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."

****** ***** **** **** need ** ** ********* to **** ** ******* time ** ******* ** actual ***********. ***** ******** response, * ***** ***** management ******** ** ***** the ****** **** *** respond ** ** ***** until *** ***** ******* takes ***** ***** (*****-, or *****-************, ** *** witness *********) ** ****** the ***** ** ****.

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 **** ****** [**** no ****** *********], ***** have **** ******* ************** that **** ********** *** then ******* ******** ********, including ******, *****. *** following **** ******* **** 2007 ***** * ***** owner ***** ******** ** an ******** ** ** enters *** **** ****** the ****** (******** ******* it *** * ***** alarm), * ******* ***** in ********* *** ******** response ***** [**** ** longer *********]* ** **** city:

* *********** **** ******** 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 is ******, ****** ***** ********* 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)

*** ********* **** ******* from **** ***** * store ***** ***** ******** by ** ******** ** he ****** *** **** before *** ******...

********** *** ***** ***** had * ******* ***** surveillience ******, *** ****’* check *** *** ****** remotely ****** ********.

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

******...

* *** **** ******** and *** ***** ** drop *** '*** *****, white ******** ********* ******' joke ** *** ******...  but *** **** ** to ** ** *** very ***** ****.

**** ****, ***.

* ************...

**** **** ********** ***** San **** *** ** an ********* ****** ** funding *** **** ***** alarm ***********, ******** ******** Alarm *********/ ****; ******** counter-productive ** ***** ********** and **** ** *** other ************ **********.** ******* *** **** is ****** ********* *** a ********** **** ****** “policy” ** ********* “*********”. By ******* *** ******** break-down **** ** *** political *** ******* ********** by ******** ***** **** (sloppy) ***********. ********, *** monitoring ******* ** *** licensed ***** ******** *** been ********** **** ********* unnecessary ******** *** ****** response, ** ********** ******* alarm *********, ***** **** for ******* *******, **** near ***** *****/*****. ** much ** **% ** local *************. ** ****** ****** response ** *** **** of ***** ********* *** much ****** *****. *************! The *********… **** ** actually ******* **** ****** craft ***** ****** *********** AGAINST *** *********** **********. Including *******, *******, *******, Sandy ******* **, *******, Los *******, (******** **** with **** ** ** response, *** ******). **** forgot ** ******* **** several ****** **** ******* passed *********** *******/********** ******* monitoring ***** **** **** calling *** ****** ***** performing ************/************. ***** ** of *** ****** **** passed **** *********** ********* the ******* ** ** in ******….*** **** **** one ********* **** *** do *********. ******* **** mentioned ** **** ** Henderson **… **** **** substituted *&* ********* *** File…. ***** **** **. Los ******* *** ****, went ** *&*, *** over ** ****** ******** or *** ** ***, but *** ******** ***** pays ***** $*** **** for *** ***** ****. Thanks ** ****. *** SIAC “***** *********” *** become * **** ***** larger *****, ** * trojan ***** ********** ****-******* traps. ** ******* *** template **** **** **** most ******** ** **-******* Recovery, ******* *** ************** will ** *********** **** the ******* ******** ** the ********** ******* ** the ******* ******** ********… on-demand ******** **** ** provided, *** *** *******/**** paid ** *** ********** source (***** ********* ** UPR-Unnecessary ****** ********.) ***** 15 *****, ******* ******* Recovery (*** ******) **** been ******** *********. **** even ******/**** *** * solution ** ** ******** Response… ******* ******** ** just ******** ************.
******: *** *****; ******* Services *****

***, **** *** ***** make **.

** * ***** *’** spent *** **** ** minutes ********* **** ****, by ********* *******, ********, re-reading *** ****** * brisk **** ***** *************, and **** **-******** *** finally *********, ****** ****** this *****.

** ********* ********** ** that **** **** ******* a **** *** ******* knowledge ** *** ********* policies *** ******** ** police ******** ** *********** alarms, ** ***** * confess * **** *** little ****** ******** **.

*** **** *** ****** I **** *** ******* sentence’s **** ** *********** “discussion *******” *** “******** templates”, * **** * was *** ** ** league.

*** ******** * ***** not ****** ***** ***** the ******* ** **** than * *** ******** words **** **** **** at ****, * ** quite ******* **** **** is ****** *** ** my *** ********* *********.  So **** ** *** semantic ******* **** ******* me, **** ********** *** emphasis ********* ** **** your ***** ** *** one **** *** ******* from **** **********, *** therefore * ***** ***** it ** ***, *** :)

 

 

 

**********: * ***** ***** to *** ***** **** of ********* *********** **** bans ***** ********* **** calling *** ****** ***** after *********** **** *** customer *****. *** ******** short **** = *******, Florida, ********* (**** ** come). ** **** *** include *****, ******* *** Texas********* ************* ******* ******* ** specifically ****** *** ***** municipalities ** ************* ***** near *** **** *********** as **,**,**. *** *** word *********** *************** ****** *************** *** guidance ** ******** ** municipalities ****** *** *****, without ***** *********** ************. Texas *** *** ***** State ** ***** **** restrictive *********** ** ****.
******: *** *****; ******* Services *****

* ***** ***** ** the ***** ****...*** ******** short **** = *******, Florida, ********* (**** ** come). ** **** *** include *****...

*** *** *** ***** to ****************** ****, **?

***** *** ** *********.  In ******* **** ** a ********* **** **********, I ****** ***** **** as *******, *********, ******* (short ****).  **** *** my *****.. ***** ** different ****** **** *** similar, ** ***** *****.  

*** ******** ******* ** Silicon ****** ****** * bit *** **** ** ask ** **** ******, especially ***********.

* ***'* *** *** a ****** ****** ** 2 **** **** ************ instead ******'* ** * highly ********* *** ** reduce ***** ****** *** not ** *** *********. 

* ***'* *** *** a ****** ****** ** 2 **** **** ************ instead ******'* ** * highly ********* *** ** reduce ***** ****** *** not ** *** *********.

** *** **** ** estimate ** **** ********** of ***** ****** *** only ****** ****?

** ****, *** ****** single **** ***** *** would *** *** *** of *** ***** ****** caused ** ********* ************, loose *****, ****, ***... I ***** ***** *** a *********** ******. 

** ****, *** ****** single **** ***** *** would *** *** *** of *** ***** ******...

* ***** ** *****, but *** (*** *********) video ************ *********** ********** also *** *** ***** alarms.  *** ******* *** the ******* ***** ******.

***** ************ ** * great *****, *** ********* in **** ** ****** requires ****** ********** ** hoping **** ******* **** access *** **** ** live **** ***** ****** to ****** ** ***, and **** **** ** to *** **** **** central ******* ** **** them *****.

** **** ****** **** 2 **** ************ ** a ***** ****** ****** to **** *** **** "alot" ** ***** ****** while ***** ******** *** a "******* **********" **. not ********* * **** or ******** ***** ** act **** ** ***** themselves ****** * ******** can *****.

***** ************ ****** ***** until *** **** *** customer **** ** ***** per *****.

...*** ** *** ******** already ****** **** *** response *** ***** ** to *** **** *** month? (**** ****** *** monitoring ******* *** ** such ******** **** *** local **?)

** ***** ** **** that ****, ***'* **** to ******* **** ******** devices ** ****** ** interior *******, ***** ***** drive ** *** ***** of ** ***** *** of *********** *******. *** goodbye ** *** ****** resi ******** *****...   

**** **** **** ** the ****** ***** ****** amongst *** ******** *******, inevitably ******* ** *** couplets:

**** ***, **** **** fun,

**** ***, **** **** for ***.

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