Alarm video verification

Alarm video verification

An alarm system is an excellent first defence strategy to protect the interior of a building. When an alarm goes off, a police officer is sent on site to confirm what has transpired. However, this involves a response time.

An alarm system is an excellent first defence strategy to protect the interior of a building. When an alarm goes off, a police officer is sent on site to confirm what has transpired. However, this involves a response time.

The problem is that theft often takes less than five minutes. Once the police arrive on scene, officers usually just assess and report damages. To have a working solution, response times need to be instantaneous. This is what Sirix offers—live alarm video verification.

Alarm video verification

How it works

A few cameras and speakers are installed at strategic locations and are directly connected to our operations centre. This allows us to see and assess the situation during an alarm. In the case of a burglary, we contact emergency services and immediately address the thief, ordering him or her to leave the premises. Most times this vocal intervention is enough to stop the offenders, who usually turn around and flee.​

Interception

In the case that the vocal intervention does not stop the theft, it is important to note that police response time is not the same as with a traditional alarm. Since we are able to identify a burglary in progress, the call becomes a first level priority, and response times are usually less than five minutes. We suggest installing an exterior camera, which will allow us to identify the vehicle. If the culprits leave the premises before the police arrive, we will be able to identify the type of vehicle and the direction in which it fled.