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.


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.