Will new verified response laws make your security systems obsolete?
There is a new wave in law enforcement sweeping across the country called Verified Response (VR) and 27 cities have already enacted a policy. What is the impact? For starters, fines will be levied after a certain number of police dispatches to false alarms. Many have enacted a priority system, giving low-priority dispatch to unverified security alarms—meaning longer response times. Some precincts have even begun refusing dispatch to unverified alarms. This means business owners with unverified security solutions need to ask themselves some tough questions. How long will police take to respond? Will they even respond at all?
What is verified response?
Alarm owners and/or private security companies bear the responsibility of verifying that the alarm is not false and that an intrusion is actually taking place before the police will be dispatched. Verification is accomplished either through a private security guard or through electronic surveillance (audio and/or video)
Sonitrol’s alarm systems are already Verified through electronic surveillance
- Our proprietary, impact activated audio intrusion technology lets us verify the alarm
- Our dispatches are marked “verified” and we dispatch the police with critical information
- Average police response time to Sonitrol’s alarms is 7 minutes vs. an average of 45 minutes for non-verified alarms
- We have assisted law enforcement in apprehending over 155,000 criminals, since 1977
- We have saved our customers millions of dollars in false alarm fees
- With conventional systems, the cost of security guard verification services are passed on to you; with Sonitrol the verification is built in so the extra costs are eliminated