Don’t let worries about an unsecured property ruin your lake or beach weekend getaway this summer. Sonitrol residential and commercial alarms are verified by our around-the-clock monitoring team and trusted by police. The moment anyone attempts to break-in to your property, our innovative audio technology enables us to listen in so we can dispatch police and provide details in real-time to responding law enforcement. We’re always on the job so that you can take the break you deserve. Call us at 1-800-444-1191 for a FREE assessment from one of our professional security design consultants.
Since 1969, Sonitrol of Evansville has been family-owned and operated out of our downtown location in Evansville. Our U.L. Certified Central Station is open twenty-four seven, three hundred and sixty-five days a year, and operated by a team of professional, local men and women you can depend on. When you choose Sonitrol to handle your commercial or residential security needs, we consider it an honor to provide you with outstanding service. Call us today at 1 (800) 444-1191 to learn about our current specials and see how we can protect your home or business.
Tired of false alarms? We hear you! So was the retired police officer who founded Sonitrol…That’s what prompted the officer, Al Cronk, to team up with an inventor over fifty-five years ago to develop an alarm system that would accurately determine if a break-in was in progress. Traditional systems depend on motion detector equipment, which unfortunately, can easily be triggered by something as tiny as a warehouse mouse. In his career as a police officer, Cronk had responded to way too many false alarms. His inventor friend, Robert Baxter, came up with the perfect solution, the audio sensor. This innovative sound device launched the Sonitrol alarm, the most dependable and verified alarm system in the industry. Using this audio technology, Sonitrol detects sounds at the first sign of a break-in attempt. Before the would-be perpetrators have even gained access to a facility, our Central Station operators can listen in and hear them trying to gain entry. Our team immediately dispatches law enforcement, who can arrive on scene before anything has been stolen and usually before anyone has broken into the facility.
Because of Sonitrol’s capability to verify true break-ins, we have the fastest police response times and the lowest false alarm rates in the industry. If you want to ensure your business, school, or facility is protected around the clock and that false alarms are a thing of the past, contact us today for a free assessment from one of our security design consultants at (800) 444-1191. We look forward to providing you with security peace of mind.
Evansville Police Department made two apprehensions after our Central Station team dispatched on a Sonitrol alarm. Just the other night, our 24/7 monitoring team received sounds of glass breaking at a local restaurant with a verified audio system by Sonitrol. Immediately, our operators dispatched law enforcement, who arrived on scene and took two suspects into custody. One of the perks of a Sonitrol audio or video alarm, is that it is silent. Would-be intruders never realize we have notified police and that they are on the way. This helps contribute to our high apprehension rate of 181,000 and counting. Way to go, Team Sonitrol and police! Safeguard your business or home with a Sonitrol system today. Call us at 1-800-444-1191 for a free assessment and to hear about our current specials.
It is National Fire Prevention Week, and it is important to discuss fire prevention measures and safety tips with your loved ones, friends, and co-workers.
Here are some safety tips to consider:
- Install smoke alarms throughout your home and business, test them once a month, and if they are not working, replace the batteries. An early warning from a regularly tested smoke alarm can save lives.
- Have a plan. Talk with your family, especially younger kids, about what to do if a smoke alarm goes off. Make sure you each know at least one or two ways to escape from every room in your home in the event of a fire. Do practice fire drills, and know where to meet up outside, for example, the mailbox. Have escape plans at your place of work, too. Practice getting out in less than two minutes.
- In the event of a fire, “Get out, and stay out.” Only professional firefighters should enter a building that is on fire. Don’t go back inside.
- Have a monitored fire system that will dispatch the fire department. Sonitrol’s fire detection integrates with all of our products and services for your home or business. Just like our alarm monitoring services, our Central Station team monitors smoke and heat detectors, sprinkler systems and pull stations. Our operators can differentiate between an intrusion alarm and a fire signal and will immediately dispatch the necessary emergency personnel to your facility or home. Our professional service team will install, maintain, and inspect your system regularly. Call us today for a free assessment at (800) 444-1191.
So you are thinking of installing a security system in your home. Perhaps something in the news has brought you to this decision. Maybe a neighbor just had a break in, or even worse, it was your home that was burglarized. You want something that is cost effective, high quality and built to fit your needs. Finding a good alarm monitoring service is an essential part of a great security system. Here are some points to ponder:
Why get a monitored system?
The other day, my daughter and I were walking through our usually quiet neighborhood, when we heard the shrill sound of a siren going off. We didn’t know where the siren was coming from or why it was sounding, so like most people when they hear an alarm, we shrugged it off. If this was a home alarm, it went off for a good 5 minutes. We never saw a police presence in the area. Even if we had called 911, I know that my call goes to the city dispatch and must be transferred to the sheriff’s department. Then add the time it will take for a police officer to find the location due to our vague directions and the end result will be that the criminals will be long gone before officers arrive.
A monitored system can increase police response time in several ways. First, when an alarm sounds, the monitoring station, called a central station, will immediately make a direct call to the responding department of law enforcement and dispatch police. No need to wait for the neighbor to hear your siren, come outside to investigate, run back in the house, dial 911 and wait to be transferred to the correct dispatcher. A good security provider will have trained operators, not just a dispatch center, who will remain calm and know what information is necessary to help prepare law enforcement to respond to your alarm. And let’s face it, during a burglary every minute counts!
But what if the unthinkable happens and you are home when someone attempts to enter your residence? Adding a simple device to your system, called a panic button can help. How? By pressing a panic button, your alarm becomes a verified alarm! A verified alarm tells police that someone has seen or heard criminal activity in progress and to respond quickly. Just recently a newly installed customer had someone kicking in their front door at 1:30 am. The culprit wasn’t in the house yet, so the alarm was not activated. However, the resident pressed the button and the police arrived before the intruder was able to enter the home. Add audio feed and when you press your panic button, operators hear what is happening. They can then relay important information to law enforcement to help apprehend criminals quickly.
Fire and carbon monoxide monitoring
Let me start by saying ALL HOMES SHOULD HAVE SMOKE ALARMS AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS. According to the National Fire Protection Association, smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death in house fires. Carbon Monoxide poisoning kills on average 170 people per year from non automotive products including furnaces, ranges, and water heaters. A security system can monitor your home for fire and carbon monoxide detection. A smoldering fire in a home, may not wake occupants or be visible to the neighbors. Carbon Monoxide is colorless and odorless and will kill before the occupants are aware of it’s presence. But a monitored system will detect unsafe levels, and signal operators to dispatch the fire department. If you are unconscious or unable to use to the phone, help is on the way.
Whatever has brought you to the decision to look into a security system, we only ask one thing…take the time to GET A FREE ASSESSMENT before you decide on your system and a provider. Don’t trust the person on the telephone to make the assumption as to what you need in YOUR home. A security system will not only be protecting your valuables but the things you value..your peace of mind and the safety of your family. We feel you and your family are worth the time it takes to visit and build your security system correctly!
Don’t fall victim to the silent killer! Carbon Monoxide Safety Precautions
You wake up in the middle of the night feeling nauseous, dizzy and your head is pounding. If you are like most people, your first self-diagnosis would be FLU! You would probably go back to bed to see if you could sleep it off; maybe hit the medicine cabinet for something to ease your pain. However, if this was carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, you and everyone in the building would be in SERIOUS trouble. In a news report this week, 3 people fell victim to this killer due to a faulty pool heater at a hotel. Two of these people died two months ago. CO had been seeping through the walls and officials were able to locate the CO leak, but only after the third fatality, an 11 year old boy.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in America, CO poisoning is responsible for:
- 400+ deaths
- 20,000+ emergency room visits
- 4,000+ Hospitalizations
What is carbon monoxide and how is it produced?
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced from various fuels including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. All equipment that uses internal combustion produces carbon monoxide like automobiles and trucks, generators, and pressure washers.
What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?
Because CO has no color, taste or smell, it is virtually undetectable to human senses. A proper diagnosis can go undetected if CO is not suspected. Symptoms include:
- Mental Confusion
- Loss of muscular coordination
- Loss of consciousness
These symptoms will vary on length of exposure.
How can you reduce exposure to CO poisoning?
- Install a CO alarm that meets UL safety requirements. Put them in hallways and every room, especially any rooms that are attached to a garage. Be sure to test them every year and change the batteries. Never disregard a CO alarm!
- Never operate a portable gasoline powered engine inside your garage, home or any other enclosed building. Do not idle your car in the garage, even with the door open.
- Do not burn charcoal or use portable fuel burning camping equipment in your home, an enclosed building or a tent. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area when using this equipment.
- Schedule qualified professionals to install all gas appliances including heating systems, refrigerators, and water heaters to ensure they meet manufacturer’s code. Have appliances inspected and serviced annually to check for blockages, corrosion, or bad connections. Keep gas appliances properly adjusted. Install and use an exhaust fan vented to the outdoors over gas stoves.
- Chimneys should be checked and cleaned every year to prevent blockage from debris. Be sure to open the flue when the fireplace is in use.
- Never use a gas appliance, such as a stove top, oven or dryer for heating.
Don’t wait for a tragedy to happen to you or someone close to you! Take the time NOW to ensure that those in your care are safe from this silent killer!