3 Ways to Use Video Verification to Make Your Home Safer

3 Ways to Use Video Verification to Make Your Home Safer

For many of us, keeping the people, places and things we love safe is a top priority. That’s why we invest in home security systems and keep an eye out for the latest and greatest technologies that will help achieve our  security goals.

What’s one of the newest tools you can use as a part of your home’s security system? Video Verification.

How does Video Verification work?

Video verification immediately sends a notification to your phone or device when an alarm is triggered and gives you the ability to view real time video clips of the cause of the alarm that was triggered. After reviewing the video, you can direct what happens next by indicating whether it’s a false alarm or an event that needs immediate attention.

Upgrade your current alarm system or use your existing cameras with our video verification services. Read on to learn a few of the ways that video verification can be used to keep the people and things near and dear to you safer.

It helps reduce false alarms.

The average police response time is 85% faster when responding to a verified security alarm. Why is this the case? Well, because when the authorities receive a notification of an alarm that has already been vetted by a security company’s monitoring center, they:

  1. Know that it is in fact a real emergency.
  2. Have already been provided with information about what set off the alarm so they will be better equipped to handle the situation.

If the police are having to constantly check on an alarm that is being set off by something that isn’t a threat; for example, a pet that walked in front of a sensor, they may not take a real alarm notification seriously. It’s the whole boy who cried wolf situation.

It’s easy to use when you’re away from home.

You are a busy person with a lot to deal with on a daily basis, so you’re always looking for tools to make your life easier and more convenient; video verification can be one of those tools. When the alarm is triggered, you’ll get an instant text or email notification. From there, you can view video from your cameras and see what caused the alarm.

The instant updates provided by video verification make managing your home’s security easy and efficient.

It can be used for vacation properties.

Summer will be here before you know it, which means it’s almost time to head out to your summer house. While you might like to spend every minute of the summer there, unfortunately that’s not possible. So wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way for someone to be watching out for your home, even when you’re not there, in case something should happen? With video verification there can be!

You can respond to any incidents right from your smartphone, completely changing the way you deal with security issues. No need to waste time driving all the way out to the house to deal with the police when an alarm is triggered, like in the pre-video verification days. It should work as it did before Video Verification, ring off and get a response from our monitoring center. 

If you are interested in using video verification in your home or vacation property, contact us today! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.