24/7 Keyholder Verified Alarm Response service for private homes and businesses.
If a Home Watch, Security Patrol or Alarm Response client’s home security or alarm system should activate, for any reason, our keyholder will respond as quickly as possible. As your authorized licensed keyholder, our security personnel are able to investigate the cause for the alarm and take reasonable and prudent action to resolve any problems.
Local Police and Fire personnel respond to a substantial number of false alarms each year. As a result, false alarms in some towns on Cape Cod will end up with the property owner receiving a hefty fine.
Cape Cod Alarm Response
When emergency personnel (police) respond to a burglar alarm activation and cannot gain entry to the building, they are capable of only inspecting the building exterior unless there is probable cause to gain entry into the building, like the back door is kicked in or there are footprints leading to an open window.
If there are no signs of forced entry, there is no way for the police to know what is going on inside the building. After a quick exterior check resulting in no signs of forced entry, the police will clear the call and leave the scene. Maybe the heating system has failed and a pipe has burst, or another similar catastrophic event is occurring within the building to cause the alarm signal.
The ability for All Cape Security Patrol’s security personnel to access the interior of a clients’ property enables them to quickly investigate the cause of any burglar and/or environmental alarms.
As a keyholder to the premises, our security personnel will check the exterior of the building for signs of unlawful entry upon arrival. If there any are signs that there may be have been a security breach like a broken window, or an open or kicked in door, the security agent can contact the police and allow them access to the inside of the building to clear the building and conduct a criminal investigation if necessary.
If after a quick and thorough exterior inspection, the building appears to be secure and there are indications that it may be a false alarm or another non-security related (animal, environmental, or weather) problem, the security agent can then enter the building and investigate the cause of the alarm, correct the problem, take any necessary actions to prevent repeat false alarms and secure the premises.
This is known as verified response. Which basically means, the security patrol unit will to go to the scene of an alarm activation and verify that there is/was a crime happening on the property before the police are called. In other words, the police are only called to the property when there are verified signs of criminal activity (a police matter).
Avoid False Alarm Fines
Between 94 and 99 percent of burglar-alarm calls turn out to be false alarms.
False alarms make up between 10 and 20 percent of all calls to police.
Since 94-99% of burglar alarm activations turn out to be false alarms, verified response can save the property owner lots of money in false alarm fines. In the town of Barnstable for example, each false alarm costs the property owner $300 per officer that responds to the scene. It doesn’t take long to see how much that can add up…
The keyholder or security agent will request direction from the property owner for any problems which they cannot reasonably resolve.
Keyholder, Caretaker & Verified Alarm Response services
Eliminate dangerous late night alarm call outs for you, or your employees. Call 774 383-2030 or email us today about security patrol alarm response services.