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Sonitrol-Kimberlite beats past apprehension assist record

February 18, 2016SSN Staff

FRESNO, Calif.—Sonitrol-Kimberlite monitoring station assisted law enforcement in more arrests of criminal trespassers and burglars than any other security organization in the United States, the company announced in mid-January. The central station aided law enforcement in 1,254 apprehensions in 2015, beating the company's previous record of 1,081 in 2014. “The numbers have established beyond question that verified alarms are the best technology in the electronic security industry,”...

Joey Rao-Russell, Kimberlite, Sonitrol


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Monitoring Matters

Stanley enhances its monitoring

November 24, 2015Spencer Ives

It seems that Stanley Security has really been focusing on how it approaches monitoring lately. Monday, the company announced its partnership with I-View Now, a cloud-based platform for central station video verification. Last week CSAA announced Stanley's participation in its ASAP to PSAP program. Additionally, all of this is coming just weeks after Stanley announced its acquisition of SentryNet, a wholesale monitoring center. Steve Walker, VP of customer service for Stanley said this could lead...

ASAP to PSAP, I-View Now, SentryNet, Sonitrol, Stanley, Steve Walker, video verification


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General News

How I Use My System: Joey Rao-Russell

April 24, 2015Spencer Ives

Joey Rao-Russell, Kimberlite's president and CEO and a Security Systems News “20 Under 40” winner, has worked at Kimberlite for 13 years. She started in the accounting department, was named COO in February 2012 and then CEO later in 2012. She holds a degree in criminal justice and sociology, which made the security industry “a nice fit,” Rao-Russell said. SSN recently spoke with her about the system she uses at home.What kind of system do you have at home?I have a Sonitrol...

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Monitoring

Kimberlite sets new national record

March 19, 2015Spencer Ives

FRESNO, Calif.—Kimberlite, the largest independent Sonitrol dealer, in 2014 had the highest apprehension rate of central stations that release annual figures, determined by Kimberlite's research.“We finished [2014] with 1,081 assisted apprehensions out of our central station,” Joey Rao-Russell, president and CEO of Kimberlite, told Security Systems News. This figure represents, not incidents, but individuals apprehended by police as part of Kimberlite's service, Rao-Russell said.“[In]...

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Promotions at SAFE Security

October 8, 2014SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif.—Randy Perkins has been named EVP and COO at SAFE Security. Also, Jess Alvarado has been appointed CFO for the company, which acquires and provides customer account management services for monitoring contracts. Perkins joined SAFE in 2005 and became VP of operations a year later. He previously worked for Sonitrol and Bay Alarm Company, where he served as an installation/service manager, sales manager, central station manager, branch manager and director of operations. Alvarado...

Bay Alarm Company, Jess Alvarado, Randy Perkins, SAFE Security, Safeguard Security, Security Systems News, Sonitrol


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General News

Talking keypads and panels with Chip Shiver

July 7, 2014Leif Kothe

DAYTON, Ohio—It's safe to say that Chip Shiver, president of Sonitrol SW Ohio and Shiver Security Systems, got into the industry a bit earlier than most. “I guess you could say I was born into it,” he told Security Systems News. Shiver's father started Sonitrol of Southwest Ohio in 1971, based here, and since then Shiver has been involved “on and off since day one.”Early on, Shiver never had any intention to stay in the industry. But ultimately, after going through school,...

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Suppliers

3xLOGIC acquires Sonitrol product development

June 17, 2014Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Intelligent video surveillance solution provider 3xLOGIC on June 13 announced it has acquired the product development and research group of Sonitrol from Stanley Security.Stanley retains ownership of the Sonitrol franchise, which it purchased in 2008. There also are 84 remaining independent Sonitrol franchises that are not owned by Stanley.“We are now the owner of the product development and research organization,” Christie Walters, 3xLOGIC VP sales and marketing,...

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Sonitrol names new dealer association president

April 24, 2014SSN Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas—Sonitrol, a provider of verified electronic security for homes, schools and businesses, has named Jeremy Bates, general manager of Sonitrol of Lexington, the new president of the Sonitrol National Dealers Association, according to a news release. Bates was named president of the organization at the Annual Sonitrol National Dealers Association Convention and Awards Banquet, a four-day conference held here in late March. “As we look back and celebrate Sonitrol's first...

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Residential

Honeywell First Alert enhances opportunities for NC dealer

February 19, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Sonitrol Security Services recently became a Honeywell First Alert Professional (FAP) dealer, a move that will help the company “take it to the next level” in the high-end residential market, said Sonitrol Security CEO and President William Price.“For years, we've never really had a product that could get us in the residential or the low-end retail market and the Honeywell product line allows us to do that, not only with the LYNX product but also with their...

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Monitoring Matters

Ohio city enacts alarm verification

February 5, 2014Leif Kothe

Plagued by an astronomical 98 percent false alarm rate for security systems, Akron, Ohio is following the lead of several other major American cities and introducing verified alarm response, according to a report from the Associated Press, and a news release from Sonitrol, an audio verification company. The policy, adopted in larger cities such as Detroit, Las Vegas and Milwaukee, is simple: If an alarm goes off, a possible crime must be confirmed prior to law enforcement dispatch. There are several...

Akron, David Margulies, false alarms, physical security, SIAC, Sonitrol, SSN


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