Here’s a com­pelling sta­tis­tic: the police respond to ver­i­fied alarms up to 85% faster. For this rea­son, video alarm sys­tems like the ALARM‑i Video Alarm Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Sys­tem are a sound invest­ment for any busi­ness or home that would like to ensure that the author­i­ties deal with threats quick­ly and effi­cient­ly.

Why is the response time so much faster? Sim­ple: ver­i­fy­ing that the alarm has been trig­gered for a valid rea­son pri­or­i­tizes response from law enforce­ment.

First, what makes an alarm a “verified alarm?”

A ver­i­fied alarm is sim­ply one where the event that trig­gers the alarm can be ver­i­fied via video and/or audio devices, sur­veil­lance by secu­ri­ty per­son­nel or oth­er means. Video alarm sys­tems, for instance, offer irrefutable on-cam­era evi­dence that a crime is actu­al­ly tak­ing place.

Verified alarms enable priority police dispatch

Importance of Video Alarm system to police

False alarms hap­pen all the time, and law enforce­ment resources are stretched thin as it is.

For that rea­son, police in many areas, includ­ing juris­dic­tions across South­ern Ontario, require that the alarm be ver­i­fied before they will respond! Ver­i­fied alarms prompt a rapid response, so break-ins, prop­er­ty dam­age and oth­er secu­ri­ty events will get imme­di­ate atten­tion from law enforce­ment.

How does a verified alarm benefit my business or home?

Not only is police response quick­er, but that rapid response increas­es the chances that the per­pe­tra­tor will be appre­hend­ed. In fact, ver­i­fied video alarm sys­tems increase the arrest rate from 1% to over 50%. This may help in recov­er­ing stolen valu­ables, avoid­ing valu­ables being stolen in the first place or pre­vent­ing cost­ly prop­er­ty dam­age.

In addi­tion, the evi­dence record­ed on video alarm sys­tems can be used to pros­e­cute sus­pects or can be used in insur­ance claims.

How the ALARM‑i video alarm systems work

The ALARM‑i Video Alarm Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Sys­tem uses state-of-the-art visu­al secu­ri­ty tech­nol­o­gy in order to safe­guard your home and busi­ness. Here’s how it works:

1) The alarm is trig­gered by an event, such as a win­dow being bro­ken, an acti­vat­ed motion detec­tor, etc.

2) Video footage of the event is already being cap­tured BEFORE the alarm is trig­gered.

This means that the crit­i­cal moments before a crime occurs are record­ed as well as what hap­pens after. The sys­tem stores 7 days of video evi­dence, which is avail­able for play­back or long-term stor­age.

3) The sys­tem noti­fies you AND the mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion.

You’ll receive alerts on your com­put­er and mobile phone that the alarm has been trig­gered. This alert includes pre-alarm and real-time video footage, allow­ing you to see what caused the alarm as well as what’s hap­pen­ing right now.

Mean­while, the mon­i­tor­ing sta­tion will receive the same video footage. You nev­er have to wor­ry that it’s all on you to fol­low up on an alarm. We step in even if you haven’t seen the alert yet.

4) Our dis­patch oper­a­tors ver­i­fy the event and noti­fy the police and you.

And because the event is cap­tured on video, law enforce­ment is able to respond to the ver­i­fied alarm at once, giv­ing you the peace of mind that help is on the way.

Contact us for more information

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