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Sonitrol Reaches Record Number Of Criminal Apprehensions

Posted by Joe Wilson

Jan 5, 2017 10:15:41 AM

Sonitrol's Verified Security Reaches Record in Criminal ApprehensionsSonitrol’s verified alarm detection techniques coupled with law enforcement partnerships result in more than 175,000 criminal apprehension to date 

Sonitrol, the leader in verified electronic security, provides customers throughout the United States and Canada with customized, state-of-the-art security solutions for intrusion alarms, access control, video surveillance and fire detection, has reached a new milestone by assisting with 175,000 documented criminal apprehensions since 1977, when the company first began recording apprehension statistics.  

These record-breaking results have been achieved through constant innovation in alarm verification techniques as well as strong relationships with law enforcement and the communities that Sonitrol serves. 

Sonitrol’s roots began in law enforcement in 1964 when founded by Anderson, Indiana police officer, Al Cronk.  Mr. Cronk’s purpose was to help law enforcement safely apprehend criminals while reducing false alarms.  Sonitrol’s unique audio verified alarm detection methods provide the tools needed to accurately detect true alarm events, versus false alarms, and effectively, efficiently, and appropriately notify law enforcement.  

Apprehensions occur from violations ranging from business and school break-ins to more serious violations that have may lasting effects on the community after the initial crime has occurred. This unique and powerful technology has helped Sonitrol and the law enforcement community apprehend 175,000 criminals, more than any other security system in the market. Police know when they respond to a Sonitrol alarm, they are likely going to apprehend a criminal, which has led to a trusted relationship, faster police response times, and increased officer safety when responding to alarm events. 

“Considering that 98% of alarm calls are false, coupled with a less than 1% apprehension rate when responding to non-verified alarms, it is easy to understand why many law enforcement agencies are making the shift to Verified Alarm Response policies,” said Joe Wilson, Sonitrol Western Canada.  “We pride ourselves in continuing the legacy of Sonitrol by innovating better, faster alarm verification techniques while building strong relationships with our local communities and Law Enforcement.” 

In 2015, Sonitrol announced the introduction of SonaVision™ Video Verification, adding integrated video verification to Sonitrol’s proven audio verification techniques.  This coupled with the Sonitrol Mobile Application, allows both central station operators and customers to view live and recorded video, facilitating the appropriate level of communication between the Sonitrol operator and the end-user customer.  And last month, Sonitrol announced ground breaking innovation by being the first systems manufacturer to release a UL/ULC approved product that initiates alarms driven by glass-break analytics.

Sonitrol’s involvement with law enforcement includes a partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR).  The PPVAR is comprised of members of the electronic security industry, insurance industry, and law enforcement.  Their mission is to educate electronic security stakeholders on the value of verified alarms in reducing false alarms, increasing apprehensions, preserving tax payer dollars, and enhancing end users’ and responding officers’ safety.  


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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. 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: Prevent False Alarms, Criminal Apprehension

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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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