I-View Now, a cloud-based video-verification service that supports DIY cameras and recorders, recently announced the launch of its new Police Alarm Portal service.
The patented process, powered by I-View Now’s Software as a Service (SaaS) Video Verification platform, will send video directly to authorized emergency responders through the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) to Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) program.
Police Alarm Portal will help the electronic security industry by improving the communications flow from the end user’s protected premises to the monitoring station, and ultimately on to law enforcement, according to the company.
I-View Now claims it will allow for a faster and safer response to alarms by authorized emergency responders, increase the value of the alarm provider’s monitoring service and improve customer retention.
“We’re thrilled to be offering this revolutionary and patented service at no cost to law enforcement,” says Larry Folsom, president of I-View Now.
“When an alarm goes off, you don’t always know what you’ll find. Using video verification with the Police Alarm Portal changes that unknown factor. Authorized emergency responders will have real-time information about what’s happening at the protected premises through live video and video clips. Police officers can respond appropriately and more safely to a verified alarm event.”
Police Alarm Portal is currently being tested at 911 communications centers across the nation, including in Richmond, Virginia, the first city to use PSAP.
“ADT is a founding member of the ASAP system, and also the nation’s largest user,” says Don Young, chief information officer, ADT.
“As our nationwide deployment of Video Verification with I-View Now is complete, making that same video content accessible to law enforcement is a natural extension of the services we currently provide our customers. ASAP is the premier standard for sending life safety information to PSAPs, and ADT is excited to further enhance our outstanding partnership with public safety officials.”
Police Alarm Portal Details:
- Free to law enforcement
- No software and no app needed
- Uses ASAP to PSAP process
- Trusted source of video to communication centers and law enforcement
- Connected to large security and monitoring companies