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The back-to-school season is in full swing! As your little scholars return to the classroom, it’s essential to ensure the nest they come back to is safe and secure.

Reed Security takes the responsibility of protecting your home seriously. Use these 7 pro tips to increase your home security and safety as the school year kicks off.

1. Test your alarm system

Did you recently cancel your home phone line? If so, you may no longer be connected to Reed Security's 24/7 Monitoring Stations (and no longer have Guard, Police, and Fire dispatch).

Visit our 
Self Care site and type in "test" into the search bar for instructions. 

2.  Upgrade to a smart security system

As your kids return to school, there's no better time to review your home security measures. A smart security system not only protects against intruders, but can also notify you of hazards like fires or floods.

Consider installing:

Smart Door Lock: Never worry about losing keys. Our door locks have built-in keypads and can alert you when your child arrives home. Lock/unlock doors with our mobile app. 

Smart Doorbell Camera: Get an alert when a visitor approaches or rings your video doorbell. See and speak to visitors, from anywhere.

Smart Home Hub: The IQ Panel 4 replaces your existing alarm system. Comes with an elegant HD touchscreen, hacker protection and ultra fast LTE signaling to our monitoring stations.

3. Setup schedules

With the hustle and bustle of school routines, it's easy to forget to lock doors or arm the security system. By setting up schedules through the Reed Security mobile app, you can automate these tasks to ensure your home remains secure even in the midst of morning chaos.

For example, you can setup your alarm to auto-arm at 11pm (if it hasn't already been armed) or 9am after the kids have gone to school.

4. Establish a safe room

Designate a "safe room" aka a panic room in your home where your children can go in case of emergencies.

A safe room should have a solid core metal or wood door, a deadbolt lock and no windows. You can modify a closet or an are within your basement.   

Equip this area with essential supplies, including a first-aid kit, a list of emergency contacts, and a device to call 9-1-1.

Consider installing a keypad or panic button in your safe zone to notify the Police that you need help. 

5. Teach safety principals

Educate your children about the basics of home safety:

Stranger Awareness: Teach them not to open doors to strangers, no matter how friendly they seem.

Emergency Numbers: Ensure your children know how to dial emergency numbers and what information to provide.

Safe Routes: Discuss the safest routes to and from school and the importance of staying on the designated paths.

6. Share with neighbours

Encourage a neighborhood watch program where you and your neighbors look out for each other’s properties. Creating a community of vigilance can significantly enhance security.

Share info. via text messaging or WhatsApp and post videos on Facebook.

7. Light up the perimeter

Ensure the external areas of your home are well-illuminated to deter potential intruders. Install motion-sensor lights and trim shrubs to remove potential hiding spots.

Back-to-school time is a season of transition. As you navigate the new schedules and routines, let Reed Security provide peace of mind by safeguarding your home. With cutting-edge technology and unparalleled service, we are committed to keeping your nest secure as your young ones head back to school.

REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233


Hope you're enjoying your summer holidays!

While you're away - Reed has you protected 24/7.

Our monitoring team is always ready to respond to alerts they receive from your alarm system, fire system and camera system.

If you can't be reached, we will immediately dispatch the proper authorities.

See you when you get back.

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Team @ Reed Security

PS: If you don't already have a security system we provide free quotes


Ensuring the safety and security of our homes is a top priority for every homeowner. While the advancements in technology have provided us with sophisticated home security systems, it's essential to understand the basic principles and strategies that can significantly enhance our home's protection.

As an expert home security company, Reed Security compiled a comprehensive list of actionable tips to help you safeguard your property effectively. Implement these strategies and gain peace of mind knowing that you have taken proactive measures to protect your home and loved ones.

1. Install a comprehensive home security system

Investing in a reliable home security system is the first step towards fortifying your home's defense. A modern security system typically includes surveillance cameras, motion sensors, door/window sensors, and a central control panel. Ensure that your security system is professionally installed and monitored by a reputable security company for optimal functionality. Reed Security are experts at designing, installing and servicing home security systems across Canada.

FACT: You are 400% less likely to have a break-in with a pro installed, monitored home security system.  

2. Secure entry points

Burglar Bob often targets vulnerable entry points, such as doors and windows. Reinforce these areas by installing deadbolt locks, strike plates, and window security film. Consider upgrading to smart locks that provide keyless entry and allow you to remotely monitor and control access to your home.

3. Well lit exterior

A well-lit exterior acts as a deterrent for potential intruders. Install motion-activated lights around your property, especially near entry points and dark corners. Additionally, consider using timers for indoor lights when you're away, creating an impression of an occupied home.

Motion activated lights can be purchased online or from your local hardware store.

4. Trim shrubs and trees

Overgrown shrubs and trees can provide cover for intruders attempting to gain entry into your home. Regularly trim landscaping near windows, doors, and other vulnerable areas to eliminate hiding spots and increase visibility.

Hire a student or local yard maintenance company for larger projects.

5. Re-enforce doors and windows

Strengthen your home's defense by adding additional layers of protection to doors and windows. Install security bars or grilles on ground-level windows and reinforce doors with door jammers or door braces. These measures provide an added physical barrier against Burglar Bob.

Security bars can be purchased online or from your local hardware store.

6. Secure your wi-fi network

With the increasing number of smart devices, securing your home network is crucial. Change the default username and password of your Wi-Fi router, enable WPA2 or WPA3 encryption, and regularly update your router's firmware. Additionally, consider setting up a separate guest network for visitors to prevent unauthorized access.

7. Use smart home automation

Smart home automation systems allow you to control various aspects of your home remotely. Utilize features like remote lighting control and smart thermostat to make your home appear occupied even when you're away. Burglar Bob avoids homes that appear occupied. 

Additionally, integrate REEDHD™ security cameras and alarms into your automation system for centralized control.

8. Practice smart habits

Simple habits can go a long way in enhancing your home's security. Always lock doors and windows, even when you're at home. Avoid sharing vacation plans on social media to prevent broadcasting an empty house.

By implementing Reed Security’s expert home security tips, you can significantly enhance the safety and security of your home. Remember, a combination of proactive measures, modern technology, and smart habits can effectively deter potential intruders and provide you with peace of mind. Stay one step ahead of Burglar Bob by investing in a comprehensive Reed home security system, securing entry points, maintaining a well-lit exterior, reinforcing doors and windows, securing your Wi-Fi network, utilizing home automation, and practicing smart habits. Safeguarding your home like a pro is not just a luxury; it's a necessity in today's world.

REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 844.384.7233


Workplace safety is a top priority for employers, and it is their responsibility to ensure that their employees are safe and protected at all times. Panic button alarms are an essential tool for workplace safety, as they allow employees to quickly and easily alert others in case of an emergency.

What is a panic button alarm?

A panic button alarm is a small device that can be carried on a keychain or worn as a pendant. Panic buttons are also known as hold up buttons and are mounted discretely under a desk. When the button is pressed, it sends an alert to Reed's central monitoring stations or a designated group of individuals, notifying them of the emergency and providing the location of the person in distress. Panic button alarms can be used in a variety of workplace settings, including offices, factories, warehouses, and retail stores.

Call coworkers or police for help!

The benefits of panic button alarms in the workplace are numerous. First and foremost, they provide employees with a quick and easy way to call for help in an emergency. Whether it is a medical emergency, a threat from a coworker or customer, or a natural disaster, a panic button alarm can alert others to the situation and ensure that help arrives quickly.

Deter violence

Panic button alarms can also be used as a deterrent to workplace violence. Knowing that employees have a way to call for help can make potential attackers think twice before attempting to harm someone in the workplace. This can help to create a safer work environment and reduce the risk of violence.

Instant alerts to coworkers

Another benefit of panic button alarms is that they can be customized to meet the specific needs of a workplace. For example, in a factory setting, a panic button alarm may be designed to activate machinery shut-off switches to prevent accidents. In an office setting, a panic button alarm may be programmed to send an alert to security personnel or designated employees.

Implementing panic button alarms in the workplace is a straightforward process. Employers can work with Reed Security to install the alarms and set up a monitoring system. Employees can be trained on how to use the alarms and what to do in case of an emergency. Regular testing and maintenance can ensure that the panic button alarms are working correctly and are ready to be used when needed.

REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233


Every year 20,000 Security Geeks (Experts) attend ISCWEST to learn about cutting-edge crime fighting technology, latest trends and connect with our security industry friends.

Would you rather deal with a security company that invests in themselves (and You) or one that coasts?

BTW - This is the 16th year Reed Security has attended ISCWEST!

Our connected property partner,, announced the Water Dragon Smart Leak Detection System.

The Water Dragon is a single compact device that uses ultrasonic technology to detect and promptly alert homeowners about water issues before they become major problems. 

Homeowners can also use the app to monitor water usage trends for the day, week, and month, which can help them conserve water and save on utility bills.

We connected with our 24/7 Monitoring partner, AvantGuard, to learn more about tools they recently implemented to give our clients an even better Customer Experience. Tools include new monitoring software, apps and a dashboard.

The parent company, Becklar, also showcased WorkerSafety Pro. This lone worker solution requires regular check-ins and will notify a call list during an emergency.

Whether it’s an environmental, health, or social risk, WorkerSafety Pro provides the most comprehensive and customizable solution for the iPhone and Apple Watch today.

We found a MUST HAVE solution to detect teenagers vaping in school washrooms.

Triton smart sensors monitor your bathrooms 24/7 so you don’t have to. When an incident is detected, get an instant alert to take action quickly.

3D Sense can detect real time vaping of all vaped or smoked Nicotine and THC. 

3D Sense Pro can also detect keywords such as "Help", "Stop" and "Gun".

Need Remote Video Monitoring? Don't have reliable power? Don't have internet?

Mobile Pro Systems manufactures creative mobile surveillance systems for real-time monitoring in nearly any environment.

Add Reed Security's Virtual Guard Service to Intervene before a crime takes place.



This is the exact thought we had when we stopped by the Shooter Detection Systems booth.

The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System incorporates the world’s finest acoustic gunshot identification software and combines it with infrared gunfire flash detection to produce the highest performing, fully automatic, and most accurate gunshot detection technology available today.

The Guardian System is certified by US and UK Government authorities and trusted by our customers in corporate, school, government, and other private and public venues across the globe and comes in wireless and PoE sensor solutions to fit every building design.

Our partner, Qolsys, had the MOST smart features of any security and automation system at the show. Control it all from a touchscreen or from apps.

Coming Soon: IQ Pro and IQ Pro+ for large commercial facilities.

We stopped by the AJAX Systems booth to learn about their smart home and business platform. The company is based in Ukraine and have relocated their production to a safer area that hasn't been as impacted by the War.  

The products look beautiful, they have best in class wireless range (up to 2km) and the app is easy to use.

We ordered a demo kit to test it out. Bat sold separately.

Our partner, Avigilon, introduced Avigilon Unity on-premise and Avigilon Alta cloud security suites. 

Whether you want to manage your video surveillance and access control systems directly or outsource management by moving to the cloud — this is powerful AI enabled technology!

REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233

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