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4 WAYS TO INCREASE FARMYARD AND ACREAGE SECURITY IN 2019

Grainews.ca recently consulted Virgil Reed, Founder, CEO of Reed Security on options to increase farmyard security. 

Not so long ago, farmyard security meant keeping a rifle and ammunition handy. “Farmyard security has always been an issue, but today there’s a lot more awareness about it due to events in the media,” says Reed.

“Farms have poor response times from the police due to their remote locations, so farmers need to take more proactive measures and create a security plan in the event an unwanted visitor comes in their yards. The security plan should include professional security solutions as well as common sense.”

“Stay away from Wi-Fi cameras and always install wired whenever possible,” cautions Reed. “Wi-Fi cameras are unreliable and the signal is often too weak or has interference. We’ve learned this the hard way over the past 18 years. We do install commercial grade Wi-Fi antennas when we need to connect the home to a shop or barn, but the antennas require direct line of site.”

Here are 4 WAYS TO INCREASE FARMYARD AND ACREAGE SECURITY IN 2019:   


1. HIGH DEFINITION

Reed says a four-camera ReedHD™ High Definition Camera package from Reed Security with professional installation offers superior quality imaging to cameras on offer online or at big box stores. Reed’s cameras record in 2MP to 4K, or four times the quality of 1080p HD. These cameras all have IR NightVision that allow the camera to see 100 to 300 feet in pitch dark. 

Hint: Proper lighting is crucial to camera performance. Rather than relying on NightVision keep your yard lights on and add Motion Lighting for best results.


2. SMART CAMERAS

Video motion detection is unreliable and causes too many false alerts - the weather, the lighting and wildlife all create false alerts. You cannot depend on video motion detection - you will become frustrated and you start to ignore the alerts.

Instead, we recommend ReedHD Smart Cameras with Avigilon people and vehicle detection. This technology uses sophisticated video analytics to minimize false alerts. Smart security cameras learn the site and only alert a user's smart phone when an actual car, truck or person is in the view of the camera. Existing i.p. security cameras can be upgraded to smart cameras with an Avigilon Blue subscription.

 


3. HD SMART PTZ

HD SMART PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) security cameras allow the user to control the camera similarly to a joystick. Instead of a joystick the user controls the HD PTZ camera from a smart phone, tablet, PC or NVR. Our 2MP security camera has a 30x optical zoom (4.3 to 129 mm lens with auto-focus) that allows the user to clearly see over 1,000 feet in both day and night. Available in HD or SMART. 

Hint: HD SMART PTZ cameras should be installed in conjunction with HD cameras. HD SMART PTZ cameras can only record 90 degrees field of view when not controlled by the user.
  

 

4. ALARM.COM INSTANT ALERTS

If you already have video surveillance cameras and do not want to upgrade to smart cameras, we can install wireless motion sensors to cover your driveway. When movement is detected you will receive an alarm.com instant alert on your smartphone. You can then log-in to your existing smartphone app and view cameras. This option requires a professionally installed home security system and alarm.com subscription. 

Hint: Most wireless motion sensors are not built for harsh climates. Install an outdoor model such as the DSC PG-9994.    



SOURCE: GRAINEWS.CA, REEDSECURITY.COM

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HOW TO PREVENT A WINTER WASHOUT

At least it's "Mostly Sunny"

How close have your home's water pipes come to freezing this winter?

Not sure? That's understandable—after all, pipes tend to be out of sight and out of mind.

Until there's a big freeze, that is. That's when thousands of homeowners find themselves dealing with burst pipes and big cleanup bills. As pipes freeze up, the water inside expands as it turns to ice, splitting the pipe or causing joints to loosen. When the ice melts, the washout begins.

Mid-winter is prime-time for this expensive home repair emergency. If you don't shut off your water supply quickly, cleanup costs can cascade into thousands of dollars.

The good news is that Reed Security Smart Home has a number of very smart, proactive safeguards to protect your home and your wallet from water damage. 



1: TEMPERATURE ALERTS

An Alarm.com-powered 
temperature sensor in your basement or crawlspace can give you early awareness of an imminent winter washout.



Connected wirelessly to your Alarm.com smart thermostat, this sensor can give you an instant temperature reading via your Alarm.com app. It can also 
trigger a smartphone alert if the temperature drops to a dangerous low, giving you advance warning that you need to deploy a space heater or take other emergency measures. 

2: WATER SENSORS

If a pipe does freeze and burst, you need to know as quickly as possible. An Alarm.com-powered water sensor is the tool for the job. 

Installed on your basement or crawlspace floor, this sensor triggers a smartphone alert when it detects a leak, enabling you can spring into action and shut off your water supply. If you're far from home, you can use your front door's smart lock to let a trusted neighbor or plumber in to do the job.   

3: AUTOMATIC WATER SHUT-OFF

The smartest solution of all is a proactive safeguard in which Alarm.com can automatically shut off your home's water. 

When a water sensor detects a leak, Alarm.com's platform triggers a water shutoff valve attached to your water supply, immediately preventing further flooding. If you're away from home often, or own a second home, this is the ideal water defense for your home and your peace of mind. 

WANT TO PREVENT A WINTER WASHOUT?     

With connected sensors, instant alerts and powerful home automation, Alarm.com is the smartest way to protect your home and family from winter weather and much more. 

If you're not an Alarm.com-powered homeowner yet, contact Reed Security for a no obligation smart home security evaluation.

Source: Alarm.com




$0 SMART UPGRADE $29.95/MO. (REG. $44.95)


$0 EQUIPMENT, $0 INSTALLATION*

+

FREE Upgrade to 5" Touchscreen* 

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FREE Upgrade to ALARM.COM WSF Plan*
(Home Phone Line replacement) 

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FREE Upgrade to Silver Warranty Plan*

XTI-5 SMART PACKAGE INCLUDES:

1x    5” Touchscreen with Emergency Police & Fire Buttons

3x    door/window sensors

1x    smart motion sensor (pet-friendly, 40 pounds) 

1x    ALARM.COM 4G LTE cellular radio (works on SaskTel) 

1x    built-in 85db siren

1x    24hr back-up battery

1x    Local Professional Installation

1x    Protected by Reed Security Warning Signage

1x    Silver Plan Parts & Labour Warranty Plan

1x    24/7 ULC Monitoring Plan with Police and Fire dispatch

1x    ALARM.COM Wireless Signal Forwarding Plan

 

SALE...$29.95/mo.

(Regular...$44.95/mo.)

Expires February 28th, 2019


THE FINE PRINT:

*$99 Activation.

*Some conditions apply.

*5 year subscription required.

*If you are already in a contract, early upgrade fees apply. 

*Not available in all markets. Only available at participating dealers.

 

If you would like more information on Smart Home or Business Security & Automation please Contact Us for a Free Security Evaluation.


SASKATOON SECURITY INQUIRIES
Reed Security Headquarters
Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233)
SuRe InnoVations
Call 306.974.0888
PRINCE ALBERT 
SECURITY INQUIRIES
Call 306.922.7200
CALGARY 
SECURITY INQUIRIES
Call 587.393.2800
REGINA 
SECURITY INQUIRIES
Call 306.206.0700


SAVE $900 WITH OUR NEW YEAR $0 SMART UPGRADE SALE

$0 EQUIPMENT, $0 INSTALLATION*

+

FREE Upgrade to 7" Touchscreen* 

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FREE Upgrade to ALARM.COM WSF Plan*
(Home Phone Line replacement) 

+

FREE Upgrade to Silver Warranty Plan*


IQ SMART PACKAGE INCLUDES:

1x    7” Touchscreen with Emergency Police & Fire Buttons

3x    door/window sensors

1x    smart motion sensor (pet-friendly, 40 pounds) 

1x    ALARM.COM cellular radio (works on SaskTel) 

1x    built-in 85db siren

1x    24hr back-up battery

1x    Local Professional Installation

1x    Protected by Reed Security Warning Signage

1x    Silver Plan Parts & Labour Warranty Plan

1x    24/7 ULC Monitoring Plan with Police and Fire dispatch

1x    ALARM.COM Wireless Signal Forwarding Plan

 

NEW YEAR SALE...$29.95/mo.

(Regular...$44.95/mo.)

Expires January 31st, 2019


THE FINE PRINT:

*$99 Activation.

*Some conditions apply.

*5 year subscription required.

*Limited Quantities. When we run out of IQ panels we will substitute with XTi-5 panels.

*If you are already in a contract, early upgrade fees apply. 

 

If you would like more information on Smart Home or Business Security & Automation please Contact Us for a Free Security Evaluation.


SASKATOON SECURITY INQUIRIES
Reed Security Headquarters
Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233)
SuRe InnoVations
Call 306.974.0888
PRINCE ALBERT 
SECURITY INQUIRIES
Call 306.922.7200
CALGARY 
SECURITY INQUIRIES
Call 587.393.2800
REGINA 
SECURITY INQUIRIES
Call 306.206.0700



MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY HOURS 2018


Thank you to all our People - Clients, Staff, Dealers, Suppliers, Friends and Family Members for helping us make 2018 another successful year! 

Christmas is a great time to give back to our community. This year we're supporting Wiegers Care for Kids and their goal of raising $400,000 for the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation. #kimmelcares


HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS

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

December 25th, closed, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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December 28th, 8am to 4:30pm

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December 30th, closed

December 31st, 8am to 2:00pm

January 1st, closed, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

January 2nd, 8am to 4:30pm 

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If you are having a problem with THEFT (or would like to avoid one), We Can Help!

Contact Us today for a Free Security Evaluation or to find out more information.


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Calgary, AB T2C 5P1
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