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What is Audio and Video Verification?

Cost of False Alarms

Burglar alarm systems have been around since the 1900’s.¬†They have evolved over time to become more sophisticated to catch criminals and at the same time become more reliable in detection. The largest flaw in conventional burglary systems is that in over 95% of the alarms a real crime was not being committed. I can’t think of any other product that has a 95% failure rate and still is on the market. Let’s also be clear that this number includes user error as well as mechanical failure. Continue Reading →

Increased Classroom and School security by Sonitrol

Criminals today are very sophisticated. They know to case a school ahead of time looking for propped-open doors, low roof access, dark or concealed areas. They also know how to circumvent conventional school security systems by biding their time until the school closes, then entering through adjacent buildings, dry or concrete walls, roofs, and even HVAC systems. Continue Reading →

Sonitrol systems often catch criminals before they enter

Reduce Product Loss with Hidden Security Cameras

One of the best things about security video cameras is they can be custom tailored to your needs. Recently a customer approached us to help solve an internal theft problem. Seems this large distribution center has some medical supplies that can be resold on the open market for a pretty penny. We asked why not just lock it up in a secure area? Continue Reading →

rate your-building-security

Criminals have become so sophisticated that business owners today need to always be thinking about ways to better protect their facilities. They have learned to circumvent conventional security systems by entering through adjacent buildings, dry wall or concrete walls, roofs, and even HVAC systems. Increasingly, this is how criminals are entering their targets, because they know there are probably contacts on the doors and windows. How secure is your building? Use this guide to rate your building security. Continue Reading →

Security system FAQs

Here’s the second episode of frequently asked questions about security systems. More information to help you make the best decision. Continue Reading →


Security System info can help you plan. Feel free to ask a question, after all it’s free. Continue Reading →


Sonitrol Reaches Record Number Of Criminal Apprehensions

Sonitrol’s verified alarm detection techniques coupled with law enforcement partnerships result in more than 175,00 criminal apprehensions to dateOfficers know verified is better

Indianapolis, January 5, 2017 – Sonitrol, the leader in verified electronic security, provides customers through out the united states and Canada with customized, state-of-the-art security solutions for intrusion alarms, access control, video surveillance and fire detection. Sonitrol has reached a new milestone by assisting with 175,000 documented criminal apprehensions since 1977, when the company first began recording apprehension statistics. These record breaking results have been achieved through constant innovation in alarm verification techniques as well as strong relationships with law enforcement and the communities that Sonitrol serves. Continue Reading →

Documented Apprehensions


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