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Since 1964, Sonitrol Security has been the trusted name for providing home and business security systems in North America, with a combination of human know-how and the latest technology. Our system is so sophisticated that we often catch criminals before they gain entry to our customers' facilities.
Delaware (302) 652-3060
Outside Delaware (877) 652-3060
Our Address 802 First State Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19804
NJ Address 60 West Mill St, Pedricktown, NJ 08067

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Commercial Industrial Realty Council Hosts March Luncheon

Who knew back  on March 11 that it would be our last luncheon for awhile! As you are all aware, group gatherings have been cancelled due to the current health crisis. Obviously, the April 8 CIRC luncheon at the Hotel Dupont has been postponed. The March luncheon featured Continuing Education Classes before and after the meeting. A group photo was taken for a future ad in the Delaware Business Times. Charlie Tomlinson also made a special offer for CIRC members who want to promote their business in the publication. Attendees received an update on Port of Wilmington activities from Dave Harriss, Vice-President, Commercial Operations, GT USA Wilmington. Kathryn Bradley, GT USA Wilmington, had an emergency that prevented her from attending the luncheon. Mr. Harriss is in sales, so it was natural for him  to speak to our group. Dave Harriss, Vice President, Commercial Operations, GT USA Wilmington gave the Gulftainer/Port of Wilmington presentation to CIRC ...

Sonitrol Security Protects Schools During Crisis

As many schools across the country are moving to remote learning to combat the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, Facility Managers and Security Officers are considering how best to secure their K-12 facilities from break-ins, thefts and vandalism since they are closed for an extended period of time. We know our schools are full of valuable items such as computers, TVs and gym equipment. These facilities are three times more likely to be burglarized than a business. Vandalism cost schools more than $1 billioan a year. Sonitrol Security is one of the largest security providers to K-12 schools across North America. Team Sonitrol proudly secures many schools in the Delaware, New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania market, including the City of Philadelphia. Tips for Keeping Schools Secure During Extended Closures The following are a few ideas for Facility and Security staff to make sure their buildings and campuses are secure during this time: Review security policies...

Team Sonitrol Protects Schools During Crisis

As many schools across the country are moving to remote learning to combat the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, Facility Managers and Security Officers are considering how best to secure their K-12 facilities from break-ins, thefts and vandalism since they are closed for an extended period of time. We know our schools are full of valuable items such as computers, TVs and gym equipment. These facilities are three times more likely to be burglarized than a business. Vandalism cost schools more than $1 billion a year Sonitrol Security is one of the largest security provider to K-12 schools across North America. Team Sonitrol proudly secures many schools in the Delaware, New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania market, including the City of Philadelphia. Tips for Keeping Schools Secure During Extended Closures The following are a few ideas for Facility and Security staff to make sure their buildings and campuses are secure during this time: Review security policies...

Is Your Business or Facility Protected During the Coronavirus Crisis?

We are sailing through uncharted waters with many unknowns ahead as we live through the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything from the closing of restaurants, cancelled sporting events, work from home initiatives, school closures and 14-day quarantines are happening now, or are in our foreseeable future. Security and safety are at the forefront of everyone’s mind.  This is when Sonitrol and our partnership with law enforcement, our communities and customers become more important than ever. Sonitrol’s mission is to provide the highest level of security to our clients, reduce false alarms and provide critical information to law enforcement to increase their safety, maximize their utilization and provide fast police response to our clients in their time of need. Stressed staffing resources equals fewer police on the streets! Law enforcement agencies are not immune to these pressures and are creating plans on how they will manage operations with expected staffing impacts due to this pandemic. According to PoliceOne.com, a...

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council Hosts February Luncheon

The February luncheon of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council  featured an update from Jeff Lang, Owner and Chris Locke, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Lang Development Group who shared details about their Hyatt Place Newark mixed-use redevelopment project. The project also known as “Green Mansion” is a unique mixed-use development that incorporates a property on the National Histroical Register, a 144 room Hyatt Place hotel, 20,000 square feet of downtown office space and a parking garage. The project brings a new economic driver to Newark and should revitalize Newark’s Main Street upon its completion. The following Continuing Education classes were also offered before and after the luncheon: 8:30 AM Class - Legislative Updates - Colin McGowan, Instructor DE MOD 5 Legal Updates MD Mandatory Md. & Fed. Legislative Issues Elective: PA  / NJ 1:30 PM Class - Commercial Hot Buttons - Andrew Taylor, Esq., Instructor DE MOD 7 Commercial Hot Buttons 3.0 hrs. Elective: MD / PA / NJ A very special CIRC Presidents’ Day Tribute was featured at the luncheon. PP=Past President ...

Does Your Company Have an Enclosed Parking Area that Needs to be Protected?

Enclosed parking lots contain expensive vehicles and valuable contents. This leaves car owners and their passengers particularly vulnerable to becoming the victims of theft, violence and other criminal activities such as vandalism. In fact, closed parking garages are frequently becoming the favored “hunting grounds” for thieves and vandals. That’s why business owners who manage their own closed parking lots have a big responsibility when it comes to the safety and security of their customers and employees. With so many security solutions on the market, how does your business know which one will work best for the specific design of your parking lot? The threat to people and property in enclosed parking garages is significantly higher than the threat in open lots. That’s because isolated floors often make it difficult to implement effective surveillance and monitoring systems. Criminals find it easier to hide. That’s why many closed parking lots, also known as garages, either control...

Are You Aware of the High Cost of False Alarms?

Did you know that 94 to 98 percent of all alarm activations are false? With each of these false alarms, resources are wasted and avoidable pressure is put on the responding authorities whose time could have been better spent on real crimes and community outreach. Had the alarm been VERIFIED before the necessary teams were dispatched, this wasted time and money would have been saved. That's why an increasing number of jurisdictions are moving towards false alarm penalties as a means of incentivizing business owners to upgrade their security systems. What is a Verified Alarm? Unlike conventional alarms, where you have no way of knowing what level of attention is needed until someone goes to the property to see why the alarm was triggered (which is where the responding authorities come in),verified audio and video security solutions enable professional alarm operators to hear and see what is happening in your business - allowing them to...

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council Launches 2020 Programs

Members of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council (CIRC) gathered on Wednesday, January 8 for the first luncheon program of 2020. Attendees learned about The Bioscience / Life Sciences Program that came from an Innovation Market Assessment that the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) recently conducted to evaluate the projected needs and opportunities in the biologics, life sciences, and advance chemicals community, with a specific focus on the need for “ready-to-go” lab space for growing companies. The presentation included some of the study’s key findings and real estate opportunities for Delaware, especially as these companies “scale-up.” Between the study and related follow up by the DPP, Delaware Technology Park, Delaware Innovation Space, and the Delaware BioScience Association, local organizations are gathering data on the current and projected market needs for this type of real estate. Moderator Helen Stimson (pictured above), Executive Director with Delaware BioScience Association, led a group of panelists to address what companies are looking for and...

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council Celebrates the Holidays

Members of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council (CIRC) gathered on Wednesday, December 11 at the Whist Club in Wilmington, Delaware for their Annual Holiday Luncheon. What a wonderful way to celebrate the accomplishments of 2019 in a beautiful place. Attendees "Filled the Barrel" with canned and boxed dry goods, shelf-stable milk, tuna, peanut butter and holiday foods for the Food Bank of Delaware. Each participant received a raffle ticket for donated prizes. Thanks to everyone who donated a prize: Charlie Tomlinson, Today Media - 1/4 page ad in Delaware Business Times + more; Value $1,450) Steve Burnett, IFS Insurance - Restaurant Gift Card TJ Hanna, Harvey Hanna & Associates - Fairfax Liquors  Gift Basket Jed Hatfield, Colonial Parking - Colonial Airport Parking.gift certificate Patrick Gioffre, Gioffre Commercial - $50 Cold, Hard, Cash! Todd Breck, Breckstone Architecture - Fine Wine Pairing (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) Herb Hirzel, City Window Cleaning - $50 Harry's Savoy Gift Card Lorraine Sheldon, NAI Emory Hill - Fine Wines Kim Connell, First...

How to Reduce Theft, Vandalism and Employee Fraud in Your Restaurant

The restaurant industry is becoming increasingly competitive, particularly with disruptors, such as Door Dash and Uber Eats, changing the way consumers engage with the food service industry. As a result, both chain and independent restaurants have struggled over the past few years, with many restaurant businesses closing down. To stay competitive, loss prevention is crucial. In fact, internal and external theft, as well as other forms of crime, can considerably harm the profitability of your business. While statistics are few and far between in regards to crime in the restaurant industry, employee theft in the US alone totals between $3 and $6 billion dollars each year, while the US National Restaurant Association claims around 4 percent of all restaurant revenue is lost to in-house theft. And that’s not even including external theft. Criminal damage and theft at your restaurant, whether internal or external, lower profits and increases the odds that your business will fail. Thankfully, however,...