Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response News

ISC WEST 2017 panel: The Future of Priority Response

The panel will feature experts from law enforcement, technology, defence and security, including priority response The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) has announced it will host the Future of Priority Response panel discussion at ISC West 2017 in Las Vegas. The panel will feature experts from law enforcement, technology, defence and security and will discuss many aspects of priority response and verified alarms, including future technologies, industry...

ADT joins PPVAR to make alarm verification the future of electronic security

Addition of ADT as a PPVAR member marks a significant change in the electronic security industry The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), a public-private partnership comprised of electronic security stakeholders from law enforcement, the home and property insurance industries, and the security alarm industry, announced that ADT has joined the organisation as a full industry member. The addition of ADT, the largest security alarm company in North America,...

CSAA/ANSI alarm verification standard to improve law enforcement responsiveness & reduce false dispatches

Improved alarm verification standards will help reduce the number of false dispatches of law enforcement officers The verification of alarms continues to progress with more affordable technology as well as an updated industry standard set for release as soon as the end of February 2016. The definition of alarm verification is getting a makeover in the standard, guided by a range of stakeholders including the security industry, law enforcement, associations and other intereste...

PPVAR advocates use of video verified alarms to increase arrests and reduce property crime

In practice, 90 percent or more of burglar alarms are false, and studies have estimated the related arrest rate at about 0.02 percent. No wonder law enforcement responds as a low priority, if at all. In contrast, a video-verified security alarm provides the virtual equivalent of an eye-witness to a crime in progress, and responding to video alarms yields arrest rates in the double digits – 20 percent or higher. That's a thousand times higher than non-video alarms. The...