February 2, 2017

Author: Julie Beach - Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sonitrol 

Contributor: Alison Shiver - Residential Sales & Marketing Manager, Sonitrol of Southwest Ohio

On February 1, 2017, Sonitrol of Southwest Ohio was recognized by their franchisor for showing outstanding support for law enforcement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.), January 9, 2017.  To show support, Sonitrol Southwest Ohio did a variety of good deeds including bringing cookies to their local police department, hosting an appreciation lunch and wearing blue to show solidarity.  To recognize and reward their team for their efforts, they were presented with an “Honorable Mention Award” and a pizza party for their office.

Sonitrol of Southwest Ohio’s efforts were also recognized by the Mason Police Department, OH, who had these kind words to share. “The City of Mason Police Department would like to take a moment to thank you (Sonitrol) for the wonderful meals from Bravo. Your thoughtfulness and support is very much appreciated by all of our officers.”

For more than 45 years ago, Sonitrol of Southwest Ohio has been family owned and operated providing verified security solutions to thousands of commercial, government, medical, retail, schools, financial, defense, and residential clients in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.  They are dedicated to providing customers “Piece of Mind” by offering best-in-class products and services for burglary, fire, panic/hold-up, and facility supervisory threats. Using verified security and video technology combined with their UL listed local central station, they have assisted local police departments in apprehending thousands of burglars in their community. Founder Rex Shiver defined their mission in 1971 which holds consistent today, “Building life time relationships with customers, employees, and vendors by exceeding expectations”.

To learn more about Sonitrol of Southwest Ohio, visit their website at:

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.

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