We're thinking of you this time of year,
Wishing you happiness, joy and cheer,
May all your days be warm and bright,
And your nights be enchanted by holiday light.
If you're looking for something to take your mind off the challenges of 2020, go check out the light display at the BHP Enchanted Forest. It will definitely brighten your spirits!
The BHP Enchanted Forest opens to the public for drive-thru tours every evening 5:30 to 10:00 PM thru January 9th.
Admission at the Gate is $10 person or $35 per vehicle max. 7 passengers.
Proceeds from the event are shared by Saskatoon Zoo Foundation and Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation.
Reed Security is a sponsor and we're giving away 50 car passes to our clients.
***UPDATE*** We've received hundreds of requests and will be making a draw November 27th, 2020. Lucky winners will be notified by email prior to mailing out car passes.
No purchase necessary. Limit one ballot per customer.
Drop us a line to enter the draw:
Please make sure to include your mailing address.
Have a Safe and Happy Holidays!
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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!"
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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
- Storage areas
- Work areas
- Seating areas
Recommended Outdoor Security Camera Coverage:
- Minimize blind spots
- All entrances – main doors should be at face level
- All driveway “Choke Points” – where vehicles enter and leave the property
- Parking lots
- 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.
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.
Reed Security Headquarters
PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY
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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 Businesses4: Smart video monitoring helps you manage emergencies 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 Cameras5: With Alarm.com on your phone, security is at your fingertips
If you would like more information on Smart Home or Business Security please Contact Us for a Free Security Evaluation.
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