One of the most frustrating aspects of having a Monitored Intruder Alarm System are ‘false alarms’.
Or, perhaps a better way to put it would be… Not knowing if an alarm that has been activated is genuine or false. This frustration is experienced by the End User, Monitoring Staff, Members Of The Public and off course the Police.
A lot of time and money is wasted when Police and Security Guards attend and find that there hasn’t been a genuine burglary or security incident.
Technology now exists that eliminates this uncertainty. Video Verification of all Burglar Alarm activations is the way of the future.
Typically, a Burglar Alarm System that has Video Verification utilises Motion Sensors with inbuilt cameras that are effective day or night. When a burglar alarm occurs a 10 second video clip of the actual intrusion is transmitted to the Security Monitoring Centre. The Security Monitoring Centre staff then immediately knows if the alarm is genuine.
Around 90% of all burglar and duress / panic alarms are false or accidental activations. Imagine if the Security Guards and Police only ever attended genuine burglaries and didn’t have to waste their time on the rest!
Security Monitoring would dramatically improve and the situation is a Win / Win for everybody.
We believe that Video Verification will probably become mandatory Australia Wide in the next few years.
This is an interesting video from YouTube that shows you how effective this type of system can be,