Decrease the likelihood of business losses with the power of alarm verification video technology.

Over 98% of Alarms are false.1

Responding to these “non-events” puts a tremendous financial and manpower 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 responses 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

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The Response Time Challenge

  • Police arrive on the scene of a traditional alarm within an average of 45 minutes2
  • 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%)3 that there is typically a low probability of your recovering your business losses

A growing trend 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.

1U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
2Salt Lake City Police Department
3National Academy Associate Magazine of the FBI

Alarm Verification by STANLEY Security

STANLEY Security's Alarm Verification solution combines the power of traditional security with the latest digital technology which may increase the likelihood of:

  • Priority police response
  • Decreased business losses and increase apprehension rates
  • Reduced disruption to your business
  • Improved usage of limited local police resources

How Alarm Verification Works

  1. When your indoor or outdoor alarm is activated, an alarm signal with video evidence clip is transmitted to our monitoring center
  2. Our security professionals review alarm information and video evidence to verify an intrusion and may contact law enforcement for police dispatch
  3. You are contacted by our security professionals for a situation update. You can use the secure mobile app to view both live and recorded video of the incident to confirm the need for police dispatch
  4. The result: Police may respond with higher priority and arrive on-scene quicker, potentially enhancing the probability of apprehension and reducing business losses from theft and damage

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

Learn more about how STANLEY Security can help meet your alarm verification needs.