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
Technology advances and crumbling costs are helping video verified alarms penetrate the security marketplace. Thanks to benefits that include better security and likelihood of apprehensions, as well as false alarm reduction, customers, law enforcement and insurers have taken notice. It all adds up to more recurring revenue.
September 30, 2013
One of the earliest technologies deployed to cut false alarms and boost apprehensions is still the most effective. Find out how Sonitrol and its unique impact-activated audio systems have enamored law enforcement by helping capture the largest number of criminals of any U.S. alarm company.
September 30, 2013
Honeywell Security has joined the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response (PPVAR) as a platinum associate member.
August 26, 2013
The Sonitrol National Dealers Association (SNDA) has elected Chuck Harrelson, president of Sonitrol Security Systems of the Triangle, as its president.
May 06, 2013
After announcing that it would stop responding to unverified burglar alarms by May 1, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has decided to extend its response policy until the end of the year.
May 02, 2013
As part of its alliance with the Sonitrol National Dealers Association (SNDA), the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response (PPVAR) has formed a new committee to focus on audio verification.
April 24, 2013
What 'signal verification' and 'weekly alarm test' mean to you.
By Ken Kirschenbaum · March 05, 2013