50 Years of Partnering With Local Law Officers
Sonitrol has a unique history, one that not many may be familiar with. Our beginnings started out as a pest control company in 1960. You can read below to see how pest detection quickly became a security company as we begin a new blog series on our partnership and involvement with local law enforcement. It is truly at the core of our company.
Officers put their lives on the line every day they go to work. Our products serve the main purpose of providing safety, not only in keeping you and your office safe, but also providing safety to the officers who respond to the verified calls we make. All of Sonitrol’s products allow police officers visibility, and therefore more protection, from what they may be walking into.
The Story of Sonitrol
Sonitrol was founded in 1964 by a police officer, for police officers, but we have an interesting beginning to our story as Sonitrol was first a pest control company in the first few years of inception. In the early 1960’s, a pest control expert, Robert Baxter, began to install microphones in walls to listen to see if termites were in the walls and to pinpoint their precise location. On June 16th, 1960, Robert incorporated Sonitrol, a pest control company. He came up with the name from fusing the words sound and control together.
Then, in 1964 Robert partnered with a local police officer, Al Cronk, who owned an alarm company. Al was discouraged that systems seemed to let burglars get away. He and Robert began working together to develop new ideas for an alarm company and Robert invented audio sensors. Thus, Sonitrol became a security company in 1964.
Sonitrol is now a global company and the leader in verified electronic security. There are locations throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK. We partner with local law officers in every location we serve and work together to create safer communities. Together we have 175,000 apprehensions and counting.
Sonitrol’s Partnership With Law Enforcement Officials
When we receive notification that something suspicious is going on at your location, we are able to see and hear what’s happening. This allows us to verify threats before notifying your local officials. Our verifiable technology also means that we have created a longlasting and trustworthy relationship with your local officials.
Our partnership with law enforcement officials benefits everyone in a community. It will benefit business and property buildings and the tenants of these buildings. We recently wrote a series about one of our vendors who were blindsided when their office was broken into. Catch up on Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to read their entire story and find out a simple answer as to how it can be prevented at your office.
Secondly, our partnership and services, benefit officials in numerous ways. As mentioned above, every day our officials go to work, they are putting their lives on the line to keep their communities safe. Our system works by giving officers safety because they are getting real-time data from dispatchers who are communicating with our security monitors, regarding every situation they walk into that’s equipped with a Sonitrol security system.
As long as people still break the law and have malicious intentions, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and firefighters will always be needed. We hope that our services not only help you feel safer, but also help local law officials feel safer as well.
In the coming weeks, we will be highlighting more about our partnership with local officials, events we attend, and other ways we support them. We might be the ones to supply security devices, but they are the ones who answer the calls and deserve as much appreciation as we can give them.