Rooftop vandals detected, arrested

Sonitrol Pacific security audio of crashing sounds and footsteps resulted in the dispatch of police and apprehension of three suspected vandals on the roof of an Everett area school June 26. Monitoring Operator Kris Etheridge received an impact-activated audio security alert from the school.  She heard a crashing noise followed by what sounded like footsteps and called Mukilteo Police. Police … Read More

God and Sonitrol Pacific hear burglars

Audio security of clattering and faint tapping resulted in a Sonitrol Pacific dispatch and the arrest of two suspected church burglars May 11. Monitoring Operator Minta Christopherson received security system activations from an Everett church at about 2:30 a.m.  Listening to live audio from inside the building, she heard tapping noises, clattering sounds and other sounds of movement.  She immediately … Read More

Former employee caught by audio security

A former employee of a marine equipment repair company was caught attempting to burglarize the shop after Sonitrol Pacific detected the break-in and called police April 22. Operator Kris Etheridge (pictured) was monitoring the shop’s Sonitrol Pacific security system when the audio detection sensors activated.  She heard what sounded like something falling over followed by sounds of movement and called … Read More

Alert operators + fast police response = 3 arrested

A night of Sonitrol Pacific operators detecting criminal activity at a Puget Sound area high school ended in the arrest of three suspected burglars December 28. On December 27 at about 9:30 p.m., Operator Kathleen Armstrong received impact-activated audio security alerts from the school and heard crashing sounds.  She called Everett Police.  Officers found a broken window, but not the … Read More

Candy caper quashed by security audio

Two kids suspected of breaking into a Puget Sound area school to take candy were caught by police after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security detected the threat November 13. Operator Minta Christopherson received an impact-activated audio alert from a portable classroom at the school just after 1:30 a.m.  She heard a “faint clatter and movement” and called Everett Police. Christopherson continued … Read More

Police: store lucky to have Sonitrol

Crashing sounds activated Sonitrol Pacific’s audio based security system and the monitoring operator sent police to arrest two people suspected of trying to steal big screen TVs from Judd & Black September 24. Operator Kris Etheridge received the impact-activated audio alarm from the store with loud crashing noises.  She listened to real-time security audio, heard faint voices and called Everett … Read More

More secure pharmacies = more secure communities

Pharmacies and other businesses/organizations that house pharmaceuticals on site face unique security risks.  Eli Lilly’s theft of $75 million in drugs after a burglars got inside a warehouse through the roof, the break-in through the floor at a Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) pharmacy and the FDA’s 4/28 warning letter punctuates this. Fortunately, for the Snohomish County community, … Read More