Choosing a Fire & Security Vendor for School Districts

Posted September 27, 2016 by Koorsen Fire & Security

Choosing a Fire & Security Vendor for School Districts


When it comes to managing the facilities of a school, every school district works differently. In larger school districts, you will find a cafeteria manager, transportation director, grounds manager, custodial manager and more. While in smaller school districts, many times you will find one person with a title like Director of Classified Services who oversees everything in the school district, excluding the teachers. You will also find the same roles on college campuses depending on their size.

While every school system is unique in size and operations, when it comes to fire safety and security, every school system seeks a fire & security system that is easy to manage yet comprehensive enough to ensure students, teachers, and staff are safe and secure.



fire extinguishers on wall

There are many components to a typical school district’s fire and security system. Look around any school and you’ll find fire alarms, extinguishers, exit lights, intercom systems, fire sprinklers, hood suppression systems in the kitchens, access controls, and security cameras. Most of these components require regular inspections, service and maintenance in order to operate correctly.


But before choosing a vendor to handle the servicing and inspections of your fire and security systems, we recommend getting a hazard analysis of your schools’ facilities. Find a local provider, like Koorsen, who is experienced in code compliance to complete the analysis and identify any issues you will want to address immediately. Also, with technology evolving every day, Koorsen can help identify potential enhancements and upgrades that will further increase the safety and security of your students, teachers, and staff.



security camera in school hallwayToo Many Vendors.

A common complaint we hear from many school facilities managers is that they have to deal with a lot of companies for all of their fire and security needs. Many districts have different intrusion alarms at each of their schools, which means that different companies have to service them and monitor them. You may also find that the company that inspects fire extinguishers doesn’t have the capabilities to service kitchen hood suppression systems or sprinklers and backflows.

Too Many Hassles.

Dealing with several different vendors for your entire school districts fire and security systems can be a huge headache for school facilities managers. A lot of time is spent finding records, contacting the right companies for servicing and ensuring all inspections are up-to-date.



school hallway with fire alarmOne Vendor That Does It All.

The solution to this problem is to find one company that can handle all your systems at all of your schools. It’s this reason why many school districts have chosen Koorsen to service, inspect and maintain their fire and security systems. At Koorsen, we have over 70 years of experience helping schools with their extinguishers, exit lighting, fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, kitchen fire suppression systems, access control systems, surveillance cameras and security systems.

Unified and Integrated.

Not only can Koorsen help you with all your fire and security needs, we can also integrate all of the systems so you can easily manage and monitor every one of your schools from just one location. It is this unified and integrated approach that will save you time, money and worry.



school gymnasium

As a school facilities manager, you shouldn’t have to worry constantly about your fire and security systems. With the right vendor, you should feel confident that every inspection is up-to-date, every fire and security component is being maintained properly, and all repairs are done promptly. Your job is busy enough dealing with everything else, you shouldn’t have to hassle with your fire and security systems.



If you are currently looking for a vendor to inspect, service and maintain your schools fire and security systems, we would be happy to talk. We think you’ll find our services and our people will save you money and time managing your school facilities. Don’t settle with the constant frustrations and headaches of dealing with multiple and sub-par vendors. Simply contact a Koorsen associate online or give us a call at 888-456-8038.


Topics: Education Industry, General