Summer travel signals need for home security communication

By Cindy Burr The month of June signals the return of summer. School kids get a break, days get longer, and the sun is stronger. For many of us, it will trigger the urge to travel and explore. A home security system assures someone is watching when you cannot. Whether at work or play, a monitored alarm system makes you … Read More

Security tips and tools, summer 2012 newsletter

Keeping confidence Securing a business today requires much more than keeping burglars out at night. Protecting personnel files, profit and overhead statistics, research and development reports, and customer information is vital. A breach in information security can be disastrous. Intentional or accidental “leaks” impact the bottom line, organization reputation and employee morale. Risk of information and record theft can be … Read More

Giggling gaggle of trespassers trumped

Police detained seven kids outside a Puget Sound area high school after Sonitrol Pacific detected them May 26. A little before 3 a.m., monitoring operator Minta Christopherson received security alert activations from the main entry doors to the school and heard several people laughing and talking over the live audio security sensors. She called police. Officers quickly arrived at the … Read More

I spy a burglar

Deputies arrested a suspected burglar at an electrical apparatus manufacturing company in Hillsboro after Sonitrol Pacific’s video alarm monitoring system caught him on camera and the operator called police June 1. Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver saw a man climb a fence to get inside a secured area and throw items back over the fence. She immediately called the Washington County … Read More

3-minute police response to verified alarm

Police arrested a suspected burglar after they arrived at an Everett business within three minutes of receiving Sonitrol Pacific’s call of a verified alarm May 27. Monitoring Operator Jessica Culver received an impact-activated audio security sensor alert from a machinery manufacturing company just before 5 a.m. She heard the noise of metal crashing and sound of footsteps inside the business … Read More

Temp monitoring, zone security & catching bad guys

Here are a few of the subjects covered in the Spring 2011 edition of our Sounding Board security newsletter. Environmental monitoring, documentation gets easy, peasy Sonitrol Pacific has provided environmental monitoring services for years.  Now, we offer advanced technology that makes temperature and humidity monitoring and documenting of sensitive areas easier than ever. Our new environmental sensor unit performs automatic … Read More

If you choose audio, they will come

Many business owners, facilities managers and security officers who only have experience with traditional security systems comprised of motion sensors and door contact sensors believe police don’t respond to burglar alarms or calls from monitoring centers.  It’s not that law enforcement agencies don’t want to respond to these alarms, but rather they have to prioritize to effectively allocate limited resources.  … Read More

By the Numbers: 2010 Sonitrol Pacific Detections-to-Apprehensions

The Sonitrol Pacific team delivered for our clients again in 2010. In all, 194 suspected burglars, vandals and trespassers were caught after Sonitrol Pacific detected them.  Of these, 27 percent were caught before getting inside the secured facility; another 23 percent broke in through a wall, the roof or other unusual point of entry that traditional burglar alarms would not … Read More

FDA Urges Vigilant Security to Reduce Public Health Risk | We Can Help

April 28 the FDA released a letter to cargo and warehouse stakeholders urging vigilance and tighter security practices when storing or transporting FDA regulated items. “FDA is very concerned about the increase in cargo and warehouse thefts of FDA regulated products, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vaccines, medical devices, and infant formula. These crimes threaten the public health because product … Read More