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How Verified Alarm Systems Stop False Alarms

Posted by Joe Wilson

Dec 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Verified Security AlarmFalse alarms happen all the time with conventional alarm systems and as a business owner, they leave you with a difficult decision to make.  

Do you dispatch police immediately and possibly incur a false alarm fee or do you check on your business first to make sure it's a real threat and by the time you get there it's already to late.  A staggering 94% of all alarm activations are false.

Sonitrol verified alarms take the guess work out of alarms and garners a fast police response with an average time of only 3.5 minutes. 

A Sonitrol verified alarm using the latest audio & video technology can provide 100% coverage of your business, allowing our operators to be able to hear and see what's happening in your business, often before criminals gain entry. This integrated technology allows us to relay real-time information to responding officers.  If there is a false alarm, we reset the system without bothering you or the police.

In many cities across Canada (such as the recent January 1st 2016 implementation in Toronto), police are turning to Verified Response Laws, which require verification of events by audio, video or eyewitnesses before police will respond, leading to further problems for companies with conventional security systems.  Even private security guards have to confirm criminals before police are dispatched, leading to longer response times, not to mention the cost of security guard services.

Sonitrol is renown for giving law enforcement the tools to better utilize their resources and capture criminals in the act. Ultimately reducing crime and making better communities. This ability is increasingly important as more and more communities adopt Verified Video Surveillance Response Policies, and our very low 3-percent false alarm rate.

    We have the best apprehension rate in the industry (over 172,000 apprehensions to date!)

    We have the fewest dispatches for false alarms (Less than 3% vs. a 98% from the rest of the alarm industry)

    We have early detection, full verification and 100% coverage, so we make it easy for you to protect your business - with 24/7 professional monitoring

    Our commitment to service is backed by our unique guarantee. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee! 

I am always confused why business’ would buy a conventional security system that:

  1. Is easily beaten

  2. Has a 94% false alarm rate that wastes employee and police time

  3. Is not verified so does not get a prioritized police response or even a response in a Verified only dispatch community

  4. Never catches the criminal

Simply because they are free or cheaper than Sonitrol.

Would you buy a car that does not have an engine …. Simply because it is cheaper?

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About Sonitrol Western Canada:


We're so confident in our technology and responsive service, that no one else in the industry can match our guarantee.  Our unique verified audio and CCTV video business security solutions enable our operators to hear and see what is happening in your business before the criminals gain entry!!  We verify the actual source of the alarm, and we get the police to attend the scene immediately.  FOR A FREE SECURITY AUDIT, click here, or call 1-866-766-4876.

We are a security company with over 150 offices across North America. Sonitrol Western Canada services clients in:

Sonitrol Western Canada, with its Verified Electronic Security Systems, is committed to providing customers with the most comprehensive security protection.  Cooperation in the elimination of false alarms is not only beneficial to the system’s user, but results in better protection of the entire community by allowing law enforcement to use their resources as efficiently as possible.

Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, Monitored Audio Alarms, Prevent False Alarms

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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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