High crime = high Crime Stoppers donation

Every quarter, Sonitrol Pacific donates $100 to Crime Stoppers  for each apprehension incident resulting from a detection by one of our security systems.  When we tallied up our second quarter apprehensions, we were thrilled to see 83 people were caught in 36 incidents.  This leads to $3,600 in donations.  Nice! Boise Area Crime Stoppers: $200 donation 06/27    1 Burglar caught … Read More

Prevent crime, start sharing

Join the Snohomish County Business Watch at a public meeting Tuesday, July 19 at the Staybridge Suites, 9600 Harbour Place, Mukilteo, WA 98275, 11:30am – 1pm. Emily Thompson from the Washington State Fusion Center will speak about their information sharing platforms’ impact on business crime prevention efforts and Chief Caldwell from the Mukilteo Police Department will be a special guest. … Read More

Rooftop HVAC Units at Risk

Unprotected Rooftop Units A High Risk And Devastating Cost   Elsewhere in the country, rooftop HVAC units have been a draw to burglars now it is spread to the Pacific Northwest. In recent months reports of HVAC units being stripped of their copper has been reported in significantly increasing numbers. Even though the value of the copper retrieved is hardly … Read More

Crime Stoppers donations

We believe preventing crime benefits everyone.  At the end of each quarter, Sonitrol Pacific makes a donation to Crime Stoppers organizations in the Pacific Northwest of $100 for each apprehension incident resulting from detection by one of our security systems. During the third quarter of 2010, we had 29 detection/dispatch incidents that resulted in apprehension of 59 suspected perpetrators, leading … Read More

Criminal activity perception vs. crime statistic reality

A new study finds most Americans perceive crime to be on the rise.   This perception is despite reports from the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Statistics on criminal activity in 2008 and 2009. Much speculation can be done to try and understand the divergent views between people’s perception and the law enforcement agencies’ statistics.  Many simply chalking it up … Read More

Home burglary spree alert

Thurston County Sheriff Dan Kimball sent out an alert this afternoon to make area residents aware of a string of home burglaries in September and urge vigilance from residents. Home security tips from the sheriff’s office: • Leave blinds/curtains open. • Make your residence appear as if someone is home: either leave a light or television on or use timers. … Read More

Snoho Co Business Watch meeting Oct. 19

Join Snohomish County business members and representatives from law enforcement agencies at the next Snohomish County Business Watch meeting October 19 at the Staybridge Suites, 9600 Harbour Place, Mukilteo,  at 11:30 am. Mukilteo Police Detective Cheol Kang will discuss small business crime prevention, with an emphasis on staying safe and being more crime resilient in the coming holiday season. Enjoy … Read More

Warning of automated bank calls from Thurston County Sheriff’s Department

From the Thurston County Sheriff’s Department: Bank cardholders are being contacted by cell phone using various spoofed numbers, and are pre recorded messages stating that they are calling from your bank. As of now, they have used Evergreen Direct Credit Union and Our Community Credit Union.  The message states that “their debit card has been deactivated due to a billing … Read More

When a burglar alarm doesn't secure

Garages are notoriously the weak link in home security.  To be effective, alarms and security systems must include the garage when planning.  Check out our earlier blog posts for tips to reduce the garage risk. Courtesy of Tony Orso, Sonitrol Pacific Puget Sound Regional Sales Manager, other possible risks homeowners may face, even if they’ve been told they are protected … Read More

Lazy Days of Summer = Busy Burglars

Spring 2010 in the Northwest has been a bit on the damp side, but I’m hopeful summer will bring the sun.  Inspired by that hope, I believe the time has come to start thinking about summer crime prevention. With the sun shining brightly and temperatures rising, everyone is eager to shake off the winter doldrums and enjoy some summer fun.  … Read More