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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




 


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

TOP 5 WAYS TO MANAGE MULTIPLE BUSINESS LOCATIONS WITH ALARM.COM


As your business grows, so does the work it takes to manage it - especially when you scale up to multiple business locations. 


The complexities of adding new stores, restaurants, warehouses or other premises can create an overwhelming workload (or worry-load) that you'll need to solve. This could mean a new hire, or a new technology solution to help you scale more efficiently. 

Alarm.com for Business, with its award-winning multi-location management features, should be at the top of your list. It reduces complexity by giving you and your team a single point of control for essential functions including security, employee access, video monitoring, and energy management for every location in your business. 

Whether you're managing two locations or two hundred, using Alarm.com for Business to take care of them will save you time, money and worries.  Here are five big benefits you'll discover. 

1: Automatic security lets you "set and forget" at scale 

Protecting your people and property is a complex task that Alarm.com makes easy. Our automated security safeguards, which include automatic system arming and door locking at closing time, only need to be set up once. Once Reed Security adds Alarm.com technology to your latest location, it takes just seconds to automate its security by applying the rules you've set up for the rest of your business. 

This doesn't just apply to the alarm systems across your business. You can quickly create cross-location rules to regulate employee access, get activity-triggered smartphone alerts, or save energy by automating your Alarm.com smart thermostats

2: Access control with user codes improves and streamlines your security 

Outdated access technology weakens your security and gets harder to manage as your business grows. Our smart access technology does the opposite, protecting your business with centrally controlled smart locks, easily managed user codes, and the option of a full keycard-and-reader solution. A single login is all you need to control employee access anywhere your business. 

Alarm.com user codes are easy to set up, revoke, and manage in bulk.  You can assign employees to customized access groups, with pre-set permissions determining which location(s) they can access and when—enabling you to streamline and scale your access control to tens or hundreds of employees. 

3: Smart business alerts keep you on top of any emerging issues  

Unlike traditional security technology, Alarm.com for Business is proactive, alerting you to problematic or unexpected activity at any business location, even when disarmed. The more locations you're taking care of, the more valuable this becomes. 

For example, you can set up a single "late opening" alert, then apply it to every location—eliminating the need to check this important detail for every location, every day. You can know right away if a door is propped open, if an off-limits area is accessed, or even if a thermostat is tampered with. You can also set up highly customized video alerts to capture specific activity—take a look:


4: Multi-location video gives you a real-time view of everything 

The bigger your business gets, the more important it becomes to see what's going on. Alarm.com gives you a single video monitoring dashboard that combines security camera feeds from different locations, side by side, making it easy for you and your team to stay on top of things.  

With four video streams on a single screen, and the ability to set up and toggle between custom, multi-location video groups (e.g. "front door cameras", or "kitchen cameras") it's simple to monitor activity across your business in real time. 

5: Customizable permissions let you delegate with clear boundaries 

The bigger your team, the more you'll benefit from Alarm.com, especially when you delegate its different functions to managers, or to specialists like a loss prevention officer. With multiple levels of user permissions, Alarm.com makes it easy to give team members access to the features they need, and no more.

 

You can give a manager the ability to set up or revoke an employee's access, but only at that manager's location. You can give your loss prevention specialist access to every security camera feed without giving them control of your smart thermostats. As the primary account holder, you'll always retain the ultimate ability to increase, decrease, customize or remove your team's permissions. 

Want to save time and money with smarter business security? 

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



WHY DID A WELL KNOWN CREDIT UNION GO WITH REED SECURITY?

Project: Prairie Centre Credit Union

Prairie Centre Credit Union recently partnered with Reed Security to install Hi-Def Cameras at several branches in Saskatchewan.

Prairie Centre Credit Union offers Banking, Borrowing, Investing and Insurance products and services. With branches in Beechy, Dinsmore, Eatonia, Elbow, Elrose, Eston, Harris, Herbert, Kyle, Loreburn, Morse, Outlook, and Rosetown - they can look after your Personal, Business and Agriculture needs.  

Before the project we met with Norris Rusling, Manager Corporate Technology, and provided a FREE Security Evaluation. After the installation we again connected with Norris and these were his comments: 


1. We chose to go with Reed Security because of the great reviews from their other customers and their responses to our questions. They didn't try and sell us something that we didn't need, they listened to us and created a solution that worked for us.

2. We like the solution we got, because it does what we need it to do. The equipment is from a reputable Canadian company and we know that we will always have Reed Security there to help us get through any issue that may come up. 

3. We would definitely refer Reed Security to others. Their installations have been done quickly, accurately and are well planned. Their equipment is good quality and works like expected. 


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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)

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REGINA
ViboPulse Services
Ph: 306.206.0700


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

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

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EDMONTON
Country Guard
Ph: 1.855.424.2324

24/7 RAPID RESPONSE MONITORING STATIONS

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