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How to Stop Thieves Before They Enter Your Building

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 7, 2015 9:07:00 AM


Sonitrol_Alarm_Monitoring_Centre_CanadaIt's not only possible to stop thieves once they gain entry in your building – you can also stop them before they enter!  

This may seem like an impossible task, but it has been made possible for many of our clients who use our verified audio and video security solutions.  Most recently, our SonaVision technology assisted in a criminal capture at a facility in British Columbia before the main building was breached.


How is this even possible?


Sonitrol’s SonaVision Verified Alarms are a unique push monitored system that immediately sends a video through to our central monitoring station operators when a criminal, or vehicle is detected entering a secure area.  

Here is some information on how SonaVision works:


Push vs. Pull


Conventional video alarms use pull video technology.  This means that an alarm is sent to operators and the operator then has to dial into each video camera to look at a recording.  This pulling of video causes a delay that often results in the criminal activity being missed or the criminal escaping before the police arrive.

Unlike conventional alarms, SonaVision uses a unique push technology that sends an immediate video to operators the moment a secure area is breached.  

Our operators watch events in real-time, verifying the alarm and dispatching police instantly.  If the secure area begins at your business’s perimeter, SonaVision will allow operators to notify police before thieves actually enter your building.  

Infrared Camera

In many cases, Sonitrol uses infrared CCTV cameras tuned with motion sensors.  When heat or motion goes through the field of vision, the video is then automatically pushed to the professional operators for verification.  

This technology is especially useful at night, or when it's dark, so it's not necessary for you to leave lights on once you close your business for the day.   In fact, we encourage our clients to keep their lights off so criminals cannot “shop” for what they want to steal!  Instead, turn off your lights make it tougher for thieves to steal and reduce your electrical bill by using infrared cameras to catch thieves. 

Infrared cameras paint the spectrum of the area they see, causing everything in the field of vision to become reflective.  As soon as a person walks through the field of vision, the infrared camera illuminates the person.  Without delay, central monitoring can then verify that it is actually a break-in in progress and notify police.

Why Verified Alarms?

SonaVision helps capture criminals because it is a verified security system. Police are dispatched immediately, with real-time information.  

At a recent Allteck Line Contractors Inc. break-in,  one of the exterior shop doors was breached in their Langley facility.  Central monitoring operators identified the break-in immediately and notified the police.  Quick detection with Sonitrol's security system and quick response from the local police resulted in criminal apprehension before entry to the building was gained. Click here for our client testimonial.

The ability to capture a thief before they enter your building is possible when using SonaVision verified video technology.  Combined with verified audio, we will be able to watch and listen, reducing false alarms and ensuring the police are dispatched to your building when needed.

Check out the SonaVision break-in clip at Allteck:



Contact us today for a free security plan that will help you catch thieves before they enter.  Catching criminals is what we do!


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About Sonitrol Western Canada

We're so confident in our technology and responsive service, that no one else in the industry can match our guarantee. Our unique verified audio and CCTV video business security solutions enable our operators to hear and see what is happening in your business before the criminals gain entry!! We verify the actual source of the alarm, and we get the police to attend the scene immediately. FOR A FREE SECURITY AUDIT, click here, or call 1-866-766-4876 - We are a security company with over 150 offices across North America serving clients across Western Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon. 

Sonitrol Western Canada, with its Verified Electronic Security Systems, is committed to providing customers with the most comprehensive security protection. Cooperation in the elimination of false alarms is not only beneficial to the system’s user, but results in better protection of the entire community by allowing law enforcement to use their resources as efficiently as possible.

Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, SonaVision Online Monitoring, Verified Security Alarms

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

We provide our customers with the best commercial security solutions and quality service backed by our unique Guarantee and Commitment to Service. It's something unverified conventional alarm companies simply cannot guarantee!

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