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WARNING: THE DOOR KNOCKERS ARE BACK




Hi, I'm Alex. I'm your friendly neighborhood (well actually I don't live here) summer student that works for an out of town home security company.  

During the school year I work pretty hard studying Business and from April to September I work hard knocking on a lot of doors - and by a lot I mean I've been to thousands of homes with my crew. I work with a crew of 20 or more reps, so it's a lot of fun!

The door to door home security company that I work for provided me with training. I'm proud to say that I have one whole week of product training. We spent most of the time on high pressure sales training and how to overcome objections. I'm pretty confident that no matter how many times you say "no thanks" or demand that I leave - I've always got a comeback. Take a look at some of my door to door sales training classes:

HOW TO USE DECEPTION - WHITE LIES ARE JUST BENDING THE RULES


HOW TO NAME DROP AND MAKE IT SOUND LIKE THE NEIGHBORS REFERRED YOU (WHEN THEY DIDN'T)


HOW TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE OUR "FREE" SECURITY SYSTEM IS WORTH $2,000

IMPERSONATING THE EXISTING SECURITY PROVIDER

HOW TO CREATE URGENCY BY HAVING NO LOCAL OFFICE "WE'RE ONLY HERE TODAY"

HOW TO OVERCOME BUYERS REMORSE WITH A QUICK, SAME DAY INSTALLATION

HOW TO TRICK THE MOST VULNERABLE - SENIOR CITIZENS

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SAY "NO"

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SAY "NO" REPEATEDLY AND ASK YOU TO LEAVE

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SWEAR AT YOU AND THREATEN TO CALL THE POLICE

WHEN GOING BACK 3 TIMES ISN'T ENOUGH


Pretty awesome stuff right? I'm going to make a ton of dough this summer! I don't get a base salary, but I do make $400 to $500 every time I get you to sign up. So, I have a lot of motivation to keep bugging and pressuring you. We don't have a local office and the door to door home security company rents us a house or pays for our hotels, so I don't have a lot of living expenses. Sweet!

Sometimes I pretend that I work for your current security company and I offer you a free upgrade. "I'm Alex with (Your Existing Security Company". People can be so gullible when they think they're getting something for free. I'm actually going to trick you into signing up with my door to door alarm company and you will be left paying two bills. Doesn't matter to me though - I'm only working with my door to door security company for the summer and you will never see me again.

My all time favorite approach is to make it sound like you are doing me a favor. "I'm Alex with (Door to Door Alarm Company). We're in town for a few days and we're doing a blitz and I would like your help. If you're willing to put a warning sign in a visible location it will create more awareness and help us generate more business. In exchange I can give you a free state-of-the-art security system worth $2000. All you have to do is take care of the small monthly fee of $49.95 a month." People love to help and they love free. I can't believe how many people get sucked in.

Sometimes I offer a two week free trial. This is legit, but most people don't know there is a CONSUMER PROTECTION law that allows any consumer signing a contract the right to cancel within 10 or 14 days. It's called a Buyers Right to Cancel and it's on every one of our contracts. The darn government forces us to do this! 

I often tell people it's a month to month subscription, but in reality it's a 3 or 5 year contract. You're on the hook for nearly $3000 every time you sign up. However, most people trust me instead of reading through the contract. And for the people that question the 5 year term? Easy, I just tell them they can cancel anytime (even though they can't). The collections team at my head office will deal with it. Who's going to cancel if they're about to be sent to a collection agency? I won't be here anyways so not my problem.



HOW TO MAKE ME GO AWAY   

About the only thing that works is to put up your hand and firmly say "NO". I'm going to try to prevent you from closing the door, but if you just keep saying "NO" eventually I will take you off my hit list. Sometimes you have to threaten to call the POLICE. How ironic is that - calling the POLICE on a home security company.



It's also frustrating to me when people share their stories on FaceBook and other social media sites. I spent a lot of time figuring out ways to deceive people and I don't like it when I'm exposed or people advertise what area I'm working in. One lady took out her phone and started recording me - no thanks.  

*Alex isn't a real person. If you know an Alex please be kind to him.


For more information do yourself a favor and do a Google Search of "door to door alarm scam" and always get 3 quotes. Please share.


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING A LOCAL SECURITY PROVIDER THAT CARES!

#supportlocal #shoplocal #wecare


DAKOTA DUNES RESORT GETS PROTECTED BY REED SECURITY


Located on traditional Whitecap Dakota Unceded Territory, nestled within a beautiful river setting and surrounded by gently rolling natural sand dunes, Dakota Dunes Resort is Saskatoon’s first full-service resort experience. This newly built 155-room resort is a tribute in design to its indigenous heritage with its angular window trims and exterior wood panels echoing the traditional tipi.


Whether you are looking for a weekend retreat with friends and family or a business getaway,
Dakota Dunes Resort offers everyone world-class hospitality and an unforgettable, authentic Indigenous experience. It's only 20 minutes away from downtown Saskatoon.


Reed Security clients can use Promo Code CAMERA to get 20% off your next stay.

Expires May 15th, 2021.


CLICK HERE to make a reservation.


GARY FARSTAD, GENERAL MANAGER AND ROBIN LERAT, FRONT DESK AGENT OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY ATLIFIC HOTELS

Gary Farstad, General Manager of Dakota Dunes Resort collaborated with Geoff Assman, Senior Account Executive of Reed Security to design a comprehensive video surveillance system.

Design goals were to:

  • Provide awareness
  • Protect guests and employees
  • Loss prevention
  • Reduce liability

We're very proud of this project and that our client is Happy! 

Scroll down for a tour and learn how we protected one of the top destination resorts in Western Canada...


A total of 64 high definition security cameras are deployed throughout the property.

4MP dome style security cameras are mounted at entrances and record all visitors entering and exiting the building.

Comes with 100 feet EXIR 2.0 Night Vision and WDR (wide dynamic range) to provide clear images during bright and low light conditions.

FYI: 4MP is double the pixel count as 1080p

Smart features include unattended luggage, line crossing, intrusion detection and scene change detection.


A 12MP fisheye security camera is mounted at the elevators and records a 360 degree panoramic scene. This fisheye security camera provides the same coverage as four traditional network cameras.

Comes with ePTZ which allows the user to Pan (horizontal), Tilt (vertical) and Zoom live and recorded images.

Smart features include heat mapping, line crossing and intrusion detection.


The property provide an authentic indigenous experience and is infused with cultural artwork.

A dome style security camera with black housing was selected to match the decor.

All floors have comprehensive video surveillance coverage to increase safety and liability.


Splash and play in their refreshing indoor rooftop pool, or soak your stress away in the hot tub while bathing in the warmth of the natural daylight.

The pool area features a variety of seating options, spectacular views of our award-winning golf course and South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin.

With COVID-19 safety measures guests are required to pre-book times to enjoy the pool.

A dome style security camera watches over patrons and protects against liability.


A unique rooftop patio (the largest in Saskatchewan) is adjacent to the pool and can host private functions. Includes the same beautiful views as the pool area.

A dome style security camera watches over patrons and protects against liability.


With floor-to-ceiling windows, each guest room and suite offers its own spectacular views of pristine landscapes, our award-winning golf links, or the gorgeous South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin.


Each guest room features ultra-comfortable beds, plush duvets and pillows, deluxe amenities, workstations, coffee & tea, mini-fridge, high-speed wireless Internet access, and 55" LED televisions. 


The resort’s stylish rooms pay tribute to the Whitecap Dakota Nation culture through art and design.

Chief Bear’s head dress makes for a unique bedside artwork, while soothing neutral tones and rich wood furnishings help blend the design’s indigenous charm with modern conveniences.


Maintain your healthy lifestyle in their state-of-the-art fitness centre featuring a variety of exercise equipment and free weights.


The Moose Woods Home Fire Grill has a rich farm-to-table menu featuring the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and finest cuts of meat grilled to absolute perfection.

A 12MP fisheye security camera is mounted on the ceiling to increase quality control and loss prevention.


The Moose Woods Home Fire Grill has a selection of fine wines for your enjoyment.


Behind the scenes the kitchen and receiving areas have security cameras to increase loss prevention and accountability.

All deliveries are recorded with a date and time stamp.


With 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, there is plenty of room for onsite team building activities and events. From intimate boardroom meetings for 15 to banquet-style events for 600, find the perfect space to host Trade Shows, Weddings, Corporate Seminars, Team Building Activities, Conventions, and Events at this Saskatoon resort.



A 128 channel NVR (network video recorder) with 60TB of storage records activities around the clock.

The NVR records for a minimum of 30 days before overwriting stored video. A UPS provides back-up power.


REEDHD security cameras are displayed on a viewing monitor in the Night Auditor's office.

All cameras are administered from the General Manager's laptop and can be accessed with smart phones apps.



Warning decals are mounted at entrances to provide deterrence and let visitors know activities are being recorded.

Special thank you to our Senior Technician, Cody Rakai and Field Operations Manager, Derek McDougall for a superb installation and completing the project on time!

Special thank you to our client Chief Darcy Bear and Whitecap Dakota First Nation for your continued support!

At the end of the project we asked Gary for his comments:

"We prefer dealing with a local security provider because service matters to us. Our experience with Reed Security has been collaborative and awesome!"

-Gary Farstad, General Manager, Dakota Dunes Resort

Thank You Gary!


CUSTOMISE THE PERFECT SECURITY SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

Drop us a line and get a FREE SECURITY EVALUATION or skip the form and call 306.653.3200




 

$0 TOUCHLESS VIDEO DOORBELL SALE!


Our new Touchless Video Doorbell recognizes when a person stands on your doormat, and sends you a mobile alert. 

Just tap the alert to see, hear and talk to your visitor through your Alarm.com app, from wherever you are.

You can do more at the front door like:

  • Check on doorstep deliveries
  • See, hear and speak to visitors
  • Watch live video feeds Anywhere, Anytime
  • Keep visitors safe with 2 way audio and touch free doorbell experience
  • Get around the clock smart alerts



FEATURES:


  • Expansive FOV (150° V, 115° H)
  • Full HD (1440 x 1920) video resolution
  • High dynamic range (HDR)
  • IR night vision (15 feet)
  • Video Analytics on the edge for faster, more relevant alerts
  • Live video and saved clip viewing
  • Two-Way Audio through the mobile app
  • Battery heater for low-temperature operation
  • 2x2 antenna for improved Wi-Fi range
  • Compatible with existing doorbell transformers (requires 16-30 VAC, 10 VA)
  • Compatible with mechanical and digital chimes

    *Requirements:

    -strong Wi-Fi Connection outside your home
    -internet package with minimum 2.5 MBPS upload speed per camera
    -existing doorbell must have a 16V 10VA transformer (or an electrician is required) 

20TH ANNIVERSARY SALE!

For the month of 🏷️ MARCH you can get a Touchless Video Doorbell professionally installed for $0 ($400 value) when you sign up for a new Reed Smart Home Security system.

Plus.......Get the first month on us!

Applies to new installations, upgrades and switch overs from competitors.

Contact us today for a No Obligation, 
20 minute Smart Home/Business Evaluation or call 306.922.7200


THE FINE PRINT
*Some conditions apply
*O.A.C. on approved credit
*Full packages start @ $49.95/mo.
*Doorbell only plans start @ $17/mo.
*36/60 month subscription is required
*Early termination charges may apply if you are an existing Reed Security client
*Available at participating dealers



$0 TOUCHLESS VIDEO DOORBELL


Our new Touchless Video Doorbell recognizes when a person stands on your doormat, and sends you a mobile alert. 

Just tap the alert to see, hear and talk to your visitor through your Alarm.com app, from wherever you are.

You can do more at the front door like:

  • Check on doorstep deliveries
  • Capture Porch Pirates
  • See, hear and speak to visitors
  • Watch live video feeds Anywhere, Anytime
  • Keep visitors safe with 2 way audio and touch free doorbell experience
  • Get around the clock smart alerts



FEATURES:


  • Expansive FOV (150° V, 115° H)
  • Full HD (1440 x 1920) video resolution
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) for bright light conditions
  • IR night vision (15 feet) for low light conditions
  • Video Analytics on the edge for faster, more relevant alerts
  • Live video and saved clip viewing
  • Two-Way Audio through the mobile app
  • Battery heater for low-temperature operation
  • 2x2 antenna for improved Wi-Fi range
  • Compatible with existing doorbell transformers (requires 16-30 VAC, 10 VA)
  • Compatible with mechanical and digital chimes

    *Requirements:

    -strong Wi-Fi Connection outside your home
    -internet package with minimum 2.5 MBPS upload speed per camera
    -existing doorbell must have a 16V 10VA transformer (or an electrician is required) 

20TH ANNIVERSARY SALE!

For the month of 🏷️ MARCH you can get a Touchless Video Doorbell professionally installed for $0 ($400 value) when you sign up for a new Reed Smart Home Security system.

Plus.......Get the first month on us!

Expires March 31st, 2021

Applies to new installations, upgrades and switch overs from competitors.


CUSTOMISE THE PERFECT SECURITY SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

Drop us a line and get a FREE SECURITY EVALUATION or skip the form and call us 306.653.3200


THE FINE PRINT
*Some conditions apply
*O.A.C. on approved credit
*Full packages start @ $49.95/mo.
*Doorbell only plans start @ $17/mo.
*36/60 month subscription is required
*Early termination charges may apply if you are an existing Reed Security client
*Available at participating dealers




POLICE WARN ABOUT GARAGE BREAK-IN'S. HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.


Source: saskatoonpolice.ca

The Saskatoon Police Service would like to advise citizens of a recent rash of Break & Enters to residential garages. Since October, there have been more than 40 occurrences reported where the perpetrator(s) had gained entry to garages with wooden overhead doors by removing one of the panels. Many times tools and machinery including large items like a snowmobile and snow blowers were taken, and in some cases nothing was taken.

Citizens are encouraged to report any cases as such, regardless of items being taken or not, and to keep a vigilant eye in their neighbourhood for suspicious activity or vehicles in alleyways or driveways that have garages with wooden overhead doors.

Added security such as motion lights and recorded video cameras can be beneficial to these investigations and should be referenced when reporting.



USE THIS CHECKLIST FOR BETTER GARAGE SECURITY




 Make sure everything is locked

The easiest way for an intruder to break in is without forced entry; you left a door or window unlocked. Make it part of your routine to ensure all access points are secure when you are done using your garage. The same applies for access points with your home and vehicles.


 Add motion lighting

A motion light has two components - a motion sensor and a light. When the motion sensor PIR detects a change in heat the light turns on an illuminates the area. Intruders do not like lighting because it's easier to identify them. Motion lights can be purchased from your local hardware storeWe recommend a models with LED lighting. Solar-powered models are very easy to install on your own without contracting an electrician.


 Add Door and Window Sensors

A door or window sensor is connected to a security system and lets you know when a door or window is opened. An armed sensor triggers a siren and notifies our 24/7 Monitoring Stations to dispatch the Police.

Note: Most wireless sensors require a heated garage, 0 degrees Celsius or warmer to function properly. Cold temperature sensors are available.




 Add a Motion Sensor

A motion sensor is connected to a security system and lets you know when there is movement in front of the sensor. An armed sensor triggers a siren and notifies our 24/7 Monitoring Stations to dispatch the Police. This sensor would detect when an intruder removes a wooden door panel from an overhead door and enters the garage.

Note: Most wireless sensors require a heated garage, 0 degrees Celsius or warmer to function properly. Cold temperature sensors are available.

 Add Window Bars or Security Shutters

Sometimes adding security sensors isn't enough. In this case you should add a physical barrier to deter and prevent entry. Metal window bars can be purchased from your local hardware store. Roll up security shutters can be purchased online.

 Add a Siren with Flashing Strobe Light

A exterior siren with flashing strobe light is connected to a security system. When triggered by a door, window or motion sensor it creates 110db of unwanted ATTENTION. Intruders often leave the property. 


 Partition the House and Garage

Modern home security systems have a programming feature called "partitioning". This allows areas to be armed/disarmed independently from each other. Partition 1 can be the Home and Partition 2 can be the Garage. When you are not using your garage make sure it is armed.



 Add Security Cameras

A security camera allows you to keep an eye on things and acts as both a deterrent and recovery tool. All evidence is recorded either to a cloud or local NVR (network video recorder) and is used in Police investigations.

REEDHD ColorVu security cameras use ultra low light sensors and a spotlight to see in full color at night.




 Add Warning Signage

We provide "Protected by Reed Security" warning signs and decals to our clients. When you have a monitored security system you are 400% less likely to experience a break in. Make sure intruders know you are protected.


All security devices are eligible for the Saskatchewan Home Renovation Tax Credit.


Contact us today for a No Obligation, 20 minute Smart Home/Business Evaluation or call 1.844.384.7233


SASKATOON SECURITY 

Reed Security Headquarters

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

SuRe InnoVations

306.974.0888

PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY

306.922.7200

REGINA SECURITY

306.206.0700

CALGARY SECURITY

587.393.2800

EDMONTON SECURITY

855.424.2324


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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
#104, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
Ph: 587.393.2800

Locations
EDMONTON
Country Guard
Ph: 1.855.424.2324