Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response Formed

May 1, 2012

The Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response (PPVAR) is a public/private partnership that brings together all the property crime stakeholders to focus on combating property crime using video alarms to protect residential and commercial property owners in the community.

Video alarms have proven arrest rates hundreds of times greater than traditional blind alarm systems; arrest rates with traditional alarms are less than one tenth of one percent (0.08%).

In best case scenarios, video alarm systems have delivered arrest rates of over 50% of actual burglaries with many examples of over 20%. With leadership from the police community, National Sheriffs Association, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau, this public/private partnership reaches out beyond the security industry to include all the stakeholders in property crime.

The current Board of Directors, composed of representatives from each of the stakeholders, are:

• Representing the police community is Chief Yost Zakhary of Woodway, Texas.

• Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald, current president of the National Sheriffs Association, will join the board after his term is completed in June.

• Fred Lohmann, Director of the NICB (National Insurance Crime Bureau).

• Representing the alarm industry is Donald Young, CIO of Protection One; Steve Walker, vice president – Customer Service Centers, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions

Source: Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response

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