Supporting Crime Stoppers

Sonitrol Pacific security system detections, verified by our monitoring experts, led to the apprehension of 37 suspected criminals in 18 separate incidents during the fourth quarter of 2010.  Each quarter, we donate $100.00 for each Sonitrol Pacific detection-to-apprehension incident in recognition of the officers and dispatchers involved in these incidents. Crime Stoppers of Oregon – $400.00 donation, (4) apprehension incidents … Read More

Mathews named Employee of the Month

Although a relatively new member of the team, Scott Mathews has demonstrated his commitment to Sonitrol Pacific’s customers, team members  and our organization.  In recognition of his work ethic, productive activity and positive attitude, the Sound Security Board of Directors named Scott our November 2010 Employee of the Month. Scott possesses a work ethic that is becoming more and more … 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

Breaking up is hard to do

The Sonitrol Pacific team works to build long-term security partnerships with our clients.  Once an organization joins the Sonitrol Pacific family, they usually  stay more than 12 years.  However, like with every service provider, sometime clients do choose to leave our security services for a variety of reasons.  The following letter is from one such client.  For reasons outside the … 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

2 arrested after security audio detects bangs, voices

Police caught two people suspected of trespassing at a school after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security detected banging noises and men’s voices inside the school August 9. Operator Robin Goings received the impact-activated security audio alert from the Puget Sound area grade school about 9:30 p.m.  Listening to live audio, Goings heard banging sounds and called the school district’s guard service. … Read More

Burglars Caught Using Grappling Hook, Break-in Through School Roof

Police arrested three people suspected of using a grappling hook to climb a grade school and break-in through a roof hatch after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system detected voices October 2. At 1:21 a.m., Operator Kathleen Armstrong received an impact-activated audio sensor alert from room 146 at the school.  After hearing men’s voices, Armstrong dispatched police and security guards to … Read More

False burglar alarms: Where's the outrage?

By Kerry Goodwin Seattle Police estimate hours equivalent to more than 50-full time employees are wasted each year in responding to false alarms.  This statistic become particularly offensive when one takes into account the shrinking budgets of law enforcement agencies.  Our communities simply don’t have the resources to waste.  With nearly 98% of burglary alarms being classified as false alarms, … Read More