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BARGAIN-HUNTING IS NO WAY TO SHOP FOR LIFE SAFETY SERVICES

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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.
 
 
 
EVERYONE LOVES A BARGAIN UNTIL ...
 
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

WHAT TO INSPECT WHILE WE’RE INSPECTING

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July 1st, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
As a business owner or property manager, you have a lot on your plate. When it comes to annual inspections of fire and security systems, you might not be aware of all you need to know. In this blog, I’ll give you the inside scoop on the Brothers Fire & Security inspection process.
 
I’ve also included a PDF (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD) about our process that you can print out to share with your staff and post in your lunchrooms or on your safety board.
 
Some fire and security companies perform annual inspections, but don’t provide repairs or dedicated account management services. It can be costly—and even chaotic—to have inspections performed by one company and repairs done by another. As a result, service needs after inspections sometimes get

THE PIPES ARE CALLING – AND CORRODING!

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June 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
When is it time to replace the pipes for sprinkler systems? What are some of the warning signs to watch for if your pipes are getting worn out?
 
Corrosion is not a word you want to hear when thinking about your sprinkler system. Yet corrosion is a reality and, at its worse, a recipe for catastrophic damage. But at Brothers Fire & Security, it’s our job to keep an expert eye on the condition of pipes in sprinkler systems.
 
We are especially vigilant for companies with high moisture environments where water is used, such as paper companies, manufacturing facilities, food processing plants, chemical manufacturing, heavy industrial companies, and electric power plants.
 
 
CORROSION REARS ITS UGLY HEAD

Did you know that sprinkler systems can

TEST YOUR IQ: FIRE & SPRINKLER SYSTEMS FACTS & FICTION

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June 1st, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
There is often a fine line between fact and fiction, and that line can also be blurred when it comes to our perceptions of sprinkler systems. It’s a century-old fact that sprinklers are highly effective elements of total system designs for fire protection in buildings and safety of life. When they are present, the chances of dying in a fire are reduced 50 to 75 percent, and the average property loss per fire is cut 50 to 65 percent.
 
Yet there are still common misunderstandings about sprinkler operation and effectiveness. Let’s test your sprinkler system IQ with a little True or False test. Check your answers at the end of the test. I hope you score 100 percent!
 
 
 
 
 
 

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: SIEMENS – INGENUITY FOR LIFE

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May 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Make no mistake about it! Brothers Fire and Security only works with vendors we trust. We look for vendors with significant contributions to new technology in the fire and security industry, and with solutions that focus on quality and customers. Our vendors are important not just because our reputation is on the line, but because we are committed to provide the best in fire and security services. I’m excited to introduce a series on our vendors to tell you about the brands we trust, and to share valuable product and service education.
 
SIEMENS – RICH HISTORY AND COMMITMENT
 
Founded in 1847, Siemens CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR HOMEPAGE is a global powerhouse focusing on electrification, automation and digitalization. From New York City to Berlin to