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Comparison: Choosing the Right Security Solution for Your Business

Posted by Joe Wilson

Feb 8, 2024 8:50:00 AM

ComparisonToday’s security threats are increasingly sophisticated. Unfortunately, that means businesses are faced with a new challenge - selecting a security system that not only deters crime but also provides reliable detection and response.

Traditional unverified alarms have been the norm for years, but as technology has advanced, verified security systems have emerged as a superior choice for a multitude of reasons.

In this comparison, Sonitrol Western Canada will explore different security systems and technologies, emphasizing why verified security is often the best solution for businesses.

#1 - Unverified Alarms

Unverified alarm systems are typically sensor-based; when a sensor is tripped, an alarm is triggered. While this may sound adequate, the lack of verification can lead to high false alarm rates, as sensors are often activated by non-criminal events such as wildlife or environmental factors. 

Law enforcement agencies, burdened by the high occurrence of false alarms, may prioritize these alerts lower, potentially leading to slower response times.

#2 - CCTV Systems 

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems offer live feed and recorded footage of your premises. While CCTV is an excellent tool for post-incident investigation, it doesn’t always prevent crimes from occurring. Without real-time monitoring or verification, there is still a gap in immediate response.

#3 - Verified Security Systems

Verified security systems take the concept of detection a step further by incorporating verification into the alarm process. This verification can come from audio detection, video verification, or a combination of both, allowing security professionals to confirm a crime is in fact occurring before contacting law enforcement.

Why Verified Alarms are the Best Option

✔️ Lower False Alarm Rates: With verification, false alarms are significantly reduced as only genuine threats are reported to authorities. This not only saves on potential fines but also ensures that police respond more promptly to verified alarms.

✔️ Faster Police Response: Law enforcement gives higher priority to verified alarms. Knowing that a security professional has visually or audibly confirmed an incident means that police can respond with appropriate urgency.

✔️ Visual Deterrent: The mere presence of security cameras can deter potential intruders. When coupled with verification, would-be criminals are aware that their actions are being monitored and verified in real-time, increasing the likelihood of apprehension.

✔️ Comprehensive Coverage: Verified systems combine the benefits of traditional and CCTV systems, providing comprehensive coverage. They detect intrusions, verify them, and ensure a swift response, thereby increasing overall security.

✔️ Integrated Solutions: Many verified security systems come with integrated solutions that combine access control, video surveillance, and intrusion detection with verification, creating a unified security front.

✔️ Cost-Effectiveness: Despite the higher initial setup cost, verified systems can be more cost-effective in the long run. They save money by reducing false alarms, potential theft, and property damage by ensuring a faster response.

✔️ Confidence: Ultimately, knowing that your business is protected by a system that verifies threats provides an unmatched level of assurance. Business owners can rest easy with the knowledge that their assets are under vigilant, verified protection.

When it comes to commercial security, business cannot afford to be complacent. While traditional and CCTV systems have their merits, verified alarms offer the complete solution - providing reliable, efficient, and effective protection against intrusions.

Want to learn more about the benefits of verified security and how it can protect your business? Book a free security plan with Sonitrol Western Canada today

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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