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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?

You May Need More Security. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety has announced the enactment of a new regulatory amendment aimed at enhancing the protection of late night retail workers in Saskatchewan. The new law comes into force on January 1st, 2013, and compels those operating late night retail establishments to conduct a hazard assessment and implement a range of specific crime prevention measures to protect late night retail workers.

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 practice:

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 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 is 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; 

Read more: http://blog.firstreference.com/2012/11/22/saskatchewan-poised-to-enact-the-most-far-reaching-regulation-to-protect-late-night-retail-workers-in-canada/#ixzz2HPM3b7je  

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.

Visit www.reedsecurity.com  for more information or to schedule a Free Security Evaluation 306.653.3200.

Find Reed Security online at www.reedsecurity.com  or check out their listing here in the REGINA ALARM & SECURITY Category on THE REGINA directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted REGINA COMMERCIAL SECURITY experts !

 

 

“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

 

 

 

 

 

RMD Trusted Regina Alarm & Security expert share their first Trusted tip

RMD Security has been in business in Saskatchewan since 1983. They understand how important quality products are when it comes to your home security system. Whether they are installing a system for a large commercial contract or a residential client, you can trust they will do a professional job. They have highly trained and Certified technicians that are on call 24hrs a day for your convenience. RMD Security is an authorized HONEYWELL security products dealer and they are a TRUSTED REGINA ALARM & SECURITY EXPERT

Here they share the answer to a common question they get asked regarding home security systems...

Do I have to have an RMD installed system in my house in order to become a customer? Or can you work with the system I have? 

 We get asked this question a lot, and the answer is no, you don't have to have on of our systems installed in order for us to monitor you. In the majority of situations, we are able to take over the existing system and monitor your home. If you call the office and set up an appointment, one of our qualified technicians will be able to come and check out what you have already and then program everything so we can monitor your home using that system that you already have. So no invasive work has to be done to upgrade your product to work on our monitoring system. Its as easy as that!

 

Find RMD Security online here   . RMD Security are Trusted Regina Alarm & Securty Experts- see what their clients had to say about them on their listing here on the Regina Directory!

Reed Security A REGINA ALARM & SECRITY expert provides a TRUSTED TIP - Consumer warning

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!

REED SECURITY are Trusted and they are recipients of 2 x 2012 SABEX AWARDS - these Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce awards recognize excellence in business 

 

CONSUMER ALERT: AVOID DOOR TO DOOR SALESPEOPLE

 

WARNING! High pressure salespeople are currently going door to door throughout Saskatchewan.

Many are pleasant looking and educated university students looking to make some quick cash. (THESE KIDS ARE OFFERED $350 A SALE IN RECRUITMENT ADS). These kids often wear shirts with the Honeywell logo and ask way too many questions about you and your alarm system. Once they have your name they will use it when they talk to your neighbors. Even if you don't sign up, they say you did. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFO!!!

Sales Tactics include :

  • multiple reps at your door
  • blocking you from closing your door
  • will not leave
  • won't take no for an answer and can be very convincing.

DON'T LET THEM IN!!!

The Pitch:

Either your current system is flawed or FREE SYSTEM.

Either way: $0 down or $99 activation, $59.95/mo. or more for 48 months- This is double the price reputable companies charge.

TOTAL ACTUAL COST TO YOU: $2877.60 + taxes

They even told a few people "We work with Reed Security" when they have no connection to us.

These companies want to install your alarm system within hours of misleading you so that you do not have the time to change your mind.

CONSUMER TIPS

1. Alarm system are never FREE

2. A basic alarm system does not have a value of $1500...it is closer to $300

3. Basic monitoring fees in Saskatoon range from $5/mo. to $29.95/mo....do not spend $59.95/mo.

4. Always get 3 quotes...this will give you time to do some research

5. Do not install an alarm system within hours of signing up...this will give you time to think about it and do some research

6. There are several proven Saskatchewan-based companies with offices...These door to door guys do not have offices in Saskatchewan...they are here only for the summer.

7. Check to see if the business are TRUSTED or if they are listed with the BBB

7. Call the Consumers Protection Branch: 1-888-374-4636

9. Just say "NO" and don't let them into your home

Please pass this info. on to the people you care about so they don't get ripped off!

Find Reed Security online at www.reedsecurity.com  or check out their listing here in the REGINA ALARM & SECURITY Category on THE REGINA directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted REGINA COMMERCIAL SECURITY experts !

http://www.reedsecurity.com/news/post/CONSUMER-ALERT-AVOID-DOOR-TO-DOOR-SALESPEOPLE.aspx

RMD SECURITY a Trusted REGINA ALARM & SECURITY share their first Trusted Tip on the TUXEDO TOUCH

RMD Security has been in business in Saskatchewan since 1983. They understand how important quality products are when it comes to your home security system. Whether they are installing a system for a large commercial contract or a residential client, you can trust they will do a professional job. They have highly trained and Certified technicians that are on call 24hrs a day for your convenience. RMD Security is an authorized HONEYWELL security products dealer and they are a TRUSTED REGINA ALARM & SECURITY EXPERT

Here they share their first Trusted Regina Alarm & Security Tip on the Amazing TUXEDO TOUCH SYSTEM

Honeywell’s Tuxedo Touch is a 7", high-resolution graphic touchscreen that functions as an integrated security system keypad, home controller, camera viewer and digital picture frame in one. It a cost-effective way to capture new markets by seamlessly integrating security with cameras and Z-Wave® enabled thermostats, lights, locks and shades. A built-in web server lets end-users control Tuxedo Touch anywhere in their home and view live video on up to four local cameras per screen on an iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, BlackBerry®, Internet TV or any compatible wireless mobile device.* Use either Wi-Fi or Ethernet to connect to the premises LAN. Whether controlling the security system or other functions within the home, the large graphic icons—which also match the Total Connect interface—simplify operation. Homeowners can receive important alerts about events remotely with Honeywell Total Connect™ Remote Services—a great RMR opportunity. A digital picture frame feature can be managed by end-users with the simple insertion of an SD card—letting them create cinema-quality slideshows right at the Tuxedo Touch display. A choice of white or silver/black blend with any décor. Tuxedo Touch is available in English, French Canadian and Spanish language options, with voice annunciation of alarm status (English only).

Reed Security our Alarm & Security Sytems expert provides a TRUSTED TIP on Home Security Tips when you go on vacation

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 Commercial Alarm & Security needs in Regina from day one!

This Tip is for homeowners leaving their home empty to go on vacation.

Home Security Tips

1. Use Common Sense.

• If you lose a key, get the locks changed.

• Ask all strangers for identification.

• Never hide an extra key outdoors - especially underneath a mat or on top of a light fixture. This is the first place the bad guys look. Leave an extra house key with a friend or a neighbor.

2. Make it Difficult.

• Door chains are easy to bypass. Install deadbolts.

• Install a stopper or stick on all sliding doors and windows.

• Install window bars on all basement windows.

• Install exterior motion lights.

3. Break-in's Occur When You Are Away.

• Make sure all doors and windows are properly locked.

• Keep your premises well lit at night. Install timers that turn lights on at different times. This gives the appearance that someone is home.

• Test your alarm system regularly.

• Make sure your alarm is Armed when you leave.

• Consider installing alarm.com by Reed Security.

• If you are travelling, have someone look after things such as collecting your mail and newspapers, cutting your lawn and shoveling your driveway.

• Advise our Rapid Response Monitoring Station you will be away.

Find Reed Security online at www.reedsecurity.com  or check out their listing here in the REGINA ALARM & SECURITY Category on the REGINA directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted commercial security experts! 

 

 

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