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HAPPY THANKSGIVING SAFETY TIPS

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November 15th, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
There’s more “stuff” to Thanksgiving that the stuffing inside the turkey. There’s the annual kitchen squabble about cooking the turkey breast side up. The cable goes out during the football game. The 13-year-old refuses to sit at the kids’ table.
 
Or, the turkey is burned. It happens to the best cooks. Just ask Martha Stewart. She burned a turkey to a blackened crisp. Granted, she was a newlywed and hosting her first family Thanksgiving so give her a break. She told the Daily Mail, “Weary and bleary-eyed at 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, I turned on the oven, stuffed the turkey, and struggled to get the enormous bird into the electric oven by 3:45. I went back to sleep only to awake to a house full of black smoke—the turkey

DOOR ACCESS SECURITY: FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

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November 1st, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
The days of finding security behind closed doors with brass keys in tumbler locks are long gone. All doors—front doors, back doors, garage doors, office doors, school doors, church doors, store doors, clinic doors, apartment doors—have become the critical first line of defense to keep everyone and everything behind them safe from harm.
 
To ensure safety, there’s a lot to consider—and I mean a lot!—when evaluating your door security needs, policies and options. So, let’s get started by looking at three industries where door access is especially crucial.
 
DAYCARE'S
 
Door access enables you to keep track of who’s coming and going, where and when.
Ensuring parent check-in and front door security is serious business. You want to be sure the designated

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN SAFETY

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October 15th, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
Autumn has put its colorful and cooler grip on Minnesota. It’s getting dark earlier and stores have stocked Halloween costumes and piles of bagged candy (and older kids are stockpiling toilet paper, silly string and cans of shaving foam). Kids of all ages and parents are looking forward to Trick-or-Treat and Halloween parties.
 
Halloween requires extra precaution since kids are involved in some potentially dangerous activities and events: carving pumpkins, walking dark streets and crossing intersections, and wearing costumes than can obstruct vision. So, let’s talk about Halloween safety.
 
SCARY FACTS
 
Candles in jack-o'-lanterns, wearing costumes improperly, falls, traffic accidents, and even face makeup can lead to Halloween injuries like cuts, abrasions, wounds, and burns. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety

GET READY FOR ‘OL MAN WINTER’S POLAR-COASTER RIDE

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October 1st, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
Brace yourselves! The Farmers’ Almanac’s 2019-20 winter forecast expects Minnesota and surrounding states to get a “parade of snowstorms” and below-average temperatures—a polar-coaster many of us would rather not ride.
 
Does this forecast sound familiar? Let’s take a not-so-fond look back at the winter of 2018-19:
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WHERE EXACTLY IS MY FIRE & SECURITY TECH?

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September 15th, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
Our Brothers Fire & Security team considers it a Best Practice to take care of all the details in customer service throughout the life cycle of a project. And that certainly includes the window of time that our techs will be on site for our clients’ inspections, emergencies, installations and planning.
 
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that “Timing is everything.” It’s true! Consumers appreciate knowing the ETA of deliveries and service calls so they can plan accordingly, which is not just a convenience, it’s good business. Thanks to online communication tools, we can track over-night express packages on the truck as it comes down the street. Internet services tell us where the disruption in service is located and what time we’ll be back online.
 
Those expectations