Bang, clatter, 5 caught

Police arrested one person for trespassing at a school and cited four others with curfew violations after the school’s Sonitrol Pacific security system detected them July 17. Operator Mike Young received an impact-activated audio security alert from the school around 1:30 a.m.  He heard a “sharp bang and clatter followed by movement sounds” and called the school district’s guard service. … Read More

‘Rattling’ reveals kids on school roof

Three kids trespassing at a Tacoma area school were caught after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system detected them on the roof June 17. Monitoring Operator Ashley Sutton received security audio of a “rattling” from the teachers’ lounge area, followed by what she thought could be a ball being tossed into the room.  She called the school’s security guard service to … Read More

Police catch five school vandals

Audio security of banging and talking resulted in the dispatch of police and apprehension of five suspected school vandals July 4. Sonitrol Pacific Operator Tara Fulmer was monitoring the junior high school’s security system when the initial alarm activated.  This was followed by additional sensor activations and security audio of banging noises and voices.  Fulmer called the school district’s security … Read More