Verified Alarms: The Best New Security System
In New Jersey alone, there were more than 140,000 property crimes committed in 2017. Now, a new type of commercial security system, called verified alarms, can decrease those numbers.
Verified alarms are a unique type of technology that allow highly trained professionals to monitor commercial properties, schools, and offices via live digital video surveillance and audio feed from an off-site location. Unlike traditional alarms, verified alarms are monitored by people who watch and listen for criminals around the clock.
Traditional New Jersey security systems can have a built-in delay ranging anywhere from 30 seconds to three minutes before they contact the monitoring company. A lot can happen in that small time frame. Most burglaries (from start to finish) take an average of eight to 12 minutes. With verified alarms, there is no delay. The professionals who are watching live video can get the police to the property quicker.
These new New Jersey security systems not only get the police to your property quicker, they can also scare off the burglars before they break in. In a study of convicted burglars, 83% of the offenders tried to determine if an alarm was present before they broke in. And, even during an impulsive, unplanned burglary, 50% of the burglars say they would run away if they saw security cameras or an alarm system. It is even estimated that 67% of all burglaries could be avoided by the installation of video surveillance.
In the United States, retailers lose $45 billion worth of inventory each year from inventory shrink, according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer, which is published by the Center for Retail Research. Thirty-eight percent of that inventory shrink is due to shoplifting, while 34.5% is due to employee theft. New Jersey security monitoring companies say that verified alarms are the best way to cut down on inventory shrink.
Many video surveillance security systems are activated by motion, which shoplifters and burglars know. They can easily stay out of range of a camera and slip something into a pocket or bag or even get in and out of your business or office undetected. With verified alarms, there’s an added layer of security with audio surveillance. The professionals can hear the theft or intruder, even if they can’t see it. They can also determine if the noise is coming from the street, rather than inside your building, which cuts down on the cost of false alarms.