Industry stakeholders form Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response

Partnership to focus on establishing best practices, standards

Though some in the industry would argue that having a traditional alarm in and of itself is a deterrent to thieves, Jentoft said that insurers aren’t buying into that philosophy anymore and are really only offering discounts to those that install a video component with their system.

"The insurers care and they are actually stepping up and offering discounts to people who put (video alarms) in," Jentoft explained. "It’s there because video alarms provide more arrests and it’s a very effective way of combating crime. Law enforcement is onboard, the insurers are onboard and so is the industry."