September 15th, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Your business is unique. In fact, it’s one of kind, and your fire and security system should reflect that. As we head into fall, now is a good time to evaluate your system. Is it meeting the specific needs and goals of your business? Are there issues that need constant attention that cut into your productivity? What can you do to make sure your system is up to speed? Do you have confidence that it will perform as it should when the time comes and give you the data or information you need to solve problems or resolve issues?
The first step to getting answers to your questions is a consultation with your fire and security team. Brothers Fire & Security stands ready to evaluate your needs. Our experts can
September 1st, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Today’s security challenges have brought the safety of people and property to new levels of awareness. Industries that include schools, restaurants, multi-family housing complexes, and senior living communities all need protection. Every business, regardless of size and location, now requires more security systems and monitoring than ever before.
DID YOU KNOW:
- 64 percent of small businesses are victims of employee theft, resulting in losses of $25,000 to $33,000 per minute
- Approximately 75 percent of employees steal (usually office supplies)
- There are approximately 27 million shoplifters (or 1 in 11 people)
- Over 1.5 million burglaries occurred in 2015; 28.4 percent of those were retail, costing businesses $800 million in retail property losses
August 15th, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
It’s the WORLD’S LARGEST fire prevention event and it takes place right here in Minnesota. Can you guess where?
Hint: It’s a Great Get-Together when over 110,000 people A DAY eat their way through a menu of downright bizarre foods, like fried Snickers bars and alligator on a stick. If you guessed the Minnesota State Fair, you deserve a pink cotton candy glow stick. (Best eaten at night, obviously.)
Friday, Aug. 24, marks the 20th annual “Governor’s Fire Prevention Day” at the Minnesota State Fair. Bring the kids, grandkids, and heck, even the grandparents to learn about fire-safe behavior, fire prevention, safe escape from a fire, and technological improvements in burn treatment and firefighting equipment.
You might get one-on-one time with State Fire Marshal
August 1st, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
As you’ve read these blogs, I hope you’ve noticed that they are created to respond to the needs we find in our industry. Lately, we’ve had increased calls from multi-family complexes to service apartment units after a fire has occurred.
Whether it’s an apartment, condo, or senior living community, fire prevention service calls by professionals BEFORE fires are necessary to keep people and property safe and buildings compliant because fires can be catastrophic.
From 2013 to 2015, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported an estimated 110,000 multi-family residential building fires in the U.S. each year. These fires caused an estimated 400 deaths, 4,000 injuries, and $1.4 billion in property loss.
MAJOR CAUSES OF FIRES IN BUILDINGS
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