Commotion detected, drunk trespasser caught

Police caught a man vandalizing a Kirkland gas station after Sonitrol Pacific audio security sensors detected the sound of him kicking a door and hitting windows January 28. Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver received the initial impact-activated alert from Juanita Firs 76 just after 2:30 a.m.  She heard banging sounds followed by yelling and called police.  Culver continued to track the … Read More

Security Cameras, Expert Operator Catch Midnight Swimmers on Video

Police arrested two trespassers in the pool of a Seattle community center after a Sonitrol Pacific operator saw the swimmers on live security video July 4. Monitoring Operator Joe Orsborn received an alert from the security system at the Blue Ridge Community Center outdoor pool.  Viewing live surveillance video, he saw a man get out of the pool and suspected … Read More

Whispers ‘heard’, 3 caught

Deputies detained three juveniles trespassing inside a Puget Sound area school after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio sensors detected whispering voices July 14. Monitoring Operator Robin Goings received the security system activation from the school before 4:30 p.m.  He heard live audio of several “young male voices whispering” and called King County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies located three boys inside the school and … Read More

Taped-over latch allows easy entry, Sonitrol Pacific still detects intrude

Police suspect two burglars taped over a door latch to be able to enter a Seattle area school at a later time.  However, the plan was foiled by Sonitrol Pacific security’s detection. At about 2:30 a.m. on June 29, monitoring Operator Kris Etheridge received a silent alarm from the theater door at the school.  Listening to live audio, she heard … Read More

New security system catches three

Officers arrested three teens suspected of trying to break into a grocery store after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system, installed only a month earlier, detected them November 6. Operator Kathleen Armstrong received impact-activated audio alerts from Jay’s Market in Lake Stevens, Wash. around 1:30 a.m.  She immediately dispatched deputies from the Lake Stevens Police Department. Officers arrived at the store … Read More

Security audio of voices leads to burglar in custody

Police arrested a man suspected of breaking into a Puget Sound medical office after officers received a call from Sonitrol Pacific for an audio verified  alarm October 16. Operator Jessica Culver received the activation of the audio based security system at MultiCare in Auburn just after 4:00 a.m.  She heard sounds of movement followed by a muffled voice and called … Read More