Birds Chirping

The birds are chirping in Wisconsin. It’s that time of year – if you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this spring, you’re getting warmed up for the task ahead.

We’re prepared to help you at H&S Protection. Not with your buying or selling. But, instead, we’ll help if you’re moving into a new home and you want to explore the newest security technology on the market.

The options available today can be confusing. If you’re not a techie, considering a do-it-yourself option probably isn’t going to work. That’s where H&S comes in.

Fifteen years ago, most home security installations were still  hardwired. Today, that has mostly gone the way of black and white TV, replaced by new wireless systems. These systems give you many features, not only to secure and protect your home, but also to help with energy consumption, lighting and other features.

With our app, there are more services we can offer to help you “manage” your home than were available 7-8 years ago. It’s easy for us to set you up, and then explain how to use the key functions on your smart phone.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, gardening or golfing, you’re seeing some budding going on in the trees, and a hint of green here and there to lawns. Being in Wisconsin, we’ll probably still get some blustery snow in the coming weeks, but the birds are chirping and if you are in the market for a new home, please reach out to us to set a time where we can listen to your home security needs.

In SE Wisconsin, call H&S at 262.574.7777; if you live in mid-state Wisconsin, call us at 715.344.0727. We look forward to sitting down with you.

When the Bills Don’t Get Paid

If you are a manufacturer or distributor (or any business for that matter), you want to get paid by your customers. Missed invoices or incorrect invoices are bad for your business. If you face a problem like this, you know that it must be fixed. But, how?

We have a solution here at H&S Protection. We sit down and meet with you to set up a camera system targeting your staging area so that video footage captures your shipping process in exact detail. It’s the type of system we recently installed for a customer in Waukesha who found outgoing shipments weren’t matching up with what was received when their customers got the delivery.

They were coming up short. That’s not good, and our customer knew they needed to solve the problem quickly. We responded with a three-camera installation targeting the receiving dock. We watched the loading and unloading process to determine optimal locations.

Our cameras provided enough clarity to pick up the bill of lading on the invoice documents. With approximately $30,000-$50,000 tied up in inventory, this was a BIG issue for our client. The system holds 180-days of recorded video, and it captured what was leaving the facility on their trucks. This helped reveal that  the problem was actually with the carrier.

H&S helped with the video review. With our input and insights, the customer changed their shipping practices. While the issue wasn’t necessarily our customer’s, they needed proof on what was “going out the door” to determine where the discrepancy was.

For less than $4,000, H&S staff were able to come up with a targeted strategic design. “A really cool system” as one of our design consultants termed it.

Now, they don’t need to have $50,000 tied up in inventory. We provided a clarity level on the video that picks up text on the paper, including quantities and parts numbers. We adjusted the cameras as necessary to provide greater specificity. Any shipping or loading dock would benefit from a similar system by saving money tied up in inventory, which is money lost.

As a security company, we recognize the importance of your bottom line. If you think we can help you with a targeted system, give us a callin southeast Wisconsin at 262.574.7777; or in central Wisconsin at 715.344.0727.