Despite a high number of false alarms in the city, the Colorado Springs Police Department have modified the way officers respond to security alarms following the death of a newlywed couple who was shot in their home by an teen intruder.
SSI Staff · October 21, 2014
The new program allows alarm companies to immediately contact Coral Gables police for dispatch if homeowners do not answer on the security firm’s first try.
SSI Staff · October 09, 2014
Audio and video verification allow responding law enforcement officers to mentally and physically prepare and plan their approach to the dangerous situation they are about to encounter.
Peter Giacalone · October 09, 2014
Verifying security alarms with video cameras is helping law enforcement increase arrests and reduce false alarm dispatches.
By Keith Jentoft · October 07, 2014
The city is hashing out whether or not to fine alarm companies, among other details of a false alarm ordinance that was abruptly amended in June.
SSI Staff · August 14, 2014
Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response’s two-part panel at ISC West 2014 covered the internal debate going on within the electronic security industry about video verification.
Rodney Bosch · April 04, 2014
Since 1964, Sonitrol’s alarm verification technology has helped to maximize the efficiency of local law enforcement agencies’ time and resources.
Bob Dolph · February 04, 2014
Some unwanted alarms are a necessary evil in the overwhelmingly greater good of saving lives and property. However, the movement to impose verification practices continues to be one of the industry’s most volatile areas. See where you stand with the latest developments.
By Shane Clary · December 01, 2013
Sonitrol has assisted in more than 170,000 documented apprehensions — approximately one apprehension every 111 minutes — within the last 36 years, the company announced Wednesday.
November 06, 2013
Full-service security company Boyd & Associates has added 5,000 accounts to its customer base with the acquisition of Draganchuk Alarm Services. Terms of the deal were not released.
Ashley Willis · October 09, 2013