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DON'T LET THE GRINCH STEAL CHRISTMAS!



Use Reed Security's checklist to keep The Grinch away this holiday season.





☐ 1. SHARE INFORMATION 

  • Create a WhatsApp group and let your neighbours know if The Grinch has been in the area.
  • Join your local Neighbourhood Group on Facebook and learn about recent activities.
    eg: Stonebridge Neighbourhood Watch
  • Share video and images from your doorbell camera or security cameras.
  • Share information with the Police as it may help with an arrest.





☐ 2. DO NOT ADVERTISE YOU ARE AWAY

  • Ask all strangers for identification. The person who is “lost” and looking for directions could actually be The Grinch checking to see if someone is home.
  • DO NOT advertise on Facebook or Instagram that you are travelling. 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.




☐ 3. LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS

  • The Grinch targets unlocked doors - including vehicle doors. Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
  • If you lose a key get the locks changed.
  • A better alternative is to eliminate keys altogether by installing an Alarm.com smart lock with built in keypad.
  • Install monitored door and window sensors.
  • When your security system is "armed" an instant alert is sent to your smartphone and our 24/7 Monitoring Stations.
  • Some properties may require security roll shutters to keep intruders out.





☐ 4. KEEP THE LIGHTS ON 

  • The Grinch targets unoccupied homes - so keep your home well lit at night.
  • Install exterior motion lights that turn on when there is movement.
  • Install timers to turn on 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 plug modules - setup on alternating schedules.



☐ 5. INSTALL A SMART SECURITY SYSTEM

  • $0 Smart Security systems range from $39.99 to $89.99 a month 
  • Protection against intrusion, fire, carbon monoxide, flood, low temperature and more...
  • Elegant touch screen and hub for home automation devices
  • Control with Alarm.com smartphone and desktop apps
  • Includes 24/7 professional monitoring
  • 400% less likely to have a break-in
  • Up to 20% off homeowners insurance - consult your insurance company





☐ 6. INSTALL SMART CAMERAS

  • The Grinch avoids homes with outdoor security cameras
  • Get instant alerts when The Grinch or a visitor is at your property
  • Check on your property from Anywhere
  • All events are recorded and can be used as evidence
  • Secure your entire property in color 24/7 with our $0 ColorVu Camera Sale 


PERONALIZE THE PERFECT SECURITY SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

Contact us for a FREE QUOTE or skip the form and call us today:


SASKATOON SECURITY 

Reed Security Headquarters

306.653.3200

SuRe InnoVations

306.974.0888

Nine Yards Technologies

306.341.2477

PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY

306.922.7200

REGINA SECURITY

306.206.0700

CALGARY SECURITY

587.393.2800

EDMONTON SECURITY

844.384.7233


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WIN FREE PASSES TO THE 2022 BHP ENCHANTED FOREST HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR!


It was an honor to attend the BHP Enchanted Forest Holiday Light tour opening ceremonies.

Reed Security is invested in our community and prioritizes giving back locally.

We sponsored the newest light display and the 2022 theme "I'll Be Home for Christmas".

To spread the holiday spirit amongst our clients we have a draw for vehicle passes. Odds are 1 in 4.




HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW FOR PASSES:

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 a bonus ballot when you send us a TESTIMONIAL we can use to impress others 😊


CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE DRAW


Draw Date:  December 1st, 2022.

Passes will be mailed shortly after.

Good Luck and Thank You for Supporting Local!


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The problem with most security cameras is that the quality at night is poor!

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REEDHD™ ColorVu uses an ultra low light sensor and a built in spotlight to see in full color at night.

Take a look at the same scene with REEDHD™ ColorVu:



REEDHD
 COLORVU NIGHTVISION: THE BUILT-IN SPOTLIGHT ALLOWS THE CAMERA TO SEE IN FULL COLOR AT NIGHT AND THE IMAGE QUALITY IS IMPROVED. THE IMAGE IS CLEAR HD QUALITY DURING THE DAY.


And, here's same
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CANADA'S MOST DANGEROUS (AND SAFEST) PLACES


Source: Statistics Canada

The Crime Severity Index (CSI) measures changes in the level of severity of crime in Canada from year to year that have been reported to the Police. In the index, all crimes are assigned a weight based on their seriousness. The level of seriousness is based on actual sentences handed down by the courts in all provinces and territories.

CANADA'S MOST DANGEROUS (AND SAFEST) MAJOR CITIES AND THEIR CSI SCORES

  1. Lethbridge, 128.7
  2. Kelowna, 122.3
  3. Winnipeg, 113.6
  4. Moncton, 113.4
  5. Regina, 110.9
  6. Saskatoon, 106
  7. Thunder Bay, 101.3
  8. Edmonton, 97.5
  9. Greater Sudbury, 84.4
  10. Vancouver, 81.6
  11. London, 80.1
  12. Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo, 79.4
  13. Abbotsford–Mission, 78.2
  14. Brantford, 75.7
  15. Windsor, 74.8
  16. Kingston, 72.8
  17. Calgary, 72.3
  18. Victoria, 71.5
  19. Belleville, 69.3
  20. St. John's, 67.9
  21. Halifax, 65.7
  22. Peterborough, 64.8
  23. St. Catharines–Niagara, 62.1
  24. Guelph, 58.2
  25. Hamilton, 56.9
  26. Montréal, 55.9
  27. Saint John, 51.1
  28. Sherbrooke, 50.9
  29. Trois-Rivières, 50.6
  30. Saguenay, 50
  31. Gatineau, 49.6
  32. Ottawa, 49.3
  33. Barrie, 45.9
  34. Toronto, 45.5




A number of Saskatchewan cities didn't make the list due to their size, but have some of the highest CSI scores in Canada.

For Saskatchewan communities above 10,000 population, North Battleford’s CSI topped the province again. It went up to 480.72, an increase of 11.89%. Its violent crime severity score was 518.42, down 7.46%. Non-violent crime severity was 466.02, up from 381.68.

Prince Albert again recorded a high CSI score of 263.44 and a violent crime severity of 413.51.

For other Saskatchewan communities, Moose Jaw’s CSI score was 127.17, Yorkton was 147.59, Estevan 91.13, Weyburn 77.34 and Swift Current 50.23



HOW DID THE PANDEMIC IMPACT CRIME?

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact Canada's economy, health care system and society in general throughout 2021, changing how people interact, socialize, learn, work and consume. Overall, while police-reported crime in Canada, as measured by the Crime Severity Index (CSI), was virtually unchanged in the second year of the pandemic, there were notable shifts in the nature of reported crimes.

The Violent CSI rose 5% in 2021, reaching a level higher than that before the beginning of the pandemic. The increase in violent crime compared with 2020 was attributable in part to higher rates of level 1 sexual assault, harassing and threatening behaviours, and homicide, among others.

Additionally, the number of hate-motivated crimes reported by police increased by 27% to 3,360 incidents. Higher numbers of hate crimes targeting religion, sexual orientation and race or ethnicity accounted for the majority of the increase.

In contrast, the Non-Violent CSI—which includes, for example, property offences and drug offences—continued to decline (-3%), after a 9% drop in 2020. These two consecutive decreases follow five years of increases. Much of the decline in 2021 was because of lower rates of breaking and entering (-10%) and theft of $5,000 or under (-4%).

The overall CSI changed from 73.9 in 2020 to 73.7 in 2021. This follows a 7% drop in the CSI in 2020, the first decrease after five years of successive increases. The CSI measures the volume and severity of police-reported crime in Canada and has a base index value of 100 for 2006. The police-reported crime rate, which measures only the volume of crime, was 5,375 incidents per 100,000 population in 2021, up 1% from 2020.

Police-reported metrics include only those incidents that come to the attention of police, either through reporting by the public or proactive policing. As a complementary measure, results from the 2019 General Social Survey (GSS) on Canadians' Safety (Victimization) showed that just under one-third (29%) of violent and non-violent incidents were reported to police. Similarly, just over one-fifth (22%) of incidents perceived to be motivated by hate were reported to police. 

SUMMER SECURITY TIPS 2022


Break-in's increase during the summer. Use our checklist to keep the odds in your favour.


☐ 1. SHARE INFORMATION 

  • Create a WhatsApp group and let your neighbours know if there is unusual activity or crime on your block.
  • Join your local Neighbourhood Group on Facebook and learn about recent activities.
    eg: Stonebridge Neighbourhood Watch
  • Share video and images from your doorbell camera or security cameras.
  • Share information with the Police as it may help with an arrest.




☐ 2. 
DO NOT ADVERTISE YOU ARE AWAY

  • 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.
  • DO NOT advertise on Facebook or Instagram that you are travelling. 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.





☐ 3. KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED

  • Many burglars go door to door looking for targets that forgot to lock their front doors and car doors. Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
  • If you lose a key get the locks changed.
  • A better alternative is to eliminate keys altogether by installing an Alarm.com smart lock with built in keypad.
  • Install monitored door and window sensors.
  • When your security system is "armed" an instant alert is sent to your smartphone and our 24/7 Monitoring Stations
  • Some properties may require security roll shutters to keep intruders out

 




☐ 4. GET PROPER LIGHTING 

  • Burglars target unoccupied homes so keep your home well lit at night.
  • Install exterior motion lights that turn on when there is movement.
  • 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.





☐ 5. INSTALL A SMART SECURITY SYSTEM

  • $0 Smart Security packages range from $39.95/mo. to $79.95/mo. 
  • Protection against intrusion, fire, carbon monoxide, flood, low temperature and more
  • No phone line required
  • Alarm.com smartphone and desktop apps
  • Includes 24/7 professional monitoring - our team is standing by
  • 400% less likely to have a break-in
  • Up to 20% of homeowners insurance - consult your insurance broker




☐ 6. 
INSTALL SMART CAMERAS

  • Check on your property from Anywhere
  • Get instant alerts when a person is at your property
  • All events are recorded and can be used as evidence
  • Secure your entire property in color 24/7 with our $0 ColorVu Camera Sale 


PERONALIZE THE PERFECT SECURITY SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

Drop us a line and get a FREE QUOTE or skip the form and call us today


SASKATOON SECURITY 

Reed Security Headquarters

306.653.3200

SuRe InnoVations

306.974.0888

PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY

306.922.7200

REGINA SECURITY

306.206.0700

CALGARY SECURITY

587.393.2800

EDMONTON SECURITY

844.384.7233


#greatlocalservice

#homesecurity

#businesssecurity

#reedsecurity

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Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
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