Sonitrol Great Lakes Makes New Hire to Bolster Healthcare Pursuits

As healthcare director, Ted Efros will work directly with a wide range of healthcare businesses and related organizations.

GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Sonitrol Great Lakes, a leading provider of verified electronic security to businesses, schools and other institutions, has hired Ted Efros to lead the company’s expanding presence in the healthcare market.

Efros brings more than 25 years of executive financial leadership to his new role at Sonitrol, having held several key roles with prominent Michigan banking institutions, most recently as vice-president of Main Street Bank in Oakland County.

As healthcare director, Efros will work directly with a wide range of healthcare businesses and related organizations, from individual physician offices to large regional hospitals. He will be charged with developing and providing a large array of electronic security needs to these specific end customers.

Surgical centers assisted living facilities, pharmacies, veterinary hospitals, medical and dental clinics, are among the other healthcare facilities that are protected by Sonitrol’s 55 years of electronic security expertise in the Midwest, according to an announcement.

“Our goal is to become the expert in the needs of medical facility management for their verified electronic security needs,” says Efros. “I am excited to showcase how Sonitrol can truly make a difference in the health care community.”

Sonitrol Great Lakes, based here, designs and installs integrated security solutions, featuring the company’s verified detection technology. Sonitrol provides businesses with a single source of alarms for verified audio and video intrusion, as well as video surveillance, access control and fire detection.

The company known today for detecting burglars had its roots in pest control of a different sort in the late 1950s. Robert Baxter of Anderson, Ind., installed microphones within the walls of a building to listen for termites and pinpoint their location. Baxter invented other sound-related devices, too. On June 16, 1960, he incorporated “Sonitrol”, from the words sound and control, to manufacture and market his innovations.

In 1963, Baxter met Al Cronk, a local police officer who owned an alarm company. Cronk was frustrated with systems that seemed to let the perpetrators get away. He hired Baxter to develop new ideas for the alarm company. Baxter responded with the audio sensor, and Sonitrol was born as a security company.

As one of the largest security providers in the North America, Sonitrol franchises provide local service in approximately 180 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

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