up or have cancelled the Verified Response program?
one day: "We will not call anyone when the alarm goes off?"
The term "verified response" is being used by municipalities that have a sensitive political flavor within the community. What it really means in "no response". They don't want their citizens to go ballistic. They will respond, but only after someone else goes first (guard company) and then calls if there is a problem, hence "verifying" prior to response.
There are more cities than you want to think about that have gone to some sort of verified response. SIAC has statistics about the crime rate question. If you talk to them, which I tend to lean towards their standing on the issue since they are joined at the hip with the IACP, they will tell you that crime has escalated dramatically in these cities. If you talk to the cities, again for political reasons, they will tell you every thing in great. It is great because they have cut their budget so they look like heroes while shuffling the paperwork to hide the rising crime rate.
Much less busy than usual. The fact is police waste a lot of precious time responding to false alarms. The solution isn't to fight city hall but to find ways to reduce false dispatches. Verified response is one way to reduce false dispatches. The problem is it makes it almost impossible to catch anyone in the act.
That is correct. However, over the years of gathering statistics from both sides, public pressure and with new local government administrations, there are those that are reconsidering their decission about going to verified response including Salt Lake City, which I believe was the first to go to VR.
There is no such thing as a false dispatch. Unnecessary dispatch maybe.
RHC: Here's one for the books, and this is a true story. Recently a local alarm dealer called the police when he heard a couple of kids breaking into his garage. As unbelievable as it sounds, they told him they had no squad car available, and he should just file a report the next morning. After he hung up, he thought about it for a bit, got angry, and then called 911. He said something to the effect ...:" there are a couple of thugs breaking into my garage, and you better get over here right away before they get shot"... Within a minute of two, there were FIVE squad cars at his home, cherries going, lighting up the neighborhood like a midway circus.
They caught the kids all right, then gave him a LOT of trouble over it. It seems he missed getting arrested for mischief, or some some charge, by the skin of his teeth....
You really have to wonder where their priorities lie......
Naah. By the time a runner arrives the thief has left and the goods have
We had a break-in at a warehouse last week. We did everything we were contracted to...we dispatched pd, then called the building owner who told us to cancel dispatch and he was gonna go. He did, but he didn't go inside (good thing). He didn't notice the broken window because it was dark and he just drove around the outside of the building...then went home. At 8am the owner's partner calls in and is pissed because they got broken into and the police didn't go...hah! So I ran over there with my cs report, did a system check etc.
It really was a good thing the partner that responded did NOT go inside because the burglars were still inside.
Why did he cancel dispatch?...because he was afraid of false alarm fine. Bare in mind we've protected this place for 10 years now and we've NEVER had an unexplained false alarm...any we had were all user error.
I got to sell them a new exterior fire gong...idiot burlars ripped it down...red for fire.
Actually, we agree on many things. I just don't find it necessary to comment on something you add to the NG in which I agree. It is when I don't agree with what you posts that I comment and that usually frost your balls.
You're wrong because you assume we agree on lots of things. The only thing the above proves is that I don't usually respond when I think you're wrong and that you usually respond when you think I'm wrong. I do usually respond when you say somethig negative about me, my business or DIY in general. I just don't bother to respond on most other subjects because they're irrelavent to me.
As usual, you are wrong. I care a lot about what people who matter think. You're just not part of that subset.
Feel free to believe whatever makes you feel good about the way you behave. I bet you're nowhere near as rude to someone standing in front of you as you are in Usenet.