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THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE UGLY KEYPAD



Is it a throwback if you still have an old, outdated alarm system keypad?
Older keypads are used to arm, disarm and program your security system. Sometimes they are used as a door chime.


Today, a Reed Security system is a beautiful touchscreen and functions as a smarthome/smartbusiness security and automation system.

✅ 7" HD touchscreen
✅ Live Answer/View - displays Alarm.com HD cameras
✅ 4G LTE cellular radio - no phone line required
✅ Z-Wave+ radio - connect to smart locks, smart lights, smart thermostat
✅ 5MP HD camera - record people disarming and can send you photos
✅ Door, Motion, Fire, Flood and Temperature protection

...and lots more.
 


Comes with Alarm.com desktop and smartphone apps when you have a Reed Security Interactive Plan subscription.

✅ Connect to your home or business from Anywhere
✅ Get instant alerts of the system being armed/disarmed by kids or employees
✅ One single app can control your security system, ReedHD
 security cameras, smart locks, smart thermostat, smart lights and more...



We've added some new *$0 Down Plans with $0 INSTALLATION.

It's never been easier to Upgrade, Switch Over from a competitor or install a New Smart Package at your Home or Business.

Plans range from $39.95/mo. to $79.95/mo. and a term is required.

Contact Us today for more information or to Book your professional installation.






"I CAN BE ANYWHERE AND HELP MY STAFF" -JASON YOCHIM, CEO, SRA


When the 
Saskatchewan Realtors Association (SRA) modernized their service centres in Regina and Saskatoon they partnered with Reed Security for their protection.

Our connected security systems for this project include:

We met with CEO Jason Yochim for a post installation interview and to learn more about the SRA


ABOVE: THE HARRY JANZEN AUDITORIUM HAS SPACE FOR 110 TO 175 PEOPLE FOR INTERNAL USE AND FOR RENT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

Q.  In Saskatoon, how big is the new SRA location in and why did you move?

A.  We moved from a 3,700 square foot location on 8th St. E. to our 13,300 square foot location on McKercher Drive. We have 1,600 members in Saskatchewan and now we have adequate meeting space and parking. Our new Saskatoon building includes the Harry Janzen Auditorium (110-175 people), Training Room (20+ people) and a small meeting room (10 people) for internal use and available for rent for non-members.

To learn more about the SRA visit saskatchewanrealtorsassociation.ca   


ABOVE: TRAINING ROOM

ABOVE: JASON USES AN ACCESS CONTROL KEYFOB TO UNLOCK AN EXTERIOR DOOR.

Q.  Do the Regina security systems and Saskatoon security systems we installed meet your expectations?

A.  Yes! It’s easy to use and I can control both the door locks and security systems for both locations from one app. I can be anywhere and help my staff…it saves me time. Plus, no more keys to keep track of or locks to change.


ABOVE: JASON CAN PROGRAM WHO GOES WHERE AND WHEN FROM THE ALARM.COM SMARTPHONE APP.

ABOVE: JASON CAN SEE THE STATUS OF EACH DOOR, LOCK/UNLOCK DOORS, GET INSTANT NOTIFICATIONS AND ADD/DELETE USERS FROM THE ALARM.COM SMARTPHONE APP.

Q.  Why did you go with Reed Security?

A.  You have a great reputation and we were comfortable. Your technology is innovative and your staff have been great!


If you are having a problem with THEFT or would like MORE CONTROL, We Can Help!

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


SASKATOON

Reed Security Headquarters
Call 306.653.3200

SuRe InnoVations
Call 306.974.0888

REGINA
Call 306.206.0700

PRINCE ALBERT
Call 306.922.7200

EDMONTON
Call 855.424.2324

CALGARY
Call 587.393.2800

24/7 ULC MONITORING STATIONS
Call 1.800.268.6870

STEALTH/UCIT VIDEO MONITORING STATIONS
Call 1.866.756.7847

WE'RE NOT YOUR REGULAR SECURITY COMPANY


What makes us different? Easy, it's our People - we actually care about our staff, clients, dealers, solutions and community.

At today's staff meeting we celebrated our accomplishments of 2019:

  • Awesome Clients: 5,000+
  • Awesome Employees: 20+
  • Phone Calls: 50,000 or 200/day
  • Hours of Professional Installation/Travel: 8,140
  • Feet of Wire Pulled: 114,584
  • Cameras Installed (since 2000): 10,000+
  • Google Review Rating: 4.2 stars
  • Customer Satisfaction Rating (Support Desk): 90%
  • Accounting Transactions: 500,000

And chose some "Rocks" we want to achieve in 2020:

  • Celebrate Reed Security's 20th Birthday
  • Continue "Scaling Up"
  • Continue to deliver Great Customer Experiences
  • More Innovative Solutions
  • More Automation
  • More Efficiency

We want to improve and we're listening to you. If you can spare a few minutes, we have 3 questions that can help us:

1. What should Reed Security START doing?

2. What should Reed Security STOP doing?

3. What should Reed Security KEEP doing?

Please copy and send your answers to administration@reedsecurity.ca

Thank you for your business (or for the opportunity)!

#local #wecare #smarter #reedsecurity



SMART BUSINESS SECURITY VS. TRADITIONAL SECURITY

Here are five ways Reed Smart Business Security, powered by Alarm.com, out-secures a traditional security system every time.

1: You're always protected - even if you forget.  


Old security systems have a habit of leaving you unprotected. Forget to turn them on and they can't even sound the alarm during a break-in.

Reed Smart Business Security is different. Just specify a closing time, and Alarm.com takes care of the rest. You can have our auto-arming feature turn the alarm on for you every day, without fail. You can have your system arm itself automatically after a period of no activity. You can also use your Alarm.com app to arm and disarm your system from anywhere.

Even when your alarm is turned off, however, your Alarm.com technology remains on. Reed Smart Business Security works around the clock to protect you, monitoring activity, alerting you to important events, and going the extra mile to keep everyone and everything safe.

2: Our business security technology is built tougher.


As well as being smart, an Alarm.com-powered Reed Smart Business Security system is tough. Our dedicated cellular connection, which delivers the emergency signal to our 24/7 Monitoring Stations, can't be cut like a phone line or broadband cable. If the power goes out, your alarm panel's battery backup keeps you connected.

Our patented Crash and Smash technology, is engineered to defeat an intruder who attacks your security panel to stop it signaling for help.

Your system activates the feature in response to the initial "crash" of the break-in. If your security panel then goes offline, due to the "smash" of a hammer, Alarm.com's cloud platform takes over, alerting our 24/7 Monitoring Stations on the broken security panel's behalf. The intruder will be none the wiser… until the Police arrive.

3: Smart access control means fewer weak spots.


If you're still using keys for security, your business needs an urgent upgrade. Keys are easy to lose, misuse, copy or steal. The more you have in circulation, the weaker your security.

Reed Smarter Access Control replaces keys with smart access control: a secure solution of smart locks, card readers and user codes that puts you in control of who goes where, when.

You can quickly set up or delete access for employees, get access-triggered alerts when certain doors are opened, and quickly find video clips of access events. You can also lock and unlock any door remotely, and even have your business lock itself automatically at closing time.

Find out more: Smarter Access Control for Businesses

4: Smart video monitoring helps you manage emergencies


With ReedHD smart security cameras in your Alarm.com-powered system, a nighttime alarm doesn't necessarily mean an immediate dash to work. Instead, you can open a live video feed to see what's going on. If it's a false alarm, you can let our 24/7 Monitoring Stations know. If the emergency is real, it can be verified faster, and Police alerted sooner.

Smart video monitoring also adds huge value in the aftermath of a break-in or fire. It gives you securely-stored footage of the event to share with police and your insurer. Your video clips, easily accessed and shared via your Alarm.com app, could be the key to identifying and catching the culprit, as well as helping your insurance claim proceed.

Find out more: Upgrading to Smarter Business Security Cameras

5: With Alarm.com on your phone, security is at your fingertips

With its own smart business security app, Alarm.com makes it easy to solve security worries and other challenges. Here's what Alarm.com for Business user Jill says about it:



If you would like more information on Smart Home or Business Security 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


Source: ALARM.COM

DOES YOUR BUILDING REQUIRE A ULC CERTIFCATE FOR FIRE ALARM OR SPRINKLER MONITORING?

IF YOU HAVE A FIRE ALARM SYSTEM OR FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM AT YOUR BUILDING - YOU WILL BE IMPACTED.


WHAT TYPES OF BUILDINGS WILL BE IMPACTED?

  • Most buildings with fire alarm systems or fire sprinkler systems.
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Condominium Buildings
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Office Buildings
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Educational Buildings, Schools
  • Public Buildings - Arenas, Stadiums, Performance Venues, Movie Theaters
  • Hospitals, Care Homes
  • Prisons, Jails




FIRE ALARM MONITORING 101

  • Fire alarm systems are designed to detect a fire in your building and alert the occupants to evacuate.
  • Fire sprinkler systems are similar and have the added ability to suppress a fire.
  • Neither has the ability to alert the Fire Department of a fire at your building - unless you add a fire monitoring system and 24/7 ULC Monitoring service plan with Fire Alarm, Fire Trouble and Fire Supervisory detection.
  • A Reed Security ULC Certified technician can install a fire alarm monitoring transmitter that meets the CAN/ULC-S561-13 national standard.


BRANDS WE MONITOR

  • Alsask
  • Bosch
  • Chubb
  • Edwards
  • Fike
  • Honeywell
  • Johnson Controls, JCI
  • Mircom
  • Notifier
  • Potter
  • Siemens
  • Silent Knight
  • Simplex Grinnell
  • Troy Life & Fire Safety
  • Tyco
  • United Technologies
  • Vipond
  • Other




WHAT IS 
CAN/ULC-S561-13?

  • It's the fire monitoring standard written by the Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC).
  • It's the standard that is referenced in Building Codes and Fire Codes.
  • It provides maximum protection and safety.
  • It governs how fire monitoring equipment is installed, how it communicates and how its maintained.
  • It governs how 24/7 ULC Monitoring Stations are built and how they receive signals from your building.


WHY DO YOU NEED CAN/ULC-S561-13?

  • Fire Departments across Saskatchewan, including the Saskatoon Fire Department, are now enforcing the CAN/ULC-S561-13 national standard for fire alarm monitoring.
  • Building Inspectors and Fire Inspectors are performing random inspections and will request to see your ULC Certificate.
  • Most properties WILL NOT have a ULC Certificate (as the standard was not enforced in Saskatchewan until recently).
  • If you cannot produce a ULC Certificate there will be a deficiency placed against your building and you will be provided some time to get obtain one.
  • Failure to produce a ULC Certificate can result in large fines and delayed building occupancy.
  • The ULC Certificate is the only physical proof that your site meets the ULC Standard for fire alarm monitoring.
  • If your security alarm provider CANNOT issue a ULC Certificate they are not providing ULC-level monitoring.
  • Reed Security is ULC Certified for both installation and monitoring; Reed Security can issue a ULC Certificate.
  • CONTACT US today for your no obligation fire monitoring evaluation.



If you would like more information on ULC Fire Monitoring

Contact Us for a Free Fire Monitoring Evaluation

Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233)



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LOCATIONS

Locations
SASKATOON
Reed Security Group (HEAD OFFICE)
14-1724 Quebec Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9
Ph: 306.653.3200

SuRe InnoVations
1701 Saskatchewan Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1P7
Ph: 306.974.0888
1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

Locations
REGINA
ViboPulse Services
Ph: 306.206.0700


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

Locations
CALGARY
Oxford Security Systems
1105, 6027-79th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5P1
Ph: 587.393.2800

Locations
EDMONTON
Country Guard
Ph: 1.855.424.2324

24/7 RAPID RESPONSE MONITORING STATIONS

1.800.268.6870

STEALTH LIVE VIDEO MONITORING STATIONS

1.866.756.7847