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REED SECURITY NOW OFFERS ALARM.COM INTERACTIVE SERVICES

Alarm.com doesn’t work like outdated alarm systems you’ve seen before. Instead of being tied to a phone line, which can easily be cut and disabled, our proven technology platform works wirelessly through advanced GSM cell phone towers to maintain a dedicated and secure connection. That makes it more secure, and a great solution if you’ve already replaced your landline with a cell phone or VoIP line. Alarm.com-enabled security systems will even continue functioning for 24+ hours if the power goes out.

With Alarm.com Interactive Services you can do all of the following with your Android/Blackberry/IPhone smartphone:

-arm/disarm your security system
-setup arm/disarm schedules
-get usage reports
-get notifications by email such as "the liquor cabinet has been accessed"
-control lights, locks, and your thermostat
-view live video cameras and recorded images

 

 

SECURTEK WORKERS WALK OFF THE JOB

Reed Security is a locally owned small business without unionized employess. We can guarantee Excellent Customer Service because our freindly staff will not walk off the job. We invite you to use our $5/mo. Promotion and switch to Reed Security today.


Leader-Post 
July 19, 2011

  

About 85 members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) employed at the SecurTek Monitoring Solutions monitoring centre in Yorkton were off the job Monday as part of a contract dispute with the home security division of SaskTel.

The one-day "study session" by members of CEP Local 3 was meant to send a wake-up call to management over stalled contract talks that have dragged on since their collective agreement expired in December 2009, said Susan Saunders, CEP's national representative.

"We've been trying to negotiate with the employer for the last month," Saunders said Monday. While talks have been underway since February 2010, issues such as wages remain unresolved, she said. In May, the members voted 98 per cent in favour of strike action to back the union's contract demands and served the required 48 hours strike notice on July 14.

Saunders pointed out the starting wage for a customer station attendant at SecurTek is $10.91, which she said is "not much above minimum wage." The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is $9.25 an hour, rising to $9.50 an hour Sept. 1.

"The key issue for us ... is the wages," Saunders said, adding SaskTel is offering the government mandate - a 5.5 per cent increase over three years - which she said doesn't even cover the increase in the cost of living.

She added CEP members are available to cover any emergency calls during the study session. "If there are any emergencies, we're willing and available to send people in to deal with those emergencies," she said, adding employees would back to work Tuesday.

Darcee MacFarlane, a SaskTel spokesperson, said management employees were providing the monitoring service for homes with SecurTek alarm systems during the study session. She said negotiations are expected to re-sume later this week.

MacFarlane said the starting rate at SecurTek was $10.90 per hour, but noted the "top rate" for a SecurTek customer station attendant was $15.78 per hour. She refused to confirm what SaskTel was offering SecurTek employees.

"We're negotiating within the criteria that we need to. We're also negotiating monetary and nonmonetary (issues)."

MacFarlane added SaskTel is negotiating with SecurTek employees "in the context of the security business, not the telecommunications business. . . . It's a different industry and it's two separate collective agreements."

On Friday, SaskTel announced its had reached a collective agreement with its telecommunications workers, who are also members of CEP , for a 5.5 per cent wage increase over three years.

REEDHD INTRODUCES 4MP CAMERA WITH 18X ZOOM

The ACTi KCM-5211 will be one of the strongest selling cameras in the world due to it's incredible features for the price point.

There are four main selling features that are propelling sales:

1. 18x zoom with auto focus. This is truly a unique feature as most HD cameras do not have zoom lenses. This will allow you to see clear details hundreds of feet away.

2. 4MP (2032x1920 resolution). This is double the clarity of 1080p.

3. H.264 Compression. This allows for 30% more video storage and 30% less bandwith.

4. Price. This camera sells for about the same price of other companies 2MP cameras without zoom capabilities.

REED SECURITY IS A SABEX AWARD FINALIST FOR THE 4TH YEAR IN A ROW

We are pleased to announce that Reed Security is once again a finalist for the prestigious Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce SABEX Small Business of the Year Award.

Criteria: Corporate Objective, Marketing Strategy, Competitive Strategy, Customer Service Strategy, Community Involvement, Growth Strategy, Mentoring Strategy, The Team, Distinctiveness, Financial Stability, References, Supportive Documentation, Future Strategy, The Presentation, and Overall Impression.

Auditors were Hergott Duval Stack LLP.

The Celebrate Success Gala is May 18th, 2011 at TCU Place.

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