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LEAD 2018

Sonitrol has Overwhelming Participation in Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Nationwide

INDIANAPOLIS - Sonitrol, the leader in verified electronic security with approximately 83 franchises and 43 branches, participated in Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). This program, founded by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), calls on U.S. citizens each year to action in support of law enforcement. Several Sonitrol franchises went out to their local police departments dropping off gifts, lunches and baked goods for officers to show appreciation for their commitment and sacrifice to help keep their communities safe.

Sonitrol and law enforcement have been supporting each other for over 55 years. With over 178,000 criminal apprehensions since 1977, law enforcement truly relies on the Sonitrol Verified Electronic Security businesses to help them get criminals off the streets. To show our appreciation of law enforcement supporting our cause, Sonitrol has donated K-9’s, training weapons and assists in lunch & education classes across the country.

“At Sonitrol we pride ourselves not only providing good security solutions for our businesses and customers around our communities, but also helping to ensure the safety of law enforcement when they’re responding to our verified alarms,” said Julie Beach, Vice President of Sonitrol.

Major L.E.A.D. highlights from this year included “reverse pullovers” where employees from Sonitrol rode in a squad car and pulled over officers on patrol to thank them and hand off gifts, along with several locations hosting lunches for officers on location or at police departments. 

Please watch Sonitrol’s 2018 L.E.A.D. video here

About Sonitrol:

Sonitrol is a unit of Stanley Black & Decker’s Security Division, with a network of 83 franchises and 43 corporate offices covering the United States and Canada. Sonitrol is the industry leader in verified electronic security and provides customers with a single source of integrated security solutions for intrusion, video, access and fire. Sonitrol’s ability to verify intrusion, through patented technologies, in real-time offers unrivaled credibility with law enforcement. Sonitrol provides for some of the fastest police response times, lowest false alarm rates and the best apprehension record in the security industry. 

Consider the Facts
RISING FALSE ALARM RATES

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.

LONGER RESPONSE TIMES

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.

NON-TRADITIONAL THREATS

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

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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.