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SUMMER HOME SECURITY TIPS 2019

20+ Security Tips You Can Implement to Protect Your Home, Property & Family.


1. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR YOUR NEIGHBOURS 

  • Let your neighbours know if there is unusual activity. This is especially important during vacations or travelling for work.
  • Are there any strangers lurking around the block?
  • Any moving vans or contractors parked on your neighbours driveway? 
  • Join your local Neighbourhood Watch on Facebook and share information about your community.

2. USE COMMON SENSE 

  • If you lose a key, then get the locks changed. A better alternative is to eliminate keys altogether by installing an Alarm.com smart lock with built in keypad.
  • Ask all strangers for identification. The person who is “lost” and looking for directions could actually be a burglar checking to see if someone is home.
  • Never hide an extra key outdoor - especially underneath a mat or on top of a light fixture. This is the first place the bad guys look. Leave an extra house key with a friend or a neighbor. Again, a better alternative is to eliminate keys altogether by installing an Alarm.com smart lock with built in keypad.
  • DO NOT advertise on Facebook or Instagram that you are on vacation. Social media is the equivalent of a diary in a glass house. You may think you’re letting your friends and family know you’re having a great time, but people often forget to change their privacy settings. If you like to post photos - post them after you get back.
  • For insurance purposes take photos of the contents of your home and keep all receipts in an off-site location. Great options are Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive and Dropbox.
  • Write down the model and serial number of all electronics. This will come in handy for a future Police report and insurance claim.




3. MAKE IT DIFFICULT

  • Door chains are easy to bypass. Install deadbolts. We have Alarm.com smart lock options with built in deadbolts.
  • Install window bars on all basement windows. They are a great visual deterrent and can be connected to a monitored home security system.
  • Install a stopper or stick on all sliding doors and windows. You can find these at your local hardware store such as Home Hardware, Canadian Tire or Rona.
  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked. Many burglars go door to door looking for targets that forgot to lock their front doors.
  • For cabins, consider installing roller window and door shutters. Visit kimbel.ca to see samples.

 
4. MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU ARE AT HOME

  • Burglars target unoccupied homes so keep your home well lit at night. Install timers that turn lights, radios and televisions on at different times. This gives the appearance that someone is home. A better option is to install Alarm.com smart lights and smart appliance modules and setup on an alternating schedules.
  • Cancel the newspaper and have a friend or neighbour pick-up your mail.
  • Park a vehicle in the drive-way. Don’t forget to lock the doors and remove any valuables.
  • If you’re taking an extended vacation of more than a week, hire a student or service to cut your grass.




5. INSTALL A MONITORED HOME OR CABIN SECURITY SYSTEM

  • The insurance companies agree. You are 400% less likely to have a break-in and can qualify for an insurance discount of up to 25%.
  • NEW! $0 Equipment, $0 Installation Plans
  • No Phone Line required
  • 24/7 Monitored Protection from intrusion, fire, flood, low temperature, and carbon monoxide
  • Includes Police / RCMP and Fire Department dispatch and Call List notification
  • Optional ALARM.COM - control your smart lights, smart locks, and smart thermostat with *free apps
  • Optional ReedHD™ Wi-Fi Doorbell - Know Who's at the front door, record audio and video onto the cloud
  • A monthly subscription is required for all service plans




6. IN CASE YOU DO HAVE A BREAK-IN

  • If it looks like a door or window was forced open, DO NOT go inside. The Burglar may still be on site.
  • Call the Police from your mobile phone and wait. 


7. ALWAYS GET 3 QUOTES

  • Do NOT Sign Up with Door to Door alarm companies with Limited Time Offers. Before you know it you will be on the hook for thousands of dollars with a company that doesn't have a local office.
  • Many door to door alarm companies have summer programs (May to September only). After that good luck.
  • Be sure to search Google for reviews and ask friends and family who they use for home 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

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1x    5” Touchscreen with Emergency Police & Fire Buttons

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1x    smart motion sensor (pet-friendly, 40 pounds)

1x    ALARM.COM LTE cellular radio (works on SaskTel, Telus)

1x    built-in 85db siren

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1x    Protected by Reed Security Warning Signage

1x    Max. 25% insurance discount - ask your broker

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1x    Silver Plan Parts & Labour Warranty Plan

1x    24/7 ULC Monitoring Plan with Police and Fire dispatch

1x    ALARM.COM Wireless Signal Forwarding Plan

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*Some conditions apply.
*5 year subscription required.
*If you are already in a contract, early upgrade fees apply.
*Not available in all markets. Only available at participating dealers.
 

If you would like more information or would like to Book an Installation please contact Reed Security or a Reed Security Authorized Dealer today.


SASKATOON SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES

Reed Security Headquarters Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

SuRe InnoVations Call 306.974.0888

PRINCE ALBERT SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES

Call 306.922.7200

CALGARY SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES

Call 587.393.2800

REGINA SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES

Call 306.206.0700


HELLO? SEE & TALK TO THE VISITOR AT THE FRONT DOOR


Your front doorway is a busy place. With visitors introducing themselves, your kids charging to and from the school bus, packages arriving, and hellos and goodbyes galore, it's hard for you to keep track of everyone who passes through. 

It's no wonder that doorbell cameras are now a smart home must-have, thanks to their ability to show you who's at the door, no matter where you are. 


And with a ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera, that's just the start. 

Because these doorbell cameras are fully integrated into your smart home security system, they're powered by Alarm.com and able to cooperate with other devices. That gives you and your family more ways to incorporate your doorbell camera into your everyday life. 

Answer the Door from Anywhere


A ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera gives you a safe, smart way to see who's at the door, no matter where you are. 

When a visitor rings the doorbell, you get an Alarm.com smartphone alert. Open your Alarm.com app and you'll see a video feed of who's there, with a microphone icon that you can press to start a voice conversation through the doorbell. 

Although you can see your visitor, they can't see you, and you don't need to indicate whether you're home or not. Given that burglars often ring a home's doorbell before a break-in, this makes your video doorbell a great crime deterrent

Protect a Package from Thieves 


With a smart lock included in your Alarm.com-powered setup, you can go a step further and unlock your door remotely. This is great for protecting valuable deliveries that would otherwise be left on your porch. 

If you have a smart lock, you'll see an ‘unlock' icon in your app underneath your doorbell's video feed. Once you've verified the delivery person visually, tap once to unlock your door and ask them to leave the package inside. When they're done, use your app to lock your door and watch them leave. 

See and Share Suspicious Activity


A ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera is also a full smart home security camera, ready to capture and send you footage of suspicious activity in your front yard or porch area. 

A visitor to your porch will trigger a motion-activated video recording, even if they don't press the doorbell. You can have these clips delivered to your phone right away, where they're easy to download and forward to your partner, neighbors or local police department. 

Keep Up with Your Kids


Crooks and intruders aside, most activity at your front door is ‘good' activity: friends visiting and family arriving home. Alarm.com makes it easy to keep up. 

It's easy to create a custom doorbell camera alert, triggered by your kids' Alarm.com user codes, that sends you a video clip of your kids arriving home every day. It's a great way to make sure they're home safe and know who they're with. Once your kids know they're on camera, they might even give you a wave. 

PS: It's Also a Doorbell 


Sometimes, you just need a doorbell. You'll be pleased to hear that a ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera goes above and beyond, with both an audible chime and a special ‘Do Not Disturb' option that parents of young children will love

Instead of waking a napping youngster with an audible chime when pushed, your video doorbell will simply trigger a silent smartphone alert that only disturbs you. 

Want to Upgrade to a ReedHD™ Doorbell Camera? 

If you already have an Alarm.com-powered smart home security system, Reed Security or a Reed Security Authorized Dealer can quickly upgrade you with a doorbell camera or other smart devices, including indoor and outdoor video cameras, smart locks and even a smart thermostat.

ReedHD™ Doorbell Plans start at $14.95/mo.* 

SASKATOON SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES Reed Security Headquarters Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233) SuRe InnoVations Call 306.974.0888 PRINCE ALBERT SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES Call 306.922.7200 CALGARY SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES Call 587.393.2800 REGINA SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES Call 306.206.0700

Source: Alarm.com

*Term subscription required. *HD Video Quality - no blurry pixelated images
*Color NightVision - see in the dark *Motion Sensing - you receive alerts even if the doorbell button isn't pushed *Includes Professional Installation and Configuration *Replaces your existing wired doorbell *Requires high speed internet and strong Wi-Fi connection at the exterior of the door




 

DOES YOUR BUILDING REQUIRE A ULC CERTIFCATE FOR FIRE ALARM OR SPRINKLER MONITORING?

IF YOU HAVE A FIRE ALARM SYSTEM OR FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM AT YOUR BUILDING - YOU WILL BE IMPACTED.


WHAT TYPES OF BUILDINGS WILL BE IMPACTED?

  • Most buildings with fire alarm systems or fire sprinkler systems.
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Condominium Buildings
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Office Buildings
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Educational Buildings, Schools
  • Public Buildings - Arenas, Stadiums, Performance Venues, Movie Theaters
  • Hospitals, Care Homes
  • Prisons, Jails




FIRE ALARM MONITORING 101

  • Fire alarm systems are designed to detect a fire in your building and alert the occupants to evacuate.
  • Fire sprinkler systems are similar and have the added ability to suppress a fire.
  • Neither has the ability to alert the Fire Department of a fire at your building - unless you add a fire monitoring system and 24/7 ULC Monitoring service plan with Fire Alarm, Fire Trouble and Fire Supervisory detection.
  • A Reed Security ULC Certified technician can install a fire alarm monitoring transmitter that meets the CAN/ULC-S561-13 national standard.


BRANDS WE MONITOR

  • Alsask
  • Bosch
  • Chubb
  • Edwards
  • Fike
  • Honeywell
  • Johnson Controls, JCI
  • Mircom
  • Notifier
  • Potter
  • Siemens
  • Silent Knight
  • Simplex Grinnell
  • Troy Life & Fire Safety
  • Tyco
  • United Technologies
  • Vipond
  • Other




WHAT IS 
CAN/ULC-S561-13?

  • It's the fire monitoring standard written by the Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC).
  • It's the standard that is referenced in Building Codes and Fire Codes.
  • It provides maximum protection and safety.
  • It governs how fire monitoring equipment is installed, how it communicates and how its maintained.
  • It governs how 24/7 ULC Monitoring Stations are built and how they receive signals from your building.


WHY DO YOU NEED CAN/ULC-S561-13?

  • Fire Departments across Saskatchewan, including the Saskatoon Fire Department, are now enforcing the CAN/ULC-S561-13 national standard for fire alarm monitoring.
  • Building Inspectors and Fire Inspectors are performing random inspections and will request to see your ULC Certificate.
  • Most properties WILL NOT have a ULC Certificate (as the standard was not enforced in Saskatchewan until recently).
  • If you cannot produce a ULC Certificate there will be a deficiency placed against your building and you will be provided some time to get obtain one.
  • Failure to produce a ULC Certificate can result in large fines and delayed building occupancy.
  • The ULC Certificate is the only physical proof that your site meets the ULC Standard for fire alarm monitoring.
  • If your security alarm provider CANNOT issue a ULC Certificate they are not providing ULC-level monitoring.
  • Reed Security is ULC Certified for both installation and monitoring; Reed Security can issue a ULC Certificate.
  • CONTACT US today for your no obligation fire monitoring evaluation.



If you would like more information on ULC Fire Monitoring

Contact Us for a Free Fire Monitoring Evaluation

Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233)



NEW! CANCEL A FALSE ALARM FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE

"CES2019 SECURITY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR"


Smart Signal gives you a direct connection to Reed Security's 24/7 Monitoring Stations from anywhere, using only your Alarm.com app. Smart Signal has simple emergency buttons within your Alarm.com app. These buttons let you quickly verify an alarm at your property to expedite emergency response, cancel a false alarm easily, or send a PANIC signal from your home or business if you discover an emergency yourself. Smart Signal's CANCEL and VERIFY buttons only appear in alarm events. To confirm or verify the alarm, all you'll need to do is HOLD the relevant button for three seconds.


You can also trigger a PANIC signal for HELP! in a broad range of emergencies.
To enable Smart Signal or for more information on Smart Home/Business solutions please contact Reed Security or a Reed Security Authorized Dealer. SASKATOON SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES Reed Security Headquarters Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233) SuRe InnoVations Call 306.974.0888 PRINCE ALBERT SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES Call 306.922.7200 CALGARY SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES Call 587.393.2800 REGINA SMART HOME/BUSINESS INQUIRIES Call 306.206.0700



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Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9
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1105, 6027-79th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5P1
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