What hap­pens when some­one breaks into your home? Will Video Alarm Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Help?

If no alarm sys­tem is installed, bur­glars will have free access to enter your prop­er­ty unde­tect­ed and take what­ev­er they want – espe­cial­ly if nobody can stop them. But don’t assume that all home secu­ri­ty sys­tems will pre­vent these crimes from hap­pen­ing.

With  Video Alarm Ver­i­fi­ca­tion sys­tem, you can be sure you’ll receive a swift response. It would be best if you had it when­ev­er an alarm occurs.

In this blog post, we explore 4 key ben­e­fits of ALARM‑i and how it works.

1) 85% faster police response

Faster police responseIf you want police to respond to your alarm, you need video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion.

In 2018, Toron­to police imple­ment­ed a new rule that they would not respond to alarms with­out “con­fir­ma­tion of crim­i­nal activ­i­ty or a threat to per­son­al safe­ty.” The rule pri­or­i­tized police response to the most urgent events since 97% of home secu­ri­ty acti­va­tions are false alarms.

ALARM‑i pro­vides video ver­i­fi­ca­tion of all alarm events. It cap­tures what caused the alarm and sends those video clips to mon­i­tor­ing-cen­ter dis­patch­ers, who swift­ly alert the author­i­ties.

As a result, police response to ALARM‑i alarms is up to 85% faster, accord­ing to Part­ner­ship for Pri­or­i­ty Ver­i­fied Alarm Response (PPVAR) fig­ures.

2) Over 50% arrest rate

High burglar arrest ratesIn many cas­es, the audi­ble alarm from an ALARM‑i sys­tem will be enough to scare a bur­glar off. But in some cas­es, bur­glars may be encour­aged if they think nobody is home.

This is anoth­er rea­son why the fast police response is so impor­tant. With ALARM‑i, police have ver­i­fi­ca­tion that a crime is in progress and the cul­prits may still be on site. Video ver­i­fi­ca­tion pro­duces an arrest rate of more than 50%, com­pared to just 0.08% for “blind” home secu­ri­ty sys­tems, accord­ing to PPVAR.

A high­er arrest rate means there’s a much greater chance that police will be able to stop the crime in progress, pre­vent­ing your belong­ings from being stolen or dam­aged.

3) Video Alarm Verification provides evidence

Video evidence

Remem­ber that ALARM‑i cap­tures the entire­ty of each alarm event, includ­ing the moments that pre­ced­ed the alarm being trig­gered. This pro­vides a clear video of the event, show­ing evi­dence of the crime being com­mit­ted, includ­ing how it was saved and by whom.

This video evi­dence will be sig­nif­i­cant for appre­hend­ing and pros­e­cut­ing the intrud­er. Plus the video may also be used for insur­ance claims.

4) Fully automated while giving you total control

Fully automated video alarm verificationAn ALARM‑i video ver­i­fi­ca­tion sys­tem works on its own, around the clock, regard­less of whether you’re trav­el­ling, asleep or away from your phone and com­put­er. Our alarm sta­tion oper­a­tors will review the clips and act accord­ing­ly when the alarm is trig­gered.

How­ev­er, anoth­er great ben­e­fit of ALARM‑i is that you con­trol whether police are dis­patched. When alarm events occur, you receive a noti­fi­ca­tion on your phone and com­put­er and the same video clips our alarm sta­tion receives. You can choose to dis­re­gard the event or request a police response imme­di­ate­ly. Our alarm sta­tion will review the clips inde­pen­dent­ly if you do noth­ing.

This gives you com­plete peace of mind that any events are prompt­ly respond­ed to, even if you can­not review the footage your­self.

Con­tact us for more infor­ma­tion.

For more infor­ma­tion on how ALARM‑i Video Alarm Ver­i­fi­ca­tion can pro­tect your home and fam­i­ly, call 1–844-422‑7587.

Or request a no-oblig­a­tion secu­ri­ty sys­tem con­sul­ta­tion.

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Brandon Baum
Brandon Baum has been at Protection Plus since he was born in 1998. Since Graduating from Ryerson in 2020, he has been at the company full-time. Currently, his title is Chief Security Officer.