Verified Response Discontinued in Silicon Valley San Jose

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Feb 28, 2019

Almost all security alarms are false. This has driven some municipalities to require verified response before dispatching police.

However, now San Jose, with a population of more than 1 million people and in the middle of Silicon Valley has discontinued the practice after an increase in crime. San Jose enacted the restrictive policy in December of 2011.

san jose verified response

Inside this note, based on our outreach to The San Jose Police Department, and talk with SIAC (Security Industry Alarm Coalition) we look at the following topics:

  • False alarms and Verified Response
  • Why San Jose had it and why they dropped it
  • Despite the cost
  • Who else has dropped it?
  • Are any looking to institute it?
  • Industry stance on Verified Response?
  • SIAC supports under certain circumstances
  • Alternative to Verified Response
  • Outlook for Verified Response

****** *** ******** ****** are *****. **** *** driven **** ************** ** require ******** ******** ****** dispatching ******.

*******, *** *** ****, with * ********** ** more **** * ******* people *** ** *** middle ** ******* ****** has************ *** ******** ***** an ******** ** *****. *** *********** *** *********** ******** ******** ** ****.

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****** **** ****, ***** on *** ******** ** The *** **** ****** Department, *** **** ******** (******** ******** ***** Coalition)** **** ** *** following ******:

  • ***** ****** *** ******** Response
  • *** *** **** *** it *** *** **** dropped **
  • ******* *** ****
  • *** **** *** ******* it?
  • *** *** ******* ** institute **?
  • ******** ****** ** ******** Response?
  • **** ******** ***** ******* circumstances
  • *********** ** ******** ********
  • ******* *** ******** ********

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False ****** *** ******** ********

** ** ********* ******** in *** ***** ******** that **** ****** ****** respond ** *** ***** with ****** **** ******* like**** ***** *** ** Wichita****** ***** *** ** Toronto****** ***** ***** ***** of **%-**%. *** ******** ** * **** story***** *** ****'* *** verified ******** ****** **** in **** ** *** responded ** ~**,*** ******, of ***** **% **** false *** "****** * lot ** **** *** resources."

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Why *** **** *** ** *** *** **** ******* **

*** *** **** ** confirmed *** **** **** the ******** ******** ****** was ** ****** ** effect, ********* ** ********* *****-****** ********* *********** ***** ******** ** discussed. *** ******, ******* in ****** ****, ***** clear **** ***** "* majority ** ******** ****** are *****, **** *** a **** ************ ******* to ******** **** * crime ** *********," ** seen ** *** ********** of *** ******* ******* below:

*** **** **** **** the ********* ******** ******** to ** ********* *******:

*** **********’* ******** ** Verified ******** ** ******** Alarms *** ** ***** online ** *** *** Jose ****** **********’* **** Manual ******, ************ ******* L **** – **** RESPONSE ** ******** ******. This ******* ******** *** most ****** ****** ** our **********’* **********. ***** is ** ********** *********** to *** ** **** time.

*** **** ** ******* the ******** ******** ****** in ******** ** **** in ** ******* ** save **** *** ********* wasted ** ********** ** false ******. *******, *** city ******** *** ****** in ****** ** ****, after * **** ** crime ****** *** ~* years ****** **** *** responding ** ******, ** highlighted ** *** **** video ******** *****:

Despite *** ****

*** **** ****** ********* municipalities **** ******* ********** to *** ****** ** that ** ** ******. According ** ******* ***** ** *** Jose ******** ******** ********, *** **** ********* in **** **** ** had ****** $***,*** **** year ********** ** ***** alarms. ***** ** ********** ************* *** ****** **********'* Duty ****** ** * officers ** *******, **** estimates **** ****** ***** likely ** ****** ** a *** ******* ******* a **** ** ****. It ** ****** *** city *** ********** **** a ********* **** ** crime ** ***** **** cost.

Who **** *** ******* **?

********* ** **** ********* Director**** ******, ***** **** **** several ************** **** **** instituted *** **** ******* verified ********, ********* ******, Texas. *** ********* **** footage **** **** ***** a ***** ***** ***** attacked ** ** ******** as ** ****** *** shop ****** *** ****** (everyone ******* ** *** a ***** *****), ******** ***** ** ********* the ******** ******** ****** ** **** ****:

* *********** **** ******** and ********** ***** ****** criminal ******** ****** ********* authorities ***** * ******** light ** *** ****** PD, ***** * ***** later ******** *** ****** in ****, ** **** in *** ********* **** footage, ***** ****** **** many **** *** ****** "didn't **** * **** message ***** ******** ******" in *** ****:

Who ** ***** **?

*********, *** ** **** of ***** *******, ******* has * ******** ******** policy.

*** **** ** * 2019 ****** *** ******* ***** false ***** ************** *** ********** **** the **** ** *** country, ** **** ** the ********** *****:

*** **** ******* **** the **** ** ***** companies ** ***** ***** is ******** ** ******** activity ****** *********** ******, as **** ** *** screenshot *****:

********* ** **** *** Sandy ******* ******** ******** measure ** ******, ****** ***** ********* for ***** ****** ***** are ********* ****** ** end-user *****.

** ****, ********** ********** **** ****** & ******* *********** (******)***** **** *** ***** companies, *-*** ******** **. LLP *** ******* ******** Solutions***** * ******* ******* the ***** ******* **, ********* *** ****'* ordinance **** ******** ******** response *** ***** *** false ****** *** ****************.**** **** *** ********* in ******** ** ****, *******,****** *** ***** ** appeal.

****** **** **** ** his *********, ***** ******* was *** **** ************ with **** ******** ******** in *****, ****** **** other ************** ******** * "broadcast *** ****" ******, in ***** *** *** operator ********** *** ***** address *** **** ***** the *****. ********** ******** are **** ** ******* or *** ** **** see ***.

********, ****** **** **** "there *** **,*** ******** in *** ** *** fewer **** ** **** some **** ** *********** response ****** ** *****."

SIAC ****** ** ******** ********

**** ***** ******** ******** is ********* *** "* hard ****" ** *** best:

** ** *******, ***-******** alarm ********* ***** **** an ********** ** ****** their ********* **** ****** will ** ****** ** responding ***** ***** *** fact. **** ****** **** start ******** ******* ******** response. **’* * ******* sell ** **** ******* alarm ******** *** * fee **** ** ** to **** **** ****** response.

****** **** *** ******* with ******** ******** ** that ** ** "***** the ****" *** ********* means ****** *** *** coming ***** ******** ******** is ********* ****** ** a ****** ** ** technological *****:

******** ******** ** ***** the ****. **’* ****** non-response. ****** ***’* **** up ***** ***** *** been ********."

****** **** **** ** its ***** *** ****** "puts ******** ** ****" since *****-** ********* **** the ******** ******** ****** gives **** **** ****** a *****-** ** ********** their ******* ********, ****** that ********** ******** **** a *********:

*** **** **** ******** is ** *** ***—**** if **’* * ** 4 ******* ****—** * deterrent.

SIAC ******** ***** ******* *************

******* ************, ****'* ****** said **** ********* ****** non-response ** ***** ****** abused *** ******* ** police ******** ** *** doing **** **** ***** to ******* ***** ******:

** ******* ****** ******** response ** ****** ***’* get ** *****.

****** **** **** ***** were **** * *** caveats **** **** ******* for ** ************** ***** Verified ******** ****** **** the **** *******. ** said **** **** ***** to *** *** ********* conditions *** ***** **** a **** ** ******** Response, ** **** ** this ********** ** *** coalition's******* **** ** ******** Response:

****** **** ** ***** see *** ******** ******** to ******* *** *** pre-police-dispatch ***** ******** ** alarms:

**** ***** ** *** ideal ********. ** ******’* be ****** **** ********** right ***.

Alternative ** ******** ********

**** ******* ******** ******** *********** ************** ***** **** are ***** ** **** in *** **** **** city ********, ***** *********, and *** *****. ****** said *** ***** ********* did * **** *** of *********** *** ***** alarm ******* ** ****** repeat ********* *** ********* the ********** ** ******** and ***********, ****** * dramatic *********** **** *** ordinance ** ******* *** enforced:

**** *** ***** ********* is **** *** ******** in * ****, **% of *** ********* ******* in * **** ***’* have *** ********* ** a ****.

Outlook *** ******** ********

** ** ********** **** San **** ** ** the ***** ** ******* Valley, ***** ********** ********* thrive. ******** ******** ** a ****** **** ***** to ******* ********** ** verify ****** *** ****** the ***** ***** *******. When **** * ****** is ******* ** ** area **** ******* **** development, ** ** ****** that ** **** ** dropped *********, ** **** until **** ***** ********* embrace ************* ************ ***** at ***** ********.

***** *** ****** **** advocate *** * **** in **** *********, ********* the*********** *** ******** ******** Alarm ******** (*****), ***** **** ** evangelize *** ******** ** verified ****** **** *** goal ** ********* ******** response ****** **** ******.

Comments (17)

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****, ****** *** ***** :)

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* *** **** ******** *** *** ***** ** **** *** 'Lee *****, ***** ******** ********* ******' **** ** *** ******... but *** **** ** ** ** ** *** **** ***** post.

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* ***** ** *****, *** *** (*** *********) ***** ************ requirement ********** **** *** *** ***** ******. *** ******* *** the ******* ***** ******.

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...*** ** *** ******** ******* ****** **** *** ******** *** baked ** ** *** **** *** *****? (**** ****** *** monitoring ******* *** ** **** ******** **** *** ***** **?)

** ***** ** **** **** ****, ***'* **** ** ******* that ******** ******* ** ****** ** ******** *******, ***** ***** drive ** *** ***** ** ** ***** *** ** *********** systems. *** ******* ** *** ****** **** ******** *****...

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