ADT Joins PPVAR to Support Video Verification for Security Alarms

ADT’s membership is expected to add credibility to PPVAR’s dialogue with law enforcement as the organization aligns its priorities and finds common ground on which to build standardized processes for responding to verified alarms.

FRESNO, Calif. – The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) announces ADT has joined its ranks as a full industry member.

Established in 2012, PPVAR is a public-private partnership comprised of electronic security stakeholders from law enforcement, the home and property insurance industries, and the security alarm industry. The organization works to promote the value of verified alarms and prioritized police response, as well as educate on the enhanced efficiency, cost effectiveness and the corresponding impact on public safety of alarm verification.

The addition of ADT as a PPVAR member marks a significant shift in the direction of the electronic security industry, according to the organization.

“We’re pleased to have ADT on board with our organization as it signals another solid step in the right direction – a direction that is consistent with the naturally evolving arc of our industry toward the adoption of verification technologies,” says Larry Folsom, president of PPVAR. “We’ve persisted in building momentum over the past four years, and now, with the largest security company in North America helping to focus attention on alarm verification, we can press on with greater confidence and influence towards our goal of reducing overall false alarm rates, while increasing the safety of both first responders and the citizens of our communities.”

ADT, which merged with Protection 1 in May, has closely followed the growing appreciation for the benefits of alarm verification from the public, law enforcement, insurers and security providers, and is implementing video monitoring technology and best practices to its standard alarm services, says ADT CIO Don Young.

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“ADT strongly believes in the process and the values of PPVAR and its members. The emergence of high-quality video and intrusion detection technology, and the resulting rise in efficiency of central monitoring practices, has been undeniable in the effectiveness of alarm verification for protecting the public and law enforcement alike,” Young says. “We believe it is important to contribute in a meaningful way and align ourselves with PPVAR as we continue to evolve the security industry.”

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