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Secrets About Remote Monitored Alarm Systems

From: Lee Jones <"Lee>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:03:03 -0800

TO: Chamber of Commerce Fran.Dehn_at_(domainremoved)

COPY: Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen

COPY: City Leadership


Don't blame the cops or City Council for slow, or no emergency response to
private property alarm systems.

.. blame alarm suppliers for non-disclosure. What "they" DO NOT tell

(below talking points not listed in any priority or chronological order)


1 ~ most private property alarm systems do not qualify for emergency police

2 ~ local law enforcement, police and sheriff, are not a party to private
contracts for private alarm services.

3 ~ calls for help to private alarm systems are called by licensed
monitoring firms, not by the alarm site.

4 ~ fines and fees can be unlawfully levied to the alarm site (and
reimbursed) due to error, wrong perpetrator.

5 ~ false alarm response can create a "police report" on private citizens..
which should be expunged.

6 ~ property alarm systems are divided into two categories... "Deterrent
Systems" and "Security Systems".

7 ~ Deterrent Systems do not qualify for 911 response.. Security Systems do

8 ~ Security Systems witness a 911 type emergency (audio or visual witness),
Deterrent Systems do not.

9 ~ Security Systems receive police notification first. Deterrent Systems
receive customer notification first.

10~ Deterrent Systems may get little or no attention, not unlike auto

11~ alarm contract originators and service provides (aka dealers) can
experience dilution of market value.

12~ municipalities jeopardize their sovereign immunity when responding to
private alarms.

13~ police response to private alarm systems can be considered "gifting
public funds", which is unlawful.

14 ~ many private alarm contracts can be cancelled, without penalty, due to
"deceptive business practices".

15~ up to 18% of a police budget can be dedicated to wasted police resources
for private alarm response.

16~ nearly all alarm response is error. Memphis recently reported 69,000
for 2016, with 99% error/false.

17~ private alarm industry really, really, like false alarms, because they
increase market value.

18~ the basic business model still promoted after 50 years, knowing it
flawed and delivers near total error.

19~ alarm industry associations do not recognize highly effective programs
like VR and SR.

20~ "police resources" can be unlawfully "re-packaged" and "re-sold" as part
of private alarm services.

21~ zero tolerance programs, like VR or SR do not remove or dilute any
citizen rights.

22~ zero tolerance programs do not increase burglary/crime stats, or
insurance costs.


Most of the above talking points are street tested and court tested.

Details available upon request, without cost or obligation.

Source: Lee Jones; Support Services Group; <mailto:leessg_at_(domainremoved)

Received on Sat Jan 14 2017 - 13:06:36 PST

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