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Workplace safety is a top priority for employers, and it is their responsibility to ensure that their employees are safe and protected at all times. Panic button alarms are an essential tool for workplace safety, as they allow employees to quickly and easily alert others in case of an emergency.

What is a panic button alarm?

A panic button alarm is a small device that can be carried on a keychain or worn as a pendant. Panic buttons are also known as hold up buttons and are mounted discretely under a desk. When the button is pressed, it sends an alert to Reed's central monitoring stations or a designated group of individuals, notifying them of the emergency and providing the location of the person in distress. Panic button alarms can be used in a variety of workplace settings, including offices, factories, warehouses, and retail stores.

Call coworkers or police for help!

The benefits of panic button alarms in the workplace are numerous. First and foremost, they provide employees with a quick and easy way to call for help in an emergency. Whether it is a medical emergency, a threat from a coworker or customer, or a natural disaster, a panic button alarm can alert others to the situation and ensure that help arrives quickly.

Deter violence

Panic button alarms can also be used as a deterrent to workplace violence. Knowing that employees have a way to call for help can make potential attackers think twice before attempting to harm someone in the workplace. This can help to create a safer work environment and reduce the risk of violence.

Instant alerts to coworkers

Another benefit of panic button alarms is that they can be customized to meet the specific needs of a workplace. For example, in a factory setting, a panic button alarm may be designed to activate machinery shut-off switches to prevent accidents. In an office setting, a panic button alarm may be programmed to send an alert to security personnel or designated employees.

Implementing panic button alarms in the workplace is a straightforward process. Employers can work with Reed Security to install the alarms and set up a monitoring system. Employees can be trained on how to use the alarms and what to do in case of an emergency. Regular testing and maintenance can ensure that the panic button alarms are working correctly and are ready to be used when needed.

REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233


Deter crime before it happens

Our smart cameras can detect unwanted visitors and send you instant alerts.

Perimeter Guard™ helps deter suspicious and unwanted behavior with attention-grabbing sound alerts* and a flashing LED light.

To dissuade any uninvited guests you can set up tripwire or ground zone-based recording rules that include customizing the sound alert tone and volume, as well as sound and LED flash duration.

Smart Cameras start @ $28.99 a month. Pro install included.

Vehicle detection alerts

Our smart cameras can also recognize vehicles and pets and send you instant alerts.

Say goodbye to false alerts.

Smart Cameras start @ $28.99 a month. Pro install included.

Don't just record crime, prevent it

Our video doorbells don't just alert you when a delivery arrives - it proactively protects packages. 

When the camera spots someone trying to take a package, it activates an attention-grabbing LED light and a speaker, letting the potential thief know they’ve been caught on camera.

Doorbell Cameras start @ $18.99 a month. Pro install included.

Expert design & installation

Experienced: Our security consultants are experts and have personalized solutions for 5000+ homes and businesses. Our certified technicians have 200+ years combined installation experience.

Neat and Tidy: We promise professional installation and will clean up after ourselves when completed. You won’t see any ugly wires.

Friendly and Helpful: We pride ourselves on creating great experiences. We will make sure you are comfortable with your new system. 

REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233


Every year 20,000 Security Geeks (Experts) attend ISCWEST to learn about cutting-edge crime fighting technology, latest trends and connect with our security industry friends.

Would you rather deal with a security company that invests in themselves (and You) or one that coasts?

BTW - This is the 16th year Reed Security has attended ISCWEST!

Our connected property partner,, announced the Water Dragon Smart Leak Detection System.

The Water Dragon is a single compact device that uses ultrasonic technology to detect and promptly alert homeowners about water issues before they become major problems. 

Homeowners can also use the app to monitor water usage trends for the day, week, and month, which can help them conserve water and save on utility bills.

We connected with our 24/7 Monitoring partner, AvantGuard, to learn more about tools they recently implemented to give our clients an even better Customer Experience. Tools include new monitoring software, apps and a dashboard.

The parent company, Becklar, also showcased WorkerSafety Pro. This lone worker solution requires regular check-ins and will notify a call list during an emergency.

Whether it’s an environmental, health, or social risk, WorkerSafety Pro provides the most comprehensive and customizable solution for the iPhone and Apple Watch today.

We found a MUST HAVE solution to detect teenagers vaping in school washrooms.

Triton smart sensors monitor your bathrooms 24/7 so you don’t have to. When an incident is detected, get an instant alert to take action quickly.

3D Sense can detect real time vaping of all vaped or smoked Nicotine and THC. 

3D Sense Pro can also detect keywords such as "Help", "Stop" and "Gun".

Need Remote Video Monitoring? Don't have reliable power? Don't have internet?

Mobile Pro Systems manufactures creative mobile surveillance systems for real-time monitoring in nearly any environment.

Add Reed Security's Virtual Guard Service to Intervene before a crime takes place.



This is the exact thought we had when we stopped by the Shooter Detection Systems booth.

The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System incorporates the world’s finest acoustic gunshot identification software and combines it with infrared gunfire flash detection to produce the highest performing, fully automatic, and most accurate gunshot detection technology available today.

The Guardian System is certified by US and UK Government authorities and trusted by our customers in corporate, school, government, and other private and public venues across the globe and comes in wireless and PoE sensor solutions to fit every building design.

Our partner, Qolsys, had the MOST smart features of any security and automation system at the show. Control it all from a touchscreen or from apps.

Coming Soon: IQ Pro and IQ Pro+ for large commercial facilities.

We stopped by the AJAX Systems booth to learn about their smart home and business platform. The company is based in Ukraine and have relocated their production to a safer area that hasn't been as impacted by the War.  

The products look beautiful, they have best in class wireless range (up to 2km) and the app is easy to use.

We ordered a demo kit to test it out. Bat sold separately.

Our partner, Avigilon, introduced Avigilon Unity on-premise and Avigilon Alta cloud security suites. 

Whether you want to manage your video surveillance and access control systems directly or outsource management by moving to the cloud — this is powerful AI enabled technology!

REED personalizes security solutions for your needs and budget.

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233


The Saskatoon Police Service has a new tool to keep neighbourhoods safe and solve more crimes.

The Security Camera Registry is a completely voluntary program where community members (individuals or businesses) can register their security camera(s) with the SPS.

If you register your camera(s) with the Security Camera Registry, you may be contacted by the SPS to request footage you may have available, if a crime is being investigated in your area. It is up to you if you provide any footage to the SPS and you are under no obligation to do so.

Help keep your neighbourhood safe by registering your camera(s) here.

For Reed Security clients with a Silver or Platinum plan, video retrieval and archive service is included in your subscriotion.


Reed Security’s design and installation teams recently met with the Saskatoon Police Service Break & Enter Unit. Thank you Det. Cst. Carter #574  and Det. Cst. Lorette #552 for collaborating with Reed to combat crime.


1. Video surveillance is the number one security tool the Police use when investigating a crime. Unfortunately, most security cameras are not mounted in locations that can help. A security camera mounted high up in the air overlooking the front of a building is great to partially identify a vehicle and markings, but would be difficult to identify a suspect from so far away.

Instead, mount cameras at Face Level approximately 5 feet from the ground to record the suspects face. Helpful locations for Face Level cameras are entrances. Dome cameras, height strip cameras or other hidden cameras are helpful.



2. Many break-in’s occur in the middle of the night when lighting is poor. Cameras with Infrared Illuminators (IR Nightvision) can see in the dark, but cause a ghosting effect when aimed at a person or license plate. Instead, ensure you have proper lighting at night or install REEDHD™ ColorVu cameras that see in color 24/7. 

Note: Recording license plates helps, but license plates are often stolen or the suspect is driving a stolen vehicle.

Deter crime before it happens by display warning signage that you have security cameras at your location. Large dogs are also a great deterrent. Most break in's occur when you are away from the premises - so make it look like you are there with proper lighting.  

4. When you watch TV do you have the audio muted? Video only tells part of the story. Doorbell cameras and select REEDHD™ cameras have built-in microphones. The Police can listen for names or other clues to identify suspects. Recording audio is legal in Saskatchewan and there are published guidelines to protect privacy in public buildings.

5. Another problem the Police run into is not enough storage on the local NVR recording device. 7-10 days isn’t enough. Minimum 30 days storage is recommended. This can be accomplished by adding hard drives to the network video recorder (NVR), reducing the frames per second, reducing the image quality and recording on motion instead of continuously. Always use surveillance grade hard drives or SD cards. Reed Security has a storage and network calculator that approximates how long you can record for before video is recycled. 

6. You can stop crime before it happens with Reed’s Virtual Guard Service. Our guards watch over cameras in real time to catch events as they happen. Intruders are identified, informed they are trespassing via loud speaker and asked to leave immediately. If they don’t leave we dispatch the Police immediately. Visually verified alarms receive the fastest Police response.

7. If you have experienced a break-in, ensure the area is left untouched so the Police can collect fingerprints. Ensure you communicate this to your staff and cleaners. Serial #’s are required to recover stolen goods – so make sure you document them.

8. When archiving an incident for the Police onto a USB stick, make sure you include a Video Player that can play exported video clips. Common video players are VSPlayer and VLCPlayer. If you have a REEDHD™ bundle we take care of this for you and archive the incident directly to cloud storage. The Police can access video directly from our cloud.

Contact REED today for a FREE QUOTE for your Home or Business.

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.7233

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Reed Security Group (HEADQUARTERS)
14-1724 Quebec Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9
Ph: 306.653.3200
1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

Sure Innovations
1701 Saskatchewan Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1P7
Ph: 306.974.0888

Nine Yards Technologies Inc.
Ph: 306.341.2477


ViboPulse Services
Ph: 306.206.0700

Guardian Advanced Solutions
Ph: 204.250.7510 or 204.878.0061

Thor Security Ltd.
1-243 South Industrial Drive
Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L9
Ph: 306.922.7200


Alltech Smart Security
Ph: 289.990.3234

Dot Communications
232 Kent St W Unit 4
Lindsay, ON K9V 6A4
Ph: 1.833.368.2666

Link Secure Canada Inc.
15 Victoria Crescent
Brampton, ON L6T 1E2
Ph: 647.262.7460


Oxford Security Systems
#501, 2903 Kingsview Blvd SE
Airdrie, AB T4A 0C4
Ph: 587.393.2800

Digitech Security Systems
Ph: 780.934.4569