THE SONITROL STORY
Known today for catching criminals, Sonitrol started out catching a different kind of pest.
First Sonitrol Monitoring Station – Anderson, IN
A Heritage of Technical Innovation
How did Sonitrol Security start? Back in the late 1950’s in Anderson, Indiana, a man named Robert Baxter began installing microphones inside walls to find termites. By moving the microphones around, he was able to not only hear the pests but also pinpoint their location.
In 1963, Baxter met Al Cronk, a police officer who also owned a security alarm company. As a police officer, Al Cronk was tired of security alarm systems that sent lots of false alarms and rarely caught the thieves. Cronk hired Baxter to help create better security alarm technology. Baxter responded with the audio sensor made from the same technology he used for detecting termites, and Sonitrol was born as a security company.
POLICE DEPARTMENTS TRUST SONITROL
Why? Because Sonitrol’s verified security technologies provide live audio and video on what is happening at the scene.
No other security system can compete.
The result? The police know our alarms are real, so they make our calls their priority. We have the quickest police response times and the most apprehensions in the industry.
Over the years, we have developed relationships with these local police departments. In 2017, Sonitrol of Louisville donated $8,500 to add canine units to the Louisville Metro Police Department. Together, we make our communities safer.
We catch criminals in the act – they apprehend them.
THE SONITROL DIFFERENCE
OVER 183,000 APPREHENSIONS WITH SONITROL, MORE THAN ANY OTHER SECURITY COMPANY
“From a reliability standpoint, what separates Sonitrol from other alarm companies is the crucial and accurate information that is provided on the way to a scene. Sonitrol is the best system out there for making apprehensions.”
Louisville Metro Police Department
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