The opioid epidemic has ushered in a number of tragedies. Addiction can be horrific, and it can push people to do many desperate and foolish things. It also motivates opportunistic criminals. It shouldn’t be much of a shock then to hear that Pharmacies are seeing a rise in robbery and burglary. While...Read More
How well prepared is your workplace for the event of a fire? Do you believe your business could recover from the losses in the event that one occurs? Has your business taken all the right steps towards prevention and preparation? Okay, that’s a lot of questions to open things with, but for good...Read More
The need for efficient, reliable security in an office building is constantly growing. Why? Like most commercial operations, offices have employees and clients in need of protection, and assets that are common targets for burglars, such as computers, televisions, and other tech pieces. What makes an...Read More
Construction sites are popular targets for theft and vandalism in large part because of location and open space. Expensive equipment, construction materials, and easy access provide ample opportunity for criminals to take advantage of. The threat of product and equipment loss extends beyond just...Read More
School systems are burdened with a challenging task. The responsibility of educating the youths of America carries plenty of weight on its own, but there is also the responsibility of keeping the school and its occupants safe. Crimes like vandalism, assault, theft, and harassment are all commonplace on...Read More
Operating your business comes with a vast amount of responsibility. Dedication to your customers, managing operations, making sure your employees are appropriately taken care of, and maintaining a safe workplace are all essential to ensuring the longevity and health of your business. Taking preventative...Read More
A security system can provide an astounding amount of defense and utility to your business. Electronic locks and key card reading provide utility and functionality as well as increased defense.Surveillance can help identify external threats like burglars, vandals, and arsonists, as well as internal...Read More
"Risk control” is at the center of ideology when choosing a security system for your business. Nobody wants their business to be the target of crime. As much as you can plan and prepare to combat the threats of criminal elements, every action you can take will simply lower your risk, never eliminate...Read More
Vandalism is an interesting problem. Whereas many crimes are committed with a purpose or motive, often times those who participate in vandalism have no reasoning for their actions. At the very least, they lack a goal. On rare occasions, vandalism can be seen as a statement by the perpetrator. Motives,...Read More
If you’re a property manager or landlord looking for a way to make your properties more appealing to future tenants, Sonitrol may be what you’re looking for. A security system can provide numerous benefits to both owners and tenants of rental property. If you’re interested in what a security...Read More
In the last decade there has been a rising trend in crimes committed against churches. According to a report by the Christian Security Network, the total property damage amounted to $24 million in 2009 alone. Sixty-two percent of these incidents we're common burglary, though the most expensive in terms...Read More
Auto theft is one of the most common crimes committed in Lexington, and it seems to be increasing at an alarming rate. In 2016 more than 260 vehicles were reported stolen between the months of July and September. This statistic proves a serious threat exists for both residential and commercial...Read More
Shoplifting. According to National Retail Security Survey (NRSS), in 2015, 45.2 billion (with a ‘B’) dollars’ worth of inventory was stolen. The loss of items to shoplifters is called ‘shrinkage’ in the retail business. The problem isn’t only shoplifters, it’s also employee theft that...Read More
According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), in 2014, there were:
- Fires: 1,298,000
- Deaths: 3,275
- Injuries: 15,775
- Money Lost: ~$11.6 Billion
With these high numbers, there is no doubt that you need a reliable fire security system in your house or in your business! By installing a...Read More
At Sonitrol, we do more than sell top-notch commercial security systems. Not only do we do the standard break-ins and fires, we also do water detection monitoring, temperature control, carbon monoxide, and power outage monitoring. Check out how these features can be essential to your company’s...Read More
What is Verified Video?
Surveillance cameras that are watched by the monitoring station, so when a camera detects motion (sound, heat, or movement), an image or video is sent to the monitoring station where a staff professional will dispatch police based on the activity shown in the video footage...Read More
With the warmer weather here again, you might encounter more solicitors coming to your door asking you to buy or subscribe to something. If you have a security system, you might have a bigger problem as fake security representatives will try to squeeze into your home. These fake representatives will...Read More
Access control systems are an integral part of a business’ every day security and operations. These systems help businesses every day to protect their valuable assets, protect against internal and external threats, and much more. If you’re thinking about an access control system for your Read More
When was the last time you walked around your business building or your house and inspected it for security reasons? Have you ever thought to "burglarize" yourself to see what areas you might need to improve? If not, you might need to reconsider and inspect your business security by doing a...Read More
If you are interested in home security in Lexington, KY (or any other type of home improvement project), one way to discover what options are available is to visit a home show. Even so, it is not always enough to just show up and visit a few vendor booths. A well-thought-out plan is required if you...Read More
Precautionary Steps for your Business and What to do After a Burglary
Most people believe they will never be a victim of a burglary and therefore don’t take the necessary precautionary steps to prevent it from happening. Or, if you have been a victim of a criminal act, what should you do to...
Being in Two Places at Once
Being a business owner is stressful already, so why add additional stress to your life worrying about theft, fire, and vandalism occurring to your business? While you may have insurance coverage to protect against these risks, you still face the inconvenience and time...Read More
On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, the Lexington Police Department apprehended one juvenile after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to reports, at 9:38 PM, our Central Monitoring Station received several audio alarms at Mary Todd Elementary school in Lexington, KY. The verified audio allowed...Read More
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Clark County Sheriff's Department and Winchester Police Department apprehended one juvenile after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to reports, at 6:59 a.m., our Central Monitoring Station received several audio alarms at Trapp Elementary School in...Read More
On Thursday, January 8, 2014, Lexington Division of Police apprehended one criminal after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to reports, at 2:05 a.m., our Central Monitoring Station received a motion alarm at Brandenburg Auto on Versailles Road in Lexington. The verified audio allowed...Read More
On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Jessamine County Sheriff's Department apprehended three criminals after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to reports, at 4:22 a.m., our Central Monitoring Station received an audio alarm at E-Z Mart & Deli in Nicholasville. The verified audio allowed the...Read More
Business fires can cause severe damage and major devastation to peoples’ lives and surroundings. Most business owners rarely recover from the loss. Investing in afire detection system installed and monitored by a reputable company can save your business and the lives of your employees and...Read More
Access control systems are electronic security systems designed to permit only certain people to enter a building. These systems are gaining popularity with businesses across the globe because they keep unwanted visitors away from sensitive materials. They are also critical to maintaining employee...Read More
As a business owner, the primary concern you may have is to protect your inventory from being stolen or damaged. Installing a burglary system will give you peace of mind as well as ensuring the safety of your inventory. These systems will help enhance your business as they give a sense of security to...Read More
On June 9, 2014 Lexington Police made an apprehension at our client's site after receiving several alarm notifications via Sonitrol's verified audio technology.
Our Central Monitoring Station received door and hallway audio alarms at Dunbar High School in the middle of the night. These alarms...Read More
Security systems for schools, retail environments, residences, warehouses and many other settings are evolving, with modern technology leading to higher apprehension rates, fewer false alarms, and more comprehensive protection. Two of the key advances in security technology have been audio and video...Read More
Smart companies use video surveillance systems to enhance their business and reduce costs due to employee theft and burglary. If you have ever considered security cameras for your business, keep reading. Below we explore some specific reasons why every business owner should have a security...Read More
Every business alarm system should have several components. Each component works in unison to prevent criminal activity as well as intimidate intruders. Why rely merely on the siren of an alarm? It might notify the neighbors that a break-in has occurred but oftentimes, that is not enough. Let us...Read More
Every business owner should have at least one security camera. If you own a business, you have a building, inventory, employees and customers to protect. You probably also want to keep a watchful eye on what's really going on at your property. Below we explore some specific reasons why every...Read More
As a small business owner, you need a workable plan in order to ensure you get a comprehensive protection against today’s sophisticated threats while at the same time saving money and time. It is important to invest in business security measures, which are affordable, fast and easy. Small business...Read More
Theft, violence in the workplace and workplace bullying continue rising even as technology expands to stop these events. Insurance fraud involving false slip-and-fall and other injury claims keep insurance premiums high. You can keep on top of what happens in your business even while away with video...Read More
Security systems are important in protecting your business. As a business owner, panic, hold-up and duress systems, especially, are a discreet and reliable way to keep your property safe from intruders or unauthorized persons.
Panic buttons, in general, enable users under duress or in the event of...Read More
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Lexington Police apprehended one criminal after responding to a Sonitrol verified alarm. According to the police report, at 8:02 a.m., our Central Monitoring Station received a motion alarm on the back lot camera at TECO Mechanical. The verified video allowed...Read More
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LEXINGTON, KY- May 7, 2014 – Sonitrol Corporation (Sonitrol), the leading provider of verified electronic security for homes, schools and businesses, recently announced Jeremy Bates, General Manager, Sonitrol of Lexington, has been elected President of the...Read More
On March 14 at 3:01 a.m., Central Station received audio and motion alarms at First Alliance Church in Lexington. Officers immediately responded to the alarm and found an open door. They set up a perimeter and alerted the K9 team. The subject fled and remained at large. Detective Randall Kloss...Read More
Since 1964, Sonitrol’s Verified
Created With Police — For Police —
Ushering the Modern Era of Intruder Alarms
LEXINGTON, KY- March 27, 2014 - Sonitrol, the innovator of verified electronic security solutions, known for the apprehension of burglars and intruders,...Read More
Prevention and managing school violence and reducing safety risks are many pressing items that school facilitators are dedicated to. Physical secuirty is an important aspect to consider when managing school safety issues.
Verified Security has a higher success rate in criminal apprehensions,...
Today's security technology can protect much more than what is inside your commercial building. As copper theft is still prevalent in Central Kentucky, many business owners have turned to Sonitrol of Lexington to help protect their facilities. The copper found in a variety of materials at most...
Any big business should have video surveillance and car dealerships are no exception. In fact, because car dealerships tend to cover such a large area full of expensive equipment, they tend to become targets for thieves.There are a number of ways to prevent theft at your dealership, but installing
1. Find Weak Spots
Having an alarm system installed protects your business by ensuring a police response to incidents that happen after business hours and when the building is not occupied.
The problem is that over ninety percent of all alarms are "false alarms" - the alarm is triggered by construction vibrations,...
A network of security surveillance cameras is a vital layer of protection for security conscious businesses or individuals. Older analog systems such as CCTV are being overtaken by advanced digital technology. IP camera systems are quickly becoming the norm. They provide high-quality video and,...
Everyone knows there are things that go bump in the night. On the other hand, there are also vandals and thieves will compromise any construction site security Kentucky has in progress. Stolen equipment and vandalized materials are all the result of lax or non existent construction site security....
With the evolving nature of security concerns, a company's security systems should match or outpace that evolution to stay at the top of their game when it comes to protecting and monitoring their facilities, staff, and inventory. One of the ways to do this is by investing in a digital video...
Pharmacies tend to be one of the most targeted areas for thieves and criminals along with convenient stores, gas stations and, of course, banks. It’s not too hard to figure out why; pharmacies not only act as convenient stores, which means they have cash on hand, they also have a large amount of...
Business security is not only important for your employees’ safety but also the protection of valuable trade secrets. Corporate espionage will remain a threat to your trade secrets unless you have an effective access control system. Fear of assault also does little for employee morale.
Business security is not just threatened by electronic attacks but also unauthorized break-ins and the possibility of activity by unscrupulous, yet authorized, individuals. Recording activity in real time enhances security in these situations by catching the wrongdoers.
Surveillance is not...
Choosing a security system for business use isn't really as straightforward as it might seem. If you live in an area where you have many different choices when it comes to a security company, you're going to want to do a little bit of research to find out which one is the best fit for you. Here are...
On May 2, 2013, police responded to a burglary in progress and apprehended a criminal our client’s business in Lexington.
After receiving a 1st floor motion alarm at 3:51 am, our central station dispatcher alerted the Lexington Police Department of an alarm at our client’s location. Upon...
to possible criminal activity. These potential threats are taken very seriously by government agencies and the agencies employ methods to ensure municipal building and courthouse...
Hospitals and healthcare facilities are generally safe and protective of those that seek assistance. But it's still important for patients to understand that there are measures they can take to ensure a reliable and safe experience. Doctors, nurses, and all administrators are, in fact, human and...
Keeping your business and property safe is a priority, but sometimes even the best intentions can cause problems. Many business owners install top notch security systems only to find that they have a high number of incidences of false alarms. A false alarm is more than just a nuisance; it can lead to...Read More
Access control systems are an essential part of commercial security systems. With access control, you can effectively keep your building safe and secure, by controlling the movement of people in and out of the building. You can as well set the criteria for the people that are allowed to access the...
One of the biggest fears of owning a buesiness is losing it to a fire. Precautions can be taken in order to prevent fires, but none of them are 100%. It's always important to make sure that you are ready for an emergency - for your employees and assets. But beyond a plan of how to...
Sonitrol of Lexington earns National Awards, including Top Producing Sonitrol office for 2012.
Lexington, KY - Sonitrol of Lexington was recently recognized as the recipient of four national awards at the Sonitrol National Dealer Association Conference in Seattle, Washington held April 4 -...