2 arrested after security audio detects bangs, voices

Police caught two people suspected of trespassing at a school after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security detected banging noises and men’s voices inside the school August 9. Operator Robin Goings received the impact-activated security audio alert from the Puget Sound area grade school about 9:30 p.m.  Listening to live audio, Goings heard banging sounds and called the school district’s guard service. … Read More

False burglar alarms: Where's the outrage?

By Kerry Goodwin Seattle Police estimate hours equivalent to more than 50-full time employees are wasted each year in responding to false alarms.  This statistic become particularly offensive when one takes into account the shrinking budgets of law enforcement agencies.  Our communities simply don’t have the resources to waste.  With nearly 98% of burglary alarms being classified as false alarms, … Read More