Implementation of Verified Response in Burien has resulted in a significant reduction in police calls for service, allowing the police to focus on more serious crimes and emergency response type duties. Because alarm companies control alarm call requests, all associated false alarm fees are charged to the alarm companies. Non-monitored alarm fees are charged to the property owner.
Verified Response enables quicker and more efficient response at a lower cost when sending private contract security guards. Police establish emergency type calls as priority one calls, significantly increasing response times to more routine type calls such as mechanical alarms. However, private contract guards are able to prioritize response to alarms as a priority one type call, enabling them to respond much quicker. They are also able to provide the same type of service at a significantly reduced cost to the alarm user.