Minimizing False Alarms with Video Verification Technology

Verifying the cause of alarms has been an ongoing challenge for the security industry. Today’s video monitoring solutions are expensive and awkward as well as difficult to sell and maintain. There’s no quick way to verify security events without security personnel searching through footage until now. Video verification delivers video footage or security incidents to alarm monitoring stations showing them exactly what happened.

What is Video Verification?

Video verification is essentially a bridge that connects to an existing alarm panel. You simply run your alarm circuit from a glass break or motion detector through the bridge and back to your alarm panel. Next, plug the bridge into your network. Now every time an alarm alerts the monitoring station operators, the bridge helps deliver a video of the incident so they can see exactly what set the alarm off.

Video Verification Integrates with Existing Security Solutions to Reduce False Alarms

Video verification is a cost-effective security solution that integrates with existing security elements. There’s no need to increase staffing levels for someone to look through hours of video footage for security events. Video verification sends it directly to the alarm monitoring station.

Having a video to verify the event allows operators to identify if a genuine threat set the alarm off. Common things like paper exiting the fax machine or a floating balloon can trigger motion detector alarms. It eliminates unnecessary responses from law enforcement that waste precious resources. It can also save you money if the location where your office is fines businesses for nuisance alarms.

If the threat is credible, monitoring station personnel can guide law enforcement to the correct location and provide valuable details that cut down on response times. The video footage also helps law enforcement investigate criminal activity, increasing the likelihood that police can identify and prosecute burglars, vandals, and other criminals.

The more information that police have, the easier it is for them to stop crimes in progress and prosecute people for damaging or stealing your property. Combined with a good security camera system with intelligent AI technology, video verification can tell the difference between real threats and animals or objects. As a result, the technology all but eliminates nuisance alarms altogether.

ABOUT IDS Alarm Services, Inc.

As an experienced security integrator, IDS Alarm Services, Inc. has served clients in the Southeast U.S. since 1990. Their innovative product offerings include Access Control, Fire Alarms, Network Wiring, Security Systems, and Video Surveillance. Contact us today if you have any questions about adding security or fire alarm systems to your property.

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