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How can we prevent false alarms in security systems?

November 15th, 2018 | by admin admin | in Security Advice |    8   

One of the biggest weaknesses of most security systems is the huge number of false alarms that occur every day. For most security systems, 95 to 99 percent of all dispatched calls are false alarms. That is a gigantic number and one of the reasons why police responses tend to be lacking or nonexistent. They don’t have the time or manpower to respond to every single false alarm, which means that your business doesn’t have the protection it deserves.

This is why Radius Security’s Video Alarm Verification prevents false alarms before contacting the police. How is it done? By using video surveillance in a smarter and more effective way.

Security cameraUsually, security cameras just point and record, providing no other information to the user. If a motion sensor goes off, the camera doesn’t do anything differently. But with Video Alarm Verification, the camera automatically captures a video clip from five seconds before the incident to five seconds after. The clip is sent to the Radius video monitoring site, where it is immediately analyzed. They verify the break-in and call the police. As an added benefit, the clip is sent to the customer, who can watch it on their smart phone and tell Radius to either ignore the problem or call for the police.

By adding the human element to security, the number of false alarms is drastically reduced. Just picture this scenario – a tree branch falls and breaks a window. On a regular system, the alarm system goes off and the police arrive to find the store owner placing cardboard over the break. With our system, we can immediately confirm that it’s not an emergency.

If you’re interested in installing the most effective alarm monitoring system today, whether it’s for an interior or exterior application, contact Radius Security and we’ll show you how we can protect your things and lower your insurance at the same time.


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