Early Sunday morning, Sonitrol operators received an alarm on a verified audio system.
Banging and breaking glass was heard by the operators at a vehicle repair center. Police arrived to find the suspect had entered through an overhead door. He was attempting to steal cash, damaged a vending machine and was about to damage another vending machine.
Suspect was taken into custody. Though repairs will have to be made, the customer’s property was retrieved, including the cash. Thanks to excellent response time of the Evansville police department, the suspect was apprehended before he damaged another vending machine!
Verified Security Systems – Better for Law enforcement; Better for Businesses
Why do business owners invest in commercial security systems? To catch anyone who tries to break into their property, right?
No one wants to be burglarized!
But if the worst happens, the next best thing is to have law enforcement apprehend the burglar while he is still on the property. The owner keeps their property and since it interrupts the burglar, it minimizes damages too.
Using an audio or video verified system can increase police response time by up to 30 minutes over conventional alarms. How? Because verified calls receive a higher police priority than conventional alarms. According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, verified alarms average a response time of 5 minutes versus 45 minutes for a conventional alarm. Police will respond knowing a crime is in progress. Because operators can see or hear inside the building, they can also relay important details to help assist officers such as location of suspect and multiple suspects.