Decrease Likelihood of Business Losses with the power of video technology that may help:
Over 98% of Alarms are false.
Responding to these “non-events” puts a tremendous financial and man-power burden on law enforcement...while distracting from more important public safety needs. With the trend towards fewer police resources, tighter budgets and more calls per shift, law enforcement often simply cannot give high-priority response to traditional alarms.
The need to use limited law enforcement resources in the most effective manner possible often forces police to respond to traditional alarms only after other higher- priority calls have been cleared, leading to THE RESPONSE TIME CHALLENGE.
Burglar alarms are typically given low priority by responding officers when up to 98% of them are not real crimes.
-Past President, National Sheriff's Association
The Response Time Challenge
- Police arrive on scene of a traditional alarm within an average of 45 minutes
- Often the intruder has already caused significant damage and left the scene with your valuables
- Apprehension rates for traditional alarms are so low (less than 1%) that there is typically a low probability of your recovering your business losses
A growing trend is is for jurisdictions around the country to require verification of an actual intruder prior to police dispatch. There are currently 6 states and over 150 cities and counties that require alarm verification...numbers that will likely continue to grow as budgets tighten. Many jurisdictions are also increasing false alarms fees in an attempt to push business owners towards alarm verification.
How It Works
"Instead of 'investigating after the fact', video gives us the means to catch criminals in the act and actually prevent crime and reduce cost."
-Past Chair, Texas Chief's Association