CHICAGO, Ill. & MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., August 11, 2015 - BluePoint Alert Solutions, the leader in Rapid Emergency Response Systems (RERS), today announced its partnership with Low Voltage Contractors (LVC), a Minnesota-based security solutions provider that serves not only Minnesota, but Arizona too. Founded in 1983, LVC has provided fire and life safety solutions for more than 30 years. Its new partnership with BluePoint will help provide RERS to schools, commercial buildings and other facilities in the Minnesota and Arizona areas with the ultimate goal of dramatically improving the response time of law enforcement and first responders to crisis scenarios.
"We are excited about both the partnership and the potential for continued growth with LVC," said John Shales, co-founder and CMO of BluePoint. "With its proven track record of successful fire and life safety installations, LVC is the ideal partner for BluePoint as we continue our mission to improve response times in crisis or emergency situations."
BluePoint's Rapid Emergency Response System is specifically designed to speed the response times of law enforcement/first responders and notify building occupants when life-threatening incidents occur within schools and other facilities. Similar to a standard "fire alarm," occupants can activate a BluePoint pull station and instantly notify police of an emergency situation to expedite a rapid response. It also communicates automatically with building occupants to initiate emergency management protocols that are proven to save lives in times of chaos and crisis. Similarly, BluePoint also offers a Medical RERS solution that speeds the response time of medical first responders, as well as communicates to designated individuals in the building in the event of a medical emergency.
LVC will act as an extension of BluePoint by being able to sell, install and maintain its award-winning RERS solution. To date, BluePoint has eight Certified Partners located throughout various parts of the U.S. and continues its expansion nationwide.
"We look forward to working with BluePoint and believe there is a clear need for its solution in our areas," said Bert Bongard, vice president of sales and marketing at LVC. "In areas like the Twin Cities, southern Minnesota and Phoenix, we believe that a Rapid Emergency Response System can be a real difference-maker in the unfortunate incidence of an active shooter or other crisis scenario. This partnership is ideal from both a technological and life safety perspective."
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Since 1983, LVC has been the premier design-build low voltage contractor in the Twin Cities. In addition we work with several clients on a national level, and have a regional offices in Tempe, AZ and Rochester, MN. As a full service technology company, we carry a diverse line of highly sophisticated technology systems including: fire alarm, video surveillance, electronic access control, emergency notification systems, specialty gas detection and voice/data and smart building technology, to name a few. In each discipline we work with industry leading manufacturers to meet the evolving needs of our valued clients. We have the experience, technical expertise, knowledge of associated trades, and design capacity to ensure that customized solutions are perfectly understood and flawlessly executed. We serve in the design, construction, and ongoing service phases of these systems. LVC's ability to develop these disciplines makes us a clear choice when choosing an Integration Contractor. For more information visit www.lvcinc.com.