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WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS DOESN'T STAY IN VEGAS 2019


Every year 30,000+ Security Geeks (oops...Gurus) attend the biggest security expo in North America - ISCWest. Charge!

We connected with suppliers to negotiate the best pricing and brought the latest smart home and smart business technology back for our Clients and Dealers. Would you rather deal with the Dinosaurs that never change or the People that believe in Innovation?


Our partner Johnson Controls had a very busy booth. Product lines that we professionally install include DSC, Qolsys, American Dynamics, Exacq and Kantech.

The biggest advantages of using these sister product lines are integration and one app to control your security solutions. True convenience!

COMING SOON: Reed Security has been approved to become a Kantech Entrapass Global Dealer.


Senior Account Executive, Geoff Assman (right), connected with Kantech Field Application Specialist, Tom Giftochristos, to review the new features in Kantech EntraPass v8.0 including mobile app enhancements and a redesigned web interface.

NEW: Reed Security now offers Kantech Hattrix cloud-based access control. No server or up front software costs + no backups required. Conveniently manage your locations from your smartphone or desktop. Requires high-speed internet at the secured premises. Contact us for pricing details.



Automatic Systems has a fence barrier solution that ties into keyless entry systems. Restrict traffic in and out of your compound. Check out the video.


We visited our partner HIKvision with our Brand Ambassadors, Rain and Meadow. What's more fun than demoing HIKCentral Management software on four 65" screens?

HikCentral is a video business intelligence solution that provides features such as facial recognition, face matching and searching and people counting. Businesses can improve efficiencies and reduce costs. 




Using deep learning technology, AcuSense detects humans and vehicles and filters out unwanted false alarms.

When a human or vehicle is detected a strobe light and audible alarm are triggered - a huge deterrence for unwanted visitors.

Instant alerts can also be sent to your smartphone.


All objects with a temperature above absolute zero emit thermal radiation, even at low levels. This kind of radiation, invisible to the human eye, can be detected by thermal imaging sensors. 

Thermal Cameras can produce images in the visual spectrum by detecting temperature differences between an object and its surroundings. The larger the difference, the bigger the contrast variety, making details visible. Thermal cameras can be used for applications in more challenging environments to detect people and fire.


Our partner Avigilon released ACC 7 video management software featuring Focus of Attention, a cutting-edge user interface for live video monitoring. It uses AI-powered self-learning analytics and Unusual Motion Detection technologies to help ensure critical events don't go unnoticed. 


Over 5 million people trust ALARM.COM installation partners such as Reed Security to protect their homes and businesses. From one single smartphone app you can control your smart security system, smart lights, smart locks, smart garage doors, smart thermostat, HD cameras, wi-fi doorbell camera and more...

COMING SOON: 16 channel commercial Stream Video Recorder


Alarm.com's video analytics engine provides an intelligent new layer of security and awareness for home and business owners. 

Object classification and object tracking technology can distinguish between People, Vehicles and Animals, determine an object's direction of movement, and measure the duration of activity. Alarm.com subscribers can selectively control and manage notifications and assign virtual zones and multi-directional "tripwires" so they can monitor their properties for highly specific activity.

*Vehicles coming and going: Know when a vehicle stops outside your home during the daytime, or if a vehicle leaves unexpectedly overnight. 

*Lingering Visitors: Get a video alert if someone lingers by your front door, but not when the mail is delivered.

*Pet Protection: Know which neighbor's dog has been visiting your lawn. Know immediately if your own pet bends the rules and naps on the couch when you're at work.

*Automated Deterrence: Set your lights and other home automation scenes to turn on when a person enters your backyard, but not when an animal enters.

*Vendor Validation: Business managers can confirm that a delivery truck pulled into the loading dock, but won't be notified each time a customer exits the building.

NOW AVAILABLE: Video analytics now work with ADC-V522IR indoor wi-fi camera, ADC-722W wi-fi bullet camera, ADC-VC726 poe mini bullet camera, ADC-VC736 poe bullet camera, ADC-VC826 poe dome camera and ADC-VC836 poe turret camera. Requires a video analytics plan subscription. 


SHIPPING SOON: Interlogix Simon XTi5i has a an updated display that matches with the Alarm.com app. Now supports 80 wireless zones.


Ring.com displays a solar powered security camera. Perfect where no power is available. Not available for sale yet on their web site.


The smartest security and automation on the block goes commercial.

Our partner Qolsys now has a UL 1610 Certification for Commercial Burglar detection. This cutting-edge system is the perfect solution for small businesses!

Features include: 7" HD touchscreen, up to four partitions, screen lock, 6-digit passcodes, support for PowerG sensors (industry best range of 1.6km open air), disarm photos and secondary keypads.

The 2.3 Commercial software update also enables Alarm.com for Business, the industry’s leading interactive services platform integrating smart business security, access control, smart video monitoring and energy management technology.

HOW I BUILT THIS: A SECURITY LIFE PODCAST WITH VIRGIL REED


After spending years working at Future Shop (Best Buy) and ADT Security I decided to go out on my own and launch a security company in Saskatoon, SK. I was 26 years old and had a lot of enthusiasm, but was really naive on how to start and run a business. 

It was pretty tough in the early years (2000) and I failed a lot. I was determined to succeed - even when our accountant at the time suggested otherwise "sometimes you have to give up your dream" he said. 

Today Reed Security services thousands of clients across the prairies from our head office and dealerships in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina and Calgary. We've received 20+ Award Recognitions for Customer Service, Management Quality, Marketing, New Direction, Young Entrepreneur and Small Business of the Year.

In this podcast I share how I failed, how I overcame challenges, and how WE Built Reed Security into the successful brand it is today.

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TO LISTEN
 
 

Interviewed by Paul Grossinger, Group Publisher of Annex Business Media (SP&T News)



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REED SECURITY WELCOMES CHECK 1-2 SUBSCRIBERS

Check 1-2 Audio & Security Ltd. has sold its security monitoring services to Reed Security.

Garrett Nesbitt has accepted the position of Support and Service Manager at Reed Security.

You will be in great hands! Reed Security has received 20+ Award Recognitions for the way we look after People (Customer Service, Quality Management, Marketing, New Direction, and Small Business of the Year). To learn more about the company visit please explore our web site.

No major changes are planned, however we will be seeking feedback from you on how we can continue to deliver a great experience.



Garrett Nesbitt
Owner
Check 1-2 Audio & Security Ltd.
Support & Service Manager
Reed Security



Virgil Reed
Founder, CEO
Reed Security

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM A SUCCESSFUL AMBER ALERT?

Happy Monday?

It makes us all sick to our stomach when we hear about a child being abducted. For a Battleford’s area family it’s been a roller coaster after their running vehicle with their six year old daughter in it was stolen on Sunday. An AMBERT ALERT was issued and many of us shared it in our news feeds on social media trying to help any way we could. My wife Heidi and I thought of all the clients we had in the Battleford’s area with HD Security Cameras that we could ask to check for footage. The family made a tearful video appeal asking for the return of their daughter with no questions asked.

It is a Happy Monday because the AMBER ALERT was cancelled as their daughter was safely found by a city worker in an industrial area. Prayers were answered and our worst fears were avoided. It appears to be a crime of opportunity. It’s possible the suspect(s) didn’t know there was a passenger in the vehicle.

So, what can we learn from this?


1. REDUCE OPPORTUNITIES

After running a security business for nearly two decades and visiting multiple crime scenes I can tell you that most crimes are crimes of opportunity. If you want to reduce crime, you need to control the odds and take away the opportunities. This means taking active precautions such as locking doors and windows, having proper lighting at night, and installing a security system. You are 400% less likely to have a break-in by taking action.


2. SOCIAL MEDIA WORKS

Many parents went to social media and shared news about the AMBER ALERT including photos of the abducted child and the vehicle that was stolen. It wasn’t just the RCMP working on their own anymore. Thousands of additional eyes and ears across the prairies were actively spreading the word and creating awareness. It certainly made it difficult for the suspects(s) to hide. Did it play a role in the decision to return the child safely? The investigation will tell the story.

Social Media also works when you share video footage from HD Security Cameras. Next time you experience a theft make sure you contact the POLICE and share images on FaceBook and Instagram. You never know who will recognize the suspect(s).

Virgil Reed
Founder, CEO
Reed Security






SK FIRE DEPARTMENTS NOW ENFORCE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR FIRE ALARM MONITORING

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




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.





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.



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


If you would like more information on 
ULC Fire Monitoring please Contact Us for a Free Fire Monitoring Evaluation. 


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1105, 6027-79th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5P1
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