Teens use bat to smash windows, steal candy

Two teen girls were caught taking candy and popsicles from a Puget Sound area grade school after Sonitrol Pacific detected their break-in December 30. Operator Jessica Culver, inside Sonitrol Pacific’s Operations Center, received the security system alert from the school.  She heard glass breaking, sounds of movement and banging noises, and called Redmond Police.  Culver continued to monitor audio of … Read More

Sonitrol Pacific: making customers happy

Sonitrol Pacific works hard to exceed expectations of our clients. December 29, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: We have used Sonitrol security systems for our schools for over fifteen years.  We utilize their services for intrusion detection, access control, and audio monitoring.  Their service has been excellent and thorough.  Being a school district in an urban setting, our 58 … 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

Two caught by expert operator monitoring Sonitrol Pacific technology

Police arrested two people suspected of breaking into a school after Sonitrol Pacific detected threatening activity November 7. Operator Jessica Culver received several security sensor activations from the Puget Sound area school just after 3:00 a.m.  Listening to live audio inside the school, Culver heard only ambient noise, but her years monitoring Sonitrol Pacific detection technology told her something was … Read More

Trespassing trio caught on school roof

Three kids trespassing on the roof of a Puget Sound area junior high school were detained, then released to their parents’ custody after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security detected them September 12. Operator Sarah Bailey received an impact-activated audio security alert from the school just before 6:00 p.m.  She heard banging sounds and possible breakage noises and called the school district’s … Read More

School vandals caught by audio sensors

Two people suspected of vandalizing a Washington middle school were caught after Sonitrol Pacific detected a threat August 12. Just after 11 p.m., Operator Michael Young received an activation from the  security sensors in the school’s west wing area.  Young followed the city’s burglar alarm ordinance protocol, then dispatched police. Officers arrived at the school within five minutes of Young’s … Read More

Tips for employee safety & security

Last week, Sonitrol Pacific joined with several other Sonitrol dealers in offering a free webinar for schools.  Rick de Trevelle, the presenter, put together this great list of tips to promote school staff safety, but I think they apply to  everyone.  Be safe out there! Personal Safety Tips for School Staff by Rick de Trevelle When you park on campus: … Read More