New & Noteworthy

REED SECURITY CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN PRINCE ALBERT, SK


As we step into 2024, it's a perfect time to look back at the remarkable journey of Myron Jacobsen, Thor Security Ltd., Reed Security Authorized Dealer, Prince Albert, SK.


Ten years ago Myron and his business partner approached Virgil Reed about a partnership to bring Reed Security's cutting-edge security solutions to Prince Albert. After some careful planning we established the Reed Security Authorized Dealer Program and Thor Security Ltd. became our first dealer.  


Thor Security Ltd., Reed Security Authorized Dealer, has evolved from a small startup into a cornerstone of safety in the Prince Albert community.


Over the past decade the company has served over 1,000 customers including homes, cottages, farms, schools, non-profits and hundreds of businesses. The City of Prince Albert trusts Reed Security to protect their people and assets with smart alarms, 24/7 monitoring, access control and video surveillance.


Myron Jacobsen, the heart and soul of this operation, has always emphasized the importance of understanding and meeting the personalized security needs of each client. "Our mission has always been to provide not just security, but peace of mind," Jacobsen explains. "We’re not just selling a product; we’re offering a promise of safety and reliability."


The success story of Jacobsen’s business is built on a foundation of customer-centric values and cutting-edge technology. Throughout the decade the company has stayed ahead of the curve, adapting to new security trends and tailoring services to meet the unique needs of each client. This adaptability and dedication to quality have been key to building enduring relationships within the community.


Congratulations once again to Myron Jacobsen and the entire team at Thor Security Ltd., Reed Security Authorized Dealer on a decade of Excellence.

 

We're proud of you Myron and team! 




WE JOINED 20,000 SECURITY GEEKS IN VEGAS - HERE'S WHAT WE LEARNED


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, Alarm.com, 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 Alarm.com 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.




"IT’S A SAD COMMENTARY ON OUR SOCIETY THAT GUNSHOT DETECTION SYSTEMS ARE NECESSARY TO ENSURE ONE’S SAFETY, ESPECIALLY WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS."

CHRISTIAN CONNORS – FOUNDER

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 Alarm.com 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

www.reedsecurity.com




POLICE AND REED SHARE 8 WAYS TO IMMEDIATELY COMBAT THEFT


Reed Security’s design and installation teams recently met with the Saskatoon Police Service Break & Enter Unit. Thank you Det. Cst. Carter #574  and Det. Cst. Lorette #552 for collaborating with Reed to combat crime.

POLICE & REED SHARE 8 WAYS TO COMBAT THEFT:




1. Video surveillance is the number one security tool the Police use when investigating a crime. Unfortunately, most security cameras are not mounted in locations that can help. A security camera mounted high up in the air overlooking the front of a building is great to partially identify a vehicle and markings, but would be difficult to identify a suspect from so far away.



Instead, mount cameras at Face Level approximately 5 feet from the ground to record the suspects face. Helpful locations for Face Level cameras are entrances. Dome cameras, height strip cameras or other hidden cameras are helpful.
 

INFRARED ILLUMINATOR


COLORVU 
 


2. Many break-in’s occur in the middle of the night when lighting is poor. Cameras with Infrared Illuminators (IR Nightvision) can see in the dark, but cause a ghosting effect when aimed at a person or license plate. Instead, ensure you have proper lighting at night or install REEDHD™ ColorVu cameras that see in color 24/7. 

Note: Recording license plates helps, but license plates are often stolen or the suspect is driving a stolen vehicle.




3.
Deter crime before it happens by display warning signage that you have security cameras at your location. Large dogs are also a great deterrent. Most break in's occur when you are away from the premises - so make it look like you are there with proper lighting.  


4. When you watch TV do you have the audio muted? Video only tells part of the story. Doorbell cameras and select REEDHD™ cameras have built-in microphones. The Police can listen for names or other clues to identify suspects. Recording audio is legal in Saskatchewan and there are published guidelines to protect privacy in public buildings.
   





5. Another problem the Police run into is not enough storage on the local NVR recording device. 7-10 days isn’t enough. Minimum 30 days storage is recommended. This can be accomplished by adding hard drives to the network video recorder (NVR), reducing the frames per second, reducing the image quality and recording on motion instead of continuously. Always use surveillance grade hard drives or SD cards. Reed Security has a storage and network calculator that approximates how long you can record for before video is recycled. 


6. You can stop crime before it happens with Reed’s Virtual Guard Service. Our guards watch over cameras in real time to catch events as they happen. Intruders are identified, informed they are trespassing via loud speaker and asked to leave immediately. If they don’t leave we dispatch the Police immediately. Visually verified alarms receive the fastest Police response.


7. If you have experienced a break-in, ensure the area is left untouched so the Police can collect fingerprints. Ensure you communicate this to your staff and cleaners. Serial #’s are required to recover stolen goods – so make sure you document them.
 

8. When archiving an incident for the Police onto a USB stick, make sure you include a Video Player that can play exported video clips. Common video players are VSPlayer and VLCPlayer. If you have a REEDHD™ bundle we take care of this for you and archive the incident directly to cloud storage. The Police can access video directly from our cloud.


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

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233

www.reedsecurity.com

“WE KNEW REED WAS A NAME WE COULD TRUST” -Rob & Heather Fritz


Rob and Heather Fritz recently built a new home and wanted a smart home security system to protect their peace-of-mind

 

With Reed Security, Rob and Heather can stay connected to what’s happening back at home when meeting with clients, they’re on the road, running errands, or out walking their dogs.

 

With the Reed’s mobile apps, they can be alerted if someone is at their door, watch live HD video through their video doorbell or smart cameras, speak directly to visitors with two-way audio, unlock doors and control lights.

 

Heather Fritz is a top realtor in Saskatoon and region with Boyes Group Realty Inc. Her clients and their needs are her top priority and only recommends People that will look after you.

 

“Our friends and clients have Reed Security - we knew Reed was name we could trust. They’re local, easy to work with and the techs made sure we were comfortable”.

 

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

 

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233

www.reedsecurity.com

 

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REED SECURITY PRINCE ALBERT WINS BEST OF THE BEST AWARD!


Congratulations to Myron Jacobsen and Thor Security Ltd. for being voted Best Home Alarm and Security Company in Prince Albert!

This is huge accomplishment and great way to celebrate their 10th Anniversary

Myron and his team protect hundreds of local homes, businesses, farms and lake properties. They are the local security pros you can trust. 

SOLUTIONS INCLUDE

  • Smart Home Security
  • Smart Business Alarms
  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • REEDHD™ Video Surveillance
  • Virtual Guard Service
  • Access Control
  • Intercoms
  • Pro Installation
  • Expert Local Service

RECENT PROJECTS (AND THANK YOU!)

  • City of Prince Albert
  • YWCA
  • NAPA
  • Graham Construction
  • Anderson Motors
  • Carlton Honda
  • Market Tire
  • Christopherson Industrial
  • Carpet World
  • District of Lakeland
  • Medical Pharmacy
  • Super Service Plumbing
  • RNS Mechanical
  • East Hill Esso
  • MacKenzie Funeral Chapel
  • Madsen Fence
  • SOS Electrical

                                To learn more about Reed Security, our solutions or our dealer program visit reedsecurity.com 

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                                LOCATIONS

                                SASKATOON SECURITY
                                Reed Security Group (HEADQUARTERS)
                                14-1724 Quebec Avenue
                                Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9
                                Ph: 306.653.3200
                                1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

                                Sure Innovations
                                1701 Saskatchewan Avenue
                                Saskatoon, SK S7K 1P7
                                Ph: 306.974.0888

                                Nine Yards Technologies Inc.
                                Ph: 306.341.2477

                                 

                                REGINA SECURITY
                                ViboPulse Services
                                Ph: 306.206.0700

                                WINNIPEG SECURITY
                                Guardian Advanced Solutions
                                Ph: 204.250.7510 or 204.878.0061

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

                                 

                                NIAGARA REGION SECURITY
                                Alltech Smart Security
                                Ph: 289.990.3234

                                KAWARTHA LAKES REGION SECURITY
                                Dot Communications
                                232 Kent St W Unit 4
                                Lindsay, ON K9V 6A4
                                Ph: 1.833.368.2666

                                GREATER TORONTO AREA SECURITY
                                Link Secure Canada Inc.
                                15 Victoria Crescent
                                Brampton, ON L6T 1E2
                                Ph: 647.262.7460

                                 

                                CALGARY SECURITY
                                Oxford Security Systems
                                #501, 2903 Kingsview Blvd SE
                                Airdrie, AB T4A 0C4
                                Ph: 587.393.2800

                                EDMONTON SECURITY
                                Ph: 1.844.384.7233