Security cameras, expert operator catch midnight swimmers on video

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Police arrested two trespassers in the pool of a Seattle community center after a Sonitrol Pacific operator saw the swimmers on live security video July 4. Monitoring Operator Joe Orsborn received an alert from the security system at the Blue Ridge Community Center outdoor pool.  Viewing live surveillance video, he saw a man get out of the pool and suspected … Read More

Breaking up is hard to do

Chelsea MitchellTestimonials & Referrals

The Sonitrol Pacific team works to build long-term security partnerships with our clients.  Once an organization joins the Sonitrol Pacific family, they usually  stay more than 12 years.  However, like with every service provider, sometime clients do choose to leave our security services for a variety of reasons.  The following letter is from one such client.  For reasons outside the … Read More

2 arrested after security audio detects bangs, voices

Chelsea MitchellArrests & Apprehensions

Police caught two people suspected of trespassing at a school after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security detected banging noises and men’s voices inside the school August 9. Operator Robin Goings received the impact-activated security audio alert from the Puget Sound area grade school about 9:30 p.m.  Listening to live audio, Goings heard banging sounds and called the school district’s guard service. … Read More

False burglar alarms: Where's the outrage?

Chelsea MitchellSecurity Resources

By Kerry Goodwin Seattle Police estimate hours equivalent to more than 50-full time employees are wasted each year in responding to false alarms.  This statistic become particularly offensive when one takes into account the shrinking budgets of law enforcement agencies.  Our communities simply don’t have the resources to waste.  With nearly 98% of burglary alarms being classified as false alarms, … Read More