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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

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  • 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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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!

December 26th, 12:00pm noon to 4:30pm

December 27th, 8am to 4:30pm

December 28th, 8am to 4:30pm

December 29th, closed

December 30th, closed

December 31st, 8am to 2:00pm

January 1st, closed, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

January 2nd, 8am to 4:30pm 

Our Rapid Response Monitoring Stations are live 24/7/365.

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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SASKATOON
Reed Security Headquarters
Call 306.653.3200

SuRe InnoVations
Call 306.974.0888

PRINCE ALBERT
Call 306.922.7200

CALGARY
Call 587.393.2800

REGINA
Call 306.206.0700

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Call 1.800.268.6870

STEALTH/UCIT VIDEO MONITORING STATIONS
Call 1.866.756.7847


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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 I BUILT THIS: A SECURITY LIFE PODCAST WITH VIRGIL REED


After spending years working at Future Shop (Best Buy) and ADT Security I decided to go out on my own and launch a security company in Saskatoon, SK. I was 26 years old and had a lot of enthusiasm, but was really naive on how to start and run a business. 

It was pretty tough in the early years (2000) and I failed a lot. I was determined to succeed - even when our accountant at the time suggested otherwise "sometimes you have to give up your dream" he said. 

Today Reed Security services thousands of clients across the prairies from our head office and dealerships in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina and Calgary. We've received 20+ Award Recognitions for Customer Service, Management Quality, Marketing, New Direction, Young Entrepreneur and Small Business of the Year.

In this podcast I share how I failed, how I overcame challenges, and how WE Built Reed Security into the successful brand it is today.

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Interviewed by Paul Grossinger, Group Publisher of Annex Business Media (SP&T News)



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SUMMER SECURITY TIPS 2017

Heading on summer vacation? There's nothing worse than coming back to a home that had a break-in. Here's 20+ Summer Security Tips you can implement to protect your Home and Property while you're travelling.


You're Going to Need More Than a Funny Welcome Mat to Prevent a Break-in!


1. USE COMMON SENSE

If you lose a key, then get the locks changed. A better alternative is to eliminate keys altogether by installing an alarm.com smart lock with built in keypad.

Ask all strangers for identification. The person who is “lost” and looking for directions could actually be a burglar checking to see if someone is home.

Never hide an extra key outdoor - especially underneath a mat or on top of a light fixture. This is the first place the bad guys look. Leave an extra house key with a friend or a neighbor. Again, a better alternative is to eliminate keys altogether by installing an alarm.com smart lock with built in keypad.

DO NOT advertise on Facebook or Instagram that you are on vacation. Social media is the equivalent of a diary in a glass house. 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.

For insurance purposes take photos of the contents of your home and keep all receipts in an off-site location. Great options are Google Drive, Microsoft Cloud and Dropbox.

Write down the model and serial number of all electronics. This will come in handy for a future Police report and insurance claim.



2. MAKE IT DIFFICULT

Door chains are easy to bypass. Install deadbolts. We have alarm.com smart lock options with built in deadbolts.

Install window bars on all basement windows. They are a great visual deterrent and can be connected to a monitored home security system.

Install a stopper or stick on all sliding doors and windows. You can find these at your local hardware store such as Home Hardware, Canadian Tire or Rona.

Make sure all doors and windows are locked. Many burglars go door to door looking for targets that forgot to lock their front doors.

For cabins, consider installing roller window and door shutters. Visit kimbel.ca to see samples.


3. MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU ARE AT HOME

Burglars target unoccupied homes so keep your home well lit at night. Install timers that turn 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 appliance modules and setup on an alternating schedules.

Cancel the newspaper and have a friend or neighbour pick-up your mail.

Park a vehicle in the drive-way. Don’t forget to lock the doors and remove any valuables.

If you’re taking an extended vacation of more than a week, hire a student or service to cut your grass.



4. INSTALL A MONITORED HOME OR CABIN SECURITY SYSTEM

The insurance companies agree. You are 400% less likely to have a break-in and can qualify for an insurance discount of up to 25%.

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  • No Phone Line required
  • 24/7 Monitored Protection from intrusion, fire, flood, low temperature, and carbon monoxide
  • Includes Police / RCMP and Fire Department dispatch and Call List notification
  • Optional ALARM.COM - control your smart lights, smart locks, and smart thermostat with *free apps
  • Optional ReedHD™ Wi-Fi Doorbell - Know Who's at the front door, record audio and video onto the cloud
  • A monthly subscription is required for all service plans



5. IN CASE YOU DO HAVE A BREAK-IN

If it looks like a door or window was forced open, DO NOT go inside. The Burglar may still be on site.

Call the Police from your mobile phone and wait.


6. ALWAYS GET 3 QUOTES

Do NOT Sign Up with Door to Door alarm companies with Limited Time Offers. Before you know it you will be on the hook for thousands of dollars with a company that doesn't have a local office. Many door to door alarm companies have summer programs (May to September only). After that good luck. Be sure to search Google for reviews and ask friends and family who they use for home security.


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
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LOCATIONS

SASKATOON
Reed Security Group (HEAD OFFICE)
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

 

REGINA
ViboPulse Services
Ph: 306.206.0700

 

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

 

CALGARY
Oxford Security Systems
#104, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
Ph: 587.393.2800

EDMONTON
Ph: 1.855.424.2324