Sonitrol Logs 157,000th Apprehension


Sonitrol, provider of audio intrusion alarms, monitored video, access control and fire detection, has announced its 157,000th apprehension.

“As a security provider, our No. 1 priority is protecting our customers’ assets and we’ve never lost sight of that,” said Sonitrol President Alex Gellman. “Audio and video verification takes the guesswork out of security. That’s why police departments give Sonitrol alarms top priority, with an average response time of just 7 minutes.”

The landmark apprehension occurred in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Driver’s Den, a car stereo and electronics store. Sonitrol’s operators heard noises at the back door of the facility and immediately requested police dispatch. When police arrived on the scene, the suspects scattered but were not able to get far. One hid in the ceiling, another ran into a restaurant across the street and two others were found nearby. In all, four were captured, all with extensive criminal records.

Sonitrol was founded nearly 50 years ago but has only been tracking apprehensions since 1977. On average, the company’s verified audio and video solutions help police apprehend a suspect every 90 minutes, and one out of every five is arrested before they can gain entry to the facility.

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