Sonitrol Celebrates 55th Anniversary & Growth

Sonitrol Celebrates 55th Anniversary & Growth

June 4, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As Sonitrol Celebrates a 55th Anniversary, 2019 Brings New Franchises and Expansions on Current Markets in Several States

INDIANAPOLIS – Over a fifteen-month period, Sonitrol has opened new franchises and expanded current markets in eight states including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California and Florida.

The expansion of current markets where Sonitrol has a footprint assists in the growth of the Sonitrol brand and secure more businesses with the best in verified electronic security, keeping our communities safe and keeping more criminals off the streets. “Sonitrol is excited to continue to expand our footprint and bring best-of-class service and verification technology to every market in North America,” says Julie Beach, VP of Sonitrol Corporate. “The need for alarm verification and false alarm reduction is growing in every community. We pride ourselves in providing police with the very best information to improve their safety and increase police response time to our clients.”

In addition to this exciting growth, Sonitrol is celebrating its 55th Anniversary this year. Bryan Bates, VP of Sales of Sonitrol of Northeast Florida and Sonitrol of Lexington says, “I have always been impressed with the entrepreneurs of the Sonitrol family. My mother and father worked for Sonitrol of Dallas before taking the chance on purchasing their own Sonitrol dealership in Lexington, KY in 1984. With our recent opening of Sonitrol of NE Florida in 2018 and continuing to grow the Sonitrol of Lexington business, my brother, Jeremy Bates, and I can continue the legacy and provide the best security technology in the industry.”

Chip Shiver, President of Sonitrol of SW Ohio, also has found recent success in growing the Sonitrol presence from the SW Ohio area to expansion in Columbus, OH. Shiver says, “Expansion for us to Columbus, Ohio  is very exciting especially with Sonitrol’s tested and proven verified security services. Sonitrol’s enhanced verified technology and our many years of operation in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Springfield brings huge opportunities for us in Columbus, Ohio.” Sonitrol of SW Ohio has been in business since 1971.

Lastly, Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale recently expanded the Sonitrol brand to the Miami-Dade market. John Ray, President & CEO, says, “Sonitrol’s unique verified intrusion technology has grown over the past 55 years to become part of a world-class integrated security solution, keeping us at the forefront of protecting people and assets. Here in South Florida, we’ve expanded our franchise area with the recent addition of the Miami market, paving the way to providing more businesses in Dade County with the best security technology available on the market.”

Sonitrol was founded by a police officer in 1964 in Anderson, IN who was tired of responding to false alarms. With the help of an inventor, they created the same audio verification technology that is used today. Sonitrol is the leader in verified electronic security, offering Intrusion Detection, Access Control, Video Surveillance and Fire Monitoring. Sonitrol provides for some of the fastest police response times, lowest false alarm rates and the best apprehension record, over 179,698, in the security industry. This year, twelve Sonitrol franchises business made the SDM Top 100 list. See Sonitrol in action with our latest apprehension video here.

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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

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.