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REED SECURITY DECLARED "ALLOWABLE BUSINESS" DURING COVID-19



All of us have been impacted by COVID-19 and it's devastating. We will continue to do everything we can to keep our People and You safe.


The Government of Saskatchewan has released it's list of Critical Public Services and Allowable Businesses to address the COVID-19 pandemic.


For the complete list visit

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2020/march/25/allowable-business-services


Reed Security is an Allowable Business
that provides security services including private security guards, monitoring or surveillance equipment and services. 


We have implemented comprehensive measures to increase the safety of the People that matter most - our Families, our Staff and our Clients.


Even though Reed Security is considered an Allowable Business we have decided to close our office to visitors to Reduce the Spread. What does this mean?

  • Maintaining Regular Business Hours - Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm CST
    Many of our staff are working remotely from home (and spending a LOT of time with family).
    Tel. 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE
  • Residential Security Sales - We will continue to provide remote consultations and sales.
    Book a Consultation
  • Commercial Security Sales - We will continue to provide remote and on-site consultations and sales.
    Book a Consultation
  • Installations - We will continue to provide on-site installations.
    Book an Installation
  • Support/Service - We will continue to provide remote and on-site service.
    Get Help or Book a Service Call
    We have made "social distancing" arrangements if you need replacement parts, batteries, yard signs, etc.
  • Administration/Accounting - We will continue to provide all functions.
    administration@reedsecurity.ca or call us
  • Alarm and Video Monitoring - We will continue to provide all notification service and dispatching.

We are paying attention to COVID-19 closely and will continue to update you on our operations.

#flattenthecurve #stayhome #socialdistancing




WE'RE CELEBRATING OUR 20TH BIRTHDAY!

Today Reed Security is officially celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

When we started on March 10th, 2000 the security industry was booming and the competition was fierce. The big companies had successful door to door programs and the telephone company (SaskTel) started in the security business. 20 years later the door to door programs are still persistent and even more telephone companies (Bell, Telus/ADT) offer home and business smart security. The competition has never been greater!


"I'm proud of the business we've (not I) built. 20 years ago nobody knew who we were and we had 0 (zero) customers. Today, 5000+ homes and businesses trust Reed Security for their protection. We are a strong LOCAL brand you can Trust. What makes us different? Easy, it's our People, Culture and sense of Community!


Thank you to our Clients
 for supporting us for 20 years. Without you we wouldn't exist.

Thank you to all our People - staff and dealers for Caring for each other and our Clients. You make it easy.

Looking forward to another 20!"


Virgil Reed
Founder/CEO
Reed Security

#wecare #community #thankful




4 REASONS YOU NEED HD SECURITY CAMERAS AT YOUR BUSINESS RIGHT NOW

Do you really know what goes on at your business when you’re not there to see it firsthand? 


Is your business as well-protected as it should be? 


Is your business as efficient as it should be? 


As a business owner or Manager you want to ensure your investment is protected against losses from theft, false claims or inefficiency. Having an effective HD video surveillance system will deter external theft, deter internal theft (shoplifting, employee theft), record crimes, record claims and record processes.




1. REDUCE LOSSES, INCREASE PROFITS 


One of the benefits of installing ReedHD™ security cameras are that they simply deter crime. Potential criminals will see that you have taken extra steps to protect your business and its patrons – and may be deterred from stealing or vandalizing knowing you have the ability to catch them in the act.  
 
An additional visibility measure is to place a Public Display monitor (a camera used to monitor one area full-time) showing customers as they enter your business. When they see themselves on camera at the front of the store, they will be less likely to shoplift. 

Recommended Indoor Security Camera Coverage: 

  • Minimize blind spots
  • All entrances - main doors should be at face level
  • Cash registers; you want to be able to see the customer as well as the cash area
  • Hallways
  • Storage areas
  • Warehouses
  • Work areas
  • Seating areas
Recommended Outdoor Security Camera Coverage: 

  • Minimize blind spots
  • All entrancesmain doors should be at face level
  • All driveway “Choke Points” – where vehicles enter and leave the property
  • Parking lots
  • Compounds
  • Work areas 

All ReedHD™ Video Surveillance systems record for 10-90 days and come with smartphone and desktop apps. You can keep an eye on things from anywhere! 
 
TIP: Add a microphone and sync it with a camera to record audio and remotely listen where laws permit. 

TIP: Upgrade to ReedHD™ Smart Cameras and get instant notifications when People or Vehicles enter security camera view.



ABOVE: SUPERMODELS / SUPERTECHS CODY AND CURTIS FINISHED THEIR INSTALLATIONS EARLY AND CAME BACK TO THE OFFICE AT 3:41:55 PM TO PREPARE FOR TOMORROW.

2. IMPROVE EFFICIENCY & SAFETY 

What time do your employees arrive to work or leave for home everyday? 

What time do mobile employees leave or arrive back from job sites? 

What are your employees doing while they’re at work? 

All security cameras have a date and time stamp. The data can be used to run your business more efficiently – and profitably

Employees are your greatest asset. Let them know their safety is a priority, especially if they’re required to walk to and from their vehicles in the dark at extremely early or late hours. 

Video surveillance of parking areas can reduce vehicle break-ins and vandalism, as well as increase the personal safety of customers and employees as they enter and exit their cars. 

TIP: For best results make sure there is adequate lighting. 



ABOVE: INDOOR SECURITY CAMERAS SHOULD BE INSTALLED AT ALL ENTRANCES AND HALLWAYS. EVENTS ARE RECORDED 10-90 DAYS AND CAN BE ACCESSED WITH SMARTPHONE AND DESKTOP APPS.

3.
 REDUCE LIABILITY 

Did your employee get injured on the job?

Was there a slip and fall outside your business?

How can accidents be prevented? 

While most claims are legitimate, some claims made by customers and employees can be fraudulent. With an effective HD video surveillance system there is less likelihood that a false claim will succeed. With a HD video surveillance system, checking the video for the area where the incident occurred should become standard practice when completing your initial incident investigation. 
 
TIP:  At a minimum, save and copy 2 minutes of the recording both before and after the indicated time of the incident. Reviewing the additional footage can help in determining the cause of an incident. 

TIP: Even if you don’t see anything on the video when you look at it, SAVE IT!  

Fraudulent claims can be costly to your business and you want to take advantage of every defense tool you can.




ABOVE: PROTECT EMPLOYEES BY INSTALLING SECURITY CAMERAS AT PARKING LOTS. MAKE SURE THERE IS ADEQUATE LIGHTING.

4.
 MEET INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Want to avoid an insurance rate increase?

Some insurance companies require security cameras with Live Video Monitoring service or an on-site private security guard to reduce the risk of loss. 

A private security guard @ $25 per hour can add up to an expense of $10,000+ a month. The security guard cannot cover the entire property or record incidents 24/7. 

If you have a construction site or fenced compound Live Video Monitoring will quickly pay for itself. In fact, Live Video Monitoring is 50% less expensive
 
TIP: Install a combination of fixed security and PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) security cameras so that a remote operator can zoom in on suspects.


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 SECURITY

Reed Security Headquarters
Call 306.653.3200

SuRe InnoVations
Call 306.974.0888

REGINA SECURITY
Call 306.206.0700

PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY
Call 306.922.7200

EDMONTON SECURITY
Call 855.424.2324

CALGARY SECURITY
Call 587.393.2800

24/7 ULC MONITORING STATIONS
Call 1.800.268.6870

STEALTH/UCIT VIDEO MONITORING STATIONS

Call 1.866.756.7847




 


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

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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