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.
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.
Fifty years ago, in 1969, our founder, Dr. William Standring, “Doc”, opened Sonitrol of Evansville to help police reduce false alarms and to increase criminal apprehensions. Since then, our location has played an essential role in achieving Sonitrol corporate’s apprehension rate of over 180,140 criminals and counting. What began as one man’s vision of helping police catch criminals has grown into a trusted family of people who value each other, their clients, and their community. We couldn’t have achieved this milestone without the continued support of our customers, fire department, and law enforcement officers alike, which is why we’d like to invite you all to celebrate with us.
We would love to see you on Friday, September 13, 2019 between 11a.m.-2p.m. for our 50thAnniversary Open House. In addition to serving delicious barbecue and sides from our local favorite, Miller’s BBQ Catering, we will be giving tours of our Central Station, the heart of Sonitrol, where our operators work 24 hours a day to monitor our customers’ verified alarms. With the Central Station tour, you will find out how operators listen to live audio feed to determine whether or not to dispatch police. Join us for free barbecue, take a tour of our operation, and celebrate with us. We are excited for the next fifty years to come!
When: Friday, September 13, 2019
Where: Sonitrol of Evansville
208 NW Third Street
Evansville, IN 47708
Call us with any questions: (800) 444-1191 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s three a.m. You are sound asleep, dreaming about that beach vacation you’re planning. Your toes are in the sand, the waves are gently lapping against the shore, when all of a sudden, an earthquake hits! Wait, it’s not an earthquake. It’s your cellphone buzzing across your nightstand. Why is my phone ringing at three a.m.? I was having the best dream!
No one wants to get that call. If you are a Sonitrol customer, you could be on the receiving end of one of those calls from our Central Station operators. Why? Has there been a break-in at your business? Maybe not. Often times, it’s not your usual suspect. A criminal hasn’t triggered the alarm at your facility. The culprit? An unsecured door, blown open by a summer storm or a gust of wind. Yep. A door.
But doors are great, right? They help protect the people who should be there and keep the noise, weather, unauthorized people, and zombies out. And with a Sonitrol security system at your business or residence, you’ve really added protection to your property, valuables, and loved ones. We’ve installed door contacts so that when your system is armed and a door is opened, our monitoring team will dispatch police.
How do the door contacts work?
A door contact has two components. First, there is the switch part that is attached to the doorframe. It can be wirelessly powered with a battery or wired directly to the security panel. The second part of the contact is a magnet. The two components need to meet up when the door is closed to let the control panel know that the door is shut. The standard allowable gap between the contact and magnet before it goes into alarm is ¾ of an inch. Once the magnet is farther than ¾ of an inch, the alarm point is considered open, and if the system is armed, our operators will be notified.
So how could a door cause a false alarm?
Sometimes, buildings settle, doors become misaligned, screws in hinges become loose, and doors and doorframes swell and shrink with changing seasons. It may sound as unlikely as a zombie knocking down your door, but it’s a common cause of false alarms.
So, what can you do?
- Make sure all of your doors close properly. Can you pull the door open without turning the doorknob? Is there play in the door? When you pull on the handle, is it tight? Or does it wiggle and move?
- Check the door hinges. The hinges should be checked to make sure screws have not loosened and the strike plate on the frame is installed properly and not damaged. Make sure the latch on the door is contacting the strike plate on the doorframe.
- Check the door contact on occasion. Over time, the contact and the magnet can become misaligned or components can become damaged. Are both components of the door contact mounted properly and meeting when the door is closed?
Checking to make sure your doors are closed and secure and fixing older doors will help ensure that your building is protected when you arm the security system. It can increase police safety, too. Police safety? You bet. Avoiding these false alarms keeps our police from rushing across town when it isn’t necessary. On a windy night, or when a summer storm might be rolling in, that extra few minutes to check your doors could help make sure you enjoy those beach vacation dreams and don’t get a three a.m. wake-up call!
Halloween is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year. But unfortunately, this holiday can quickly turn into tragedy if you do not think about your fur babies. Below are some Halloween safety tips to keep this holiday a howling success.
Keep the Candy Away!
One of the most important Halloween safety tips is to not leave a bowl of candy out by the door, in a hallway or in the family room. If the bowl is not placed high enough, the family pet could easily score some treats and end up with a belly ache or worse. Keep all types of chocolate, be it milk, dark or white, out of the reach of your pet. The same is true of all other types of candy, like gum and hard candy that contain a sugar substitute called Xylitol that is harmful to animals. If there is any indication that your pet has consumed Halloween candy, contact your vet right away.
A Camera is Essential to Pet Safety
Recently in the news, a doggie daycare was being vandalized. Thanks to video footage the perpetrator, a neighbor, was identified and arrested before he could hurt the animals. Unfortunately, Halloween is the worst time for pets to be taken and/or hurt. If you have pets, you understand that your fur baby is absolutely worth this extra measure of security.
Beware of Halloween Decorations
Another Halloween safety tip: Put your Halloween decorations like colorful corn and pumpkins up high so your pets can’t reach them. Place them on top of dressers, stands, tables and other surfaces to reduce the risk of unsuitable chew toys. While these Halloween decorations are generally considered to be non-toxic, the truth is that even a small nibble on any of these items can result in a nasty upset stomach for your pet. If you decide to put candles in your pumpkins, do not put them anywhere near where your pets could possibly access them. Even a slight nudge of a dog’s nose against an elevated lit pumpkin can knock it down and create a fire hazard. The worst case scenario is a curious kitten or puppy being singled by a pumpkin’s interior candle flame.
Move Those Wires and Cords
If you put up colorful Halloween electric lights on the inside or outside of your house, you’ll have plenty of wires and cords to worry about. Experts on the topic of Halloween safety tips are adamant that pet owners should keep cords in places where pets can’t easily nibble on them. If one of your little furry friends takes a bite or two on these cords, he could suffer a burn, cut or an electrical shock that threatens his life.
Stay safe and have a Bootiful Halloween!
A new security system customer asked an installation technician this question. The technician shrugged his shoulders, because he had never thought about it, and said, “I guess, you don’t.”
Choosing a company to provide you with security, should not be a “click of the mouse” decision. These people will not only be securing valuables, but irreplaceable personal mementos and possibly your loved ones. Your decision should come with some background knowledge on the company. What kind of research should you do before making this choice?
1. How long has the company been in business?
The last thing you want to invest in, is a “fly-by-night” company to provide security at your home or office. Most state websites offer a business entity report. These reports can tell you whether the business is registered in the state, and for how long. Simply type in your state’s abbreviation followed by .gov in your browser bar.
When you get to your state’s website, search for business entity and then type in the company’s name. Companies who have longevity, usually have experience backed by excellent customer service and are a community landmark for a reason. The Better Business Bureau is also another good source of information to research a security provider.
2. Who do they hire?
A natural assumption would be that all security providers run a background check on their potential employees. After all, the consultants and technicians come into your home or place of business, see all your valuables and where they are located. As a customer, you must trust that the installers will “hook up” your system properly. Then there is a monitoring crew, which you will probably never meet, watching for alarms and dispatching the proper authorities. If your provider is serious about keeping you safe, they will choose to spend the extra money to find upstanding citizens to add to their team!
3. Who will help you after you sign the agreement?
Naturally, we would assume that when someone sells us a product, the company that employees them, will be responsible for helping with any after sale issues or questions. Often larger security companies use independently owned, smaller companies to push their product. These companies come and go and their mindset is to sell, sell, sell. Once the account is sold, you never hear from them again. Another company will then install and service the system. Confirm that the same company that sells the security system, will be responsible for installation, monitoring, and servicing the system. This may save you a ton of hassle if you need to speak to someone regarding “after the sale” questions or issues.
If you have questions or you would like a free assessment on a fire and security system, contact us.