October 1st, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
They’re called Life Safety Services—fire alarms, sprinklers, extinguishers, security and monitoring services—because they save lives, as well as property. Often, implementing those services in your business or residential properties is done through several vendors, which may appear to be a better financial “deal.” But in fact, too many vendors for your fire and security services may be costing you money.
THE VALUE OF REVIEWING YOUR VENDORS
A periodic review of your vendors and services is a smart practice for every business. Yet businesses tend to avoid the task. I’ve heard the excuses: Property managers are afraid to consider making changes because they don’t want to upset the apple cart. Management companies look for ways to cut expenses and strengthen service levels so a property manager can be the “hero” by lowering costs and consolidating vendors.
Those excuses are wrong. Too many vendors actually make life difficult for business owners, management companies, and property managers. Annual inspections and periodic servicing have to be scheduled at different times throughout the year, which are difficult and time-consuming to coordinate between vendors. Disruptions happen many times when required service and inspections occur on a random basis. Inspection deadlines are missed and insurance premiums are higher. The pressure to get these inspections done increases and services end up being more costly than necessary.
BUNDLE AND SAVE: 18 TO 1
Here’s an actual life services example. Hoigaard Village in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, had over 18 different vendor visits throughout the year to manage. The disruption to the community happened many times when required service and inspections happened on a random basis.
But when Brothers Fire & Security developed a bundled service plan, it eliminated multiple vendors and coordinated all their inspections at the same time. The result was an average savings of 25 percent on the cost of their services. Now that would definitely make a hero out of a property manager, right?
THE INTEGRATED APPROACH
From a technical perspective, combining fire (alarm, sprinkler, extinguishers), security and monitoring services brings a streamlined solution all under one roof, which is exactly what Brothers Fire & Security does. A convenient, integrated approach to these mission-critical services saves valuable time and money. For residential properties, it supports the quality of life that’s important for residents and management alike.
Since 1994, Brothers Fire & Security has been making fire and security services simple and easy for our clients. We coordinate and schedule required service and inspections rather than multiple inconveniences throughout the year. We provide training on the sprinkler systems as an added value for property managers. If we are serving you in one area, we can cut your costs and improve your experience so you can concentrate on other things. Then we are always there to help and solve your problems when you call us. You can trust us to deliver what you need 24/7.
Hoigaard’s challenges had a happy ending. A personalized, bundled solution was put in place, and one vendor coordinates their services and inspections. A dedicated account manager from Brothers Fire & Security is a single point of contact. How much easier can your life services get?
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY
Not sure if we can really save you time, money and stress? First, check out reviews and see what our other clients have to say (www.brothersfireandsecurity.com/reviews). Here’s one:
A great company with a fantastic service group and terrific people! I have utilized Brothers Fire for a variety of services including consulting, system design, retrofit, system inspections as well as maintenance and repairs. They are consistently a top performer. – Gary L.
Like Gary, let us review your current vendors and services and we’ll show you the savings.
One more thing—and it’s an important one: You’re more than a client; to us, you’re family.
ABOUT BROTHERS FIRE & SECURITY
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.