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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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"We offer a hand up, not a handout"

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

It seems the world needs more stories of people helping one another, impacting their communities positively, and making a difference in the lives of others.  This story has it all.....

BATCH, Boxers Allied to Combat Hunger, established in 2005 by Jody Paredes, serves families and homeless individuals dealing with food insecurities in Amarillo, Texas, by providing a weeks' worth of groceries every Saturday.  These generous gifts are delivered each week by patrons of the boxing club, Village Park Church, and other volunteers.  Collectively, the BATCH program has fed an estimated 100,000 people in the greater Amarillo area --- all out of the back of beat up old Nissan pickup and mostly through anonymous donations.

Our very own Team Leader in Amarillo, Brandon Farley, was on a Men's Retreat this year and learned more about the BATCH program and the tired vehicle they were using and decided to be bold.  He knew of an old Chevy van that was past its prime for servicing VTI clients, but possibly perfect for supporting the needs of his community through this program.  Brandon took it upon himself to reach out to the VTI Leadership Team and with the help of General Manager Ron Kaczar, Chief Operating Officer Bryan Viau, and our Contracts Administrator/Fleet Manager Jason Turner, it was decided that VTI would donate the van to Village Park Church and, ultimately, to the BATCH program.

Philanthropy is more than just a charitable donation at VTI Security. 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.  We'd like to thank Ron, Bryan, and Jason - and give special thanks to Brandon Farley.  Amarillo has been a part of the VTI community for almost a decade and we are proud to know men like Jody Paredes and the patrons of Village Park Church.  We hope you find these photographs as great as we do...

"We offer a hand up, not a handout." - Jody Paredes


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MN Field Colleague Appreciation - Surly Brewing Company

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017

On our Team, we understand and respect the value of each member. We think of one another as Colleagues.  This past week our field Colleagues in Minnesota enjoyed some camaraderie, recognition, great food, and frosty beverages at the Surly Brewing Company.  Thanks for all you do!!!!   We captured a few pictures for your enjoyment....

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VTI Golf Event - Lonsdale Food Shelf

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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.  This past week included supporting the Lonsdale Food Shelf at a charity golf event.  VTI was represented by Tammy Heimer, Tom Simanovich, Ed Niemcyzk, and Ricky Hayman.  

The Lonsdale Area Food Shelf (LAFS) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Lonsdale, MN which is run 100% by Volunteers and is supported by the community, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Triumphant Life Church and Trondhjem Lutheran Church in Lonsdale. LAFS supports the needs of our local community by distribution of food for those in need and gifts at holiday times.  To learn more visit http://lonsdaleareafoodshelf.weebly.com/

"I don't think the heavy stuff's gonna come down for quite awhile." - Bill Murray

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Get Connected. Stay Informed.

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As your Trusted Business Partner, it is our responsibility to provide valuable and shareable information to you.   Instead of a flood of emails, we have a number of communications outlets to allow you to choose when and how you receive various company and industry updates.  

For your consideration, we have highlighted each of them and look forward to continuing to keep the lines of communication open with our clients and partners.   To learn more about our education, social media, and marketing programs, please feel free to contact Stephen Fisher, Director, Business Development at the contact information below.

Please contact Stephen Fisher at stephen.fisher@vtisecurity to learn more.

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MN ASIS Chapter 2017 Golf Tourney

Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017

The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Minnesota Chapter held their annual Golf Tournament this past Friday.  Organized by Chapter Leaders Nate Zoellner and Amanda Utter, and joined by VTI Colleagues Ash Siyani and Jason Turner, the event was well attended by over 40 local industry professionals.  Enjoy some pics!

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VTI in the News - Published Case Study: Electrical Substation Infused with Powerful Surveillance

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017
Security Sales & Integration has published their annual ASIS issue for September 2017.  Included, is a dedicated article/case study titled: "SPECIAL SECTION: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE".  You can find this via a digital version online at: https://goo.gl/VL5tFA

On page 60, learn about how Jerry Klapak - in collaboration with our VTI Colleagues and Trusted Business Partners at FLIR (www.flir.com) and SpotterRF (www.spotterrf.com) secured a critical electrical substation infused with powerful surveillance.

Having deployed solutions throughout the United States for clients delivering electricity, wind, and solar, VTI is supported by a large number of colleagues who have undergone extensive NERC, FERC and compliance training in support of the industry and our individual clients. Our delivery capacity includes remote field considerations, power stations, and every aspect of maintaining business continuity within the critical infrastructure demands of the markets we operate and live in.

To learn more about VTI Security and how we can serve your needs, please contact Stephen Fisher at stephen.fisher@vtisecurity.com.





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