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Why Verified Security Systems Are the Best?

Posted by Joe Wilson

Oct 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Why Verified Security Systems Are The Best

As a business owner you take pride in every aspect of your company including the infrastructure, processed documentation, products/services, employees and of course, your customers. In order to keep every part of your business safe and secure, it’s prudent to have a really good security system set in place. You’re probably already aware that there are many different kinds of security systems that could be used, some work well, some don’t. But do you know if your system is verified or not?

Conventional security for a business rely primarily on motion sensors which are mounted on walls. These systems are easily beaten and are unverified so Police do not respond to them. Motion sensors only cover specific areas, leaving most of your spaces unprotected and vulnerable, meaning criminals can break in undetected. The other problem with motion detectors is that they can be triggered falsely by heat/movement, rodents, birds, spiders, curtains, hang cards, etc. setting off a false alarm.

CCTV simply records activity for owners to review after criminal activity. This is not enjoyable and provides no value as the criminals will not be identifiable, but you will get to watch them rip you off.  CCTV is not for alarm protection, it is for the remote management of your facility and a record of activity of employees and customers.

With a conventional alarm 98% of all alarm activations are false. False alarms lead our law enforcement to spend valuable time evaluating the scene to ensure that there were no breaches to the property. Without verification of the alarm, it can take police approximately 45 minutes for the police to respond and arrive on the scene due to responding to other false alarms and to other emergencies that could take priority. If that were to happen during a true breach of security, the thieves would have already fled the scene. In fact, as a minimum, most municipalities now hand out fines for false alarms and more likely do not respond at all to unverified alarms.

When armed, verified security systems are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by highly trained operators. The purpose of a verified security system is to be able to hear and see what is happening on your business’s premises while criminals are attempting to enter the facility. This allows the operators to notify police of the incident for a faster response time in order to prevent the break-in from occurring. With 24-hour surveillance, operators are also able to indicate if a triggered alarm is false or not.

Who knew it could be possible to detect an intrusion before it even occurs. That’s an important benefit of having a Sonitrol verified audio and video security system set up at your facility. Sonitrol’s Sonavision monitored video protects exterior compounds and construction sites using infrared video which can see in the dark, allowing our operators to see if is a false trip or requires the police. Paired with Sonavision is Sonitrol’s verified audio sensor which can cover 5,000 square feet. The operators located at Sonitrol's central monitoring centre are able to hear and see what happens outside before the thieves attempt to enter the building. The operators are then able to contact law enforcement with the exact details of the situation which allows them to arrive on the scene in record time.

Sonitrol’s alarms have an average police response rating of about 3.5 minutes. This is fast when considering it could take the police upwards of 45 minutes to arrive on the scene of an alarm because they were not aware of the severity of the call.  Police hurry up to Sonitrol calls for service because they know our alarms are real and it gives them a great opportunity to apprehend a criminal in the act, no need for investigations and another criminal incarcerated.

If you use a Sonitrol verified security system it possesses a variety of other major benefits, an example being that they have been in the security business for almost 40 years, catching more than 174,000 criminals since 1977.

So to recap, why are verified security systems the best option for your business’s security system? 

  • Highly trained operators are able to see and hear disturbances on the premises, determining if an alarm is false or real.

  • Break-in’s are able to be detected while the thieves are breaking in

  • The verified audio surveillance alone covers upward to 5,000 square feet

  • Verified security systems allow police to provide a more prompt response time-with an average of just 3.5 minutes

  • Your business is 100% secure!

 At Sonitrol, we take pride in our work, and we understand how important it is to keep your business as secure as possible. Leave work at the end of your day knowing that your business is safe, secure and constantly monitored.

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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. 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 Versus Sonavision, Verified 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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