Guard Response
Verification Service

Guard Response

Verified Response is a dispatch protocol employed by emergency response departments in some jurisdictions in an effort to reduce false alarms. In practice, it means that an alarm signal must be confirmed to be a real emergency before local emergency responders (such as police and fire departments) can be dispatched to the alarm site or will respond to a dispatch request.

If you subscribe to Ring Alarm Professional Monitoring and live in a Verified Response jurisdiction, here is what you need to know:

When the central monitoring station receives an alarm signal they will call you and your emergency contact(s) to ask if you are present at the alarm site, and able to verify whether there is a real emergency. If you are not at the alarm site or otherwise unable to verify, they will ask if you want a private guard responder to be dispatched to the alarm site in an effort to perform the verification.
If you accept, the central monitoring station will dispatch a private guard responder who will check the alarm site and dispatch emergency responders (police or fire) if there is a real emergency. The fee that you agree to pay for the dispatch of a private guard responder to the alarm site is $75.00 for the first 20 minutes, and $1.25 per minute thereafter.

If you do not accept, under the rules under jurisdiction, the central monitoring station may be unable to dispatch local emergency responders (police and fire) to the alarm site, or local emergency responders my refuse to respond to a dispatch request even in the event of a real emergency.

Jurisdictions that have a Verified Response policy where we offer private guard responder services upon request:

Alberta (Coming Soon)

  • Calgary (Coming Soon)
  • Edmonton (Coming Soon)

British Columbia (Coming Soon)

  • Kamloops (Coming Soon)

Ontario (Coming Soon)

  • London (Coming Soon)
  • Toronto (Coming Soon)
  • York (Coming Soon)

Arizona

  • Prescott Valley
  • Sun City
  • Surprise

California

  • Chico
  • Fontana
  • Fremont
  • Modesto
  • Mount Hamilton
  • San Jose
  • Turlock
  • Ventura

Colorado

  • Arvada
  • Aspen
  • Aurora
  • Broomfield
  • Denver
  • Evergreen
  • Golden
  • Lakewood
  • Loveland
  • Meredith
  • Pitkin County (Coming Soon)
  • Snowmass
  • Snowmass Village
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Woody Creek

Michigan

  • Detroit
  • Ecorse
  • Ferndale
  • Grosse Pointe Park
  • Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Hamtramck
  • Harper Woods
  • Oak Park
  • Redford
  • River Rouge

New Jersey

  • Camden

New Mexico

  • Ruidoso (Coming Soon)

Nevada

  • Henderson
  • Las Vegas
  • North Las Vegas

Oregon

  • Eugene
  • Josephine County
  • Lane County Unicorp
  • Lincoln County

Utah

  • Holladay
  • Murray
  • Salt Lake City
  • South Salt Lake City
  • Taylorsville
  • West Valley

Washington

  • Bellingham
  • Burien
  • Grays Harbor County (Coming Soon)
  • Lakewood
  • Redmond
  • Seattle
  • Thurston County
  • Yakima

Wisconsin

  • Madison
  • Milwaukee