Whether you live in a sin­gle-fam­i­ly res­i­dence or an apart­ment, your num­ber one pri­or­i­ty for your home is to pro­tect it. That includes pro­tect­ing your belong­ings, the res­i­dence itself and, most impor­tant­ly, the peo­ple in it.

The best way to get that pro­tec­tion is to install an alarm sys­tem – but what kind? There is a huge range of prod­ucts avail­able, but a sys­tem that includes res­i­den­tial video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion, like the ALARM‑i sys­tem, sets itself apart as the safest and most effec­tive.

What is a verified alarm?

A ver­i­fied alarm is one that pro­vides some kind of evi­dence to law enforce­ment that a crime is actu­al­ly tak­ing place. This could be via audio, video, a com­bi­na­tion of the two, mul­ti­ple zone acti­va­tions or secu­ri­ty per­son­nel wit­ness­ing the event.

Why would you need such ver­i­fi­ca­tion? Because false alarms hap­pen all the time, and police resources are stretched too thin for them to respond to every sin­gle alarm.

In fact, many South­ern Ontario juris­dic­tions pri­or­i­tize alarm video ver­i­fi­ca­tion for police pri­or­i­ty respond. That means that a tra­di­tion­al, non-ver­i­fied alarm could be trig­gered, but help might not come until it’s too late.

What are the benefits of residential video alarm verification?

Ver­i­fied alarms mean pri­or­i­ty response from law enforce­ment. Accord­ing to PPVAR.org, ver­i­fied alarms are vast­ly more effec­tive than tra­di­tion­al alarm sys­tems. Here are the eye-open­ing num­bers:

  • 85% quick­er police response
  • Over 50% arrest rate (vs. less than 1% for tra­di­tion­al alarm sys­tems)

Not only will your home be safer with a res­i­den­tial video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion sys­tem, but it may help you or law enforce­ment:

  • Recov­er stolen valu­ables
  • Pre­vent prop­er­ty dam­age
  • Iden­ti­fy and appre­hend per­pe­tra­tors
  • Pro­vide evi­dence for insur­ance claims
  • Pro­vide evi­dence for court pro­ceed­ings

But above all this, your fam­i­ly will get the help it needs in the event of a dan­ger­ous intrud­er or oth­er inci­dent, even if you are unable to respond to the alarm your­self. That kind of peace of mind is invalu­able.

How does ALARM‑i work?

With our res­i­den­tial video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion sys­tem, the cam­eras are ready to record. You have 24/7 real-time, remote access to the footage, which is also com­plete­ly pri­vate and acces­si­ble only by you. In an alarm event, only video clips are ever sent to the mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion in order for the footage to be reviewed.

If the alarm is trig­gered:

  1. You receive a text or email, noti­fy­ing you of the event.
  2. The mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion is also imme­di­ate­ly noti­fied of the alarm sig­nal.
  3. You and the mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion receive video clips of what caused the event, mean­ing that you nev­er have to wade through hours of record­ed footage to find out what hap­pened.
  4. If nec­es­sary, the mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion con­tacts the author­i­ties.

Because ver­i­fied alarms prompt a rapid response, you can rest assured that your home is pro­tect­ed to the full extent. In addi­tion, the ALARM‑i video sys­tem stores 7 days’ worth of video evi­dence and allows cus­tomers to remote­ly arm or dis­arm the sys­tem from their phone.

Find out more about ALARM‑i

Inter­est­ed in pro­tect­ing your home with an ALARM‑i res­i­den­tial video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion sys­tem? For more infor­ma­tion, call 1–844-416‑7587 or con­tact us online.

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Mike Wedmann
Mike Wedmann is an experienced Security Industry Professional with over 25 years experience as a Security Integrator and Project Manager. Mike has been with Protection Plus Inc. for over 20 years. Mike has lived in the greater Toronto area for over 25 years with his wife, 2 kids and a dog named Bart. He has an educational background in Communications and writing. Mike is a published author that writes about his experiences on various topics, including his experience as a parent. Primarily Mike writes about Security Industry products and Security Solutions that benefit consumers.