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Funday Isn't Just for Sundays @ VTI

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Our Minneapolis Team has turned Sunday Funday into Friday Funday including Flannel Friday, Graphic Tee Shirt Friday, Ugly Sweater Friday, Crazy Hat Friday and more.  Enjoy some pics of our Colleagues trying to out-do each other!.....

This last photo marks a 'Years of Service Color Day'.  

Tan 0-5 Years
Blue 6-10 Years
Red 11-20 Years
Black 21-30 Years
Green 31+ Years

Funday Friday continues in 2018.................


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Collaborate to Educate: VTI @ the SecureSet Academy

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The partnership between SecureSet and VTI Security continues at the Colorado Springs campus.  Joshua Cummings, Katie McLean, and Stephen Fisher joined this semesters' graduating class of Cyber Security Professionals for a high level view of physical security technologies.  

SecureSet is a cybersecurity academy with the mission of transforming and securing the world by educating a new generation of cybersecurity professionals.  With campuses in Denver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO and Tampa, FL, SecureSet aims to provide the most complete, immersive and compressed cybersecurity education out there, in order to help career seekers secure their future and the future of organizations and information worldwide.



CORE students graduate with the sought after knowledge and tradecraft for immediate employment as tier 1+ security engineers, analysts, pen testers and consultants. The evolution from general IT to cybersecurity can take five to 10 years. The CORE does it in as little as 20 weeks.

To learn more about CORE and HUNT programs offered by SecureSet, please visit www.secureset.com.  To learn more about how VTI Security is becoming a more Secure Partner for our clients, please contact Stephen Fisher at stephen.fisher@vtisecurity.com.


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'Tis the Season: Ringing the Bell in Wisconsin

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

Russell Ziemann, Senior Account Manager for VTI Security out of our Milwaukee office, spent the past two weekends volunteering for the Salvation Army of Kenosha County on 75th Street.  "I met some generous people and am excited to be doing my part."  Russell looks good in red, don't you think?  Here he is joined by his daughter Ashley and her friend, Adrianna.

The Salvation Army of Kenosha County says they are "Here for the homeless, the unemployed, the victims of trafficking, of addiction, the lonely and the lost. The Salvation Army works every day to make life better for countless people in our community."  Learn more about this great organization here:  www.salvationarmywi.org/wum/kenosha.  

Thanks, Russell, for sharing with our community.

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Godspeed: VTI Colleague Deployments

Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017

As the New Year approaches, we wanted to highlight a couple of VTI Colleagues who will be deploying overseas on behalf of our Nation.  We wish you safe journey, are sending your families at home positive energy, and thank you for your Service.

Human Resources Generalist II, Ricky Hayman, will be deploying on January 2nd, 2018.  Ricky is an O3-E/Captain, Psychological Operations - part of the USACAPOC (United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command).  He has served for 22 years.  Ricky shapes the battle space through persuasion and influence.  On this deployment he will be planning and coordinating the psychological operations strategies, programs, and activities throughout his sphere of influence.  This is Ricky's 2nd deployment to the Middle East and 12th Mobilization and is expected to be in service for 10 months.  Supporting Ricky are his wife Ashley and 16 year old daughter Langley.

Security System Technician ,Tony Balestreri, will be deploying January 4th, 2018.  Tony is an E6 Tech Seargent - part of the 128th Air Refueling Wing/Logistics Readiness Squadron.  He has served for 17 years.  Tony "drives the big green trucks" and serves the logistics of keeping our KC135 Stratotankers ready for service.  This is Tony's 3rd deployment to the Middle East and 7th mobilization and is expected to be in service for 6 months.  Supporting Tony are his wife April and 8 week old son Anthony.  He was joined by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at his Deployment Ceremony.

Godspeed, Gentlemen.  We hope your holiday finds you and your family well.  Should our Colleagues or Trusted Business Partners feel moved to support the Hayman and Balestreri families, please contact Becca Rausenberger, Director, Human Resources at becca.rausenberger@vtisecurity.com.

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VTI Security Expands Greater Omaha Presence

Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2017

VTI Security expands in Omaha

Company increases its office space from 800 to 5,000 square feet in the area
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Friday, December 1, 2017

BURNSVILLE, Minn.—VTI Security, a national commercial integrator based here, is expanding its presence in Omaha, Neb., moving to a larger office and increasing its employee count in the area.

VTI first opened an office in Omaha in 2015, with two employees and an 800 square foot space. Now, the company has about 10 employees in the area and is moving to a recently remodeled 5,000 square-foot facility. The company has been building out the space since late 2016 and signed the lease on the space Oct. 1 this year.

“We’ve had steady and consistent growth. … In the last roughly five years, we’ve grown from around $30 million to exceeding $60 million [in annual revenues]. At the same time—doubled the size of our employee population,” Viau said.

In addition to Omaha, the company has branch offices in Milwaukee; Denver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Cheyenne, Wy.; Amarillo, Texas; and Dallas. VTI has about 220 total employees across its locations, with the majority based in Minnesota and Denver, Viau said.

The new space in Omaha has “a full warehouse, elevated dock for receiving large items, a lab for the set-up and deployment of test and beta equipment—or a place for our technicians to settle in, a full office space and then a training center—what we call a learning center,” Viau said.

The increased space also shows VTI’s commitment to the Omaha market—to both its customers and its employees, Viau said. The build-out “will help our branding and reputation. I think that helps us when people are saying, ‘I may have never heard of VTI in Omaha before—tell me about them.’”

The new learning center in Omaha has space for 35 people, he noted, which can be used for manufacturer presentations or VTI University, an educational program for customers.

“We remodeled the Minnesota office a little over two years ago and built a similar training/learning center that seats 85 and two years before that we remodeled our Colorado office [in Denver], and built a learning/training center that seats 50,” Viau said. 

VTI aims to include local flavor in the design of each office, such as architecture, while also keeping some elements consistent across the company’s branches, including furniture, Viau said.

Viau added that VTI Security will be focused on expanding its presence in the Dallas market. “Our focus [for] the remainder of this year and next year is really to try to introduce ourselves to a broader group of potential customers and introduce them to VTI,” he said. 

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VTI Panel Participation @ Cloud+ Conference

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Security System News' Cloud+ Conference took place this week outside of Austin, Texas.  Top security professionals from our industry gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities 'in the cloud'.  Program highlights included keys to selling cloud-based services/solutions, surveillance and access control in the cloud, cyber security in the cloud, hiring challenges, finding IT-savvy talent, and more.

VTI was well represented by Joshua Cummings, Director, Engineering Services.  Josh was invited to participate in an esteemed panel in a session entitled: "The Technical Challenge: How Leading Integrators Grow, Add, and Keep the Best" hosted by Rebecca Bayne, President of Bayne Consulting & Search.  Josh was joined by industry colleagues Kevin Popejoy, and Margaret Soularie, SPHR.  

VTI leads, maintains membership in, and supports a large variety of professional and industry organizations committed to education, certification, best practice, technical capacity, and beyond. We are highly engaged in the complexity of providing advanced security technologies and our investment continues today.  Many thanks to Rebecca Bayne for trusting the VTI Team with such an important event and special thanks to Josh for always being an ambassador for our Company.


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Kruegsfest 2017

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017

November 9th, 2005, marked a day of infamy at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas.  The niece of Milwaukee Team Leader Dan Kreuger, SSG Amy Krueger, was one of 13 killed that day.  In her honor, and to honor all those who serve and have made the ultimate sacrifice, Kruegsfest was born.  The 2017 event was well attended with music from The Charlie Bucket Band (consisting of our very own Dan Krueger), FEATherWOLF (consisting of one of Amy's many cousins), and SugarNova (consisting of a few of Amy's cousins).

Together, with over 200 attendees, Kruegsfest raised over $2,000 for Camo Quilt of Plymouth (https://camoquiltproject.wordpress.com) and the Fisher House of Wisconsin (www.fisherhousewi.org).  VTI Security served as the stage sponsor and as a continuation of our corporate commitment to the Fisher House, contributed to the success of this great event.  

Philanthropy is more than just a charitable donation. In collaboration with our Colleagues and the organizations they champion, we work to create a personal, measurable difference in the communities where we live and work.  To be able to support Dan and his extended family is one we are very thankful for.  Happy Veterans Day.  God Bless our Troops.  God Bless America.


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COORCA 2017

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In collaboration with Hedgie Bartol and Eric McWhorter of Axis Communications and with the guidance of COORCA Board Member Richard Barrett of Allied Universal/Cherry Creek Mall, VTI Security was the premier sponsor of the inaugural 2017 Western United States Anti-Organized Crime Conference.

COORCA, the Colorado Organized Retail Crime Alliance (www.coorca.org), was established to bring together law enforcement, the investigative community, and commercial end users to education, collaborate, and share best practice.  The relationship and networking environment at COORCA was on full display with over 300 attendees.

Speakers included our very own Stephen Fisher of VTI Security, alongside presenters from the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI Denver, IRS Denver, St. Paul Minnesota Police Department, Albertson's Companies, Walmart Investigative Analytics & Intelligence Group, TRAC (Transaction Record Analysis Center), The Home Depot, Lowe's Companies and other leaders in the financial crimes arena.  In addition to being well represented by Justin Land of VTI Security and our partners at Axis Communications, we were joined by Trusted Business Partners from the Cherry Creek Mall, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, and Johns Manville.

Many thanks to our colleagues and our Partners for continuing to position VTI Security as a leader in the business of protecting people, property, and information.  

To learn more about COORCA and the value of their network and educational impact, please visit www.COORCA.org.

To learn more about how Axis Communications can support your retail security technology needs, please visit www.axis.com or contact Hedgie Bartol at hedgie.bartol@axis.com.


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VTI-U Dallas @ Axis Experience Center

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The VTI-University Learning Series continued this week outside of Dallas, Texas at the Axis Experience Center.  Registered attendees from across the end user spectrum enjoyed insight and stories from Dan Murphy on the Trends in our Industry, a personalized tour of the incredible technology on display at the AEC, and catered amenities.

When leading manufacturers and integrators are able to collaborate to educate and empower end users our entire industry wins.  We consider it our greatest responsibility.  We'd like to extend special thanks to the Axis Team including Steve Darragh, Chris Cavey, Rob Cozart, Tyler Dumar, Lilian Marquez, and Erin Dawson.  

Our personal gratitude to Dan and Angela Murphy for your continued Trusted Business Partnership.  Enjoy the pics!

To learn more about the VTI-University Learning Series, please contact Stephen Fisher at VTI Security - stephen.fisher@vtisecurity.com.  To learn more about the Dallas Axis Experience Center, please contact Lilian Marquez at Axis Communications - lilian.marquez@axis.com.

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Wisconsin Summer Closeout Picnic

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Wisconsin VTI Team & families descended upon Bay Beach in Green Bay this year to celebrate another great year in The Badger State.  A full day at the amusement park with rides, food and drink was met with laughter and good energy.  To all of our Colleagues in Wisconsin, thanks for all you do!  Go Pack, Go!  Enjoy the pics...

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