Apartments Need Security Too

Apartment Safety

Security systems aren’t just for your typical home or office, apartments need protection too. Though some complexes have key card access and gated entry, it isn’t always enough to keep out the burglars. Below are some tips to help keep you safe in your apartment. • Before you pick a new apartment to live in, check out the neighborhood ahead … Read More

Arresting the Angry

At 12:13 last night, Verification Center operator Kris Etheridge received audio activations from smashing and banging activity at a Tacoma, Wash. elementary school.  She dispatched the school’s patrol service, who promptly caught the suspect. The man had broken the skylight in one of the classrooms, but did not make entry. Police did a search of the school using K-9 forces. … Read More

Church intruder caught by audio security

Sharp bangs and sounds of movement inside a church basement alerted a Sonitrol Pacific operator to a break-in in progress, leading to police catching the suspect February 16. Monitoring Operator Michael Young received an impact-activated alert from the First Presbyterian Church just before 11 p.m.  He heard several sharp bangs from the audio security sensors in the church’s fellowship hall, … Read More

Audio Security of Voices Leads to Two Arrests, Recovery of Property

Police arrested two people suspected of attempting to burglarize a school’s portable classroom and recovered stolen property after Sonitrol Pacific detected the threat September 18. Monitoring Operator Bricia Mejia received an impact-activated alert from the portable classroom and heard the voices of two men.  She immediately called police.  Mejia continued to hear the intruders’ voices while police were on their … Read More

Prime time crime time

Summertime is prime time crime time While we always see a jump in criminal activity this time of year, the summer of 2011 is shaping up to be even busier than usual for the verification experts in our monitoring center. During May, June and July, 108 suspected burglars, vandals and trespassers have been caught after a Sonitrol Pacific detection and … Read More

Arrests made for 3rd time in a year at Everett business

Police arrested a trespassing couple inside an Everett woodworking machinery manufacturing business after they were detected by Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system June 5. Monitoring Operator Jeff LaMont received an impact-activated audio alert from the business and heard loud bangs and crashing sounds, followed by voices.  He immediately called Everett Police. Officers located a homeless couple inside the building and … Read More

Burglary detected, property recovered, suspect arrested

Police caught a suspect in the act of taking cigarettes and alcohol from a Boise area grocery store after Sonitrol Pacific detected the break-in on June 27. Just after 12:30 a.m., Monitoring Operator Joe Orsborn (pictured) heard sounds of movement through the store’s Sonitrol Pacific audio security system and called police. Nampa Police responded quickly to the verified alarm and … Read More

Vandal detected, arrested

Sheriff’s deputies charged a suspect with criminal vandalism of a Portland area recovery center after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system detected the person May 21. Just after 2:30 a.m., Operator Michael Young was monitoring security systems of Portland clients when he received an alarm from the center.  He heard several “loud, sharp bangs”, suspected someone was trying to break in … Read More

‘Combative’ intruder detected, arrested

An intoxicated intruder at a Portland theater group facility told police to “shoot me” when they confronted him after responding to Sonitrol Pacific’s detection and dispatch May 28. Security system monitoring operator Michael Young received the impact-activated audio alarm from the building after 3:30 a.m.  He heard a single loud crash and called Portland Police.  While on the phone with … Read More

Bang, crash detected by audio security leads to arrest

A Sonitrol Pacific audio-based security system detected a “bang and crash” at a Tacoma area medical facility and responding police arrested one suspect June 25. Monitoring operator Jessica Culver received the impact-activated alarm from Quantum Medical just before 4 a.m. and heard banging and crashing noises she suspected was glass breaking.  She immediately called Lakewood Police.  Culver continued to monitor … Read More