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AND THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN CANADA 2018 IS...

Let’s start with the good news. Over the past decade the crime rate in Canada has plummeted by 25 per cent. Since 1998, the earliest data available, crime has been cut by a third. In 2016 the crime rate across the country sat at 5,904 incidents per 100,000 people—that’s the second lowest rate recorded by Statistics Canada.

Now for the bad. The severity of the crimes committed in Canada is on the rise. Although the crime severity index, the measure of all police-reported crime that takes into consideration both the volume and the seriousness of the crime, touched a low of 66 in 2013, it has been creeping higher ever since.

AND THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN CANADA 2018 IS...

According to Maclean's.ca North Battleford, Saskatchewan with a CSI of 353 has the worst crime record among Canada’s cities and municipal police districts. 

The crime rate in this industrial and agricultural community is four times higher than the rest of the country. That alone isn’t alarming. Smaller communities tend to be more susceptible to inflated crime rates, with one or two incidents getting magnified when they are recast for a population of 100,000.







Data source/methodology: The report ranks communities according to the Crime Severity Index, which is a Statistics Canada measure of all police-reported crime collected through the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey that takes into consideration both the volume and the seriousness of the crime. The index uses 2006 as its benchmark. The 2016 data is the most current available and was released July 24, 2017. Maclean’s collects the annual crime data for police services categorized as municipal by StatsCan and having populations of at least 10,000 people. Some police forces may cover larger areas then their name suggests, and populations for each police force were provided on request by StatsCan.  Locations without a crime severity index were not included. Nor were communities with no provided population numbers included. For the crimes of assault and sexual assaults, assault level 1 and sexual assault level 1 were used.

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SASKATOON SECURITY INQUIRIES
Reed Security Headquarters
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REEDHD HI-DEF CAMERA CAPTURES GHOST

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.


 






SUMMER SECURITY TIPS 2017

Heading on summer vacation? There's nothing worse than coming back to a home that had a break-in. Here's 20+ Summer Security Tips you can implement to protect your Home and Property while you're travelling.


You're Going to Need More Than a Funny Welcome Mat to Prevent a Break-in!


1. USE COMMON SENSE

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.

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

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.

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.

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



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%.

  • NEW! $0 Equipment, $0 Installation Plans
  • No Phone Line required
  • 24/7 Monitored Protection from intrusion, fire, flood, low temperature, and carbon monoxide
  • Includes Police / RCMP and Fire Department dispatch and Call List notification
  • Optional ALARM.COM - control your smart lights, smart locks, and smart thermostat with *free apps
  • Optional ReedHD™ Wi-Fi Doorbell - Know Who's at the front door, record audio and video onto the cloud
  • A monthly subscription is required for all service plans



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
CALGARY 
SECURITY INQUIRIES
Call 587.393.2800
REGINA 
SECURITY INQUIRIES
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LLOYDMINSTER 
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Fierce Electric Ltd.
Call 306.825.3772

REED SECURITY OPENS IN REGINA, SK

Rahul Patel is a friendly and helpful security technician with over 5 years experience installing security systems across Saskatchewan. He recently opened ViboPulse Services and became a Reed Security Authorized Dealer in Regina, SK.

Now Open: Regina

MEET RAHUL

In addition to being an experienced technician, Rahul has a post graduate diploma in Management from Centennial College in Toronto. 

Owning a business was always his ambition and after working for the competition for 5 years - it was time to become an Owner


"I reviewed my options and could clearly see why Reed Security was different. They're local and have kept the Saskatchewan values that have made them successful." 

"The $5 Promo is the best deal in Canada. You won't find a better combination of Price and Service anywhere." 

"I'm 100% dedicated to providing our clients above and beyond service. I guarantee you will be Happy."


SOLUTIONS


SOME CLIENTS YOU MAY RECOGNIZE

  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
  • AGT Food and Ingredients
  • ASL Paving
  • Inland Steel
  • Evraz
  • Envirotec
  • Redhead Equipment
  • PharmaChoice
  • Rubicon Pharmacies
  • Graham Construction
  • Tetra Tech
  • Golder Associates
  • Worley Parsons Canada
  • Ledcor Construction
  • Suncor Energy
  • Repsol Oil and Gas
  • Teine Energy
  • Areva Resources
  • A & W Restaurants
  • McDonald's Restaurants
  • DQ Grill and Chill Restaurants
  • Boston Pizza
  • Subway Restaurants
  • Great Canadian Oil Change
  • Siemen's Transportation / Kindersley Transport
  • Bison Transport
  • Kia Motors
  • Ford
  • Chevrolet
  • Hyundai
  • Esso
  • Shell
  • Petro Canada
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Environment Canada
  • Blue Cross
  • WBM Office Systems
  • Your Name Here...


Contact Us today for a FREE Security Evaluation

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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."


SOLUTIONS


SOME CLIENTS YOU MAY RECOGNIZE

  • Trail Appliances
  • PharmaChoice
  • Penner Doors
  • Graham Construction
  • Tetra Tech
  • Golder Associates
  • Worley Parsons Canada
  • Ledcor Construction
  • Suncor Energy
  • Repsol Oil and Gas
  • Teine Energy
  • Areva Resources
  • A & W Restaurants
  • McDonald's Restaurants
  • DQ Grill and Chill Restaurants
  • Boston Pizza
  • Subway Restaurants
  • Great Canadian Oil Change
  • Siemen's Transportation / Kindersley Transport
  • Bison Transport
  • Kia Motors
  • Ford
  • Chevrolet
  • Hyundai
  • Esso
  • Shell
  • Petro Canada
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Environment Canada
  • Blue Cross
  • Your Name Here...


Contact Us today for a FREE Security Evaluation

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Calgary, AB T2C 5P1
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Calgary, AB T2C 5P1
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