Stay outta school, kids!

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Adults love to tell kids to stay in school. Sonitrol Pacific takes a different stance—children should stay OUT of school, at least in the wee hours of the morning. At 3AM on July 10, eagle-eared Verification Center operator Kris heard a couple of youngsters attempting to break into a Snohomish county middle school. The county sheriff was dispatched to the … Read More

Roller Rink Intrusion Skids to a Halt

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Dogs and roller skating rinks don’t usually mix—except when the dogs are police K-9s and the skate rink is the site of a crime. That was the case during a recent break-in at the Everett Skate Deck interrupted by a quick and verified call to the police from Sonitrol Pacific. At 5:45AM on July 3, Operator Kris Etheridge heard loud … Read More

Summer travel signals need for home security communication

Chelsea MitchellSecurity Resources

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

Chelsea MitchellSecurity Resources

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

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

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

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

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

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

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

Audio security of voices leads to two arrests, recovery of property

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Police arrested two people suspected of attempting to burglarize a school’s portable classroom and recovered stolen property after Sonitrol Pacific detected the threat September 18. Monitoring Operator Bricia Mejia received an impact-activated alert from the portable classroom and heard the voices of two men.  She immediately called police.  Mejia continued to hear the intruders’ voices while police were on their … Read More

Arrests made for 3rd time in a year at Everett business

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Police arrested a trespassing couple inside an Everett woodworking machinery manufacturing business after they were detected by Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security system June 5. Monitoring Operator Jeff LaMont received an impact-activated audio alert from the business and heard loud bangs and crashing sounds, followed by voices.  He immediately called Everett Police. Officers located a homeless couple inside the building and … Read More

Burglary detected, property recovered, suspect arrested

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Police caught a suspect in the act of taking cigarettes and alcohol from a Boise area grocery store after Sonitrol Pacific detected the break-in on June 27. Just after 12:30 a.m., Monitoring Operator Joe Orsborn (pictured) heard sounds of movement through the store’s Sonitrol Pacific audio security system and called police. Nampa Police responded quickly to the verified alarm and … Read More