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2013

False Alarms Cause for Alarm

April 6th, 2013 | by admin admin | in Security Advice |    1   comments

Remember the last time you heard an alarm go off? Your neighbour’s house or car alarm, perhaps. Or the theft detector at the mall. It must be a mistake, you thought, irritated. And what did you do? Nothing.

Because most alarms – 95 to 99 per cent – are false, you simply ignore them. Even if you call 9-1-1, alarm reports are assigned a low priority unless you can confirm a crime in progress. Burglars know this, and often ignore a siren. They “smash and grab,” seizing whatever they can in a few minutes.

video-verification.jpgThat’s why the Vancouver Police Department recommends a monitored security system for added protection. Once an alarm is tripped, a security professional can verify the incident, 24/7.

Video alarm verification goes a step further: Your security system sends a video clip to a central monitoring station, and to your smartphone or other device via the Internet.

You can even use video surveillance cameras to stay connected on the road. Take a virtual tour of your property while you’re on vacation. Check whether the kids are home, or if your employees have closed up properly.

Monitoring also helps prevent and minimize damage from fire. If there’s a fire or your sprinkler system leaks, your fire protection system sends a signal to a central monitoring station. This ensures an immediate response, at any time of day or night.

As you plan your summer vacation, give some thought to who’s watching over your home and business while you’re gone. If there’s a break-in or fire, will anyone respond in time?

For more information about fire and security monitoring, or our central monitoring station—located right here in the Lower Mainland—contact Radius Security at 604.232.2405 or customercare@radiussecurity.ca

 

Note: This blog discusses general safety and security topics. It is not intended to provide comprehensive advice or guidance. In all matters of personal safety and security, we encourage readers to research topics in depth and consult a security professional about specific concerns.


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