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Security Tip | Home Security

YardsignThe depressing fact is, it’s not that hard to get into most homes.

Every 15 seconds, a burglar breaks into a home in the United States, steals an average $1,725 worth of property and robs the people who live there of peace of mind for years.

Installing an alarm system is easy and provides peace of mind. If something does happen, help will be on the way. Prominently displaying a yard sign with the alarm company’s name on it outside the house provides additional benefits. When people keep it hidden so as not to disturb landscape aesthetics, would-be thieves don’t know the home is any less desirable than the house next door, and the alarm is only an after-the-fact security measure.

 

The lesson, alarms are most effective when they’re most obvious.

 

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Graphic Touchscreen Keypad

7800 keypadsTouch screen keypads have been around for several years, however most of them were not very user friendly.  Our new Touchscreen Keypad is impressive, thin, elegant, and most important, easy to use.

I love the home, sleep and away arming options.  This makes it really easy for customers to learn how to arm the system and what each arming option is used for. They also resemble what’s on the smartphone app which makes it easy to go from one to the other without any confusion.
My favorite feature is in the Z-Wave control screens. I can see the status and control all of my lights, locks and thermostats right from the keypad. In the “favorites” screen you can activate “scenes” in your home. With one touch you can control several different Z-Wave devices. I have a favorite for “Movies” that dims the lights and sets the thermostat to 68 as well as locks all the doors.
With the cost of energy increasing, it’s important to stay on top of my heating and cooling systems. DMP makes it easy to control Z-Wave compatible thermostats right from the touchscreen keypad, iPhone or Android app. The system can be easily programmed to adjust the thermostat when you arm the system in the “Away” mode and when you return home.
Our graphic touchscreen truly integrates home security with home automation and energy management. It is simple. It is elegant. It is easy to use. I can’t wait to see what comes out with next and the features we will offer our customers.
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Virtual Quote- now available

Now available from Midwest Security and Fire .Com- Virtual Quotevirtual quoter

Home and business owners now have the option of obtaining a detailed estimate for a security system from Midwest Security and Fire .Com by completing a short form, answering a few simple questions and attaching photos of the property. Once received, the experts at Midwest Security and Fire prepare a detailed estimate along with the most popular options allowing you to create your own custom system. The estimate will include an electronic brochure and a short video demonstrating the system operation and several exclusive features.  Harry Brodmarkle with Midwest Security and Fire stated, “Our customers love the fact they can get a detailed and accurate proposal without having to take time out of their busy schedule”.

 

To find out more about the products, services, and Virtual Quote go to www.midwestsecurityandfire.com

 

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Security and Home Automation

I’m sure many have seen the recent news about Google’s acquisition of Nest.  The recent announcement of Google’s $3.2Billion acquisition of Nest essentially moves Google in to the home automation space. Midwest Security and Fire. Com wanted to provide our perspective on the news.
First, Its a great validation of what we do as a security dealer providing home automation along with our security sy…stems. We believe that we are best suited to deliver these products and services and help our customers on a personal level understand what is available.
Second, the thermostat is a very important part of the home especially in our homes here in Minnesota. Nest claims to have their $249.00 thermostats installed in over 1 million homes. While we as an independent local security dealer do not serve anywhere near that many customers, we can provide a superior service at a lower price point with a better installation experience. We have been providing thermostat controls and home automation to our customers for over 25 years.
Third, trust is important to consumers when it comes to the provider of home automation services. One of the clear emerging themes in the Google acquisition of Nest is that customers are wary of Google having insight into their homes. Some people are even pledging to return their Nest thermostat now that Google is buying the company.
Based on our experience, our customers are weary of connected services providers and their personal data being used and sold in an ad supported model to get cheaper products or services. As an independent local owned security company we pride ourselves on being one of the most trusted contractors in your home or business. Our customers are looking for professionals to  provide their security and home automation services and they know they can trust us to protect them.

About us

Security & Fire Partners, Inc. and Midwest Security and Fire . Com is a local owned security and fire contractor. We help home and business owners  with custom security and fire systems. We specialize in security systems, fire alarms, access control, and surveillance systems. Our customers tell us that it is our products, our people, and our customer service that set us apart from our competition. We are located in Central Minnesota and serve The Brainerd Lakes Area, Crosslake, Wadena, Park Rapids, Walker, Little Falls, St. Cloud, and Minneapolis and St. Paul. We support the communities we serve.

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Security systems and much more…..

My AccessThe security systems we are installing for our customers are amazing. Our customers love the security and peace of mind they provide and are always amazed when we are able to offer new features to make their life easier too. With our systems we allow our customers to control lighting, locks, and thermostats. You may control and monitor your home or business anywhere you are by using our Virtual Keypad application or by a simple text message. Unlock the door, turn on a light, and turn up the thermostat just by texting a simple command- that’s crazy? I have been in the security and fire business  for over 21 years now and I never imagined it would be like this. The systems and features we offer our customers are really great and offer security, peace of mind, comfort, and convenience.  If you have not seen a recent demonstration on our systems and the features available locally only from midwestsecurityandfire.com  give us a call today at 218-825-8844.

 

 

 

 

About us

Security & Fire Partners, Inc. and Midwest Security and Fire . Com is a local owned security and fire contractor. We help home and business owners  with custom security and fire systems. We specialize in security systems, fire alarms, access control, and surveillance systems. Our customers tell us that it is our products, our people, and our customer service that set us apart from our competition. We are located in Central Minnesota and serve The Brainerd Lakes Area, Crosslake, Wadena, Park Rapids, Walker, Little Falls, St. Cloud, and Minneapolis and St. Paul. We support the communities we serve.

 

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Trident Seafoods Project Completion

Trident Seafoods Security & Surveillance Project

After almost a year of  design, planning, layout and months of installation, testing and staff training, we are proud to announce that the Trident Seafoods Security Project has been completed.

 

Security and food safety in the food industry is fast becoming a very important issue globally. Locally, Trident Seafoods located in Motley MN is a food processor and manufacture in the seafood industry. With several leading product they are easily considered one of the top processors in the country.

 

Midwest Security & Fire, recently completed the Access Control System and Surveillance throughout the interior and exterior of the facility. This system allows Trident to monitor and control access to the facility and insure the integrity and safety of the facility as well as the safety of the ingredients and final product.

 

The Keri Access system was installed using the NXT- Mercury product and Doors.net software. The surveillance system was installed using Midwest’s Pro-line of DVR recorders and Advanced features dome cameras throughout the interior and exterior of the facility. The access and surveillance system may be accessed in the Security Room, selected workstations or wireless device

 

About Midwest

Midwest Security and Fire, Inc. is located in Brainerd, MN and serves the entire Central and Northern Minnesota region, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Serving Residential and Commercial owners for over thirty years. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured Technology Systems Contractor, with history in the Security Industry back to 1978. We offer a complete line of Security Products covering everything from traditional burglar and fire control devices, to Surveillance Systems, Access Control, telecom, home theater, and wireless. We are your home and business Security System experts. Find out more at www.midwestsecurityandfire.com 
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Auburn Meadows Security and Fire Systems project progress

Fire and Access Control Systems

Work has been progressing nicely on the Auburn Meadows Assisted Living and Memory Care Project. This is a multiple use facility located in Waconia Minnesota that is currenly nuder consrtuction for Senior Housing.

 

Midwest Security & Fire is installing the facilities Fire Alarm System, Area of Rescue, and Access control Systems. Electronic Saftey and Security systems are intergral and critical to the oprtation of these facilities to insure the saftey of residents and staff. the Fire Alarm is an Edwards Vigilant VS2 system and teh Access Controls are by Ingersol Rand using the Bright Blue product.

 

All three floors are now roughed in with harware and wiring. The equipment will start to be installed withing several weeks after the walls and ceilings are completed with texure and paint finishes.

 

About Midwest

Midwest Security and Fire, Inc. is located in Brainerd, MN and serves the entire Central and Northern Minnesota region, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. 
Serving Residential and Commercial owners for over thirty years.
We are a licensed, bonded, and insured Technology Systems Contractor, with history in the Security Industry back to 1978. We offer a complete line of Security Products covering everything from traditional burglar and fire control devices, to Surveillance Systems, Access Control, telecom, home theater, and wireless. We are your home and business Security System experts.
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Trident Seafood Surveillance and Security Project

Trident Seafoods- Motley MN Plant

Midwest Security & Fire is please to announce that it has been selected by Trident Seafoods to provide the new Surveillance and Access Control Systems for the Facility. This is an extensive system to protect the integrity of the products which is critcal in today’s environment.

Trident Seafoods is a vertically integrated harvester, processor and marketer of seafood from Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Founded in 1973, Trident Seafoods is a privately held, American owned corporation operating offshore processors and shore-side plants throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Midwest Security & Fire has been working with Trident Seafoods Management since August of 2011 to design and layout the systems. Midwest Secured the contact for the installation in April and has begun the extensive installation of  the conduit, raceways, wiring, and equipment. Make sure and follow our progress on this project.

About Midwest
Midwest Security & Fire is an award winning Northern Minnesota based security provider specializing in the design, installation, service, and monitoring of Security and Fire Alarm Systems

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Mid-Minnesota Builders Association Home Show

 

See us at the MMBA Home Show

Spring is here and the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association 2012 Home Show is coming March 30th through April 1st at the Brainerd Civic Center. Once again Midwest Security & Fire will be exhibiting our latest security products and services for home and business. We will be located in booth space #92. Our staff will be there to demonstrate the latest features and services we have to offer. We are excited to show off our new Home Control features including thermostats, lighting, and locks. We can help you monitor and control your home from any cell phone using our MyAccess text control or Virtual Keypad application. Come see us at the show to find out more information and enter for a chance to win a Custom Installed Security System.

 
Midwest Security & Fire, Inc. is a local family owned security company since 1978. We specialize in security systems, fire alarms, surveillance system, and access control. We provide UL listed monitoring for all systems. Find our more by clicking http://www.midwestsecurityandfire.com/ or calling 218-825-8844  for a free security review.
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Security System, Fire Alarm, Access, and Surveillance Installations and Service- MN

Prompt and Professional Installation and Service

Midwest Security & Fire, Inc. is a local family owned and operated security and fire alarm system contractor. We specialize in security systems, fire alarm systems, access control, card access systems, and surveillance camera systems. Our family has been a leader in the industry for over 33 years throughout Central Minnesota. In addition to service throughout Central Minnesota, we serve the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

We service all makes and models of security and fire alarm systems and are an exclusive dealer for several manufactures of security systems and fire alarms for our territory.

Midwest Security & Fire, Inc. has been featured in several publications for our design, installation, and customer service. We have received several national awards over the years including GE Security Pro Dealer of the Year, Residential System Integration Award,   and the Security is a Family Matter Award. You can count on us for prompt, professional installation and service.

To find out more about Midwest Security & Fire, Inc. you may contact us at 218-825-8844 or click www.midwestsecurityandfire.

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