Security at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

The Democratic National Convention is coming to Milwaukee in 2020. As Wisconsinites, we here at H&S Protection are happy to see the extra business coming to the state. It’s good for the economy, adds jobs over the next 18 months, and brings vigor to both downtown Milwaukee and the surrounding suburbs.

As a business housed in one of those suburbs in Pewaukee/Waukesha, we stand poised to help with unique security needs in the coming 18 months. An important issue that was addressed in selecting Milwaukee was the number of hotel rooms in the area. Without enough rooms to house the conventioneers, the city would not have won the bid. There are several hotels going up now in  Brookfield/Waukesha. Perimeter and video security systemsare typically put in place by hotels, and we have all those related products to deliver.

Beyond hotels though, Milwaukee and the surrounding area will have a lot of activity in the coming months, and a need to ensure high level officials are protected and safe. Any of the downtown buildings near the new Fiserv Arena, which houses the Milwaukee Bucks, should be thinking now about what new or extra they want in place to ensure the safest area for those coming to the convention.


Milwaukee will only get one chance to make a first impression and demonstrate the great qualities Wisconsin and the upper Midwest hold dear. We fully expect warm hospitality to be extended. For those visiting the city for the first time, they will find a livable city, ease of getting around, great old world restaurants and an amazing waterfront around Lake Michigan.


If you are a local business looking to up your security during these coming months, please give us a call at 262.574.7777 or email owner Steve Garritson at [email protected]. We are family owned and run since 1959, and dedicated to hometown values known throughout Wisconsin.

Idle Time Not for Dan Kolbeck

Idle time is not for Dan Kolbeck. Whether he’s out on the water for recreational activities, hanging out with his sons and dog or fixing a customer’s security system for H&S Protection, Dan stays active. A 17-year veteran with H&S, Dan was a self-described “cable guy” beforehand, doing a couple of years in the electrical field.

Now he works out of the service department in our Stevens Point, WI office. “I field service calls and perform system inspections. I’ve been doing it for many years, kind of like a lot of our customers have been with us for many years. It’s nice how working relationships are formed throughout the years. It makes you take a personal interest in their system(s),” Dan said.

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Homework is often required to keep ahead of the ever changing, cutting edge technology in the security industry, and Dan doesn’t shy away from that extra step. “Through the years a couple of the faces may have changed, but for the most part the H&S team is a bunch of good people trying to do the right thing,” he said


His inner circle at home includes his two boys and a dog. “My sons both have college degrees and great jobs.  They are in their mid- to late-20s. I spend as much time as possible with all three,” he said.


Most of Dan’s interests are found outside or on the water. “If I’m not on the water or playing outside, I’m usually tinkering on some project in the garage or basement. You will rarely find me idle,” he said.

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“My hobbies have tamed through the years. I used to think I had to try it all, at least once.

Sky diving, bungee jumping, scuba diving the ocean, were all great experiences, but now I’m content spending time on the water or messing with a guitar/gun/motorcycle.

Life can be short…Try to do the things you like as much as possible.”


If you need to reach Dan directly, please call or text his cell at 715-340-9612 or email him at [email protected]