Imple­ment­ing a reli­able busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tem is crit­i­cal for every type of com­pa­ny. But since many dif­fer­ent options exist, it can be dif­fi­cult for busi­ness own­ers to know which sys­tem suits their needs.

PROTECTION PLUS offers no-oblig­a­tion busi­ness secu­ri­ty audits to help you iden­ti­fy the right solu­tions based on your unique secu­ri­ty require­ments. But today, we want to focus specif­i­cal­ly on one strong­ly rec­om­mend­ed solu­tion for many busi­ness­es: Alarm‑i Video Alarm Ver­i­fi­ca­tion.

Here’s what you need to know about video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion and its impor­tance.

What is Alarm‑i video alarm verification?

Alarm‑i is a busi­ness secu­ri­ty sys­tem that uses video cam­eras to pro­vide video ver­i­fi­ca­tion of alarm events. Much like a tra­di­tion­al alarm sys­tem, the sys­tem can be trig­gered when a door is opened, a win­dow is smashed, or motion is detect­ed while the sys­tem is armed. But in addi­tion to trig­ger­ing the alarm (and alert­ing the mon­i­tor­ing cen­tre), Alarm‑i also records video of the event – includ­ing the moments just before the event. This allows busi­ness own­ers and mon­i­tor­ing-cen­tre dis­patch­ers to see exact­ly what caused the alarm and ver­i­fy that it’s not false.

The ver­i­fi­ca­tion aspect is essen­tial for sev­er­al rea­sons:

1) Police are deprioritizing response to alarms without verification.

Over the last few years, police ser­vices through­out Ontario have announced they are depri­or­i­tiz­ing response to alarm inci­dents if there is no event ver­i­fi­ca­tion. Some depart­ments will not respond at all. In May 2023, for exam­ple, the Corn­wall Police Ser­vice was the lat­est depart­ment to announce that offi­cers would respond only if alarms met spe­cif­ic ver­i­fi­ca­tion require­ments, such as video.

If busi­ness­es want to be sure that police can be dis­patched dur­ing a break-in, then they must have video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion.

2) Priority police response is up to 85% faster with alarm verification.

Alarm‑i video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion ensures that your busi­ness will receive pri­or­i­ty police response if offi­cers need to be dis­patched. Sta­tis­tics show that pri­or­i­ty police response is up to 85% faster than response to non-ver­i­fied alarms. (Source: That is a huge dif­fer­ence that will direct­ly affect the out­come of the crime, as we will illus­trate in the fol­low­ing sta­tis­tic.

3) Verified alarms result in apprehension rates of more than 50% (vs. only 0.08% for traditional alarms).

If you want crim­i­nals to be caught for their crimes, then alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion is essen­tial. Since police respond up to 85% faster to ver­i­fied alarms, this increas­es the chances of appre­hend­ing the sus­pects involved. Ver­i­fied alarms result in an appre­hen­sion rate of more than 50%, while the rate is next to zero (0.08%) for tra­di­tion­al non-ver­i­fied alarms. (Source:

4) Video evidence supports prosecution and insurance claims.

Anoth­er key ben­e­fit of Alarm‑i video alarm ver­i­fi­ca­tion is visu­al evi­dence of crimes com­mit­ted. This footage can be used in court pro­ceed­ings to ensure a con­vic­tion and to increase the chances of recov­er­ing stolen goods. Addi­tion­al­ly, the footage can sup­port insur­ance claims for dam­age and theft.

Is Alarm‑i right for your busi­ness?

Our pro­fes­sion­als will help you deter­mine if Alarm‑i is the right fit for your busi­ness.

Request a no-oblig­a­tion busi­ness secu­ri­ty audit,

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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.