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Do the Math: Verified Burglar Alarms Are ‘1,000 Times Better’ than Unverified

Integrator Radius Security in Vancouver, Canada, uses a YouTube video to explain why alarm signals that are verified prior to dispatch via video surveillance or client callbacks are '1,000 times better' than unverified systems.


Which one is your burglar alarm?
Jason Knott · May 27, 2015

Everyone has heard the argument that electronic alarm signals are a “waste” of law enforcement’s time and resources. The common stat is that 99 percent of alarm signals are false.

Indeed, I don’t know many security integrators that no longer attempt to verify their alarm signals prior to dispatch by calling the client or checking the location’s video surveillance images.

But if a customer should ever question the value of monitoring and verification procedures, this short two-minute video might help.

Radius Security in Vancouver, Canada, created the video to show verified alarms are “1,000 times better” than systems monitored by companies that do not have verification procedures in place.



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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at jknott@ehpub.com

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