When it comes to their security systems, business and homeowners want to know what is happening in real time. And, if there is an alarm, they want to see what caused it immediately. That is why Video Alarm Verification (VAV) presents such a great opportunity.
What Is VAV?
Video Alarm Verification (VAV) helps takes the guesswork out of what caused an alarm event since the central station operator can actually see pre-alarm video footage. This lets monitoring personnel alert authorities to potentially dangerous situations before help is summoned—promoting a higher level of safety for customers and first responders.
In 2015, AlarmNet launched its first VAV integration with I-View Now to support Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services and the HRGX Performance Series DVR. We are pleased to announce that AlarmNet has expanded its integration with I-View Now to include VAV support for the Performance Series HQA DVRs and for Performance Series IP NVRs.
The expanded integration options offer a wider range of VAV choices to include- Analog or IP Video, DVR and NVR solutions- helping dealers and central stations to expand their connected home and business offering.
I-View Now offers a patented, cloud-based central station interface that makes VAV as easy as pushing a button. It’s ideal for residential or small commercial applications and is a great way to earn more RMR. Central stations must be integrated with I-View Now in order to offer VAV services to their dealers.
How Can You Benefit?
For dealers and central stations, incorporating VAV into your portfolio can help expand your business, increase your RMR and satisfy the fast-growing segment of local municipalities that mandate VAV before dispatch. For central stations specifically, VAV may help reduce the time and costs associated with false alarms and help provide better information to emergency responders about what is happening at the premise.
Whether you are an end user, dealer or central station, it’s clear that VAV takes the guesswork out of alarms—improving situational awareness.