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HOW TO KEEP THE HOLIDAYS HAPPY 2017

Be Careful of WHAT and WHEN You Post Family Photos!

Travelling during the Christmas holiday season? There's nothing worse than coming back to a home that just had a break-in

Here's the TOP 6 HOLIDAY SECURITY TIPS you can implement to protect your Home and Property while you're travelling.


1. USE COMMON SENSE

DO NOT advertise on Facebook or Instagram that you are on vacation. Social media is the equivalent of a diary in a glass house. 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. Thieves will also know you are travelling.

If you like to post photos - post them after you get back.

If you lose a key, then get the locks changed. A better alternative is to eliminate keys altogether by installing an alarm.com smart lock with built in keypad.

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.

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. Again, a better alternative is to eliminate keys altogether by installing an alarm.com smart lock with built in keypad.

For insurance purposes take photos of the contents of your home and keep all receipts in an off-site location. Great options are Google Drive, Microsoft Cloud and Dropbox.

Write down the model and serial number of all electronics. This will come in handy for a future Police report and insurance claim.



2. MAKE IT DIFFICULT

Door chains are easy to bypass. Install deadbolts. We have alarm.com smart lock options with built in deadbolts.

Install window bars on all basement windows. They are a great visual deterrent and can be connected to a monitored home security system.

Install a stopper or stick on all sliding doors and windows. You can find these at your local hardware store such as Home Hardware, Canadian Tire or Rona.

Make sure all doors and windows are locked. Many burglars go door to door looking for targets that forgot to lock their front doors.

For cabins, consider installing roller window and door shutters. Visit kimbel.ca to see samples.


3. MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU ARE AT HOME

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 setup on an alternating schedules.

If you’re taking an extended vacation of more than a week, hire a student or service to shovel your driveway.

Cancel the newspaper and have a friend or neighbour pick-up your mail.

Park a vehicle in the drive-way. Don’t forget to lock the doors and remove any valuables.



4. INSTALL A MONITORED HOME OR CABIN SECURITY SYSTEM

The insurance companies agree. You are 400% less likely to have a break-in and can qualify for an insurance discount of up to 25%.

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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 mobile phone and wait.


6. ALWAYS GET 3 QUOTES

Do NOT Sign Up with Door to Door alarm companies with Limited Time Offers. Before you know it you will be on the hook for thousands of dollars with a company that doesn't have a local office. Many door to door alarm companies have summer programs (May to September only). After that good luck. Be sure to search Google for reviews and ask friends and family who they use for home security.


If you would like more information on Smart Home or Business Security & Automation 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
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We Help Families Feel Safe and Connect Them to Their Homes. We also Help Businesses Reduce Theft and Re-Gain Control.

Contact Us today for a Free Security Evaluation or to find out How We Can Help You.


SASKATOON
Reed Security Headquarters
Call 306.653.3200 or 1.844.384.SAFE
SuRe InnoVations
Call 306.974.0888
PRINCE ALBERT
Call 306.922.7200
CALGARY
Call 587.393.2800
REGINA
Call 306.206.0700
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When Kavia Auto Body opened their new state-of-the-art auto body facility they partnered with Reed Security.

"We wanted our customers to feel protected and looked after. Reed Security also provides peace-of mind for our staff".
Raj Kavia, Owner, Kavia Auto Body


     

Kavia Auto Body helps customers entirely through the collision repair process and is proud to be serving people all over Saskatchewan for 30+ years. They gained a reputation for excellence and quality in both imported and domestic vehicles and they're approved and recommended by several top dealers in Saskatoon. Their staff consists of highly trained professionals who have credentials and the background to be considered leaders in the auto body technician industry. After touring their building, it's clear Raj really looks after his People.

Before the project we met with Raj and listened carefully to his needs before providing a Free Security Evaluation. At the end of the project we connected with Raj again and these are his comments:

  1. I partnered with Reed Security because you're Innovative.
  2. You have a Proven Track Record. You will be here to look after us long term.
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Reed Security Group (HEAD OFFICE)
14-1724 Quebec Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9
Ph: 306.653.3200

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Thor Security Ltd.
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Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L9
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Calgary, AB T2C 5P1
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