Falcon eNewsletter
September 1, 2014
News for September 2014
Special Edition for Firefighter Readers

 We've recently been looking......    

at our business model, in particular our reason for being in business and for what purpose. After looking at all the alternatives, we think Ben Franklin had the best approach. Each day, in the morning, he prayed to be helped to do something good that day. In the evening prayer he asked if he had been successful in his goal or if there was something he could have done to better accomplish his objective.

Using Franklin's approach, we have concluded that on line selling through web stores has advantages for the seller, and in many cases to the consumer, but not always best. The downside is that interaction with live people, personalized service, and the ability to solve problems for the consumer is lost. That diminishes the ability to do our best for those we serve. That is why we are returning to a more personal way of doing business. Our new web page for fire departments reflects our goal of making shopping with us easy, friendly, informative, and affordable.

Our new firefighters web page address is http//falcon4firefighters.us. Check it out. We think you'll like the new simple format. If you have questions, call us toll free at 800.489.2611, or email to ServingU@falcondirect.com. If you would like a visit to discuss particular needs, give us a call. We'll come to you! In the meantime, we have provided a recap of some of the recent news items discussed on our Blog.

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Small Town America - We help make them safer!
Some very unlikely places are targets for armed robbery.  Those places may come as a surprise to you!

Most of us would think that the main targets for armed robbery would be banks, credit unions and retail stores. The fact is that governmental offices (court clerks, county license & tax offices, and utility offices may often have significant amounts of cash on hand. Worse yet, these offices often have no way to get help in a hurry.
Where there is cash, there is the potential for robbery. The average response time for an emergency call through a commercial security system is ten minutes or more. The average robbery is committed less than three minutes. Burglaries take a little longer - around four minutes

Mayor Bill Baker did something about
crime prevention.in his city  So can you! Additional information is available by clicking here. Or, if you would like a demonstration, just give us a call at 205.854.2611.
It's FOOTBALL Time Again!
And' we'll be there on the field to help the Miles College Golden Bears stay on top by staying in touch!

Miles College Coach Reginald Ruffin had a problem. Just a few weeks before the first game of 2014, he found that his sideline communications headsets had been damaged beyond repair by a water leak in the equipment storage area. Find out how Falcon Wireless provided a solution using the latest in hands free long range technology.  Not only does it work on football fields, but in manufacturing plants, construction projects, by SWAT teams, and by fire departments.  Click here for more information.
The new look in personal 2-way radios!


Tired of bulky ordinary radios with rib sticking antennas as an alternative?  Meet the new choice, weighing in at less than 6 ounces with an incredible new low profile antenna!

In the DMR digital mode, the PD362 can receive text messages of up to 64 characters and acknowledge at the push of a button! And, you're not going to believe the price!  Click here for more information!
Introducing America's Top Value P25 Radios!

The KNG Series radios by Relm Wireless are designed to last up to 82 years!

What P25 Radio Gives You The Best Value down the road? Some would say, the Big "M". Others (like us) would have a different answer. The fact is that there are four considerations used to evaluate "Value". Let's start with where the product is made. Made in America means American workers, paying taxes and purchasing goods and services in the USA. Relm Wireless manufacturers just one thing - P25 radios, and they do it in Melbourne, FL USA! They will be here when needed "down the road". We think that is important!  As for the other three considerations, we think you need to answer that for yourself - with a little help from us.  Click here for more information.  Get ready for some BIG surprises!
Meet Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr......

Winner of our August Attaboy Award for speaking out on the need for community involvement and an armed citizenry! 

Milwaukee Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke is a worthy recipient of this months Attaboy award. Thank you Sheriff Clarke for standing up for the right thing, even when your own political party threw you under the bus. Keep on keeping on Sheriff Clarke! We need more people like you!   

Sheriff Clarke advocates an armed citizenry (as guaranteed by our Constitution) being the front lines for defense against crime and hazards. We agree with this position. The fact is that traditional security systems, 911 reporting, and centralized dispatching simply does not work in true emergency situations.  The good news is that we have a solution that DOES work.  If you are involved in municipal government crime prevention and control, give us a call at 800.489.2611 and ask us about the SafeCity Program.  For more on the Sheriff Clarke story, click here.

American made MURS portable UNDER $200!
The Littlest, Loudest, Long Lasting, License Free , American Made, Affordable 2-way Radio there ever was, is, or will be - the JMX from Falcon Direct!  

Question - Of all the frequency bands, (VHF, UHF, 700/800 MHz), which one talks over the longest distances at the least cost? The Answer - VHF! Of all the brands of VHF radios available - which brands are made in the USA? The Answer is Ritron! Of all the license free radio services (CB, FRS, ISM, MURS), which one provides the best portable to portable performance? The Answer - MURS!

And, can we agree that license free is better than filling out all the paperwork and paying all the costs, and putting up with the delay to get an FCC license? With that understanding, the final question is Why would you not consider the Ritron JMX, priced at just $199 for your needs?

Why not take us up on our offer to prove the JMX is your best buy in personal communications - business or personal. Try a pair - You'll see! More information is available at mursradios.com. Better yet, just give us a call at 800.489.2611 for the whole story
Other things we do for fire departments

Through our Samaritan Services group, we give you alternatives to help you do your job better and save you money.

Chief A.C. Roper of the Birmingham  Alabama Police Department is often quoted with a comment regarding the need, and the benefit, of picking good working partners.  It goes something like this - If you are the smartest guy in the room, you've got a problem. To that, we might add - If anyone tells you there is only one solution to a problem, you need to meet some new people.  Hopefully, that will be us!

We also have a special web site with an overview of our services at SamaritianServices.biz.  Check it out. We hope it will provide some new and useful ideas.  Better yet, give us a call at 800.489.2611 when you have a need or a problem.  That's our job - providing simple solutions for serious situations!
                                                                           Phil Rich
                                                                     At your Service!
Getting to know our Premier Partners.......

Relm Wireless, home of BK Radio, is our  Premier Partner for September  offering special products built by special people right here in the USA!

We've been working with Relm Wireless, the successor to Regency Electronics and Bendix-King Radio all the way back to the beginning.  We know the products, and we know the people, and we are proud to be a part of the team. 
Located in Melbourne, FL, Relm is known for quality, innovation, and value.  We touched on this in the article on P25 products earlier in this eNewsletter. The more you know about Relm, the more you're going to see the value in this outstanding American manufacturer.
Size really isn't everything. While the big guys in software come up with multi-page documents designed to legally insist of what you cannot do with the software you purchased, a guy by the name of Dr. Richard Hipps takes a contrarian position. The terms and conditions of the SQLite software licensing agreement, developed by Dr. Hipps, simply states - May you do good and not evil. May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others. May you share freely, never taking more than you giveAs for me, I want to be a little more like Dr. Hipps, and a little less like Bill Gates. How about you? 
                                                            Thanks for visiting with us. We appreciate you! 
                                                                   Burch Falkner and all the Falcon Team 


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