Photo of Doug and Lois Fearing in Haiti with a school aged child.

Why support Haiti when there are so many needs here?

Doug Fearing Making a Difference

Starting With What’s Right in Front of You The argument goes: “Why should we support a nonprofit helping in foreign countries when we have so many great needs right here?” Since I’m involved with schools in Haiti I have to address this quite often and, quite frankly, I’ve been pondering if my responses have been good enough.  The typical answer I …

Photo of Fearing's Audio Video team receiving the Vendor of Excellence Award by Marcus Theatres, a division of The Marcus Corporation in Cancun MX.

Fearing’s Audio Video Security Recognized as Marcus Theatres Vendor of Excellence

Doug Fearing Audio, Audio/Video Design Build, Awards, Digital Signage, Employee, General, Video

Madison, WI  (April 5, 2018) — Fearing’s Audio Video Security, based in Madison, Wisconsin, announced today that it was awarded the prestigious Vendor of Excellence Award by Marcus Theatres, a division of The Marcus Corporation, at Marcus’ annual Spring Leadership Conference on March 15. Fearing’s Audio Video Security was one of six companies to be honored, including Cloud Industries, J&J Snack Foods Corporation, …

Thank You: We are Humbled and Grateful

Doug Fearing Audio, Audio/Video Design Build, Awards, Digital Signage, Employee, General, Video

There are certain times of year when people make a conscious effort to think about the things for which they are grateful.  Thanksgiving in November is one of those obvious times of the year. But as you may have noticed, it is not November and it is not Thanksgiving.  So why then is a thank you appearing on the Fearing’s …

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Business Security?

Doug Fearing Audio/Video Design Build, General, Security, Video

Options From Access Control to Video Surveillance As a business owner or organizational leader, how do you know when to prioritize upgrading your security systems or implementing a new security strategy? The question really comes down to being proactive or reactive. “Do I need to provide a safer environment for my employees and customers? Do I need to manage access …

How Smart is Your Home?

Doug Fearing Audio, Audio/Video Design Build, General, Home or Residential, Security

Can your phone control your lights, door locks, HVAC, window shades, etc.? If you are the type of person who wants the experience of an automated home environment while saving time and money, you may have already considered adding a smart home system to your house.  A properly designed smart home system can save you a substantial amount on your …

School Security; Where Do You Begin?

Doug Fearing Audio, Audio/Video Design Build, General, Schools, Security

Your Local Wisconsin School Security Experts School security is always on the minds of administrators and parents. Just last year there were 15 school shootings in the U.S., and we have all seen the sad news throughout the years. These statistics don’t make us feel safe. What does make us feel safe is knowing that proper measures are in place …

Newest Safety Technology – Priority above ALL

Doug Fearing Schools, Security

There are many important expenditures to consider – SAFETY is always at the top of the list. As schools are getting into session, the most important priority for all parents above all else is to know their child will be safe out of their care. It is reassuring to know there are companies out there that are continuously making it their priority to …

School emergencies – Logistics must be part of your plan.

Doug Fearing Uncategorized

You’re not in Wonderland anymore. Instead it’s the A.L.I.C.E. Training Institute: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. Developed in 2001 by officer Greg Cane, shortly after the Columbine Shootings. Cane was having a discussion with his wife, an elementary school principal, in regards to the school’s protocol dealing with active shooters. Not liking the answer that left students and school employees …

K12 SCHOOL SECURITY IN FOCUS

Doug Fearing General, Security

Where to spend limited funds in school districts is a never ending struggle between school facilities, departments, and of course, the tax payer.  Technology changes and ever increasing violence in schools have forced schools to reallocate monies to help bring their school security needs into the 21st Century. When I was going to School in the 80’s the closest thing to …