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$0 SMARTHOME UPGRADE SALE


UPGRADE to the SMARTEST Security & Automation system on the Block!
Save $900 💰 It's never been more affordable.

✅ FREE Upgrade to 5" Touchscreen
✅ FREE Upgrade to ALARM.COM WSF Plan - no phone line required
✅ FREE Upgrade to Silver Parts & Labour Warranty


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 and Telus) 

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 

 

only $29.95/month (Reg. $44.95) 

Expires March 31st, 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

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"I DON'T HAVE TO WONDER WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE STORE. I CAN JUST KNOW" -RACHEL MULCAHY, IVY WILD

When you start your own business, there's plenty to keep you awake at night. 

Did we choose the best location? How can we reach more customers? How are things looking at the business right now—as in: right now, at 10:30 PM? 

When she opened beauty and skincare boutique Ivy Wild, Washington D.C. business owner Rachel Mulcahy worried about all of the above. After having a full suite of Alarm.com for Business security technology installed, however, Rachel found it easy to put security concerns to bed. 

"With Alarm.com, it takes maybe five seconds to check in," Rachel says.  "I don't have to wonder what's happening at the store. I can just know." 

Here's how Alarm.com helps Rachel protect and run her business.
 


Smart alerts and video feeds keep Rachel in the know
 

With smart security cameras inside and outside Ivy Wild, Rachel can have a 360° view of what's happening anytime—no matter where she is. Her Alarm.com for Business app lets her quickly view a live feed from any camera, or find a recorded video clip of something that happened earlier. 

"I feel like I can be at the store even when I'm not at the store," she says. "I can tap my app's video button and see the store indoors and out." 

Alarm.com also offers Rachel an array of notification options for keeping up with important activity. 

"I get a notification when the store is closed up and secure." she says. "I can get an alert if the store doesn't open on time. Alarm.com lets me know who arrived, and when. And if I get a notification that something is wrong, I can open my app and see exactly what's happening." 

Related: "Being in control means knowing what's happening. That's what Alarm.com gives me."  

Smart safeguards protect Ivy Wild's inventory 


Ivy Wild carries high-quality cosmetics and products that could make an attractive target for thieves. Rachel rests easier knowing that her security system is professionally monitored.  In the event of a break-in, local police will be alerted without Rachel needing to act.  Additionally, Alarm.com offers Ivy Wild a range of automated safeguards to protect different aspects of the store. 

"For example, I'm not always here at the end of the day to lock up," Rachel says. "So, I have an Alarm.com rule that locks our smart lock, automatically, every day at closing time. 

Even Ivy Wild's smart thermostat helps protect things. 

"It would be a problem if the store got too hot," Rachel says. "We don't want our cosmetics getting overheated; it could degrade the quality. Fortunately, I can see and control the temperature from anywhere with my Alarm.com app. If things get too warm, I'll get a temperature alert. It's amazing to have Alarm.com take care of these things.

Managing access for employees is easy—and more secure
 


Ivy Wild has four part-time employees, who all need to access the store at different times. With Alarm.com's smarter access control, that's easy. 

"I can quickly set up access for a new employee," says Rachel. "I go into my Alarm.com dashboard, set them up with a keycard, then specify the times and days on which they have access to the store. If anyone forgets their card—although it hasn't happened yet—I can unlock the door remotely with my app." 

Related: "With keyless access, Alarm.com for Business makes my life easier." 

As Ivy Wild grows, Rachel expects to rely on Alarm.com even more. 

"If we open another location, I'll want the same technology there," she says. "Being able to manage employee access for two stores, side by side, with each store's video feeds and activity alerts too, would be huge." 

"This is a security system but it does so much more," says Rachel. "I consider it an essential business tool—something every owner should have."  

Want Alarm.com for your business?  

Professionally delivered by Reed Security, Alarm.com for Business is the smartest way to upgrade your security, access control, video surveillance and energy management.
 

SOURCE: ALARM.COM

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




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

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




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




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Reed Security Headquarters

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SuRe InnoVations

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PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY INQUIRIES

Call 306.922.7200

CALGARY SECURITY INQUIRIES

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REGINA SECURITY INQUIRIES

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