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Trusted Regina Alarm & security pros at Reed Security Share Their Security Checklist

When you become a Reed Security Group commercial client you will be entering into a relationship - one they want to grow and become long-term. Last year over half of REED Securities business came from word of mouth! REED SECURITY  IS TRUSTED REGINA ALARM and SECURITY expert.

Use this helpful Reed Security checklist to keep the odds of being a victim of break in's 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: 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 a 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 PROPER 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 set them up on an alternating schedule.




 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

REED SECURITY 

Reed Security Headquarters

306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE (7233)

REGINA SECURITY

306.206.0700

When you become a Reed Security Group commercial client you will be entering into a relationship - one they want to grow and become long-term. Last year over half of REED Securities business came from word of mouth! 

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 REED SECURITY  IS TRUSTED REGINA ALARM and SECURITY expert.




Trusted Regina commercial Alarm & Security Expert Reed Security share a great tip

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long-term...they work hard to meet all your REGINA COMMERCIAL security needs from day one!

Stay Open Late?

The primary safety and security measures contained within the new law are reproduced below with some practical considerations for employers wishing to synthesize regulatory compliance and crime prevention best practices:

1. Safe Cash Handling Procedures

Employers are required to develop written cash handling procedures with a primary objective of limiting the amount of money accessible to workers. Safe cash handling procedures are a key component in reducing the reward for potential criminals. Such procedures typically include, in part:

•limiting the amount of money held in the cash register;

•counting cash and preparing deposits out of public view;

•restrictions on non-employees entering cash counting areas;

•ensuring deposits are transported by security personnel or at a minimum, are transported by two employees at different times taking different routes; and

•limiting acceptance of bills greater than $20.

2. Video Surveillance Cameras

Reed Security can help you with this by installing ReedHD hi-def video cameras that can clearly capture Faces & License Plates. 

All late night retail establishments in Saskatchewan will be required to install video cameras which must, at a minimum, capture the cash desk and any outdoor gas pumps. If prominently installed and amplified by signage, video surveillance systems can increase the risks to potential offenders. Key steps to optimize video surveillance efficacy include:

•assess the business premises as a whole before identifying camera locations;

•place cameras in locations where they are most visible to customers and in areas that ensure potential offenders will be captured on video (e.g., outside of all entrances, immediately inside of all entrances, near cash machines and behind the cash desk, near garbage disposal areas); 

•consider installing a visible video monitor above and behind the cash desk showing the camera view of the customer at the cash desk (but do not consider taking this step unless the quality of the displayed video is high).

3. Maintaining Clear Lines of Visibility 

Employers are required to take steps to ensure good visibility into and out of the premises. Clear sightlines to and from the premises are another way to increase the risk perceived by offenders who fear they will be visible to passers-by during a crime.

Priorities here include:

•removing all posters, advertising materials and other signs affixed to glass entrance doors and windows (but if advertising materials are required, at least ensuring they are positioned well below eye level to maintain clear sightlines);

•relocating or lowering any freestanding items (inside and outside of the premises) which block sightlines to/from the cash desk; and

•considering raising the cash desk area to elevate the worker, enhancing the overall visibility to and from the cash desk.

4. Installing Crime Prevention Signage.

Reed Security can help you with this by installing "Protected by ReedHD Warning Signage". Under the new law, employers are required to display signs indicating workers’ limited accessibility to cash and advising of the presence of video surveillance. Signage stating that video cameras are in use serves to increase the risk perceived by offenders. Posting signs stating that workers can only access small sums of cash is a way to reduce the reward available to potential offenders. Inherent in stating that workers have limited access to cash is the requirement for a drop safe or time-lock safe, which is a form of increasing the effort required by potential criminals.

Signage priorities include:

•designing signage that synthesizes text, colour and graphics to draw attention to the signs and amplify the overall crime prevention message;

•ensuring that multiple signs are placed in appropriate places (i.e., in locations most likely to be noticed by potential offenders; 

5. Late Night (11:00pm to 6:00am) Lone Workers require an Emergency Panic Pendant connected to a 24/7 Central Monitoring Station that can dispatch the Police or RCMP.

Reed Security can help you with this by installing a ULC approved alarm panel and training your staff how to summon for help when needed most. 

 

“We recently switched our services to Reed Security and I must say the process was seamless. The planning and execution from one provider to another was met with excellence in customer service, informative technicians and a support staff that went out of their way to answer questions and ensure our needs were met. I highly recommend Reed Security and their team for installation and monitoring of your offices”

Pat Kyle, ACS, AIAA Director, Branch Operations Wiegers Financial & Benefits

 

 

 

 

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