Sonitrol School Alert Selected as Top New School Product


June 9, 2008 - School security provider Sonitrol announced that its School Alert solution was named a Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product by District Administration magazine. The products are selected based on the comments, ratings and suggestions of readers.

Sonitrol’s School Alert solution is specifically designed to meet the needs of schools and universities and it complements Sonitrol’s existing verified audio intrusion alarm, access control, video and fire monitoring solutions currently in use by over 12,000 school locations across North America.

The School Alert security solution consists of placing fixed “panic buttons” in common areas around the school and even in classrooms for maximum protection. School Alert can also include “wireless emergency buttons” carried by school administrators via lanyard or keychain that can be activated anywhere throughout the school.

When pressed, these panic/emergency buttons can activate the Sonitrol audio sensors, which are placed strategically throughout the school. Sonitrol’s monitoring personnel can then hear events occurring on the premises in “real-time.” Operators in turn relay exactly what is happening to responding law enforcement, providing critical details to ensure they are equipped with all the information they need to effectively handle the situation.

"For over 45 years, Sonitrol has worked with schools throughout the United States and Canada to provide a safe learning environment for children," said Gregg Groenemann, Vice President of Sonitrol. "We pair our deep understanding of school security with the latest technological advances to bring effective solutions to our customers. We are proud to have our School Alert solution recognized as a Top 100 Product by the readers of District Administration Magazine."

School Alert is one component of Sonitrol’s Safe Schools portfolio that also includes emergency notification, its unique audio intrusion product, CCTV, monitored video, access control, ID cards / badging, and fire detection solutions.