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Law enforcement association defines verified alarms

April 22, 2015Spencer Ives

GALVESTON, Texas—Steve Walker, president of the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response, called the Texas Police Chiefs Association's definition of the term “verified alarm” a big step for future conversations on alarm verification.“This is the first state that has taken the step forward to try to get really clear on what a verified alarm is,” Walker said.A verified alarm, by this definition, is one in which a trained central station operator “confirms...

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Video verification: A police chief's perspective

August 6, 2014Leif Kothe

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas— Law enforcement is taking an increasingly active role in shaping video verification alarm policies. Testament to this are the best practices recently completed by the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, which made law enforcement feedback a defining feature of the process.While verified alarm proponents tout the technology's ability to foil criminals and reduce false alarms, one police chief closely involved with that process warns that if jurisdictions do not...

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