Sounds of bangs, clattering and voices detected by Sonitrol Pacific allowed police to catch three people suspected of trespassing with alcohol on school property February 20.
Monitoring Operator Mike Young received an impact-activated audio security alert from the school after 10:30 p.m. He heard a sharp bang, followed by clattering noises and voices, and immediately called the school’s guard service. The security guard asked Young to call Tacoma Police.
Officers responded quickly to the verified burglar alarm and located a man and two underage girls with alcohol on school property. The three were detained and later released. No damage was done to the school.
Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system detected the three trespassers even though they never got inside the school.