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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.

 

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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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DAKOTA DUNES RESORT GETS PROTECTED BY REED SECURITY


Located on traditional Whitecap Dakota Unceded Territory, nestled within a beautiful river setting and surrounded by gently rolling natural sand dunes, Dakota Dunes Resort is Saskatoon’s first full-service resort experience. This newly built 155-room resort is a tribute in design to its indigenous heritage with its angular window trims and exterior wood panels echoing the traditional tipi.


Whether you are looking for a weekend retreat with friends and family or a business getaway,
Dakota Dunes Resort offers everyone world-class hospitality and an unforgettable, authentic Indigenous experience. It's only 20 minutes away from downtown Saskatoon.


Reed Security clients can use Promo Code CAMERA to get 20% off your next stay.

Expires May 15th, 2021.


CLICK HERE to make a reservation.


GARY FARSTAD, GENERAL MANAGER AND ROBIN LERAT, FRONT DESK AGENT OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY ATLIFIC HOTELS

Gary Farstad, General Manager of Dakota Dunes Resort collaborated with Geoff Assman, Senior Account Executive of Reed Security to design a comprehensive video surveillance system.

Design goals were to:

  • Provide awareness
  • Protect guests and employees
  • Loss prevention
  • Reduce liability

We're very proud of this project and that our client is Happy! 

Scroll down for a tour and learn how we protected one of the top destination resorts in Western Canada...


A total of 64 high definition security cameras are deployed throughout the property.

4MP dome style security cameras are mounted at entrances and record all visitors entering and exiting the building.

Comes with 100 feet EXIR 2.0 Night Vision and WDR (wide dynamic range) to provide clear images during bright and low light conditions.

FYI: 4MP is double the pixel count as 1080p

Smart features include unattended luggage, line crossing, intrusion detection and scene change detection.


A 12MP fisheye security camera is mounted at the elevators and records a 360 degree panoramic scene. This fisheye security camera provides the same coverage as four traditional network cameras.

Comes with ePTZ which allows the user to Pan (horizontal), Tilt (vertical) and Zoom live and recorded images.

Smart features include heat mapping, line crossing and intrusion detection.


The property provide an authentic indigenous experience and is infused with cultural artwork.

A dome style security camera with black housing was selected to match the decor.

All floors have comprehensive video surveillance coverage to increase safety and liability.


Splash and play in their refreshing indoor rooftop pool, or soak your stress away in the hot tub while bathing in the warmth of the natural daylight.

The pool area features a variety of seating options, spectacular views of our award-winning golf course and South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin.

With COVID-19 safety measures guests are required to pre-book times to enjoy the pool.

A dome style security camera watches over patrons and protects against liability.


A unique rooftop patio (the largest in Saskatchewan) is adjacent to the pool and can host private functions. Includes the same beautiful views as the pool area.

A dome style security camera watches over patrons and protects against liability.


With floor-to-ceiling windows, each guest room and suite offers its own spectacular views of pristine landscapes, our award-winning golf links, or the gorgeous South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin.


Each guest room features ultra-comfortable beds, plush duvets and pillows, deluxe amenities, workstations, coffee & tea, mini-fridge, high-speed wireless Internet access, and 55" LED televisions. 


The resort’s stylish rooms pay tribute to the Whitecap Dakota Nation culture through art and design.

Chief Bear’s head dress makes for a unique bedside artwork, while soothing neutral tones and rich wood furnishings help blend the design’s indigenous charm with modern conveniences.


Maintain your healthy lifestyle in their state-of-the-art fitness centre featuring a variety of exercise equipment and free weights.


The Moose Woods Home Fire Grill has a rich farm-to-table menu featuring the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and finest cuts of meat grilled to absolute perfection.

A 12MP fisheye security camera is mounted on the ceiling to increase quality control and loss prevention.


The Moose Woods Home Fire Grill has a selection of fine wines for your enjoyment.


Behind the scenes the kitchen and receiving areas have security cameras to increase loss prevention and accountability.

All deliveries are recorded with a date and time stamp.


With 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, there is plenty of room for onsite team building activities and events. From intimate boardroom meetings for 15 to banquet-style events for 600, find the perfect space to host Trade Shows, Weddings, Corporate Seminars, Team Building Activities, Conventions, and Events at this Saskatoon resort.



A 128 channel NVR (network video recorder) with 60TB of storage records activities around the clock.

The NVR records for a minimum of 30 days before overwriting stored video. A UPS provides back-up power.


REEDHD security cameras are displayed on a viewing monitor in the Night Auditor's office.

All cameras are administered from the General Manager's laptop and can be accessed with smart phones apps.



Warning decals are mounted at entrances to provide deterrence and let visitors know activities are being recorded.

Special thank you to our Senior Technician, Cody Rakai and Field Operations Manager, Derek McDougall for a superb installation and completing the project on time!

Special thank you to our client Chief Darcy Bear and Whitecap Dakota First Nation for your continued support!

At the end of the project we asked Gary for his comments:

"We prefer dealing with a local security provider because service matters to us. Our experience with Reed Security has been collaborative and awesome!"

-Gary Farstad, General Manager, Dakota Dunes Resort

Thank You Gary!


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ESCALA GETS PROTECTED BY REED SECURITY


Escala, a project by Meridian Development, sits in one of the most storied neighbourhoods in Saskatoon. Steps away from the hustle and bustle of Broadway Avenue, yet secluded on University Drive, it offers a mix of apartment-style and townhouse-style condos for those who love the refined life.

Located at 637 University Drive, this luxurious residence is also one of the safest and secure properties in Saskatoon.

Protection for this project included:



Live Video Monitoring

  • Construction phase
  • REEDHD™ security cameras protected the perimeter of the site
  • Reduces theft and liability
  • Provides accountability
  • Monitoring Team dispatches the Police and notifies the client if an intruder enters the property
  • Smartphone app


REEDHD™ Security Cameras

  • Smart Cameras with Face and License Plate recognition
  • Interior Protection - main entrance, hallways, parking garage
  • Exterior Protection - entrances, perimeter of building
  • IR Nightvision for clear images during low light conditions
  • Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) for bright light conditions
  • Desktop and smartphone apps


Access Control

  • Restricts access to the property
  • Keyless entry - no more keys to replace
  • Integration with intercom
  • Controls Who goes Where and When
  • User Reports
  • Desktop and smartphone apps


Fire Alarm Monitoring


“Reed Security provided us with great service throughout construction, we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

-Karl Miller, CEO, Meridian Development


Thanks Karl !!


If you need Smarter Security and Fire protection for your building or next project please contact us today.

We would be happy to provide a No Obligation Security Review.

306.653.3200 or sales@reedsecurity.ca




"I CAN BE ANYWHERE AND HELP MY STAFF" -JASON YOCHIM, CEO, SRA


When the 
Saskatchewan Realtors Association (SRA) modernized their service centres in Regina and Saskatoon they partnered with Reed Security for their protection.

Our connected security systems for this project include:

We met with CEO Jason Yochim for a post installation interview and to learn more about the SRA


ABOVE: THE HARRY JANZEN AUDITORIUM HAS SPACE FOR 110 TO 175 PEOPLE FOR INTERNAL USE AND FOR RENT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

Q.  In Saskatoon, how big is the new SRA location in and why did you move?

A.  We moved from a 3,700 square foot location on 8th St. E. to our 13,300 square foot location on McKercher Drive. We have 1,600 members in Saskatchewan and now we have adequate meeting space and parking. Our new Saskatoon building includes the Harry Janzen Auditorium (110-175 people), Training Room (20+ people) and a small meeting room (10 people) for internal use and available for rent for non-members.

To learn more about the SRA visit saskatchewanrealtorsassociation.ca   


ABOVE: TRAINING ROOM

ABOVE: JASON USES AN ACCESS CONTROL KEYFOB TO UNLOCK AN EXTERIOR DOOR.

Q.  Do the Regina security systems and Saskatoon security systems we installed meet your expectations?

A.  Yes! It’s easy to use and I can control both the door locks and security systems for both locations from one app. I can be anywhere and help my staff…it saves me time. Plus, no more keys to keep track of or locks to change.


ABOVE: JASON CAN PROGRAM WHO GOES WHERE AND WHEN FROM THE ALARM.COM SMARTPHONE APP.

ABOVE: JASON CAN SEE THE STATUS OF EACH DOOR, LOCK/UNLOCK DOORS, GET INSTANT NOTIFICATIONS AND ADD/DELETE USERS FROM THE ALARM.COM SMARTPHONE APP.

Q.  Why did you go with Reed Security?

A.  You have a great reputation and we were comfortable. Your technology is innovative and your staff have been great!


If you are having a problem with THEFT or would like MORE CONTROL, We Can Help!

Contact Us today for a Free Security Evaluation or to find out more information.


SASKATOON

Reed Security Headquarters
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SuRe InnoVations
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REGINA
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CALGARY
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ZACK RUNS A SMARTER BUSINESS WITH ALARM.COM




Kings County Brewers Collective co-founder Zack Kinney uses Alarm.com to run a smarter business. Learn how Zack reduces theft, gains new awareness, gets instant visibility into key operational activities and manages his energy costs with one single app.



HD Security Cameras are a theft deterrent and provide full accountability. Zack uses an Alarm.com SVR (Stream Video Recorder) to record HD video 24/7. Video clips are also stored on the Alarm.com cloud. 


Zack can access HD Security Cameras with the Alarm.com app. It's easy to see what's happening when he can't be there. The app works with just about any smartphone, tablet, or computer and is *Free when you subscribe to an Alarm.com plan.


Zack controls Who goes Where and When with Alarm.com smarter access control. He controls the main door that customers enter and the door to the production area with a key-less entry system. "No more keys is going to make our lives easier".


Zack connects to his his smarter access control system with the Alarm.com app. It's easy to program schedules and add/delete employees. He knows exactly what time employees arrive to work and limits after hours access. He also restricts customer access to the production area.  


Zack manages his energy costs with an Alarm.com smart thermostat. "We want our electrical bills and our gas bills to cost as little as possible".


If you would like more information on Smarter Home or Business Security please Contact Us for a Free Security Evaluation. 

SASKATOON SECURITY INQUIRIES

Reed Security Headquarters

Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

SuRe InnoVations

Call 306.974.0888

PRINCE ALBERT SECURITY INQUIRIES

Call 306.922.7200

CALGARY SECURITY INQUIRIES

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REGINA SECURITY INQUIRIES

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