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.
Keep your business safe with an affordable security system you can trust. TotalGuard ™ is an all-in-one solution to protecting your facility. Using the Sonitrol mobile app, view your business anytime in real time, playback video, and easily arm or disarm your business. The audio verification technology allows our Central Station team to monitor for early detection of a break-in, and each and every incident is immediately verified via audio and video by the team, ensuring your business is protected. One of our security design consultants would be happy to give you a free assessment and tell you about our current ZERO down install specials. Give us a call at (800) 444-1191. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, our team is here and always on the job!
Have you considered cameras, video, or a new alarm to protect what you value most? Sonitrol’s video and audio verification technology sets us apart from your typical alarm company, making us a leader in the security industry. Using verified intrusion methods, with live audio and video, our 24/7 monitoring team can determine if someone is attempting to break-in to your property. This innovative process ensures fewer false alarm dispatches, faster police response times, and allows our operators to provide critical details to responding law enforcement in real time, helping them catch more would-be intruders. Currently, Sonitrol’s documented apprehension record is 181,000 and counting. To learn more about our state-of-the art video and audio alarm offerings, contact us for a free security assessment of your facility at (800) 444-1191.
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.
“Don’t burn down the house honey!” – 4th of July Fire and Safety Tips
Special thanks to our technichian, Steve Weiss for the information in this blog!
If on the fourth of July you have a significant other who:
- Insists that his fireworks display is the best in town
- Causes you to double check and restock your medical kit
- Buys fireworks from “a friend” because they are bigger and better than “the other ones”
- Causes you to get the direct phone number to the local fire department and save it into every phone in the house
- Comes home grunting like Tim Allen and bragging about his secret Atomic Glow, Gimmy Shimmy, Nukes of Hazard fireworks
…This blog may be for you.
It’s that time of year for the sparks to fly! While there are many professional fireworks displays, some “do-it-yourselfers” feel the need to amaze the family. If this has been you in the past, here are some things you may want to think about.
Unfortunately, thousands of 4th of July celebrations end in hospital visits. A special study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that 65% of all fireworks injuries were sustained during the 30 days surrounding Independence Day. May of these injuries were to children and teens. Fireworks injuries were highest in children ages 5 – 19 years old an adults ages 25 – 44.
Consumer Grade doesn’t automatically spell safety
It seems like fourth of July celebrations on TV, always show the pretty little girls skipping through the park with the bright sparklers. But did you know that sparklers burn at 1200 degrees? Three burning sparklers together equal the heat of a blow torch. And while many agencies work to ensure public safety by issuing strict guidelines for producing fireworks, a “consumer grade” label does not automatically guarantee an injury free celebration. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 90% of all emergency visits were due to consumer grade fireworks.
Complacency equals automatic disaster
My husband was a combat engineer in the army for 16 years. His job included clearing roadside explosive devices, destruction of enemy ammunition…basically he blew things up for a living. The people he worked with, were trained explosive experts. Listening to him speak, their biggest threat was when someone “got careless”. Fireworks are no exception. Being distracted (or ignorant) while igniting an explosive device, which is the definition of a firework, will cause damage and more importantly injuries. More than half of all reported fireworks injuries in 2011 were the result of misuse or unexpected ignition of consumer grade products. Of these injuries 49% were sustained to the hands and fingers and 17% were to the face and eyes. When setting off fireworks, there is no such thing as being “too careful”.
Fireworks Tips and Safety
The best advice from the NFPA is to leave the firework’s displays to the professionals. However, if you decide to stay at home with your own fireworks display, here are a few tips to keep you are your family safe:
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden house available to use immediately
- Never use home-made or commercial grade fireworks
- NEVER allow children to play with or ignite fireworks
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket
- Do not shoot fireworks off in a glass or metal container
- Light fireworks and move away quickly
- Do not place your body or body parts over fireworks when lighting
- Never pickup or try to ignite unspent fireworks after a fireworks display
- Pour water on all spent devices after a display
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person
So, celebrate smart this year! And Happy Fourth of July from team Sonitrol!
Thursday night at 6:34pm, Sonitrol operators received a fire alarm at our customers building and immediately dispatched the fire department. Within 15 minutes the fire department was on the scene and the smoking hot laminator had been apprehended. The laminator had been left on after hours and set off the alarm. Loss to customer – one laminator.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) every year in the United States, 70,000 – 80,000 workplaces experience a serious fire. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries says that between 1992 – 2007, 3% of all workplace fatalities were contributed to fires and explosions. Many of these fires can be prevented.
For instance, in our incident above, an “end of the day” walk through of the building could have prevented this alarm. Make sure things like, laminators, floor heaters and any candle warmers are turned off. Walk through the plant, and listen for machinery that may still be running or look for lights that indicate a piece of machinery that is still on.
Training your employees to follow good fire and safety habits is another way to reduce the possibility of a fire.