If a crime is in progress at your place of business, you need to make sure it’s a real threat before you contact the emergency services. Unfortunately, with conventional alarm systems, you are unable to verify what is causing your alarm to go off.
This puts you in an awkward position. You can either wait until the morning and hope that it was a false alarm, you can return to the office to ensure your property was locked up and there’s no criminal inside (but this is highly dangerous) or you can call the emergency services.
Calling emergency services is the safe and obvious route. However, police departments are often hesitant to dispatch officers to conventional alarms. They are generally a waste of time, with about 98% of all conventional alarms turning out to be a false threat.
If the police do send officers, the average time for them to arrive on the scene is around 45 minutes. By that time, if the threat is real, the criminal would be far away from your property with the crime already committed. This damages your business.
That’s why it’s important that your business invests in a verified audio intrusion security solution to protect your profits.
What is verified audio intrusion security?
Sonitrol Western Canada’s innovative verified audio intrusion detection system is a unique technology in the security marketplace. As opposed to conventional CCTV systems, this technology is audio-based as opposed to motion-based.
Unlike conventional motion-based alarms that only detect movement in front of them, Sonitrol’s audio intrusion security provides complete coverage of your building - from wall to wall and floor to ceiling.
How does verified audio intrusion security technology work?
Through state-of-the-art technology, verified audio intrusion security is able to pick up abnormal activity anywhere within your company’s property. If abnormal activity is detected, live audio transmissions are sent directly to expert operators based in our central monitoring centre.
These professionally-trained operators are able to verify if the alarm is a threat to your business or not. If it is, central monitoring experts will immediately call the proper authorities and send them real-time information to ensure the criminal is stopped.
If it’s not a threat, they will reset your alarm system without disturbing you or the officials.
Why is audio-based detection more effective than motion-based?
Sonitrol has the highest documented apprehension rate in the security industry and one of the fastest police response times. That’s because our audio intrusion technology is highly effective and unlike anything else on the market.
Most companies use conventional CCTV systems in the belief that even if they don’t stop a criminal then at least they’ll be able to identify them after the event. This thought process can damage your business. Not preventing a crime will impact your operations, stop sales and affect your overall profits.
Thankfully, Sonitrol’s audio intrusion solution will stop a criminal before they are able to commit a crime.
Verified audio intrusion security covers a much larger area than conventional alarm systems, detecting the abnormal sounds of an intrusion before criminals have even gained access to your valuable inventory.
With incredibly fast police dispatch times, the authorities are able to make it to your premises and prevent criminals from committing a crime before they’ve even made it into your secured rooms. Unlike conventional motion-based CCTV, there’s simply no getting around the advanced technology of a verified, audio-based intrusion solution.
Are you looking for more information on how Sonitrol’s audio intrusion security solution can protect your business in Western Canada from the effects of crime? Contact our team of experts today. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have.