At 3 a.m. on July 27, our Operator, Mike, saw two people walking around at a construction management facility. He dispatched the police and alerted the site responder. When the officers arrived, they confirmed that there was a burglary in progress and found a 3×5 foot hole cut in the fence. The two intruders were arrested.
A common explanation of construction video verification that our consultants use out in the field is that when something with four legs trips the alarm, the operator resets it. When something with two legs is responsible, the operator calls police. Rather than using surveillance cameras to track down the suspects after the fact, video verification helps catch bad guys in real time. All that matters to the operator after an alarm is tripped is whether or not someone is at the facility when they shouldn’t be. Seeing that proof– whether that's legs, arms or a close up of someone’s face–allows them to dispatch police at a high priority to get a fast response that ends in arrest.
Watch the video clips that led the operator to dispatch to this burglary: