Our new product, TotalGuard, consists of impact-activated audio detection, glass break analytics, motion detection, video verification, and wireless connectivity. It is an all-in-one, stand-alone solution. That already sounds pretty convenient, but what truly makes it the ideal security solution for small businesses is that all Sonitrol technology is verified. Here’s how it works.
TotalGuard Uses Verified Technology
You might be surprised to find out that 98% of alarms are false. A multitude of causes can trigger a false alarm including employees and cleaning crews who have full access to your building. Even more surprising? It’s been estimated that the average security alarm’s reliability is between 2 and 6 percent. The good news is that’s not the case for Sonitrol customers.
Our highly trained operators monitor properties 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They work hand-in-hand with local law enforcement departments and officers to ensure each individual threat is verified and addressed immediately and that police are dispatched accordingly.
Our impact-activated audio surveillance assures that there is an operator monitoring the property at all times when the system is on. This adds the element of human intelligence that is unmatched in the process of dispatch and response of other security companies.
Bruce Winner, Director of the Sonitrol brand says, “with impact-activated live-audio, our operators are able to verify a threat to a property as the event is happening. In addition to giving us the ability to provide police with as much information and detail as possible, we can even supply responding officers with a live audio feed to discreetly listen in on the situation currently taking place at the property. Police are able to approach situations more tactically and are ultimately safer and more confident in responding to our alarms. At Sonitrol, we dislike false alarms as much as police do.”
A growing trend around the country is officials required the verification of an actual intruder before police are dispatched. This trend will only continue to grow as budgets are tightened. Below are the steps of verification in the event of an intrusion.
How Sonitrol Verification Works
When your alarm is triggered, an alarm signal with a video clip is transmitted to one of our monitoring systems. Then, our trained security professionals immediately review the alarm signal and video to verify an intrusion, contact law enforcement for police dispatch, and will contact you to give an update on the situation.
Once you’re notified of the situation, you can view recorded and live footage through the mobile app to see everything that happened. Ultimately, police will respond with higher priority and arrive on scene faster. This enhances the probability of an apprehension and reduce businesses losses from theft and damage.
When our audio and video solutions are paired (as in TotalGuard), police response time is improved, false alarms and fees are reduced, and apprehensions are increased.
Read more about TotalGuard and sign up for a free assessment here.