The True Cost of False Alarms
If you have ever had a false alarm, you know the personal stress it has caused you – needlessly worrying about the safety of your property and the inconvenience of having to sort out the problem, as well as the frustration of the time spent dealing with an issue that actually wasn’t even an issue at all.
If a false alarm results in a call to the police or other emergency services, it isn’t just the time and money of the emergency services that will be wasted – it could also now result in a fine for your business.
Police responses to false alarms cause thousands of dollars, wasted materials and resources that could have been used to respond to genuine emergencies.
This can be easily avoided, especially when considering that some of the most common reasons a false alarm is due to human error, improper installation and faulty equipment.
Police forces are clamping down on false alarms.
To help offset the cost of responding to false alarms, police departments are implementing programs and imposing fines to help eliminate the number of false alarms. These programs vary from city to city but can quickly add up, especially with repeat cases or false alarms that take longer to investigate.
If your business has a high rate of false alarms, alarms will have to be verified before police respond and they will not respond to alarms that are only triggered once.
That is why, to protect your business, save your money and ensure emergency resources are used effectively, you need to consider a verified security solution.
The importance of a verified security solution.
At Sonitrol Security, we verify every alarm through audio and video surveillance before sending a call to emergency services. If it is a false alarm, we simply reset the system without bothering you or the authorities. If a crime is in progress, our operators will send for the police, without alerting the criminal, and relay everything that is happening to the authorities, assisting with the apprehension of the criminal.
Because of this ability to verify alarms, Sonitrol Security has the highest apprehension rate (over 179,521 successful apprehensions and counting) and the lowest false alarm rate (less than 3%) in the industry.
Due to our verified alarms, low false alarm rate and brand reputation, you can feel confident that police will respond quickly. In fact, our average response time is just 3.5 minutes.
Without verification of the alarm, it can take police upwards of 45 minutes to respond or, in some instances, they will not respond at all.
We strongly advocate the elimination of false alarms as it’s beneficial to the security system’s user, and it better protects the entire community by allowing law enforcement and fire services to use their resources as efficiently as possible.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Joe Allen, Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley, at email@example.com or (302) 652-3060.