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The Best Way to Reduce False Alarms

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jun 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The Best Way to Reduce False AlarmsPolice departments in various municipalities across Canada want to work better and smarter. This means that they want to work on important issues that impact a community, and not wasting valuable Police time and resources responding to non-critical issues such as false alarms. 

A staggering 98% of alarms that go off end up being false alarms. Many of these activations are from conventional motion sensors, and door and window contact alarms. Because of this, many police departments are no longer responding to  these unverified alarms.

The problem is that commercial properties, construction sites, warehouses, and other businesses, tend to have an even higher false alarm rate (up to three times higher) than residential alarm systems simply because more people share the security responsibility. Cleaning staff, repair people, guards, employees, and more ... all need to know multiple security codes and operations on conventional alarm systems that tend to be more complex.

Business owners need to take responsibility for their security, and take false alarms seriously, so that they do not end up wasting police time - not to mention avoid incurring hefty fines that many police departments have for responding to false alarms.


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Implementing fines are only one way Police have tried to mitigate false alarms, but unfortunately they still occur with conventional alarm systems that are unverified.

But there is a better way. The best way to reduce the instances of false alarms is by using Sonitrol Verified Alarm systems.

Unlike conventional alarms, verified, customized audio and video security solutions are available to operators so they can hear and see what is actually happening in your business, in real-time, before the criminals gain entry.

Here at Sonitrol Western Canada, we verify the actual source of the alarm, and get the police to attend the scene immediately, helping them by providing information as it comes live. If it's a false alarm, we simply reset the system without bothering you, or the police.

Because of this ability to verify our alarms, we have the highest apprehension rate and the lowest false alarm rate in the industry.

Most importantly, criminals recognize the Sonitrol name, as we have assisted Police with the apprehension of over 172,000 criminals since 1977. They know to stay away from Sonitrol protected sites and businesses, as it is far less risky to break into a conventionally protected facility than a Sonitrol facility.


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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 serving clients across Western Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon.  

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: Verified Security 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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