2 in custody, 2 on the run & asking: dude, where's my car

An attempted burglary at a medical marijuana facility ended in arrest for two and a ‘dude, where’s my car moment’ for two others thanks to a detection by Sonitrol Pacific’s security system January 23. Just before 5:00 a.m., Operator Joe Orsborn received an alert from the door between the warehouse and office of The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation.  Through the … Read More

Security audio of creaking door = dispatch, arrest

Security audio of a creaking door heard by a Sonitrol Pacific operator led to the arrest of one man suspected of burglarizing a Portland area auto body shop October 27. Operator Jessica Culver received an alert from the security system at Kadel’s Auto Body in Gresham just after 5:00 a.m.  Listening to live audio in the shop, Culver heard a … Read More

Burglary foiled by audio sensor security

One person was arrested at a Portland Salvation Army warehouse after Sonitrol Pacific’s security system detected a threat August 15. Operator Michael Young received the activation of the security system inside the warehouse about 10:30 p.m.  He only heard the HVAC unit, but his monitoring experience led him to believe the ambient noise was masking the activity of an intruder.  … Read More

Chief Reese: We love Sonitrol. We actually catch them!

Thanks to Lisa Buckner, Sonitrol Pacific Corporate Controller, for emailing me this story. “This afternoon I attended a MBA (Metropolitan Business Association) meeting where Chief of Police Mike Reese and Division Commander Bob Day of the Portland Police Bureau were guest speakers.  After their presentation, during the question and answer session, I stood up and stated, ‘As you know I’m … Read More