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SUMMER SECURITY TIPS & CHECKLIST 2021


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

☐ 1. SHARE INFORMATION 

  • 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. 
BE SMART

  • 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. LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS

  • 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

 



☐ 4. USE PROPPER LIGHTING 

  • 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.




☐ 5. INSTALL A SMART SECURITY SYSTEM

  • $0 Smart Security packages range from $34.95/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
  • 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, Anytime with a doorbell camera
  • Get instant alerts when a person is at the front door
  • Speak to visitors
  • All events are recorded and can be used as evidence
  • Secure your entire property in color 24/7 with our $0 ColorVu Camera Sale 


CUSTOMISE THE PERFECT SECURITY SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

Drop us a line and get a FREE SECURITY EVALUATION or skip the form and call us

SASKATOON SECURITY 

Reed Security Headquarters

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

SuRe InnoVations

306.974.0888

PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY

306.922.7200

REGINA SECURITY

306.206.0700

CALGARY SECURITY

587.393.2800

EDMONTON SECURITY

855.424.2324


#supportlocal #shoplocal #wecare #servicematters #reedsecurity

LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE REEDHD™ COLORVU MAKES AT HOME

EXIR

Conventional security cameras provide clear images during the day, but the image quality is poor at night.

EXIR Nightvision allows the camera to see in black and white at night.

This "Punk" (played by Hunter Weber) is recorded outside a residence at 10:41 PM with a 5 MP dome camera.

Note: There is a light pole about 130 feet from the security camera and some of the neighbours have their lights on.

  • What color was his hoodie?
  • What color was his hair?



COLORVU

REEDHD™ ColorVu security cameras use high performance lenses and a built in spotlight to see in full color at night.

Here's the same truck break & enter recorded with REEDHD™ ColorVu:




  • What color was his hoodie?
  • What color was his hair?

The Police often rely on video surveillance when they investigate a crime. Quality matters, especially in poor lighting conditions. 

REEDHD ColorVu security cameras capture valuable color information, produce a full color image (even in pitch dark) and simplify the investigation process.

20TH ANNIVERSARY REEDHD™ COLORVU SALE!


It's never been more affordable to keep an eye on your Home or Small Business.

Check on your property from Anywhere, Anytime in color 24/7.

We're taking care of most of the up front costs + the First Month is FREE*.

$0 Down Colorvu Camera Packages range from $26/mo. to $68/mo.


For more details about this promo visit https://www.reedsecurity.com/colorvu-promo.aspx


CUSTOMISE THE PERFECT SECURITY SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

Drop us a line and get a FREE SECURITY EVALUATION or skip the form and call 306.653.3200








WARNING: THE DOOR KNOCKERS ARE BACK




Hi, I'm Alex. I'm your friendly neighborhood (well actually I don't live here) summer student that works for an out of town home security company.  

During the school year I work pretty hard studying Business and from April to September I work hard knocking on a lot of doors - and by a lot I mean I've been to thousands of homes with my crew. I work with a crew of 20 or more reps, so it's a lot of fun!

The door to door home security company that I work for provided me with training. I'm proud to say that I have one whole week of product training. We spent most of the time on high pressure sales training and how to overcome objections. I'm pretty confident that no matter how many times you say "no thanks" or demand that I leave - I've always got a comeback. Take a look at some of my door to door sales training classes:

HOW TO USE DECEPTION - WHITE LIES ARE JUST BENDING THE RULES


HOW TO NAME DROP AND MAKE IT SOUND LIKE THE NEIGHBORS REFERRED YOU (WHEN THEY DIDN'T)


HOW TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE OUR "FREE" SECURITY SYSTEM IS WORTH $2,000

IMPERSONATING THE EXISTING SECURITY PROVIDER

HOW TO CREATE URGENCY BY HAVING NO LOCAL OFFICE "WE'RE ONLY HERE TODAY"

HOW TO OVERCOME BUYERS REMORSE WITH A QUICK, SAME DAY INSTALLATION

HOW TO TRICK THE MOST VULNERABLE - SENIOR CITIZENS

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SAY "NO"

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SAY "NO" REPEATEDLY AND ASK YOU TO LEAVE

WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SWEAR AT YOU AND THREATEN TO CALL THE POLICE

WHEN GOING BACK 3 TIMES ISN'T ENOUGH


Pretty awesome stuff right? I'm going to make a ton of dough this summer! I don't get a base salary, but I do make $400 to $500 every time I get you to sign up. So, I have a lot of motivation to keep bugging and pressuring you. We don't have a local office and the door to door home security company rents us a house or pays for our hotels, so I don't have a lot of living expenses. Sweet!

Sometimes I pretend that I work for your current security company and I offer you a free upgrade. "I'm Alex with (Your Existing Security Company". People can be so gullible when they think they're getting something for free. I'm actually going to trick you into signing up with my door to door alarm company and you will be left paying two bills. Doesn't matter to me though - I'm only working with my door to door security company for the summer and you will never see me again.

My all time favorite approach is to make it sound like you are doing me a favor. "I'm Alex with (Door to Door Alarm Company). We're in town for a few days and we're doing a blitz and I would like your help. If you're willing to put a warning sign in a visible location it will create more awareness and help us generate more business. In exchange I can give you a free state-of-the-art security system worth $2000. All you have to do is take care of the small monthly fee of $49.95 a month." People love to help and they love free. I can't believe how many people get sucked in.

Sometimes I offer a two week free trial. This is legit, but most people don't know there is a CONSUMER PROTECTION law that allows any consumer signing a contract the right to cancel within 10 or 14 days. It's called a Buyers Right to Cancel and it's on every one of our contracts. The darn government forces us to do this! 

I often tell people it's a month to month subscription, but in reality it's a 3 or 5 year contract. You're on the hook for nearly $3000 every time you sign up. However, most people trust me instead of reading through the contract. And for the people that question the 5 year term? Easy, I just tell them they can cancel anytime (even though they can't). The collections team at my head office will deal with it. Who's going to cancel if they're about to be sent to a collection agency? I won't be here anyways so not my problem.



HOW TO MAKE ME GO AWAY   

About the only thing that works is to put up your hand and firmly say "NO". I'm going to try to prevent you from closing the door, but if you just keep saying "NO" eventually I will take you off my hit list. Sometimes you have to threaten to call the POLICE. How ironic is that - calling the POLICE on a home security company.



It's also frustrating to me when people share their stories on FaceBook and other social media sites. I spent a lot of time figuring out ways to deceive people and I don't like it when I'm exposed or people advertise what area I'm working in. One lady took out her phone and started recording me - no thanks.  

*Alex isn't a real person. If you know an Alex please be kind to him.


For more information do yourself a favor and do a Google Search of "door to door alarm scam" and always get 3 quotes. Please share.


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING A LOCAL SECURITY PROVIDER THAT CARES!

#supportlocal #shoplocal #wecare


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Our new Touchless Video Doorbell recognizes when a person stands on your doormat, and sends you a mobile alert. 

Just tap the alert to see, hear and talk to your visitor through your Alarm.com app, from wherever you are.

You can do more at the front door like:

  • Check on doorstep deliveries
  • See, hear and speak to visitors
  • Watch live video feeds Anywhere, Anytime
  • Keep visitors safe with 2 way audio and touch free doorbell experience
  • Get around the clock smart alerts



FEATURES:


  • Expansive FOV (150° V, 115° H)
  • Full HD (1440 x 1920) video resolution
  • High dynamic range (HDR)
  • IR night vision (15 feet)
  • Video Analytics on the edge for faster, more relevant alerts
  • Live video and saved clip viewing
  • Two-Way Audio through the mobile app
  • Battery heater for low-temperature operation
  • 2x2 antenna for improved Wi-Fi range
  • Compatible with existing doorbell transformers (requires 16-30 VAC, 10 VA)
  • Compatible with mechanical and digital chimes

    *Requirements:

    -strong Wi-Fi Connection outside your home
    -internet package with minimum 2.5 MBPS upload speed per camera
    -existing doorbell must have a 16V 10VA transformer (or an electrician is required) 

20TH ANNIVERSARY SALE!

For the month of 🏷️ MARCH you can get a Touchless Video Doorbell professionally installed for $0 ($400 value) when you sign up for a new Reed Smart Home Security system.

Plus.......Get the first month on us!

Applies to new installations, upgrades and switch overs from competitors.

Contact us today for a No Obligation, 
20 minute Smart Home/Business Evaluation or call 306.922.7200


THE FINE PRINT
*Some conditions apply
*O.A.C. on approved credit
*Full packages start @ $49.95/mo.
*Doorbell only plans start @ $17/mo.
*36/60 month subscription is required
*Early termination charges may apply if you are an existing Reed Security client
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LOCATIONS

Locations
SASKATOON
Reed Security Group (HEAD OFFICE)
14-1724 Quebec Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9
Ph: 306.653.3200

SuRe InnoVations
1701 Saskatchewan Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1P7
Ph: 306.974.0888
1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

Locations
REGINA
ViboPulse Services
Ph: 306.206.0700


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

Locations
CALGARY
Oxford Security Systems
#104, 150 Edwards Way NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 4B9
Ph: 587.393.2800

Locations
EDMONTON
Country Guard
Ph: 1.855.424.2324