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The Biggest Mistakes Businesses Make When Choosing Security Systems

Posted by Joe Wilson

Dec 12, 2014 6:45:00 AM


Selecting a security system for your business is one of the most important decisions you will make. The problem is that it is often one of the last considerations made when opening a new location or renovating.

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Here are some common myths that may affect your security decision.

Top 5 Security Myths


Myth 1 - All security systems will alert you of a break-in.

Conventional alarm systems such as motion detection react to all forms of movement in a limited area. A cat, bird, balloon, plant or even a fluctuation of heat can set off the alarm, causing false alarms that will affect your credibility with law enforcement and create additional expenses through false alarm fees. More importantly, criminals understand the limitations of motion detection and have learned how to beat it, whether through slow movements or by understanding its limited range. 



Myth 2 - Criminals leave obvious signs of successful theft.

This may be the case with property theft, but with cases that involve intellectual property theft, you may not know your information was compromised. Corporate espionage is a big business – criminals know the ways to get past conventional alarms systems, and in the case of corporate espionage, they may be able to copy all of your data files without alerting you that they’ve been copied. Or worse, your files will be completely wiped clean, and now you have lost important information including sales prospects and client lists.

Myth 3 - Police won’t respond in time for apprehension.

Sonitrol offers an early detection, full verification security system that will alert the Police to true security events. This results in faster Police response to Sonitrol alarms. To date, Sonitrol has the highest apprehension rate and the lowest false alarm rate in the industry.

Because Sonitrol systems are verified, our average police response time in North America is 3.5 minutes.

Myth 4 - Security systems are too expensive.

Sonitrol Security systems are priced competitively. It is an affordable expense that deters criminal activity or results in criminal apprehensions.  We offer options for direct purchase, lease to own and in some cases, rental terms.  

Unlike Alarm companies, Sonitrol is a Security Company and offers:

· $5,000 Performance Warranty

· Satisfaction Guarantee

· Emergency Service Guarantee

· False Alarm Fine Guarantee

· Crime Deterrent

Click here to view more information about our guarantees.

Myth 5 - Alarm systems generate too many false alarms.

Most Alarm companies use non-verified security alarms such as motion sensors and door contacts that are easily set off, resulting in a 98% false alarm rate. In comparison, Sonitrol uses a unique audio and video monitoring system to verify the source of an alarm, and either resets the alarm if false or gets the police to attend the scene immediately.

This unique technology results in a low false alarm rate of 3% as operators can hear and see what is going on before criminals actually enter.

Visit our website to download the free guide, “Learn What the Competition Isn’t Telling You! Conventional Alarms Are Ineffective,” to learn 25 misconceptions about conventional alarm systems.

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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: CCTV Video Surveillance, 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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