We’ve got our schools covered!

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

We’ve got our schools covered!

Early Friday morning our operator received an alarm activation from an elementary school in Kirkland and could hear movement. The operator advised the on site security and then dispatched Kirkland Police. She continued to hear movement and a couple of faint voices. Someone with the onsite security called back to say they caught five teens on site! They were later … Read More

Three trespassers? We got ’em!

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

Two apprehensions in one day? No problem for Sonitrol Pacific!

It was in the middle of the day on Wednesday when our audio verification specialist received loud audio of what sounded like a bang. It was coming from a school in Tacoma. The specialist alerted the school patrol as well as the emergency contact. Two males and one female were on site, ages 14 and 15. All three were arrested … Read More

Three Apprehended for Burglary!

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

We’ve got our schools covered!

On Tuesday the 16th, our operator was monitoring when she could hear faint voices, crashing and breaking glass at a school in Everett. She then dispatched police and alerted the emergency contacts. Two juvenile boys and one juvenile girl were taken into custody for burglary. They hadn’t gained entry yet but had broken a window and damaged some siding on … Read More

Two Apprehensions in Five Days!

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

Two Apprehensions in Five Days!

On July 1, the audio verification specialist was monitoring when she heard crashing noises from an office or principals office and possibly a window breaking at an elementary school in Marysville. She heard little movement after and alerted police and emergency contacts. The contact called back to say that they had one 15 year old male detained, he had broken … Read More

Two More Apprehensions!

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

Six Arrested in Three Days!

The operator was monitoring early Sunday morning when she received alarm activations on a work room at an elementary school in Mukilteo. She could hear at least one male onsite whispering to potentially another person. She then dispatched police, alerted the emergency contacts and continued to receive activations and could hear additional rattling. The emergency contact called back to say … Read More

Two Apprehensions in Two Days!

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

One Apprehended Saturday Morning

It was late on the evening of April 9 when the operator received alarm signals from the south custodial entry of an elementary school in Tacoma. He couldn’t hear anything but notified the school patrol. The patrol reported that two people were in the school that they chased around but only caught and arrested one. Then on April 11, at … Read More

Tip Tuesday: Keeping Schools Safe During Break

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

School winter break

Second winter break is coming up for a number of schools around the country. Schools are also increasingly vulnerable to crimes and violence. Did you know that a school is three times more likely to be burglarized than a business, and vandalism costs schools more than $1 billion a year? There are several key reasons for this: • Schools are … Read More

School Security System Detects Young Intruders, Ensures Their Return Home

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

New operator Michelle Hoffman scored her first apprehension (and ensured that two kids were returned home) over the weekend when she detected two very young intruders at an elementary school in Everett on April 13 at 8 p.m. The school’s security system first alerted Michelle to the kindergarten hall door. With audio verification, Michelle could hear live audio of two … Read More

Scared at School: When Trespassing Brings Police

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Ever had the urge to wander the halls of your alma mater, just for old time’s sake? If it means trespassing, three kids in Everett can tell you from experience that it’s not worth it. At 8:56 p.m. on July 30, Verification Center operator Jeff LaMont received an alarm on the courtyard doors at an Everett elementary school. Through the … Read More

These kids screwed up: Teens caught with screwdriver, other tools inside school

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

When Verification Center operator Robin Goings heard loud and continuous audio coming from outside a Tacoma elementary school in the middle of the afternoon on Saturday, he called the school’s contracted guard service to check it out. Since Sonitrol Pacific’s audio detection system allowed him to keep listening while the guard was on his way, Robin heard male voices inside … Read More