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SCHOOL’S OUT BUT SAFETY BUDGET PLANNING IS YEAR-ROUND

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June 1st, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
Ensuring school safety—fire, weather, hazardous material leaks—has always been a priority for districts, parents, and their communities. But, as much as I hate to talk about it, schools must also be prepared for shootings. Even though they happen so randomly, a well-trained staff can save lives. Yet I’ve discovered that many school fire and security systems are not using the latest technology.
 
We all know that careful planning saves time, money and stress. Since the halls and classrooms are empty for the summer break, the fiscal year ends in June, and preparations are underway for the 2020 budget year, now is the ideal time for school districts to schedule an independent review of all fire and security systems.

 

ARE YOUR SAFETY POLICIES UP TO DATE?
 

PLANTING SEEDS: MULTI-STATE SECURITY PLATFORM

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May 15th, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
How many times have you heard the line, “One size fits all”? I can’t stress enough that such an assumption is not true when it comes to fire and security systems. Every industry has unique needs that require a series of custom-designed protocols, and the protocols become even more crucial as your company grows.
 
I guarantee that your security and safety needs will change when you expand from a single location to multiple locations, especially when that expansion is across state lines. Everything—and I mean everything has to be coordinated at all locations to ensure safety and security of your employees, customers and your business. As a result, customized solutions are a certainty.
 
Planning ahead strategically takes the guesswork out of growing your business and prevents costly errors.

MEET JON WIENER, THE NEW GM OF OUR ALARM DIVISION

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May 1st, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
Brothers Fire & Security is experiencing an exciting period of growth and as a result we’ve added to our team. Jon Wiener has come on board as general manager for the alarm division. His arrival is part of our 2019 focus to respond to customers’ needs and expand regionally and nationally. Jon is an ideal fit for our company as he brings valuable experience as electronic system sales rep for over seven years at SimplexGrinnell based in Boca Raton, Florida.
 
Brothers Fire & Security has a top notch fire and security alarm division that designs, installs, tests and maintains systems. Our NICET-certified (National Association of Certification in Engineering Technologies) engineers provide alarm systems designed to fit your business needs. Whether you need a basic fire alarm system for a small business,

ARE YOU WRESTLING MULTIPLE VENDORS?

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April 15th, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
Are you wrestling with too many fire and security system vendors? Businesses with multiple locations and property management companies in particular, know the potential and very real vendor problems I’m talking about.
 
With multiple vendors who don’t communicate with each other, there is no cohesive system or process in place to make sure all locations are kept in compliance. Substandard reporting and difficult access to important documents when you need them is another common issue. Oddly enough, facilities managers don’t always collaborate with purchasing managers and important documentation can get missed. And finally, with no single point of contact with a vendor to coordinate your service, inspections and maintenance, there is usually chaos with no accountability. This is when mistakes and omissions can happen and affect your business.
 

GETTING SCHOOLED IN SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEMS

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April 1st, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
Cameras have become a critical a component in security systems—from homes to small business to major corporations—and their use has grown substantially. It’s estimated that more than 30 million surveillance cameras have been sold in the United States in the past decade, their increased use largely triggered by 9/11 and other terroristic events.
 
There’s nothing creepy or devious about having cameras on your property. They operate in the best interests of your business, employees, customers and residents, and are a wise property and personal safety investment. Changing technology in camera surveillance has increased their effectiveness. Ongoing advances make the camera systems smaller and less expensive to install, maintain and monitor. They also help lower liability which benefits insurance costs.
 
As they are intended, security cameras make a huge