Security alarms in the Bay Area are becoming increasingly popular in both commercial and residential buildings. Business owners need to protect their merchandise and staff, and homeowners want to protect their families and maintain a sense of safety in their homes. While these systems are helpful, law enforcement is burdened with the influx of false alarms. Police time is wasted, alarm owners are fined and future alarms are not met with a priority response.
A conventional alarm system might notify you when a sensor is tripped, but it can’t verify who or what tripped the alarm. Both law enforcement and alarm owners want more credibility when an alarm is tripped, and we have the solution for you!
Video Verification in an alarm event
Law enforcement officials are lauding the benefits of video verification in alarm events. Commander Scott Edson of Los Angeles says in an interview that “the video verified solutions have brought a lot of credibility to the alarms because obviously it’s more vetted and it brings the priority response to that type of alarm.” Law enforcement reportedly change their tactics when they know an alarm is video verified and treat the alarm as a crime in progress.
How does video verification work?
Video verification is not a CCTV surveillance system that simply records footage and is later accessible. It is a complete video alarm system that sends a short video clip to our central station when sensors are tripped. Our central station dispatchers see the footage and determine whether the trigger is worthy of a police dispatch. Central station agents can also describe the footage to the alarm owner over the phone to distinguish any intruders from family members or visitors.
Call us today to find out how to sign up for video verification! We can even upgrade your existing alarm system!