like wildfire (pardon the pun). Apartment vacancy rates may escalate. Daycares may lose clients. Hotels may have empty rooms. And your business’s bottom line may bottom out.
Most importantly, is saving money going to put your business and lives at risk? What is your cheap plan worth when getting help in an emergency is difficult? When emergencies happen or unexpected problems arise, cutting corners teaches you the hard way that not all vendors are created equal.
So where do you start in shopping for vendors and services? At the very least, a periodic review is a smart practice for every business. Let Brothers Fire & Security take an assessment to develop a comprehensive Life Safety Plan to solve your challenges. We focus on providing fire and security services for companies that care about their business and their people. Through the integrated approach and bundled services, Brothers Fire & Security can make a dramatic and strategic difference that benefits your company. We’ll show you that the sale price doesn't always make sense; the end product and protection with response time is what’s really important for your all your life safety needs.
As one of the premier providers of fire and security solutions in the Upper Midwest, Brothers Fire & Security strives to build long-term, value-added relationships. We work with business owners and property management companies, as well as all types of public institutions to solve fire and security needs. By taking advantage of our integrated bundled services, many of our clients find that they can save 25-30% on their safety services, annual inspections and more. From a single location to franchises throughout the region and the country, our integrated approach saves our clients valuable time, money and stress. We provide fire protection systems, security systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, 24-7 monitoring, fire extinguishers, card access and kitchen hoods.