Verified Response: A Hot Topic

NOTE: This has been re-posted from July.  Thank you.

Regardless of where you stand in today's heated debate over Verified Repsonse in the burglar alarm industry, one thing is clear: The number of police departments enacting Verified Response policies is growing.

Police departments and security dealers both want to keep people and property safe.  However, things start to get interesting (i.e., "contentious") when it comes to how costs and responsibilities should be divvied up in the event of a false alarm.  

So what's your take?  In your experience as a security dealer, do you see Verified Response at the wave of the future?  What about Enhanced Call Verification (ECV), where multiple calls must be made by the central station before the police department is notified--is that the more practical solution?