BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dedicated to meeting the fire, life safety and security needs of its commercial customers, Red Hawk Fire & Security is also taking positive action to help keep its installation and service technicians safe as they drive to and from customer locations.
In addition to comprehensive safety awareness programs that include regular seminars by local law enforcement officers, like one held this month in Fremont, CA., Red Hawk Fire & Security is also using technology to boost its safety record. The company was honored recently by Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for implementing an industry-leading fleet management system credited with a dramatic drop in accidents and a marked improvement in seatbelt use among its drivers.
Every year, Red Hawk Fire & Security installation and service technicians drive tens of thousands of miles as they travel to and from customer locations in the banking and financial services, health care, education, retail and manufacturing industries. The company decided to equip half of its approximately 800 vehicles with the Geotab GO™ telematics device.
“Red Hawk is working very hard to grow our company and ramp up productivity,” said Red Hawk Chief Operating Officer Mike McWilliams.
“While we accelerate our business growth and development, we continue to be mindful of the safety and security of our people in the field just as we work to provide the life safety and security services to our customers,” he said.
Beyond improving driver safety and productivity, Red Hawk was also able to reduce fuel consumption by getting a clear picture of the time vehicles spent idling and, as a result, applied best practices to avoid unnecessary fuel costs.
“Investing in a telematics solution, having a comprehensive driver awareness and safety training program and getting our drivers to buckle up, combine to help us better serve our customers by being more efficient. Most importantly, these efforts are also helping preserve our most precious resource — our people — by helping keep them safe on the road,” McWilliams added.
About Red Hawk Fire & Security
Red Hawk Fire & Security designs, installs, tests, inspects and maintains a broad portfolio of life safety and security solutions using the latest technologies and advanced systems integration for enterprise level access control, video surveillance systems and physical security equipment such as safes, vaults and ATMs. An industry leader with over 1,400 employees and a national footprint, the company serves more than 50,000 businesses in banking and financial services, retail, education, health care and manufacturing. Red Hawk Fire & Security is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and their website is http://www.redhawkus.com.