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23 SECURITY INNOVATIONS AND INTERESTING FACTS WE LEARNED IN CHINA

Who would you rather trust to protect you - industry leaders that keep up to date on the latest security innovations or the dinosaurs that are slow to adapt to change? Reed Security recently traveled to China in search of the smartest, most innovative security camera technology on the planet. We even found security cameras at the Great Wall of China near Beijing (population 21.7 million). Life is different in China. A number of things stood out right away:

1. China has the largest population in the world with nearly 1.4 billion people. People are Everywhere - both the sidewalks and the streets are congested. Be prepared to be bumped into and race to the front of the line.

2. Huge growth in construction. It's common the see clusters of construction cranes of 20 or more at one development (we lost count of how many developments we saw). Apartment buildings are built at record speeds to house the growing population.

3. China is the manufacturing mecca of the world and exports more than 2 trillion USD a year. All the manufacturing has a side effect - a light to heavy smog in the cities we visited.

4. The Chinese people work hard, but about the same as the average Canadian worker. Both work about 2000 to 2200 hours a year.

5. Chinese elementary and middle school students outwork Canadian students. The school day runs from 8am to 4pm. After dinner its 1-2 hours of daily homework.

6. You are unable to use FaceBook, Instagram, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and several other web sites.

7. Don't feel too bad. Over 963 Million Chinese people use the WeChat app for social media and for digital payments.

8. Baidu is the Google of China and has an 82% market share . A censored version of Google has a 10% market share in China.

9. The Chinese people are technologically advanced and use their smartphones constantly (including when we were almost run over by a moped).


10. How many security cameras can you count at this Shanghai (population 25.2 million) intersection? CCTV cameras are EVERYWHERE in China and you definitely have the feeling that you are being watched.

11. However, you also feel safe.

Where is all the data stored? How is the data being used?



12. There is a shortage of factory workers in China and employees have a choice on where to work.

13. Made in China 2025 is a government lead initiative to use Robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at factories to keep production costs low as labour costs increase. What are we doing in Canada to stay competitive?



14. We visited the head office of our partner Hikvision in Hangzhou (population 9.2 million). Hikvision is the largest video surveillance manufacturer in the world.

15. In 2016, Hikvision annual sales were 4.6 Billion USD and they currently have 20,000+ employees (9,000 are engineers).



16. Proud members of the Hikvision North American Support Team were gracious hosts and provided V.I.P. treatment all day. They were happy to showcase solutions and answer our questions.

17. Visits to the Hikvision head office are paid for by the customer.



18. We were impressed with the Hikvision showroom where there was a strong emphasis on Applications - using technology to solve problems. Smart Facial Detection technology predicted Virgil's height +/- 3 cm.



19. The Hikvision factory has more than 2 million square feet and manufacturers 100,000 security cameras a day. That's over 36 million security cameras a year!

20. We weren't allowed to take pictures of the inside for privacy reasons.

21. You can see the Hikvision artificial intelligence strategy at work as little orange self-driving, self charging robots move products from assembly lines to storage areas (Hikvision manufacturers the robots). 

22. The robots complement factory workers who work a regular 8:30am to 4:30pm shift and live in company-provided apartments right next door to the factory.

23. At the employees choosing they can return to work after dinner for some overtime.


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SASKATOON
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Each year Brad Lavertu and his friends spend hundreds of hours creating the Hampton Village House of Horrors for the community to enjoy. 


When they started the project nine years ago 200 people visited. It's getting bigger and bigger - last year over 4700 people visited. The best part is they've given away almost $8000 to community groups or charities.

This year the House of Horrors is collecting donations (suggested $2) for the Ernest Lindner Playground Project and Brainsport Winter Boots for Kids. 




Come visit the Hampton Village House of Horrors

3259 McClocklin Road
Saskatoon, SK
October 27th to 31st, 2017
6pm to 9pm

Reed Security donated the use of a ReedHD™ Hi-Def camera system to capture some Ghosts and Spooktacular reactions.


 






LOCAL RETAILER SAYS REEDHD™ SECURITY CAMERA BUNDLE IS A GAME CHANGER

Left: Cole Thorpe, Founder, Prairie Proud   Right: Virgil Reed, Founder, Reed Security & Dealer Program

A Saskatchewan-based clothing company is taking off in Western Canada. With its logos making their way across the country, Prairie Proud is living up to its name.

Cole Thorpe launched the clothing line in 2014 with a goal of giving back to the community. He's built a successful brand with prairie values - Passion, Community and Quality. To date he's given back more than $19,000 to the community via charity partners. Here's his story... 

Prairie Proud partnered with Reed Security and installed a Business Bundle to stay in control, reduce losses and grow their bottom line. 
After the installation we asked Cole for his feedback and these were his comments:


1. How did you find out about Reed Security?

As a resident of Saskatoon for the last 8 years, I have become aware of Reed Security and its offering. Most notably, Reed Security proudly provides the security system for IDEAS Inc. in which my business (Prairie Proud) operates. 


2. What solution did you install? Why?

As a growing local retailer, we wanted to legitimize our security in an effort of loss prevention. I decided to install a REED HD Bundled Solution which includes 3 cameras in addition to moving our motion detectors into locations of high traffic which are clearly visible. This bundle solution coupled with mobile access has provided peace of mind as an entrepreneur.

3. Is the solution meeting your expectations?

Yes, I have been very happy with this solution.
 

4. What features do you like about the solution?

Personally, the mobile access is a game changer for someone like me; many aspects of my business are run from my phone and the fact that I can now monitor security from the palm of my hand is a reflection of business in the 21st century.
 

5. Would you recommend Reed Security to others? Why? 

Yes, I would definitely recommend Reed Security to others; the service provided was excellent and supporting other local businesses is part of our philosophy.


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SASKATOON
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SuRe InnoVations
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PRINCE ALBERT
Call 306.922.7200
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REGINA
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LLOYDMINSTER
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