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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!


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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

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LOCAL SUPERMARKET COMBATS SHOPLIFTING WITH REEDHD™ CAMERAS

Dennis Wieffering has been in the grocery business for 30 years.  Two years ago he became the Store Owner/Operator of Dennis' Your Independent Grocer - a full service local supermarket located at 315 Herold Road, Saskatoon, SK.   "When your name is on the front of the store there's a lot of pride and responsibility. I enjoy the personal feel with the customers and the creative freedom" says Dennis.



When Dennis took over the store he inherited an existing security camera system that was in need of an upgrade and some additions. "We take shoplifting seriously and we share security camera footage with managers, other stores and the Police. Upgrading was a precaution to reduce losses".



"I called another Your Independent Grocer store that recently installed video surveillance with Reed Security. Andrey was happy with the pricing, quality, and service and recommended me to Reed."

 "I like that Reed Security is right in Saskatoon and have a local office. I can pick up the phone or send a quick email when I need help. The installation technician, Cody, was spectacular!"



Our solution consisted of a REEDHD™ BUSINESS BUNDLE:

  • ReedHD™ Hi-Def Cameras (twice the quality of 1080p)
  • Pole mounted, indoor and outdoor cameras
  • 10 to 30 Days Recording of all events
  • Video Management Software - quickly find the footage you need and export it
  • SmartPhone and PC apps for local and remote administration
  • 100% Parts and Labour warranty
  • 100% Onsite Service warranty
  • 100% Remote Tech Support with login service
  • Archiving of incidents for the POLICE
  • Preventative Maintenance with regular visits to your site
  • One low monthly fee that covers it all

If you are having a Problem with Theft - We Can Help! Contact Us today for a Free Security Evaluation.

SASKATOON
Reed Security Headquarters
Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE

SuRe InnoVations
Call 306.974.0888

PRINCE ALBERT
Call 306.922.7200

CALGARY
Call 587.393.2800

REGINA
Call 306.206.0700





HOW TO PROTECT A CANNABIS RETAIL STORE




In April 2017, the federal government introduced legislation to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis in Canada. If passed, the proposed federal Cannabis Act would create rules for producing, possessing and selling cannabis across Canada.


The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) will issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nation communities.


Both wholesaling and retailing of cannabis will be conducted by the private sector and regulated by SLGA. Cannabis retailers will be required to establish a standalone storefront operation, with the option to also operate an online store.  Stores will be limited to selling cannabis, cannabis accessories and ancillary items.  Stores must also have the ability to track and report cannabis inventory to help ensure consumers only have access to safe, legal product from regulated wholesalers.

If you would like to open a licensed Cannabis Retail Store in Saskatchewan you will require the following security requirements:


SLGA CANNABIS RETAIL STORE SECURITY REQUIREMENTS


12.!Appendix C - Security Requirements

 

A Cannabis Retail Store Permit will not be issued to an applicant who has not met the physical security requirements for the premises. Any separate storage facility must meet the same requirements.




1)          Alarm System


A cannabis retail store must be protected by a professionally installed and monitored alarm system that contains at a minimum:

a)           detectors to indicate unauthorized attempts to tamper with, open, enter or penetrate perimeter entry points, perimeter windows and secure cannabis storage room;

b)           detectors to indicate unauthorized movement within the premises including the secure cannabis storage room;

c)            capability to detect any attempts to tamper with the system or malfunctions with the system which must be immediately repaired by a professional technician;

d)           panic/robbery button(s) installed at all point of sale positions; and

e)           a plan identifying system compliance must be submitted to SLGA for approval along with any changes to an approved plan or system.

 



2)          Digital Camera Security System


A cannabis retail store must have a digital camera security system that contains, at a minimum:

a)           cameras that are enclosed in the ceiling or domes and linked to a monitor and recording system located in a secure area within the premises;

b)           cameras and lighting must be positioned to clearly capture 24 hour coverage of activity identifying all individuals entering/exiting the premises, including staff areas, and all individuals within the premises including the:

i.             point of sale area(s);

ii.            receiving area(s);

iii.           customer area(s); and

iv.           the secure cannabis storage room.

c)            system must have on premises 60 calendar day minimum recording retention in a common format that is easily accessible, captured, viewed and capable of producing real time digital colour video and still images that clearly identify individuals and contain a time/date stamp not obscuring the image;

d)           recording and viewing system must be located in a secure location within the premises along with a maintained surveillance plan showing camera numbers, locations, coverage, authorized users list and operating instructions.

e)           if the permittee has knowledge, or should have had knowledge, of any pending criminal or regulatory investigation, recorded data and relevant information must not be destroyed after the 60 calendar day minimum recording retention period and must be provided to SLGA and police upon request.

f)            a plan identifying system compliance must be submitted to SLGA for approval along with any changes to an approved plan or system.

g)            the system must be tested weekly to ensure all cameras and recording equipment are functioning properly and a log of the test results must be kept and available to SLGA upon request.

h)           all malfunctions must be immediately repaired.

 

3)          Perimeter Security


A cannabis retail store must secure perimeter entry points against unauthorized access by, at a minimum:

a)           the use of 1.5mm (16 gauge) hollow metal doors with 1.9mm (14 gauge) metal frame and tamper-proof hinges at all entry points other than the customer entrance.

b)           commercial grade non-residential locks on all access points with secured tamper-proof strike plate and locking device must penetrate the door frame at minimum 1.25cm. 

c)            a customer entrance constructed of commercial grade material sufficient to secure against unauthorized access.

d)           an overhead receiving door constructed of commercial grade material and locking device (if required).

e)           sufficient to secure against unauthorized access.

f)            perimeter locking devices not on a master key system.

 

4)          Cannabis Displays, at a minimum, must ensure:

a)           All cannabis displayed in a customer area must be within a showcase that is accessible only by authorized staff.

b)           All cannabis on display must be in its original sealed package or an approved container.

c)            All cannabis not displayed in a customer area, and after operating hours all cannabis, must be stored in a locked secure cannabis storage area accessible only by authorized staff.

 

5)          Cannabis Storage


The cannabis retail store must secure the cannabis in either:

a)           a safe where the safe is a solid metal receptacle capable of lo cking and that weighs either 341 kilograms or that is anchored to the permanent structure of the building. For any items requiring refrigeration, a locking refrigeration unit that weighs 341 kilograms or more orthat isanchored to the permanent structure of the building is considered a safe.

b)           A storage room that meets the following, at a minimum:

i.             constructed of Flattened Metal Mesh, EMMA 557-99 style ¾-9F,nominal strand thickness of 0.120" (0.108" to 0.132"} diamond opening of 0.563" x 1.688" or Sheet steel 16ga, Al008/A1008M (cold rolled) or A1011/A1011M (hot rolled) or equivalent.

ii.            mount steel or steel mesh on the outside (attack side) of the room, including the ceiling, in the following manner:

•             support all edges by anti-spread bracing, studs or corners;

•             align sheet edges at every vertical and horizontal seam on centre-line of steel stud or anti-spread bracing; and

•             secure all sheets with screws, welds or rivets.

iii.           16gauge (1.6mm) steel sheets, HR Commercial quality, ASTM A366, matte finish, shall extend 1200mm around doorframe on inside of room and attached to the doorframe with screws, welds or rivets.

iv.           minimum 1.5mm (16 gauge) hollow metal door not exceeding 36 inches width with 1.9mm (14 gauge) metal frame.

v.            commercial grade door lock with locking device that penetrates doorframe at least 1.25cm and tamper­ proof hinges.

vi.           16mm gypsum wallboards on both sides of the wall (interior optional) attached with drywall screws.



Although not part of the SLGA security requirements we highly recommend installing FlashFog as an added security measure. Burglars Can't Steal What They Can't See.


We have Smart Bundles specifically designed to meet SLGA Security specifications. If you would like more information please Contact Us for a 
FREE QUOTE.

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


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