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
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
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.
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. Contact us for a free in home or over the phone quote.
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 charged monthly 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
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
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
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.