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Each home and family has unique security and safety needs. Listed below are a few reasons a home security system may be right for you.

Moving to a new home
Take this opportunity to ensure all aspects of your new home are protected properly.

Recent Break In
Have you or someone you know been a victim of a break in? Are you concerned with your family’s safety due to rising crime in your neighborhood? Let us help you prevent break ins in the future.

Frequent Traveler
Are you traveling and leaving an empty home or family at home? Learn how we can help ensure your home or family is safe while you’re on vacation.

Insurance Discounts
Most insurance providers will offer a discount when your home is protected against intrusion and fire.
Whatever your lifestyle, we can customize a home security system to fit your needs and your budget. Peace of mind has never been easier, and the cost of home security never more affordable. Trade worry for security and contact us today for a free in home estimate.

Are security systems highly expensive? Not at all! We can customize your system to your needs and your budget. An installed basic system starts at $653.00 plus applicable taxes and can be tailored as per your request from there.

I have young kids. Can I still move around my house at night without setting off the motion detector? Yes, your system at the time of installation can be programmed at different levels so you can choose at what level your home is to be monitored at. Depending on what level you have it armed at, you will have the freedom to roam about your residence without setting off the alarm.

What happens if I am on the phone when an alarm occurs? When an alarm is triggered, the security system takes first priority. It will disconnect your call so it can send a signal to the Monitoring Station.

Will my home security system still work when the power goesout? Yes, your system runs on a rechargeable battery backup when the power is out.

Do I qualify for a discount on my home insurance? Yes, but you will have to contact your insurance broker directly to find out what the discount is. If you have one of our monitored security systems, we supply you with an official alarm certificate that you can take to your insurance agent verifying that you have a system.

What happens in the event of an alarm? Who is contacted? When our Monitoring Station receives an alarm signal, a SecurTek attendant will call the premise, confirm the alarm and verify the password. If there is no answer or if the wrong password is provided, the attendant will then notify the police or proper emergency personnel. After that, they will call one of the responsible parties or contacts you provided when you had your system installed.

Are monitoring fees expensive? No, your monitoring fee is $20.95* a month on your SaskTel phone bill. You can also qualify for a $5.00 discount if you have a bundled package (including either SaskTel MAX, high speed internet, or cell phone). * Based on a 36 month monitoring contract.

Do I have to purchase all the equipment or do I have other options? You can purchase the equipment upfront from us if that’s your choice, or lease to own it over 36 months from SecurTek. If you choose to lease, the invoicing would be on your monthly SaskTel phone bill along with your monthly monitoring fees.

What is the Monitoring Station and where is it located? When your SecurTek security system detects an alarm, a signal is transmitted to our Monitoring Station, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to dispatch the proper emergency personnel. The attendants are professionally trained and certified. They are located in secure buildings, complete with back-up systems to ensure constant, uninterrupted service. The Monitoring Station for our area is located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Do you monitor other companies equipment? Yes, as long as the existing equipment meets SecurTek’s minimum standards which is determined by the Authorized Dealer.

I’ve been thinking about buying a security system for a while now, but I don’t know that much about them. How do they work? A security system starts with a control panel. The control panel contains the "brains" of the security system, and essentially operates as a central computer. Various sensors connect to the control panel from locations throughout your home. If your security system is armed and the sensors detect a problem, they send signals to the control panel. The control panel automatically dials the central monitoring station, where the proper authorities are notified.

What does the keypad do? You operate your security system by entering your security code at the keypad. Generally located at entry doors, keypads can arm and disarm with push-button ease, and literally put security at your family’s fingertips! They have easy-to-read English displays that spell out your system’s status at a glance, and one-touch function keys that provide single-button operation for arming, disarming or emergencies. Most keypads even offer convenient additional user codes to give friends, neighbors or service people access to your home.

What are magnetic contacts? Magnetic contacts are two-part devices used to safeguard windows and doors. One part of the contact is a switch installed in the window or door jam; the other contains a magnet and is placed in the window or door itself. Any noticeable shift in contact with the switch results in an alarm.

What is a PIR?
A passive infrared motion detector (PIR) is an electronic security device that detects intruders by "sensing" motion or body heat in the area being protected. Most PIRs are designed to be used when your family is away from home or when no one will be passing through the area "covered" by the PIR.

I have a dog! Does that mean I can't install a PIR? Absolutely not. Recent innovations in security technology have resulted in the creation of "pet immune" motion detectors-allowing dog and cat lovers to enjoy the same level of protection they would receive with a standard PIR. These state-of-the-art sensors provide "pet immunity" for animals weighing up to 40 lbs. Pet immune PIRs allow your pet to move about freely but can still detect an intruder’s movement.

Speaking of sensors, how are the "glassbreak" kind operated?
"Acoustic" glassbreak sensors, usually mounted on ceilings or walls, work by "listening" for the sound of breaking glass in a window. "Shock" glassbreak detectors are mounted on the window and "feel" the shock of breaking glass. This kind of advanced wireless technology can provide shatter and shock protection for your windows, for often intruders are "sensed" and an alarm sounded while they are still outdoors. This is often enough to send a burglar running!

I already have a battery-operated smoke detector, so why would I need one installed as part of my security system? What’s the difference? Since you own a smoke detector, you obviously realize what an important safety measure this device is. That’s good. Smoke detectors are highly effective in preventing loss of life and property. However, there are differences between the "stand alone" or battery-operated smoke detector you would buy at your local hardware store and one installed as part of your home security system.
"Stand alone" detectors are not connected to other detectors or warning devices. A smoke detector connected to your security system offers more protection because it is monitored by a central station. If fire strikes, the detector sets off an alarm and sends a signal to the control panel. The control panel dials the central station, where the operator notifies the fire department. Only central station monitored smoke detectors provide automatic notification of authorities when you or your family are asleep, not at home or unable to get to the phone.

 

 


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