Video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion can sig­nif­i­cant­ly increase the speed of police response to break-ins and oth­er alarm events—up to 85% faster—and also increase the risk of an arrest by as much as 50%.

But how exact­ly does it work? Don’t all alarm sys­tems have some ver­i­fi­ca­tion process already?

Not exact­ly. And in fact, con­ven­tion­al secu­ri­ty sys­tems that use phone ver­i­fi­ca­tion are noto­ri­ous­ly unre­li­able and prone to false alarms. Worse yet, police in some juris­dic­tions will not auto­mat­i­cal­ly respond to alarm events if the inci­dent can­not be ver­i­fied appro­pri­ate­ly: ver­i­fied events always get pri­or­i­tized first, so that police resources aren’t wast­ed on false alarms.

Video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion pro­vides live video evi­dence of a crime in progress so that police know to respond right away.

Here’s how it works when you use an ALARM‑i video mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem.

Find out how Video Alarm verification work

1) Alarm is triggered.

When your alarm is trig­gered, your video cam­eras are already rolling. With­in moments, this footage is sent to you and the mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion.

Any event that trips your secu­ri­ty sys­tem will auto­mat­i­cal­ly begin this process. For exam­ple, this could be a break-in, a bro­ken win­dow, motion detec­tion, etc.

2) The system notifies you.

As the sys­tem own­er, you’ll auto­mat­i­cal­ly receive alerts on your mobile phone and com­put­er that an event has occurred.

These aren’t your stan­dard text noti­fi­ca­tions, either. You’ll receive both pre-alarm and real-time video clips of the event – as it unfold­ed and is hap­pen­ing right now.

ALARM‑i also gives you the option to dis­patch police or dis­re­gard the notice. In that sense, you become an addi­tion­al source of ver­i­fi­ca­tion because you can con­firm from the footage that a crime is occur­ring.

3) Our monitoring station is alerted too.

What hap­pens when the sys­tem noti­fies you of an event if you’re not by your phone?

Don’t wor­ry – the ALARM‑i mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion has your back. When your secu­ri­ty sys­tem is trig­gered, our mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion receives the video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion evi­dence simul­ta­ne­ous­ly. So even if you miss the noti­fi­ca­tion on your phone, our dis­patch oper­a­tors can view the same clips and real-time video of your loca­tion.

They will ver­i­fy that an event is in progress and trans­mit it to the police. They will also con­tact you to ensure you’re aware of the sit­u­a­tion.

4) Police are dispatched.

At your request, or after our oper­a­tors view the footage, police are noti­fied and dis­patched so that they can respond to the premis­es right away.

Pri­or­i­ty police dis­patch is near­ly twice as fast (85%* on aver­age), giv­ing you peace of mind that author­i­ties will be swift­ly on their way. This speed dra­mat­i­cal­ly increas­es the chances of catch­ing the sus­pect in the act, pre­vent­ing them from get­ting away with any­thing valu­able or caus­ing cost­ly dam­age.

Addi­tion­al­ly, video footage can be used as cru­cial evi­dence for pros­e­cu­tion and insur­ance claims.

Contact us for more information.

For more details on how ALARM‑i Video Alarm Ver­i­fi­ca­tion can pro­tect your busi­ness or fam­i­ly,

call 1–844-416‑7587 or request a no-oblig­a­tion secu­ri­ty sys­tem con­sul­ta­tion.

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Allan Baum
Security Industry veteran with over 30+ years in the industry. Founded family owned and operated Protection Plus in 1994 with his wife and has overseen its growth since. In addition to working with his wife and son, Allan has assigned the role of Chief Canine Officer to his trusted dog Waub, who joins him at the office every day.