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TOP 9 REASONS YOU NEED AN ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

If safeguarding your business and employees is important to you, it's essential to invest in a system that offers more than just basic security.

An access control system provides enhanced security, insightful data to make informed decisions and better accountability





Top 9 features and benefits of access control


1. Controlled Access: Control who goes where and when within your premises, protecting sensitive areas from unauthorized access and potential risks.

   

2. Customizable Security Levels: Adapt to the unique needs of your business by setting different access levels, ensuring that employees can only access areas necessary for their role.

   




3. Real-Time Alerts:
 Keep a real-time eye on the movements within your business premises, which can be pivotal in both preventing and addressing security incidents quickly.

   

4. Reduced Risk of Theft and Vandalism: By restricting access to certain areas, you significantly lower the chances of theft and vandalism, safeguarding your assets and intellectual property.

   




5. Integration with Existing Security Systems:
 Our Access Control System integrates smoothly with your existing security alarm and cameras, providing a cohesive and fortified layer of protection.

   

6. Compliance and Reporting: Effortlessly maintain compliance with industry regulations through detailed reporting and audit trails that the system can generate, giving you peace of mind and saving time.


7. Enhanced Employee Safety: Elevate the safety of your employees by controlling access to the premises and safeguarding them from potential intruders.


8. Cost-Efficiency: Save on costs in the long run by preventing security breaches, reducing the need for physical security personnel, and potentially lowering your insurance premiums. No More keys to replace.





9. Easy Management: 
Manage your system remotely, allowing you to respond to incidents swiftly and adjust security protocols as needed from anywhere, anytime.


Transform your business with Reed Security


Choosing Reed Security's Access Control System means choosing a partner dedicated to safeguarding your business with state-of-the-art technology and unrivaled support. Our team of experts are at your service to help design and implement a system that’s just right for your business, ensuring a seamless transition to a more secure future.


Ready to take the next step?


Reach out to us today at 306.653.3200 or visit our website at www.reedsecurity.com to learn more about how Reed Security's Access Control System can help run your business security.








BACK TO SCHOOL SECURITY AND SAFETY TIPS

The back-to-school season is in full swing! As your little scholars return to the classroom, it’s essential to ensure the nest they come back to is safe and secure.


Reed Security takes the responsibility of protecting your home seriously. Use these 7 pro tips to increase your home security and safety as the school year kicks off.




1. Test your alarm system


Did you recently cancel your home phone line? If so, you may no longer be connected to Reed Security's 24/7 Monitoring Stations (and no longer have Guard, Police, and Fire dispatch).


Visit our 
Self Care site and type in "test" into the search bar for instructions. 




2.  Upgrade to a smart security system


As your kids return to school, there's no better time to review your home security measures. A smart security system not only protects against intruders, but can also notify you of hazards like fires or floods.

Consider installing:


Smart Door Lock: Never worry about losing keys. Our door locks have built-in keypads and can alert you when your child arrives home. Lock/unlock doors with our mobile app. 

Smart Doorbell Camera: Get an alert when a visitor approaches or rings your video doorbell. See and speak to visitors, from anywhere.

Smart Home Hub: The IQ Panel 4 replaces your existing alarm system. Comes with an elegant HD touchscreen, hacker protection and ultra fast LTE signaling to our monitoring stations.




3. Setup schedules


With the hustle and bustle of school routines, it's easy to forget to lock doors or arm the security system. By setting up schedules through the Reed Security mobile app, you can automate these tasks to ensure your home remains secure even in the midst of morning chaos.

For example, you can setup your alarm to auto-arm at 11pm (if it hasn't already been armed) or 9am after the kids have gone to school.


4. Establish a safe room


Designate a "safe room" aka a panic room in your home where your children can go in case of emergencies.

A safe room should have a solid core metal or wood door, a deadbolt lock and no windows. You can modify a closet or an are within your basement.   

Equip this area with essential supplies, including a first-aid kit, a list of emergency contacts, and a device to call 9-1-1.

Consider installing a keypad or panic button in your safe zone to notify the Police that you need help. 

5. Teach safety principals


Educate your children about the basics of home safety:

Stranger Awareness: Teach them not to open doors to strangers, no matter how friendly they seem.

Emergency Numbers: Ensure your children know how to dial emergency numbers and what information to provide.

Safe Routes: Discuss the safest routes to and from school and the importance of staying on the designated paths.




6. Share with neighbours


Encourage a neighborhood watch program where you and your neighbors look out for each other’s properties. Creating a community of vigilance can significantly enhance security.

Share info. via text messaging or WhatsApp and post videos on Facebook.


7. Light up the perimeter


Ensure the external areas of your home are well-illuminated to deter potential intruders. Install motion-sensor lights and trim shrubs to remove potential hiding spots.


Back-to-school time is a season of transition. As you navigate the new schedules and routines, let Reed Security provide peace of mind by safeguarding your home. With cutting-edge technology and unparalleled service, we are committed to keeping your nest secure as your young ones head back to school.


REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233

www.reedsecurity.com











ELIMINATE KEYS, GAIN CONTROL, SIMPLIFY MANAGEMENT


Smarter access control

Reed's cloud-based access control combines intuitive user management with a seamless alarm and video integration. Whether you’re a small business with one door or a large multi-location operation with hundreds of doors, we’ve got you covered.



Mobile credentials

Save money, time, and frustration by eliminating the use of separate badges or key fobs and allow employees to access doors by swiping their smartphone.



Simplified access management

Add or remove access users and cards in seconds from either the our mobile app or website. Bulk-add hundreds of users at once or set cards to automatically deactivate on a certain date in real time.



Remote lock control

Lock, unlock, and buzz doors open from anywhere using the mobile app or website. Easily add and revoke mobile lock control permissions to ensure your property is secure and the right people have access when they need it.



Automation rules, schedules, and alerts

Reduce false alarms with flexible automation rules and schedules. Automatically disarm the alarm when the first employee badges in for the day and have them double tap their card to arm on the way out the door.

Our ever-evolving system capabilities now allow for multiple products and features to be used in unison, like programming an alarm to go off when certain doors are accessed, to keep your operations even more secure.



Seamlessly integrate video

Jump straight from an access history event to the corresponding video with one tap. Receive video doorbell calls and buzz open the door right from the video call screen to let someone in remotely.



Expert Design & Installation

Experienced: Our security consultants are experts and have personalized solutions for 5000+ homes and businesses. Our certified technicians have 200+ years combined installation experience.

Neat and Tidy: We promise professional installation and will clean up after ourselves when completed. You won’t see any ugly wires.

Friendly and Helpful: We pride ourselves on creating great experiences. We will make sure you are comfortable with your new system.



REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233

www.reedsecurity.com






ENJOY YOUR VACATION. WE GOT YOU COVERED!


Hope you're enjoying your summer holidays!

While you're away - Reed has you protected 24/7.

Our monitoring team is always ready to respond to alerts they receive from your alarm system, fire system and camera system.

If you can't be reached, we will immediately dispatch the proper authorities.

See you when you get back.

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Team @ Reed Security


PS: If you don't already have a security system we provide free quotes

EXPERT HOME SECURITY TIPS: SAFEGUARDING YOUR HOME LIKE A PRO

Ensuring the safety and security of our homes is a top priority for every homeowner. While the advancements in technology have provided us with sophisticated home security systems, it's essential to understand the basic principles and strategies that can significantly enhance our home's protection.

As an expert home security company, Reed Security compiled a comprehensive list of actionable tips to help you safeguard your property effectively. Implement these strategies and gain peace of mind knowing that you have taken proactive measures to protect your home and loved ones.





1. Install a comprehensive home security system


Investing in a reliable home security system is the first step towards fortifying your home's defense. A modern security system typically includes surveillance cameras, motion sensors, door/window sensors, and a central control panel. Ensure that your security system is professionally installed and monitored by a reputable security company for optimal functionality. Reed Security are experts at designing, installing and servicing home security systems across Canada.

FACT: You are 400% less likely to have a break-in with a pro installed, monitored home security system.  




2. Secure entry points


Burglar Bob often targets vulnerable entry points, such as doors and windows. Reinforce these areas by installing deadbolt locks, strike plates, and window security film. Consider upgrading to smart locks that provide keyless entry and allow you to remotely monitor and control access to your home.





3. Well lit exterior


A well-lit exterior acts as a deterrent for potential intruders. Install motion-activated lights around your property, especially near entry points and dark corners. Additionally, consider using timers for indoor lights when you're away, creating an impression of an occupied home.

Motion activated lights can be purchased online or from your local hardware store.



4. Trim shrubs and trees


Overgrown shrubs and trees can provide cover for intruders attempting to gain entry into your home. Regularly trim landscaping near windows, doors, and other vulnerable areas to eliminate hiding spots and increase visibility.

Hire a student or local yard maintenance company for larger projects.




5. Re-enforce doors and windows

Strengthen your home's defense by adding additional layers of protection to doors and windows. Install security bars or grilles on ground-level windows and reinforce doors with door jammers or door braces. These measures provide an added physical barrier against Burglar Bob.

Security bars can be purchased online or from your local hardware store.





6. Secure your wi-fi network


With the increasing number of smart devices, securing your home network is crucial. Change the default username and password of your Wi-Fi router, enable WPA2 or WPA3 encryption, and regularly update your router's firmware. Additionally, consider setting up a separate guest network for visitors to prevent unauthorized access.





7. Use smart home automation


Smart home automation systems allow you to control various aspects of your home remotely. Utilize features like remote lighting control and smart thermostat to make your home appear occupied even when you're away. Burglar Bob avoids homes that appear occupied. 

Additionally, integrate REEDHD™ security cameras and alarms into your automation system for centralized control.





8. Practice smart habits


Simple habits can go a long way in enhancing your home's security. Always lock doors and windows, even when you're at home. Avoid sharing vacation plans on social media to prevent broadcasting an empty house.

By implementing Reed Security’s expert home security tips, you can significantly enhance the safety and security of your home. Remember, a combination of proactive measures, modern technology, and smart habits can effectively deter potential intruders and provide you with peace of mind. Stay one step ahead of Burglar Bob by investing in a comprehensive Reed home security system, securing entry points, maintaining a well-lit exterior, reinforcing doors and windows, securing your Wi-Fi network, utilizing home automation, and practicing smart habits. Safeguarding your home like a pro is not just a luxury; it's a necessity in today's world.


REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 844.384.7233






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