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Sonitrol’s Security System Assists Police in Apprehension Every 111 Minutes

Posted by David Terry

May 20, 2014 10:02:11 AM


"Since 1977, Sonitrol Has Assisted Law Enforcement in Over 170,000 Apprehensions"

criminal_apprehensionsSonitrol, the security industry’s leader in audio verification technology, has reached a milestone by assisting in its 170,000th documented apprehension since 1977, when the company began documenting apprehension statistics.


Sonitrol’s unprecedented record of success in assisting law enforcement in the apprehension of intruders is attributed to the nearly 50 years of dedication and advancement of the company’s unique, audio intrusion detection technology.


Sonitrol provides 100% wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling protection — monitored and verified in real-time — allowing for a quicker response by law enforcement, and resulting in more apprehensions of potentially criminal trespassers then traditional non-verified alarm security systems.


170,000 Criminal Apprehensions

The 170,000 documented apprehensions over the last 36 years — or approximately one apprehension every 111 minutes — is a result of a mutually beneficial relationship between local law enforcement agencies across North America and Sonitrol’s professionally trained operators.


Sonitrol’s ability to verify an intrusion in real time offers unrivaled credibility with local law enforcement. As a growing number of municipalities pass Verified Response regulations requiring verification that an intrusion is actually taking place before law enforcement dispatch personnel to the site, the reliability of Sonitrol’s audio intrusion system offers a key advantage over competing traditional intrusion systems.


False Alarms Waste Police Time


“False alarms are wasting a lot of officers’ time, but with Sonitrol, the Police can be more confident responding to a call,” said Joe Wilson, CEO, Sonitrol Western Canada. “The audio verification provides law enforcement with the ability to respond more quickly and tactically to an in-progress break-in.  Real-time information affects how fast an officer responds and how they approach the situation. And, as far as officer safety is concerned, it makes a huge difference.”


Properties protected by Sonitrol’s unique audio verification technology are remotely monitored around-the-clock by operators from a central monitoring station. In the event a possible intrusion is detected, one of Sonitrol’s highly trained operators automatically receives the live audio feed from the protected facility, which is used to indentify, verify and respond to the potential alarm. If the operator identifies the sounds as an actual break-in, only then is local law enforcement enlisted to respond to the alarm.


The process of audio verification allows local law enforcement to efficiently strategize their response and maximize their resources, while saving the customer from unnecessary false alarm fines.


“Sonitrol is extremely proud of its track record, and we think the apprehension statistics speak for themselves,” added Joe Wilson. “It’s one thing to have video surveillance and remote monitoring on your phone or tablet, and we do that, but with Sonitrol you have a live, professionally trained operator monitoring your facility 24-7, ready to listen-in when your system is armed.


Security With Peace Of Mind


“If all that’s on the other end is an employee who needs to access a facility after-hours, we’ll know. If it’s a stray dog barking, or some other benign disturbance, we’ll know. But, if there’s someone trying to break into a Sonitrol protected property, we’ll know, and we’ll let local law enforcement know, and together we’ll catch whoever it is. With Sonitrol, there’s always someone listening for you, so you can have that peace of mind. If you have Sonitrol, your walls have ears,” stated Wilson.


Sonitrol has been on the frontier of audio verification in security systems since 1964. Started in Anderson, Indiana, when founder Robert Baxter’s local pest extermination business discovered a new application for his invention that pin-pointed the exact location of termites in walls. The acoustic device was so accurate and effective that Baxter realized he could do more than just locate insects — he could also catch criminals.


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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 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.


Sonitrol Western Canada, with its Verified Electronic Security Solutions, 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: Verified Security Alarms, Prevent False Alarms

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Joe Wilson, Owner of Sonitrol Western Canada

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