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RAYNER AGENCIES GETS PROTECTED BY REED SECURITY

Reed Security was established in March of 2000 with a vision – we want to be the #1 security provider in Saskatchewan! Over two decades later we are known for our great local service and protect 1000’s homes and businesses across the prairies. To serve you better we have locations in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Calgary and Edmonton.


We help businesses and organizations re-gain control, reduce theft, monitor their properties, protect staff and grow their bottom lines. From small businesses to large enterprises our professional-grade Smart Business security solutions from Reed Security provide tools you can rely on.


In our latest article, we shine a spotlight on Reed Security commercial security client - Rayner Agencies.





MEET RAYNER AGENCIES


For our latest client spotlight, Virgil Reed met with Sheldon Wasylenko, Co-Owner, GM of Rayner Agencies. (above)


Rayner Agencies Ltd. is a general insurance brokerage that has been owned and operated by the Wasylenko family since 1971. Originally established by Lorne and Ruth Rayner in 1948, the business was started in the Sutherland area of Saskatoon and has continued to serve clients throughout Saskatchewan since its opening. Rayner Agencies Ltd. is a full-service insurance brokerage representing a large number of insurance companies and offers a wide range of insurance policies for homes, automobiles, businesses, and agricultural risks.


WELCOME TO 810 CENTRAL

Rayner Agencies had outgrown their original 3400 Sq Ft location in Sutherland. The lack of space in that building meant there was no parking and they didn't have any meeting rooms. Over time this was limiting the companies ability to grow. The team at Rayner Agencies didn't want to leave Sutherland, as they value the community and location. That meant finding the perfect location ended up taking 10 years!



Their patience paid off and they moved into the iconic old Sutherland Hotel and Bar location on Central Avenue. The extensive renovations to the 7500 sq ft property resulted in a stylish location that seamlessly blends heritage and modern styles including their beautiful Atrium.

Now the Rayner Agencies 23 team members have plenty of space. In addition, they rent out the impressive boardroom to 3rd parties for meetings and events.


PROTECTING RAYNER AGENCIES


When it came to the commercial security needs, Reed supplied the alarm and access control systems and the client supplied their own cameras. 

The Reed Security team is proud to work with and provide support for wonderful local businesses like Rayner Agencies. Their focus to maintain the highest level of customer service, with honesty and integrity is very much aligned with Reed Security's value and mission.

"Rayner Agencies Ltd. chose Reed Security to design it’s building and door security system for our new building project at 810 Central Avenue. Right from the beginning, the sales and design team led by Geoff as well as the support team understood our needs very well and did an exceptional job deploying their solution and providing the support we needed along the way. Their technical knowledge and post-installation support was important to us. I would confidently recommend Reed Security for handling your commercial security needs."

Sheldon Wasylenko, Co-Owner, GM of Rayner Agencies



Thank you Sheldon and Rayner Agencies for trusting Reed Security to protect your People and Property!

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SASKATOON DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT GETS PROTECTED BY REED SECURITY CAMERAS

Reed Security was established in March of 2000 with a vision – we want to be the #1 security provider in Saskatchewan! Over two decades later we are known for our great local service and protect 1000’s of homes and businesses across the prairies. To serve you better we have locations in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Calgary and Edmonton. 


In our latest article, we share the details of a security pilot project by the Downtown Saskatoon Business Improvement District.

 

SMART BUSINESS SECURITY

We help businesses and organizations re-gain control, reduce theft, monitor their properties, protect staff and grow their bottom lines. From small businesses to large enterprises our professional-grade Smart Business security solutions from Reed Security provide tools you can rely on.


In our latest project spotlight, we share some interesting information on a pilot project for the DTNYXE Bid in Saskatoon, and how security cameras and Video Surveillance Keeps Security Front and Center in smart cities across the globe! 

 
“Urban populations are expanding rapidly around the globe, with an expected growth of 1.56 billion by 2040. As the number of people living and working in cities continues to grow, the ability to keep everyone safe is an increasing challenge However, technology companies are developing products and solutions with these futuristic cities in mind, as the reality is closer than you may think. Solutions that can help to watch over public places and share data insights with city workers and officials are increasingly enabling smart cities to improve the experience and safety of the people who reside there. “ - Rishi Lodhia- Managing Director, EMEA,

We all want our public places to be safe, whether you are in shopping malls or walking around towns and cities downtown. From dangerous drivers to petty crime on the streets to high profile bank robberies, surveillance cameras can go some way to recording events, helping the police or other emergency services to respond quickly to, and in some cases even prevent serious incidents.





REED SECURITY PROJECT: DTNYXE 


Reed Security is excited to announce that we are the Saskatoon security company selected by the Downtown Saskatoon Business Improvement District to provide services for the pilot security surveillance project in Downtown Saskatoon. We installed high-definition surveillance cameras at several key locations in Saskatoon’s City Centre, in an effort to make our cities downtown feel safer for all citizens.


We installed REEDHD™ security cameras with ColorVu technology. The cameras use an ultra-low light sensor and a built-in spotlight to see in color 24/7. The client can check on cameras anytime, anywhere using our desktop and smartphone apps.


 “It was easy to increase the safety and protection of our community. The cooperation we received from DTNYXE and participating businesses was outstanding.”
Virgil Reed, CEO, Reed Security
"Reed Security was great to work with, the project was delivered on time and on budget and we are pleased with the overall result. They were sensitive to the needs of property owners to ensure the installation was sensitive to building facades."
Brent Penner, Executive Director, DTNYXE

  

 

DO SECURITY CAMERAS DETER CRIMINAL ACTIVITY?

 

Case studies have proven that having a video surveillance system can deter a significant amount of crime. The University of North Carolina found that half of all the surveyed burglars would flee the area after discovering cameras. Additionally, 60% of burglars said they wouldn’t rob an establishment if they had prior knowledge of the video surveillance system.

 


EXAMPLES OF SMART CITY VIDEO SURVEILLACE

Hayward, California*


After investing in improving its downtown area, city officials in Hayward, California, realized that the area around city hall needed further security measures to stop the drug dealing, prostitution, theft and violent crimes going on there. Purchasing solar-powered, deployable video surveillance units saved the city a significant amount of money since power lines would have had to have been trenched in. Even better, the drug dealing came to a rapid halt thanks to camera identification and other crime went down an estimated 60 percent as well.

Mankato, Minnesota*


The city of Mankato, Minnesota, has complied with its new public safety and property protection initiatives and helped reduce the number of public safety crimes, as well as vandalism incidents. A recent nationally-publicized altercation that took place outside a bar was captured on the city’s surveillance cameras, giving law enforcement evidence that aided in the judicial process.


*Source: https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/90109-the-impact-of-surveillance-smart-cities

 

You could say that the common factor between every smart city project in the world is in their ultimate goal: to improve quality of life, or livability, for their citizens, and Saskatoon is no different. 

Atlanta, Georgia


In addition to city departments, the networks of local private businesses can also be integrated. This results in a public-private partnership that ensures the highest level of protection for a city and its citizens. There are already some very successful use cases proving the importance of collaboration between the public and private sector, for example, the initiative “Operation Shield” ran in the City of Atlanta.

 

“Operation Shield is a two-way street. The police department gets eyes in a particular area they might not have had before, and at the same time, it gives businesses peace of mind that APD can see what’s going on and respond faster should the need arise.” - Thomas Sutton, Senior Police Officer of the Atlanta, Georgia Police Department

10 CITIES WITH THE MOST VIDEO SURVEILLANCE


#1- Cameras per person 

Based on the number of cameras per 1,000 people, these cities are the top 10 most surveilled in the world: 

1. Taiyuan, China – 465,255 cameras for 3,975,985 people = 117.02 cameras per 1,000 people 
2. Wuxi, China – 300,000 cameras for 3,315,113 people = 90.49 cameras per 1,000 people 
3. London, England (UK) – 691,000 cameras for 9,425,622 people = 73.31 cameras per 1,000 people 
4. Indore, India – 200,600 cameras per 3,113,445 people = 64.43 cameras per 1,000 people 
5. Changsha, China – 262,000 cameras for 4,694,722 people = 55.81 cameras per 1,000 people 
6. Beijing, China – 1,150,000 cameras for 20,896,820 people = 55.03 cameras per 1,000 people 
7. Hangzhou, China – 400,000 cameras for 7,845,501 people = 50.98 cameras per 1,000 people 
8. Qingdao, China – 262,000 cameras for 5,742,486 people = 45.62 cameras per 1,000 people 
9. Kunming, China – 200,000 cameras for 4,550,831 people = 43.95 cameras per 1,000 people 
10. Xiamen, China – 150,000 cameras for 3,790,792 people = 39.57 cameras per 1,000 people

#2- Cameras per square mile 

Based on the number of cameras per square mile, these cities are the top 20 most surveilled in the world:
 


Depending on whom you ask, the increased prevalence and capabilities of CCTV surveillance could make society safer and more efficient, could trample on our rights to privacy and freedom of movement, or both. No matter which side you argue, the fact is that live video surveillance is ramping up worldwide. 

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WE'RE GIVING AWAY PASSES TO THE BHP ENCHANTED FOREST!

Reed Security was established in March of 2000 with a vision – we want to be the #1 security provider in Saskatchewan! Two decades later we are known for our great local service and protect 1000’s of homes and businesses across the prairies. To serve you better we have locations in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Calgary and Edmonton.

Reed is invested in our community and prioritizes giving back locally. So...we sponsored a light display at the BHP Enchanted Forest and we have some car passes we would like to give away to our clients.

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW FOR PASSES:


Drop us a line to enter the draw: forest@reedsecurity.ca


1. You get one ballot when you send us your name, phone number and address of the property that Reed Security is protecting. 


2. 
You get 
bonus ballot when you send us a TESTIMONIAL we can use to impress others :)

Draw Date:  December 8th, 2021.

Passes will be mailed shortly after.


Good Luck and Thank You for Supporting Local!




BHP Enchanted Forest is Canada’s most spectacular drive-through holiday light tour and Saskatchewan’s top winter visitor attraction! The BHP Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Display, in it’s 22 year history, has raised more than $5,000,000.00, shared between the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation and the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation.


BHP ENCHANTED FOREST 
DATES & TIMES 


Friday, November 19th, 2021 – Sunday, January 9th, 2022 
Nightly from 5:30pm to 10:00pm


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