While researching false alarm statistics, I ran across the most descriptive website I have seen in awhile:
If live you live in Charlotte, North Carolina and you receive a fine for a false alarm, go to this website to pay your fine: https://www.crywolf.us/oss/charlottenc/Default.aspx
Cry wolf. How apropos!
No one wants to delay law enforcement from responding to an actual emergency! False alarms waste valuable time and the resources of law enforcement. So, to combat the cost of responding to false alarms, some municipalities have implemented new fines. These fines can cost alarm users thousands of dollars. If you live in Fairfax Co. VA, your fine can cost up to $3000.00.
In some states law enforcement have taken another step to combat these alarms: Enhanced verification. This requires the monitoring station to verify either visually or audibly that there is a crime in progress. According to some numbers, enhanced verification has reduced false alarm response by up to 70%.
If law enforcement is not going to respond unless someone goes to your business and sees someone burglarizing it, why bother?
VERIFIED AUDIO AND VIDEO TECHNOLOGY – SECURITY SOLUTIONS FOR FALSE ALARMS
Verified audio and video is becoming the sweeping new technology because this type of system, puts “eyes” or “ears” in your building when it is armed. Have you ever heard a break-in? Listen below to an actual apprehension and arrest:
This is more than an alarm. It’s valuable information that is relayed by central station operators to responding law enforcement. Listen again as the burglars call each other by name, describe what they find, and give each other “burglar tips”. At 2 minutes and 1 second, you hear the panicked voices as they see the police outside. At 2 minutes and 10 seconds, you hear them discussing hiding in the attic. At 2 minutes and 35 seconds, you hear police go directly to where they are hiding and order them down!
Do you want a system that is not only endorsed, but utilized by law enforcement in our area to secure their property? Try a verified video system, or Videofied. Publicly endorsed by the National Sheriff’s Associations system uses cameras fit with motion detectors that are monitored by a central station. This type of verification, puts eyes in and on your building to not only view details that help law enforcement apprehend an intruder, but provides footage to use in criminal cases.
Another advantage to a verified security system is better police response time. Police know when they receive a verified alarm, that there is an unauthorized person at your property. Therefore, you receive a higher priority than a non-verified alarm.
Nothing will prevent a burglary! But catching a criminal before he leaves with your property, can prevent additional loss.
Are you a verified alarm user? How has this service helped you? Share your experiences in the comments below.
Interested in a verified system?