APRIL 2016
Issue # 104
Cook Security Group named in Oregon Top 100 Best Companies to work for! We couldn’t be more honored or excited to be ranked #11 in the 2016 list of Top 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon. The rankings for the 100 Best Companies list were based on the confidential input of employees who answered 20 questions about workplace satisfaction such as benefits, management, trust, work environment and career development. The survey was developed in partnership with DHM Research. More than 235 companies participated and more than 10,730 employees completed the survey as a whole. We are committed to providing top-quality customer experience, products and services. Our staff is dedicated on maintaining our company motto— “We Make It Happen “. Are you interested in joining our awesome team? If so, check out our open positions by clicking here and/or visit our Careers page on

Are you using Video Analytics to drive revenue and control costs?

The amount of data a security professional has to go thru is unfathomable. In ’09, the US alone estimated four billion hours of surveillance footage a week was generated. Since then with the help of ever developing Video Analytics, businesses have been able to enhance their operations and improve processes— positively impacting the company’s bottom line.
Most businesses think video analytics are just for security applications and how they are used to identify, prevent or investigate crimes. However, the surveillance video data you are already collecting can be extracted for valuable business intelligence and planning too. …To continue reading click here.  
What’s Happening at Cook Security Group!
Cook Community Builders (CCB) UpdateThe Cook Community Builders Committee geared up along with over 4,800 other volunteers who donated their time at the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup. Nearly 90,000 pounds of litter and marine debris from along 363 miles of Oregon coastline were picked up. Employees who used at least four of their CCB hours by the end of the the first quarter were entered into a drawing for a Cook Community Builders t-shirt and many other great prizes!  For more information about the CCB Program, click here!
Pizza Party Winners for April! Congratulations to the following customers for winning April’s pizza party drawings!
US BANK– Walnut Creek, CA
GESA CU– Yakima, WA
DL Evans Bank– Ketchum, ID
Unitus CU– Portland, OR
Sun Community Credit Union- El Centro, CA
Skagit Bank- Bellingham, WA
Click here to win a pizza party for your branch!
Randy’s “Craft Brew” of the Month: Servicing customers in six states… Our CMO, Randy Neu, enjoys exploring new craft breweries (with customers we might add!). That being said, this month’s Craft Brew is from Crux Fermentation Project in Bend, OR. This high-tech brewing facility has their tasting room strategically placed in the middle of the brewery- inviting you to get an up close view of it all. “Was in Bend OR for Easter weekend and visited Crux Fermentation Project.  Was very impressed at their kid friendly and dog friendly outdoor atmosphere complete with picnic tables, food carts, and two massive firepits!   Their Cast Out IPA was delicious as well…a little pine, citrus and floral taste with a very golden color complete this well balanced IPA.“, Randy states.  
*Submit a Craft Brew!  We want to know what your favorite craft brew is and why, and where you are drinking it! Submit a craft brew/pic and be entered to win a prize… If we post your craft brew/feedback/pic in an upcoming newsletter, you win instantly!  Or, do you have a suggestion for Randy in OR, WA, CA, NV, ID or MT?  Click here to submit your suggestion.
Consumer Alert! Have you had a chance to see our new RemoteView platform on Click here to check it out!
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Oregon Top 100 Best Companies to work for! 
Are you using Video Analytics to drive revenue and control costs?
Cook Security Group is looking for quality people to join our team in all regions!
What’s Happening at Cook Security Group
Cook Security Group is looking for quality people to join our team in all regions! As Cook Security Group grows so does our need for more “We Make it Happen!” attitudes to help provide extraordinary service.
Do you know somebody that may be interested? Click here to see the list of current openings and/or visit our Careers page
Cook’s Monthly
Survey Question!
Congratulations to Dwayne  from the State of OR for being this month’s survey winner!  March’s question was ‘What sport has a tournament named March Madness?”  Answer: Basketball!
In the honor of technology for the month of April, this month’s question is:
In what year in New York City was the first portable cell phone call placed? 
To answer, click here and you will automatically be entered to win a $25.00 gift card!


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