What is a verified alarm?
A verified alarm is an alarm system that has sent in a second signal to confirm the first activation. Some primary signals are accidentally triggered through operator error. The second, or ‘verifying’, signal will narrow the probability of an activation being false. For normal alarm events the Gardai will not accept a call from a Monitoring Centre until a Keyholder has been notified and given an estimated time of arrival at the premises. The purpose of the new policy is to reduce false alarms thereby enabling the Gardai to respond to real activations more promptly.
What is a false alarm?
If the Gardai arrive at a premises and the Keyholder is not there to meet to them when they said they would be there the activation will be treated as a false alarm. Garda response will be withdrawn when the limit of three false alarms in three months is reached. If Garda response is withdrawn, the alarm system must have verification technology installed before it can be reinstated. All Commercial systems must have verification technology installed. Older Residential systems will have Garda response withdrawn after one false call-out and will only be re-instated when verification technology is installed. If you would like us to review your system and determine whether an upgrade is necessary please call 021 434 8866 or 061 315 899Garda Policy on Monitored Intruder Alarms PDF
Opening & Closing Reports
Opening & Closing Reports are a valuable management tool for extending supervisory control, gathering performance data and increasing productivity and profitability. These Reports can track the specific user, and the time & date that an Alarm is set/unset outside of normal operational hours. Keyholders can also be notified of any irregularities.
Remote CCTV Monitoring proactively identifies threats before personnel, assets or operations are compromised. Security threats can be detected, assessed and responded to quickly with minimal false alarms so that the Police can be deployed efficiently.
How CCTV Monitoring works
An intuitive web interface also gives the client authorised user remote access to video processed through this system.