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REED SECURITY EXPANDS - WELCOME HIGHMARK HOME SYSTEMS SUBSCRIBERS


Highmark Home Systems Ltd. has sold its security monitoring services to Reed Security.

You will be in great hands! Reed Security has received 20+ Award Recognitions for the way they look after People (Customer Service, Quality Management, Marketing, New Direction, and Small Business of the Year).

Dave Sammartino will be staying on through a transition arrangement to ensure a smooth handover of the business. Dave Schlegel is your local Reed Security Authorized Dealer and has 10+ years security sales, installation and support experience.

No major changes are planned, however we will be seeking customer feedback to identify how additional customer value can be created.

Dave Sammartino
Owner
Highmark home Systems Ltd.


Virgil Reed
Owner
Reed Security

SALES, INSTALLATION, SUPPORT

Contact Your Local Reed Security Authorized Dealer
Dave Schlegel
587-393-2800
dave.s@reedsecurity.ca
reedsecurity.com/calgary

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Contact Reed Security Head Office
306-653-3200
administration@reedsecurity.ca
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7 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR ALARM SYSTEM RUNNING PROPERLY DURING RENOVATIONS

Renovating your house can be a challenging experience, both physically and mentally.  On top of that, many people inadvertently compromise their alarm system by making some very common mistakes.  Avoid adding stress to your renovation by following these precautions:

1. Call your alarm installation company before you start!  Almost every issue can be avoided by planning ahead.  It is also worth letting the monitoring station know the dates of your renovations, so they can respond appropriately if they get any unusual signals.

2. Be cognisant of wires.  While many modern alarm systems are primarily wireless, be aware that alarm wires may be hidden behind walls, baseboards, ceilings, and other pieces of the house you may be dismantling.  If you or your workmen see a wire you don’t recognize, find out what it is before you cut or damage it!  Failing to do so can be a costly mistake.

3. Be careful what you paint!  Many devices, such as door sensors and motion detectors, can be painted to match the décor of the house to some degree.  However, make sure to check with your Calgary alarm professional first.  Painting over the infra-red window on a motion sensor, for example, will render it useless, as will painting over the microphone on an audio glass-break detector.  Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors will also stop working if they are painted.

4. Don’t remove/remount anything you’re not sure about.  I’ve seen painters remove a motion detector to paint behind it, then put it back upside-down.  I’ve seen contractors remove alarm keypads and put the wires back in the wrong order.  If you or your renovation team are not 100% certain about something, consult a Calgary alarm professional first!

5. Replacing door sensors can be a tricky business.  If you’re getting a new door where there once was an alarm sensor, be very careful!  Some security sensors are wireless, and can be relocated to a new door with relative ease; however, I’ve seen contractors throw sensors out with the old door, so be aware of what and where they are.  Wired security sensors can be very difficult to manipulate in an old door frame, so call your Calgary alarm installation company to see if they can assist you.

6. Be aware of powered wires.  Almost everything in an alarm system runs on very low DC voltage, so there is not too much risk to your safety in dealing with alarm wires.  However, touching the wrong two wires together can seriously damage the equipment, leading to costly repairs or replacement parts.

7. When you’re finished, test everything!  No one wants to find out three months after a renovation that the front door sensor wasn’t hooked back up properly.  Open and close every door, walk in front of every motion, and make sure all the alarm zones are registering on your keypad.  Again, if there’s any doubt, call your Calgary alarm company

Above all, don’t take risks with your personal safety or security!  Incorrect installation of alarm equipment can be very hard to detect, so if there’s any question, make sure to have a Calgary alarm system professional come out to verify correct operation before putting your trust back in the system.  That’s what we’re here for.

Dave Schlegel
Owner, Calgary Security Expert
Oxford Security Systems
Reed Security Authorized Dealer  

REED SECURITY OPENS CALGARY OFFICE

Dave Schlegel is a friendly and helpful security technician with over 10 years experience. He recently opened Oxford Security Systems and became a Reed Security Authorized Dealer in Calgary, Alberta.

Now Open: Calgary

MEET DAVE

Dave Schlegel joined Reed Security when he and his wife moved to Saskatoon to complete her post-secondary education. Calgary was always home though, and in 2016 they moved back to be close to friends and family. 

Dave's experience in Saskatoon convinced him that Reed Security is a really great company that goes out of their way to look after it's People and Clients - so why not bring it to Alberta? After all, Reed already protects a number of clients in Calgary and the surrounding area. 

Dave's expertise is helping People and solving problems. In addition to having a diploma in Electronics Engineering from SAIT, he has 10 years installation experience with just about every brand you can imagine. He ran the Support Department in Saskatoon, and as such, knows first-hand many of the problems that people experience, and has become an expert at system design. 

"We guarantee the solutions we propose are Affordable, Innovative and of the highest Quality."


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1105, 6027-79th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5P1
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TOP 5 SUMMER 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 outdoor - 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.
  • DO NOT advertise on Facebook or other social media that you are on vacation. If you like to post photos - post them after you get back.
  • For insurance purposes take photos of the contents of your home.
  • Keep all receipts in a safe and easy to find location.
  • Write down the model and serial number of all electronics.
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.
  • Make sure all doors and windows are properly locked.
  • Keep your premises well lit at night.
3. MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU ARE AT HOME
  • Install timers that turn lights on at different times. This gives the appearance that someone is home.
  • Cancel the paper.
  • Have someone pick-up the mail.
  • Park a vehicle in the drive-way.
4. INSTALL A MONITORED HOME OR CABIN SECURITY SYSTEM
  • 400% less likely to have a break-in.
  • up to 25% insurance discount.
  • optional ALARM.COM - automatic lights, locks, and thermostat control
  • optional ReedHD™ Wi-Fi Doorbell - Know Who's at the front door, records onto the cloud
5. IN CASE YOU DO HAVE A BREAK-IN:
  • If it looks like a door or window was forced open, DO NOT go inside. The Burglar may still be on site.
  • Call the Police from your cellular phone or from a neighbor's house and wait.


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

SuRe InnoVations
2525 Wentz Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0X5
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

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CALGARY
Oxford Security Systems
1105, 6027-79th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5P1
Ph: 587.393.2800

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