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$1 SMART BUSINESS SECURITY SALE!


Exciting news for businesses looking to enhance their security systems! Reed Security is currently offering our most affordable sale of the year - our $1 Sale! 

This limited-time offer is specifically designed to make advanced security solutions more accessible for small businesses.



For just $1 per month* for the first three months, businesses can benefit from Reed Security’s comprehensive smart business security solutions:



Smart Alarms: Stay alert with state-of-the-art alarm systems that provide real-time notifications and can be managed remotely. Add and delete alarm codes from your phone our our cloud.


24/7 Monitoring: Experience peace of mind with round-the-clock monitoring services that ensure quick response to any security breaches. If you can't be reached we will immediately dispatch the proper authorities.



Security Cameras: Keep an eye on your premises with HD quality cameras that offer live streaming and recording capabilities. Our A.I. cameras detect people and vehicles, then send you instant alerts.




Access Control: Gain more control over your property by restricting the access of employees, occupants and visitors. Lock and unlock doors and add or revoke access from Anywhere.


Get a free quote

This offer is available for a limited time, so don't miss your chance to take advantage of this affordable deal.

Call 306.653.3200 for full details or book a free quote today.


*the fine print

*O.A.C. on approved credit

*3 year subscription required

*After 3 months regular rates apply; from $34.99 to $359+

*Early termination charges may apply if you are an existing Reed Security client

*Available at participating dealers

TOP 3 INNOVATIONS AT ISCWEST 2024

Reed Security recently attended ISCWEST 2024 to source the latest crime fighting tech and bring it back for our clients.

Here are the top 3 innovations we found:




1. Drone in-a-box

Sunflower Labs showcased it's BeeHive security drone-in-a-box solution for large commercial, industrial and agricultural properties.

It integrates with existing security cameras and sensors and extends the capabilities of any security system to deter unwanted visitors

When an unwanted visitor is detected the drone can takeoff in under 5 seconds and respond to any part of a 4 acre property in under 30 seconds. No manual drone operation required.

Coming Soon: Integration with Alarm.com Remote Video Monitoring console










2. Smart locks with no batteries

iLOQ has innovated the world's first battery free lock - your cell phone is a key and a power source. It generates the energy needed for unlocking from an NFC-enabled cellphone running iLOQ's app.


Access rights to all types of locks (for example door locks, camlocks and padlocks) can be remotely shared and multiple properties can be conveniently consolidated into one user-friendly and secure cloud-based software platform, saving resources and simplifying access management administration.


The access rights can be updated in real time and canceled if necessary maximizing security by ensuring that only the right people have access to the right places at the right time.


The 
iLOQ solution is ideal for multi family residential, commercial and educational properties.
 




3. Humanoid robots


We (unofficially) checked out the physical security protective measures including access control, intrusion detection, video surveillance and intercom systems at The Sphere.

In the atrium guests visited with five Aura humanoid robots that have lifelike interactions and expressions. Aura can identify people in a crowd and begin conversations without prompting.     

 



While Aura robots were not on display at ISCWEST, robots with A.I. will eventually become part of a physical security solution as a guard replacement.
 

REED SMART HOME SECURITY $1 SALE!


In today's fast-paced world, where security concerns are ever-evolving, peace of mind at home has become a priceless commodity. We at Reed Security understand the importance of feeling safe and secure within your own four walls. That's why we're thrilled to announce an unprecedented offer that makes our cutting-edge home security solutions more accessible than ever. For a limited time, you can experience the Reed difference for just $1 a month for the first three months*.





Why choose Reed smart home security?

Reed Smart Home Security is not just about alarms and sensors; it's about creating a smart, safe, and connected home. Our advanced technology seamlessly integrates with your daily life, offering not only protection, but also convenience and control.

Here's what sets us apart:

State-of-the-Art Technology: From A.I. cameras that differentiate between a visitor and a potential threat, to smart locks that can be controlled remotely, our technology is designed to offer superior security and ease of use.

24/7 Monitoring: Our dedicated team of professionals is monitoring your home around the clock, ready to respond at a moment's notice to any alerts, ensuring your home and loved ones are always protected.

Personalized Solutions: We understand that every home is unique. That's why we offer personalized security systems that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your home and family.

We're Experts: 8,000+ businesses and families trust Reed for their peace-of-mind. 

Exceptional Customer Service: Our commitment to you goes beyond our technology. We offer same business day support and answer any questions you may have.





We believe that everyone deserves to feel safe and secure, without having to break the bank. That's why we're offering an exclusive promotion for new clients or those that want to upgrade.

Sign up for Reed Smart Home Security today, and you'll pay just $1 a month for your first three months*. It's our way of saying thank you for trusting us with your home security needs.


How to get started

Getting started with Reed is simple:

Visit Our Website: Head over to our smart home security page to learn more about our solutions.

Personalize Your System: Get in touch with us for personalized recommendations.

Enjoy Peace of Mind: Once your Reed system is installed, you'll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is protected by the best in the business.

Don't Miss Out!


Get a free quote

This offer is available for a limited time, so don't miss your chance to take advantage of this incredible deal.

Call 306.653.3200 for full details or book a free quote today.


*the fine print

*O.A.C. on approved credit
*3 year subscription required
*After 3 months regular rates apply; from $34.99 to $59.99+
*Early termination charges may apply if you are an existing Reed Security client
*Available at participating dealers




ALL SASKATCHEWAN WORKPLACES REQUIRE A VIOLENCE PREVENTION PLAN BY MAY 17TH, 2024

SOURCE: SASKATCHEWAN.CA


Preventing violence in the workplace
 

The Saskatchewan Employment Act (the Act) contains protections for workers against violence in the workplace. Section 3-21 of the Act outlines the employer's responsibility for developing and implementing written policy statement and prevention plan (PSPP). Currently, high-risk sector workplaces are required to develop and implement the PSPP. An amendment to the Act will require all workplaces have a PSPP in place by May 17, 2024.

What is workplace violence?

Violence is the attempted, threatened or actual conduct of a person that causes or is likely to cause an injury. This includes any threatening statement or behaviour that gives a worker reasonable cause to believe the worker is at the risk of an injury.

Which employers are required to have a policy statement on violence and prevention plan?

As of May 17, 2024, The Saskatchewan Employment Act will require that all workplaces in Saskatchewan implement a policy statement and prevention plan (PSPP) to eliminate workplace violence. Until the provisions come into force, only prescribed workplaces in high risk industries are required to continue having a PSPP.

Who must prevent workplace violence?

The Act requires employers and supervisors to protect workers from workplace violence and all workers (including students, independent and dependent contractors and volunteers) must refrain from participating in or carrying out acts of violence. These workplace parties must work together to create a safety culture and practices that eliminate workplace violence.

Who is protected from violence in the workplace?

Under The Saskatchewan Employment Act and The Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 (the Regulations), all provincially regulated workers are protected against workplace violence. For the purposes of violence prevention in the workplace, workers are defined in the Act and include: all employees, supervisors, and students, independent and dependent contractors or volunteers that are permitted by an employer to perform work or who are trained by an employer.

Is a policy statement and prevention plan necessary for a workplace that is not in a prescribed high-risk industry?

The Act requires that a policy statement and prevention plan for all employers, be in place by May 17, 2024, even if the business or operation is not in a prescribed high-risk industry.

Will violence prevention obligations differ for high-risk workplaces compared to those that have less identifiable risks of violence?

No. All workplaces are equally obliged to abide by the laws that prevent workplace violence.

Occupational health and safety provisions pertaining to the prevention of workplace violence will apply to all workplaces regardless of the risk level.

Late night retail premises may have additional requirements to meet under the Act. Workplaces where the incidence of violence is known to be high-risk may need to include extra mitigation measures in their PSPP to reduce or eliminate specific risks. Employers must exercise due diligence and determine what is appropriate in their workplaces.

Employers are in a prescribed high-risk sector if they are operating in any of the following industries:

  • services provided by health care facilities;
  • pharmaceutical-dispensing services;
  • education services;
  • police services;
  • corrections services;
  • other law enforcement services;
  • security services;
  • crisis counseling and intervention services;
  • late night retail premises as defined in the regulations;
  • financial services;
  • the sale of alcoholic beverages or the provision of premises for the consumption of alcoholic beverages;
  • taxi services; and
  • transit services.

All PSPPs need to be tailored to the risks identified for a particular workplace. Mitigation and preventive measures, engineering controls and practices in the PSPP must respond appropriately to reduce or eliminate the risks identified for that workplace.

What needs to be included in a policy statement on violence and prevention plan?

The policy statement on violence and prevention plan must include:

  • the employer's commitment to minimize and eliminate risk and review and update the plan every three years;
  • identification of the worksite(s) where violent situations have occurred or may occur;
  • identification of staff positions that have or could be exposed to violent situations;
  • the procedures to inform workers about the nature and risk of violence at their place of employment, and any information the employer has about persons who have a history of violent behaviour who could become a risk to the workers;
  • the actions an employer will take to minimize and eliminate the risk of violence including:
    • providing personal protective equipment;
    • establishing administrative arrangements; and
    • engineering controls (e.g., surveillance cameras).
  • the procedures for reporting a violent incident to the employer;
  • the procedures the employer will follow to investigate violent incidents;
  • a recommendation that workers who have been exposed to violent incidents consult a physician for treatment or obtain a referral for counseling; and
  • a commitment to provide a training program for workers that includes information about:
    • how to recognize potentially violent situations,
    • procedures, work practices, administrative arrangements and engineering controls that have been developed for their protection;
    • how to respond to violent incidents and obtain assistance;
    • procedures for reporting violent incidents.

When preparing a violence policy statement and prevention plan, employers are required to consult and co‑operate with the occupational health committee, occupational health and safety representative, or where there is no committee or representative, the workers.

The violence policy statement and prevention plan must be in writing and readily available to all employees. Readily available means that the employer must be able to produce the information at the time it is requested by a worker or an occupational health and safety officer. Records can be stored electronically as long as employees can access a computer when they need the information.

Refer to section 3-26 and 3-27 of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 to learn more about the regulatory requirements for a violence policy statement and prevention plan.


Employers guide and checklist


Violence Prevention: An employers guide for developing a policy statement and prevention plan

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LOCATIONS

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

WINNIPEG SECURITY
Guardian Advanced Solutions
Ph: 204.250.7510 or 204.878.0061

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

GREATER TORONTO AREA SECURITY
Link Secure Canada Inc.
15 Victoria Crescent
Brampton, ON L6T 1E2
Ph: 647.262.7460

 

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

EDMONTON SECURITY
Digitech Security Systems
Ph: 780.934.4569