With Sonitrol’s video alarm verification, when your alarm is triggered, our Central Station operators can quickly review the audio and camera footage from within your business to verify an intrusion. This allows our team to dispatch law enforcement and provide real-time information and details about the break-in. Law enforcement can in turn respond to the alarm as high priority, which typically yields faster police response times than your average alarm provider. At the same time, business owners can watch the video from the Sonitrol Mobile App to see what our Central Station team is viewing. Call us at 1(800)444-1191 to get a FREE assessment from our Security Design Consultants. Watch the video below to see how verification works:
Just after two a.m., our Central Station operator, Chaz, received an audio alarm that sounded like machine noise and then metal being moved at a business with one of our verified alarms and dispatched police. Law enforcement arrived and made an apprehension before anything could be stolen. Way to go, Chaz and Muncie Police Department!
Did you know that over fifty years ago Sonitrol was developed by a police officer and an inventor? Combining the creativity of the inventor, Bob Baxter, and the perspective of Al Cronk, a police officer, Sonitrol was launched with the purpose of decreasing false alarms that police responded to and more importantly to INCREASE criminal apprehensions. Baxter’s innovations in audio technology allowed a monitoring team to listen in to a commercial property that had Sonitrol armed and to verify to responding police that a break-in was in progress. Today, Sonitrol is the 3rd largest commercial security company in North America. Call us at (800) 444-1191 to get a free assessment to protect your home or business!
Nationwide, Sonitrol is recognized among security leaders for having the FASTEST police response times in the industry. Because of our innovative alarm verification, our Central Station monitoring team can verify that a break-in is in progress. Law enforcement officers spend countless hours responding to false alarms with traditional alarm companies, but with Sonitrol, they know that’s not the case. Our operators even provide real-time critical details about what they are seeing and hearing at the facility, so law enforcement officers know more about the situation they are walking into, which helps increase officer safety. One of our professional design consultants is a phone call away at (800)444-1191 if you would like a FREE security assessment for your business or home.
Our Central Station never closes. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, our professional team of operators keeps an eye out for crime so you can rest easy. With our innovative technology, they verify when a break-in is in progress or if smoke has been detected in your facility and dispatch appropriate law enforcement personnel. Sonitrol offers full protection, whatever your security needs. We have the lowest false alarm rates, the fastest police response times, and our criminal apprehension rate is quickly climbing above 181,000. One of our security design specialists will give you a free assessment at 1 (800) 444-1191.
Burglars simply can’t tip toe or step around motion detector zones to avoid detection with Sonitrol’s advanced audio technology. This innovative security protection means we protect your entire facility, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling. It doesn’t matter if they are sneaking in through an unconventional entry point, such as a HVAC vent or a ceiling. Our audio technology hears the faintest noises and our Central Station monitoring team can immediately determine and verify if a break-in is in progress and dispatch law enforcement. There’s no reason to waste time with a traditional alarm that can leave so much of your property vulnerable to theft. One of our security design consultants would be happy to tell you how our Sonitrol alarms can offer you comprehensive protection. Call us for a FREE quote and design at 1-(800) 444-1191.
We have another large installation completed for one of our commercial clients. Great job, Adam from Team Sonitrol! Call us today at 1(800) 444-1191 to see how we can design the security system just for your business needs. We offer audio alarms, verified video, access control, fire systems, medical pendants, panic buttons and more, all monitored 24 hours a day from our downtown Central Station.
We want to say thank you to Owensboro Police Department and our Central Station operator, Chaz, for their team work on another apprehension. Just the other night, Chaz picked up suspicious audio sounds at a tire business with a Sonitrol alarm and dispatched law enforcement right away. Police found the intruder, who had managed to get inside via a rooftop air conditioning duct. This is another reason Sonitrol audio alarms fully protect your property. Unlike motion-based competitor alarms, our audio sensors hear unusual sounds and will alert us to an intrusion. With wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling audio coverage, unlike a motion detection system with limited areas of protection, Sonitrol alarms guarantee that if anyone is attempting to break-in to your place, our monitoring team WILL HEAR THEM.
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.
One of the first questions many people ask a security provider is “How much does it cost?” To answer this simple question, let me explain some general guidelines for pricing a security system.
Investing in a security system is much like purchasing a new car. Depending on what you want, the price can change dramatically. You can purchase a new basic model Chevy Silverado for $25,000. Now add the comfortable options, such as power windows, air conditioning, MP3 player capabilities, heated seats, leather interior and built-in navigation and the price can quickly reach $40,000. Why would someone invest in these additional options considering they may sell or trade the vehicle in 5 years? Americans spend an average of 2 and 1/2 hours a day in their car, and they want to enjoy this time. They understand that they are making an investment and they don’t want to regret their decision down the road. Likewise, you are making an investment on keeping the things you value secure. A security system should be built to not only be accommodating to the user, but do the job in the worst case scenario. Unfortunately, many people just focus on the price per month. They want the cheapest, quickest system possible, sacrificing quality equipment, quick system communication to authorities and great customer service if these problems arise. There really is no such thing as a cookie cutter price if you are truly interested in a system that works. You need the best security system!
Now let’s look at some security system options that you may want to investigate before you purchase a system:
Choose the way you want your system to communicate
- IP – Also know as internet protocol. If you have high speed internet this method is for you. It eliminates the need for a phone line. Communications are automatically tested every 15 – 30 minutes to ensure an alarm will be properly received.
- Cellular – Also known as cell. If you have a cell signal where you want to install your system, this is another excellent way to communicate alarms. You can’t cut a cell phone line. If you go with IP or dial-up, a cell backup is an excellent option to ensure alarms have back-up communication.
- Dial-up – If you do not have internet or cell signal in your area, you will need a dial-up panel. Make sure you get one that sends a test signal once a day to your central station. Otherwise, you risk not having your system communicate until your provider’s next test which could be up to 30 days.
Keys or no keys – access
All systems today, from a simple home system to a complex office building can take advantage of this option. Users are provided with key fobs, similar to the one pictured here. You can use these fobs to open your home or business. You can arm and disarm your system in one small wave. You can also have them scheduled to only disarm the system at certain times. So if you have a business that doesn’t require your employees to be there after business hours, or you just want to keep your teenagers honest, these fobs are an excellent idea for you.
Cameras have played an important part in our society in the last few years. From catching the suspected Boston Marathon bombers to busting the teenage party while mom and dad were away, cameras are becoming a popular security option. And with recent technological advances, a person can view live footage from their computer, laptop or smartphone. Investing in a good quality camera, with a great warranty versus the cheap warehouse store version can save you money, time and hassle down the road.
Water and Fire
Along with security, cameras, and key fobs, many companies also offer fully integrated systems that allow you to add fire and water monitoring to your business and home protection. While you may not want these options now, check to see that the system you are installing will support your complete wish list if you decide you want to add them later.
Whether you are installing a system in your home or business, you can not put a dollar amount on true peace of mind.
If we can answer questions about our systems, please feel free to contact us.