Copper Theft

Copper Theft

A Proactive Approach to Copper Theft. The rising value of copper and other raw materials – due to the worldwide construction boom – has changed the way criminals think. Oh sure, they're still hard at work after their traditional targets but now are increasingly going after copper wherever it exists: air conditioning units, plumbing, utilities, rail stations, etc.

Sonitrol has copper theft protection solutions to help protect your assets. Our SonaVision™ verified video intrusion solution provides perimeter protection for your facility. If someone enters the secured zone, an alarm is sent back to Sonitrol Monitoring Station. The operator views the video then dispatches police as a verified burglary in progress. Why wait to the next day to view your video hoping to recognize a face? The SonaVision™ proactive approach to security allows Sonitrol and the police to take action within minutes.

Sonitrol also provides copper theft solutions placed directly on your assets. If a cover is jostled or removed from your AC unit for instance, the Sonitrol alarm will automatically be tripped sending a signal back to our Monitoring Station. We can then tell police exactly where the attempted theft is occurring.

Call your local Sonitrol representative or 1-877-SONITROL today.

Consider the Facts

Over 98% of alarm activations are false alarms. And with each alarm call costing taxpayers in police time and resources, more and more communities are looking for ways to respond to alarms more effectively. Many communities now require verified response—confirmation by an alarm company or an eye witness that an actual intrusion is in progress—before dispatching police.


The average police response time for non-verified alarm activation now exceeds 45 minutes in many communities. The longer the response time, the lower the chances of police stopping an intrusion in progress and apprehending the criminals.


Increasingly sophisticated crimes, including internal theft and fraud, and crimes accompanied by other disasters such as fire or explosions, overtax traditional alarm systems.

Cutting-Edge Security

Cutting-Edge Security

When & Where you need it most

Single source integrated security solutions for intrusion, video, access and fire. As more cities and municipalities require verification before dispatching police to an alarm, our ability to verify intrusion—through patented technology, in real-time—offers unrivaled credibility with law enforcement and security for our customers.