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POLICE AND REED SHARE 8 WAYS TO IMMEDIATELY COMBAT THEFT


Reed Security’s design and installation teams recently met with the Saskatoon Police Service Break & Enter Unit. Thank you Det. Cst. Carter #574  and Det. Cst. Lorette #552 for collaborating with Reed to combat crime.

POLICE & REED SHARE 8 WAYS TO COMBAT THEFT:




1. Video surveillance is the number one security tool the Police use when investigating a crime. Unfortunately, most security cameras are not mounted in locations that can help. A security camera mounted high up in the air overlooking the front of a building is great to partially identify a vehicle and markings, but would be difficult to identify a suspect from so far away.



Instead, mount cameras at Face Level approximately 5 feet from the ground to record the suspects face. Helpful locations for Face Level cameras are entrances. Dome cameras, height strip cameras or other hidden cameras are helpful.
 

INFRARED ILLUMINATOR


COLORVU 
 


2. Many break-in’s occur in the middle of the night when lighting is poor. Cameras with Infrared Illuminators (IR Nightvision) can see in the dark, but cause a ghosting effect when aimed at a person or license plate. Instead, ensure you have proper lighting at night or install REEDHD™ ColorVu cameras that see in color 24/7. 

Note: Recording license plates helps, but license plates are often stolen or the suspect is driving a stolen vehicle.




3.
Deter crime before it happens by display warning signage that you have security cameras at your location. Large dogs are also a great deterrent. Most break in's occur when you are away from the premises - so make it look like you are there with proper lighting.  


4. When you watch TV do you have the audio muted? Video only tells part of the story. Doorbell cameras and select REEDHD™ cameras have built-in microphones. The Police can listen for names or other clues to identify suspects. Recording audio is legal in Saskatchewan and there are published guidelines to protect privacy in public buildings.
   





5. Another problem the Police run into is not enough storage on the local NVR recording device. 7-10 days isn’t enough. Minimum 30 days storage is recommended. This can be accomplished by adding hard drives to the network video recorder (NVR), reducing the frames per second, reducing the image quality and recording on motion instead of continuously. Always use surveillance grade hard drives or SD cards. Reed Security has a storage and network calculator that approximates how long you can record for before video is recycled. 


6. You can stop crime before it happens with Reed’s Virtual Guard Service. Our guards watch over cameras in real time to catch events as they happen. Intruders are identified, informed they are trespassing via loud speaker and asked to leave immediately. If they don’t leave we dispatch the Police immediately. Visually verified alarms receive the fastest Police response.


7. If you have experienced a break-in, ensure the area is left untouched so the Police can collect fingerprints. Ensure you communicate this to your staff and cleaners. Serial #’s are required to recover stolen goods – so make sure you document them.
 

8. When archiving an incident for the Police onto a USB stick, make sure you include a Video Player that can play exported video clips. Common video players are VSPlayer and VLCPlayer. If you have a REEDHD™ bundle we take care of this for you and archive the incident directly to cloud storage. The Police can access video directly from our cloud.


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

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233

www.reedsecurity.com

“WE KNEW REED WAS A NAME WE COULD TRUST” -Rob & Heather Fritz


Rob and Heather Fritz recently built a new home and wanted a smart home security system to protect their peace-of-mind

 

With Reed Security, Rob and Heather can stay connected to what’s happening back at home when meeting with clients, they’re on the road, running errands, or out walking their dogs.

 

With the Reed’s mobile apps, they can be alerted if someone is at their door, watch live HD video through their video doorbell or smart cameras, speak directly to visitors with two-way audio, unlock doors and control lights.

 

Heather Fritz is a top realtor in Saskatoon and region with Boyes Group Realty Inc. Her clients and their needs are her top priority and only recommends People that will look after you.

 

“Our friends and clients have Reed Security - we knew Reed was name we could trust. They’re local, easy to work with and the techs made sure we were comfortable”.

 

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

 

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233

www.reedsecurity.com

 

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REED SECURITY PRINCE ALBERT WINS BEST OF THE BEST AWARD!


Congratulations to Myron Jacobsen and Thor Security Ltd. for being voted Best Home Alarm and Security Company in Prince Albert!

This is huge accomplishment and great way to celebrate their 10th Anniversary

Myron and his team protect hundreds of local homes, businesses, farms and lake properties. They are the local security pros you can trust. 

SOLUTIONS INCLUDE

  • Smart Home Security
  • Smart Business Alarms
  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • REEDHD™ Video Surveillance
  • Virtual Guard Service
  • Access Control
  • Intercoms
  • Pro Installation
  • Expert Local Service

RECENT PROJECTS (AND THANK YOU!)

  • City of Prince Albert
  • YWCA
  • NAPA
  • Graham Construction
  • Anderson Motors
  • Carlton Honda
  • Market Tire
  • Christopherson Industrial
  • Carpet World
  • District of Lakeland
  • Medical Pharmacy
  • Super Service Plumbing
  • RNS Mechanical
  • East Hill Esso
  • MacKenzie Funeral Chapel
  • Madsen Fence
  • SOS Electrical

                                To learn more about Reed Security, our solutions or our dealer program visit reedsecurity.com 

                                CHRISTMAS CARD & HOLIDAY HOURS


                                To: Our Clients, Suppliers and Friends

                                Have a Safe & Happy Holidays!

                                From: Your Friendly Neighborhood Team @ Reed Security headquarters

                                Ariel, Sarah, Lara, Logan, Theo, Geoff, Charissa, Colleen, Virgil, Nolan, Devin, Lesli, Garrett, Brendan, Curtis, Chris, Tyrl and Derek


                                HOLIDAY HOURS

                                December 23rd, 8am to 4:30pm

                                December 24th, closed

                                December 25th, closed, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

                                December 26th, closed, observed holiday

                                December 27th, 8am to 4:30pm

                                December 28th, 8am to 4:30pm

                                December 29th, 8am to 4:30pm

                                December 30th, 8am to 4:30pm

                                December 31st, closed

                                January 1st, closed, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

                                January 2nd, closed, observed holiday

                                January 3rd, 8am to 4:30pm, regular business hours resume


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                                DON'T LET THE GRINCH STEAL CHRISTMAS!



                                Use Reed Security's checklist to keep The Grinch away this holiday season.





                                ☐ 1. SHARE INFORMATION 

                                • Create a WhatsApp group and let your neighbours know if The Grinch has been in the area.
                                • Join your local Neighbourhood Group on Facebook and learn about recent activities.
                                  eg: Stonebridge Neighbourhood Watch
                                • Share video and images from your doorbell camera or security cameras.
                                • Share information with the Police as it may help with an arrest.





                                ☐ 2. DO NOT ADVERTISE YOU ARE AWAY

                                • Ask all strangers for identification. The person who is “lost” and looking for directions could actually be The Grinch checking to see if someone is home.
                                • DO NOT advertise on Facebook or Instagram that you are travelling. You may think you’re letting your friends and family know you’re having a great time, but people often forget to change their privacy settings. If you like to post photos - post them after you get back.




                                ☐ 3. LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS

                                • The Grinch targets unlocked doors - including vehicle doors. Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
                                • If you lose a key get the locks changed.
                                • A better alternative is to eliminate keys altogether by installing an Alarm.com smart lock with built in keypad.
                                • Install monitored door and window sensors.
                                • When your security system is "armed" an instant alert is sent to your smartphone and our 24/7 Monitoring Stations.
                                • Some properties may require security roll shutters to keep intruders out.





                                ☐ 4. KEEP THE LIGHTS ON 

                                • The Grinch targets unoccupied homes - so keep your home well lit at night.
                                • Install exterior motion lights that turn on when there is movement.
                                • Install timers to turn on lights, radios and televisions on at different times. This gives the appearance that someone is home. 
                                • A better option is to install Alarm.com smart lights and smart plug modules - setup on alternating schedules.



                                ☐ 5. INSTALL A SMART SECURITY SYSTEM

                                • $0 Smart Security systems range from $39.99 to $89.99 a month 
                                • Protection against intrusion, fire, carbon monoxide, flood, low temperature and more...
                                • Elegant touch screen and hub for home automation devices
                                • Control with Alarm.com smartphone and desktop apps
                                • Includes 24/7 professional monitoring
                                • 400% less likely to have a break-in
                                • Up to 20% off homeowners insurance - consult your insurance company





                                ☐ 6. INSTALL SMART CAMERAS

                                • The Grinch avoids homes with outdoor security cameras
                                • Get instant alerts when The Grinch or a visitor is at your property
                                • Check on your property from Anywhere
                                • All events are recorded and can be used as evidence
                                • Secure your entire property in color 24/7 with our $0 ColorVu Camera Sale 


                                PERONALIZE THE PERFECT SECURITY SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

                                Contact us for a FREE QUOTE or skip the form and call us today:


                                SASKATOON SECURITY 

                                Reed Security Headquarters

                                306.653.3200

                                SuRe InnoVations

                                306.974.0888

                                Nine Yards Technologies

                                306.341.2477

                                PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY

                                306.922.7200

                                REGINA SECURITY

                                306.206.0700

                                CALGARY SECURITY

                                587.393.2800

                                EDMONTON SECURITY

                                844.384.7233


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                                SASKATOON SECURITY
                                Reed Security Group (HEADQUARTERS)
                                14-1724 Quebec Avenue
                                Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9
                                Ph: 306.653.3200
                                1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

                                Sure Innovations
                                1701 Saskatchewan Avenue
                                Saskatoon, SK S7K 1P7
                                Ph: 306.974.0888

                                Nine Yards Technologies Inc.
                                Ph: 306.341.2477

                                 

                                REGINA SECURITY
                                ViboPulse Services
                                Ph: 306.206.0700

                                JNG Electrical Services
                                Ph: 306.994.7140

                                PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY
                                Thor Security Ltd.
                                1-243 South Industrial Drive
                                Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L9
                                Ph: 306.922.7200

                                 

                                NIAGARA REGION SECURITY
                                Alltech Smart Security
                                Ph: 289.990.3234

                                KAWARTHA LAKES REGION SECURITY
                                Dot Communications
                                232 Kent St W Unit 4
                                Lindsay, ON K9V 6A4
                                Ph: 1.833.368.2666

                                 

                                CALGARY SECURITY
                                Oxford Security Systems
                                #501, 2903 Kingsview Blvd SE
                                Airdrie, AB T4A 0C4
                                Ph: 587.393.2800

                                EDMONTON SECURITY
                                Ph: 1.844.384.7233