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SASKATOON DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT GETS PROTECTED BY REED SECURITY CAMERAS

Reed Security was established in March of 2000 with a vision – we want to be the #1 security provider in Saskatchewan! Over two decades later we are known for our great local service and protect 1000’s of homes and businesses across the prairies. To serve you better we have locations in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Calgary and Edmonton. 


In our latest article, we share the details of a security pilot project by the Downtown Saskatoon Business Improvement District.

 

SMART BUSINESS SECURITY

We help businesses and organizations re-gain control, reduce theft, monitor their properties, protect staff and grow their bottom lines. From small businesses to large enterprises our professional-grade Smart Business security solutions from Reed Security provide tools you can rely on.


In our latest project spotlight, we share some interesting information on a pilot project for the DTNYXE Bid in Saskatoon, and how security cameras and Video Surveillance Keeps Security Front and Center in smart cities across the globe! 

 
“Urban populations are expanding rapidly around the globe, with an expected growth of 1.56 billion by 2040. As the number of people living and working in cities continues to grow, the ability to keep everyone safe is an increasing challenge However, technology companies are developing products and solutions with these futuristic cities in mind, as the reality is closer than you may think. Solutions that can help to watch over public places and share data insights with city workers and officials are increasingly enabling smart cities to improve the experience and safety of the people who reside there. “ - Rishi Lodhia- Managing Director, EMEA,

We all want our public places to be safe, whether you are in shopping malls or walking around towns and cities downtown. From dangerous drivers to petty crime on the streets to high profile bank robberies, surveillance cameras can go some way to recording events, helping the police or other emergency services to respond quickly to, and in some cases even prevent serious incidents.





REED SECURITY PROJECT: DTNYXE 


Reed Security is excited to announce that we are the Saskatoon security company selected by the Downtown Saskatoon Business Improvement District to provide services for the pilot security surveillance project in Downtown Saskatoon. We installed high-definition surveillance cameras at several key locations in Saskatoon’s City Centre, in an effort to make our cities downtown feel safer for all citizens.


We installed REEDHD™ security cameras with ColorVu technology. The cameras use an ultra-low light sensor and a built-in spotlight to see in color 24/7. The client can check on cameras anytime, anywhere using our desktop and smartphone apps.


 “It was easy to increase the safety and protection of our community. The cooperation we received from DTNYXE and participating businesses was outstanding.”
Virgil Reed, CEO, Reed Security
"Reed Security was great to work with, the project was delivered on time and on budget and we are pleased with the overall result. They were sensitive to the needs of property owners to ensure the installation was sensitive to building facades."
Brent Penner, Executive Director, DTNYXE

  

 

DO SECURITY CAMERAS DETER CRIMINAL ACTIVITY?

 

Case studies have proven that having a video surveillance system can deter a significant amount of crime. The University of North Carolina found that half of all the surveyed burglars would flee the area after discovering cameras. Additionally, 60% of burglars said they wouldn’t rob an establishment if they had prior knowledge of the video surveillance system.

 


EXAMPLES OF SMART CITY VIDEO SURVEILLACE

Hayward, California*


After investing in improving its downtown area, city officials in Hayward, California, realized that the area around city hall needed further security measures to stop the drug dealing, prostitution, theft and violent crimes going on there. Purchasing solar-powered, deployable video surveillance units saved the city a significant amount of money since power lines would have had to have been trenched in. Even better, the drug dealing came to a rapid halt thanks to camera identification and other crime went down an estimated 60 percent as well.

Mankato, Minnesota*


The city of Mankato, Minnesota, has complied with its new public safety and property protection initiatives and helped reduce the number of public safety crimes, as well as vandalism incidents. A recent nationally-publicized altercation that took place outside a bar was captured on the city’s surveillance cameras, giving law enforcement evidence that aided in the judicial process.


*Source: https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/90109-the-impact-of-surveillance-smart-cities

 

You could say that the common factor between every smart city project in the world is in their ultimate goal: to improve quality of life, or livability, for their citizens, and Saskatoon is no different. 

Atlanta, Georgia


In addition to city departments, the networks of local private businesses can also be integrated. This results in a public-private partnership that ensures the highest level of protection for a city and its citizens. There are already some very successful use cases proving the importance of collaboration between the public and private sector, for example, the initiative “Operation Shield” ran in the City of Atlanta.

 

“Operation Shield is a two-way street. The police department gets eyes in a particular area they might not have had before, and at the same time, it gives businesses peace of mind that APD can see what’s going on and respond faster should the need arise.” - Thomas Sutton, Senior Police Officer of the Atlanta, Georgia Police Department

10 CITIES WITH THE MOST VIDEO SURVEILLANCE


#1- Cameras per person 

Based on the number of cameras per 1,000 people, these cities are the top 10 most surveilled in the world: 

1. Taiyuan, China – 465,255 cameras for 3,975,985 people = 117.02 cameras per 1,000 people 
2. Wuxi, China – 300,000 cameras for 3,315,113 people = 90.49 cameras per 1,000 people 
3. London, England (UK) – 691,000 cameras for 9,425,622 people = 73.31 cameras per 1,000 people 
4. Indore, India – 200,600 cameras per 3,113,445 people = 64.43 cameras per 1,000 people 
5. Changsha, China – 262,000 cameras for 4,694,722 people = 55.81 cameras per 1,000 people 
6. Beijing, China – 1,150,000 cameras for 20,896,820 people = 55.03 cameras per 1,000 people 
7. Hangzhou, China – 400,000 cameras for 7,845,501 people = 50.98 cameras per 1,000 people 
8. Qingdao, China – 262,000 cameras for 5,742,486 people = 45.62 cameras per 1,000 people 
9. Kunming, China – 200,000 cameras for 4,550,831 people = 43.95 cameras per 1,000 people 
10. Xiamen, China – 150,000 cameras for 3,790,792 people = 39.57 cameras per 1,000 people

#2- Cameras per square mile 

Based on the number of cameras per square mile, these cities are the top 20 most surveilled in the world:
 


Depending on whom you ask, the increased prevalence and capabilities of CCTV surveillance could make society safer and more efficient, could trample on our rights to privacy and freedom of movement, or both. No matter which side you argue, the fact is that live video surveillance is ramping up worldwide. 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! WE HAVE SOME REDUCED HOURS


To: Our Clients and Friends

"Have a Safe and Happy Holidays!"

From: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Staff @ Reed Security


HOLIDAY HOURS

December 24th, 8am to 12:00pm noon

December 25th, closed, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 26th, closed

December 27th, closed

December 28th, 8am to 4:30pm

December 29th, 8am to 4:30pm

December 30th, 8am to 4:30pm

December 31st, 8am to 2:00pm

January 1st, closed, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

January 2nd, closed

January 3rd, closed


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WE'RE GIVING AWAY PASSES TO THE BHP ENCHANTED FOREST!

Reed Security was established in March of 2000 with a vision – we want to be the #1 security provider in Saskatchewan! Two decades later we are known for our great local service and protect 1000’s of homes and businesses across the prairies. To serve you better we have locations in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Calgary and Edmonton.

Reed is invested in our community and prioritizes giving back locally. So...we sponsored a light display at the BHP Enchanted Forest and we have some car passes we would like to give away to our clients.

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW FOR PASSES:


Drop us a line to enter the draw: forest@reedsecurity.ca


1. You get one ballot when you send us your name, phone number and address of the property that Reed Security is protecting. 


2. 
You get 
bonus ballot when you send us a TESTIMONIAL we can use to impress others :)

Draw Date:  December 8th, 2021.

Passes will be mailed shortly after.


Good Luck and Thank You for Supporting Local!




BHP Enchanted Forest is Canada’s most spectacular drive-through holiday light tour and Saskatchewan’s top winter visitor attraction! The BHP Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Display, in it’s 22 year history, has raised more than $5,000,000.00, shared between the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation and the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation.


BHP ENCHANTED FOREST 
DATES & TIMES 


Friday, November 19th, 2021 – Sunday, January 9th, 2022 
Nightly from 5:30pm to 10:00pm


NEW! IQ PANEL 4: QUADSOUND SPEAKERS, 4K CAMERA, ALARM.COM


The BEST security system on the Block just got BETTER!



The 7-inch HD touchscreen has an upgraded 8MP panel camera with Flex-Tilt to adjust camera angle for disarm photos, peek-in and alarm videos.


The new QuadSound speaker system allows music streaming over Bluetooth, and SmartMount installation system provides easy wall or table stand mounting options, including the new IQ Base Table Stand Subwoofer. 


REED SMART SECURITY PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • IQ4 SmartHub with 7" HD touchscreen
  • QuadSound speaker
  • Alarm.com LTE Radio - no phone line required
  • Door/Window protection
  • Smart Motion Sensor protection
  • 85db siren
  • 24hr battery back-up protection
  • Professional Installation
  • Protected by Reed Security warning signage
  • 24/7 ULC Monitoring with Guard, Police and Fire dispatch
  • Alarm.com plans
  • Alarm.com apps for smartphones and desktop
  • Silver Parts and Labour Warranty plan
  • Great Local Support and Service

OPTIONAL SMART SECURITY & AUTOMATION COVERAGE:

  • Audio subwoofer
  • Smoke/Heat sensor protection
  • Low Temperature sensor protection
  • Flood sensor protection
  • Carbon Monoxide protection
  • Glassbreak Sensor protection
  • Medical Pendant protection
  • Door/Window protection
  • Smart Motion Sensor protection
  • Smart Locks
  • Smart Thermostat
  • Smart Lighting
  • REEDHD™ Hi-Def camera with People and Vehicle detection alerts
  • REEDHD™ Wi-Fi Doorbell camera

Drop Us a line for a FREE security evaluation for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE
www.reedsecurity.com

USE THESE 5 FALL SECURITY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME & FAMILY SAFE


As the days get darker earlier, we urge you to remember these simple security tips to keep your home and family safe.

1. Burglars gain access to unlocked doors and windows. Make sure all your doors and windows are locked - this includes car doors.

2. Burglars don't like to be seen.
Make sure your property is well lit. Motion lights detect movement and effectively light up an area when needed. 


3.
Arm your alarm system when you leave and use the STAY mode at night. The STAY mode arms the doors and windows and will trigger the siren when you are sleeping - and scare away burglars!


If you are thinking of installing a security system or upgrading we have a $0 SMART SECURITY SALE ON NOW!


4. Burglars don't like to be interrupted. Our 
Touchless Video Doorbell sends you instant alerts when People are detected at the front door. See, Hear and Speak to visitors - including unwanted visitors.

5. Burglars don't like to be recorded. Our 
ColorVu Cameras record HD video in color 24/7. Check on your property from Anywhere, Anytime.

If you are thinking of installing cameras we have a $0 COLORVU CAMERA SALE ON NOW!



Please let your friends, neighbors and co-workers know Reed Security is here to help! You can also refer your workplace. When your referral becomes a new Reed Security client - we give you $50.

Thank you for your business and referrals! 


DROP US A LINE AND GET A 
FREE SECURITY EVALUATION OR CALL 306.653.3200



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