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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
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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,...

Improve Office Security this Holiday Season

The hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season is here. Now is the perfect time to review your company's office security. In fact, now is the time of year to determine whether there are any vulnerabilities you need to be aware of during the holiday season. Employees are away and you have closed up shop for some well-deserved time with friends and family. There’s a wide number of ways that criminals can disrupt your operations during the holiday season. Here are some of the most common: Burglars looking for cash, computer equipment or client information; Break and enters; Vandalism; Arson To ensure that your business stays secure through the winter season, consider these security tips: 1. Secure workstations Disconnect and remove computers that are not currently being used. Lock all paperwork in filing cabinets and use a locked box for paperwork waiting to be shredded. 2. Protect your printers Modern printers often store documents in their onboard...

Commercial Realtors Gather for Joint Regional Dinner Meeting

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 members of six commercial realtor organizations came together to network and hear an interesting presentation. The Presidents of the participating organizations: Jay White, Past President, Appraisal Institute of Delaware; John Birkhard, President, PA/NJ/DE Chapter of CCIM; Rob Stenta, President, CIRC; Pete Davisson, SIOR, CCIM (Event Founder); Mary Kate Williams, Communications Director, DREW; Harry Penwell, Commercial Chapter Chair, Suburban West Realtors Association; and Brian Glazer, Past President, SIOR Philadelphia Chapter. The evening began with time for networking between members of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council (CIRC)  http://www.circdelaware.org/ , the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors, Philadelphia Chapter; http://www.siorphila.com/siorphiladelphiachapter/home, CCIM Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware Chapters https://www.panjdeccim.com/, Suburban West Commercial Realtors Association (SWRA Commercial Alliance) https://suburbanwestrealtors.com/involvement/commercial-chapter/ , Appraisal Institute, Delaware Chapter http://www.ai-delaware.org/site_creator/templates/AI5/default.asp?site_id=253&SCR_ADJ=1.6 , and the Delaware Real Estate Women (DREW) https://delawarerealestatewomen.com/ Attendees were happy to hear remarks from Patrick T. Harker, Ph.D., President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He previously served as Dean...

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware October Luncheon

The October 9, 2019 CIRC/DE luncheon featured Continuing Education Classes and an update on the Delaware Prosperity Partnership from Kurt Foreman. This month, we start our second Full Rotation of CE Classes that will run through April 8, 2020. All classes will be held at 8:30 AM or 1:30 PM on the second Wednesday of October, January, February, March and April in conjunction with our membership luncheons. Continuing education classes offered before and after the October 9 luncheon meet Pennsylvania and Maryland MCE requirements. The afternoon class features a Delaware Module 7. Photo (left to right): Kurt Foreman, President, Delaware Prosperity Partnership and Rob Stenta, CIRC/DE President Kurt Foreman, President & CEO of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, provided an interesting update on the organization's progress. He shared some insights into a visit from a group of national Site Selectors who came to Delaware last week. The goal is to make Delaware an attractive place...

Avenue North Update Featured at September CIRC/DE Luncheon

The Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware (CIRC/DE) held another successful luncheon on Wednesday, September 11 at the Dupont Country Club. Photo: Ernest Delle Donne and Rob Stenta, CIRC/DE President. Ernest F. Delle Donne provided an update on the Avenue North projects. He was introduced by his son Gene Delle Donne. He recognized Arthur A. Bernardon and the rest of the team. “Live-work-play” is coming to New Castle County. The Avenue North development on the AstraZeneca campus north of Wilmington is based on the idea that a new generation of office workers want to live close to restaurants and retail. They want to walk or bike to work rather than spend hours commuting by car. Avenue North is expected to become the biggest development of its kind in the county. Led by Delaware developer Delle Donne & Associates, the project will create some 1.85 million square feet of office, residential, retail, restaurant and recreation space...

Robbery Prevention Tips for Your Business or Facility

Preventing a robbery is critically important to most businesses. The safety of your employees and customers is paramount. Making robbery prevention a part of your overall security strategy can help you, your employees and your business reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of violent crime. Burglary and theft are crimes against property, but robbery is a crime against people. A robbery puts you, your employees and your customers in physical danger. Things can quickly escalate to become tragic. With proper training, your staff will be able to keep calm and follow your security protocols to best handle potential robbery situations.  In the United States alone, a commercial robbery is committed every four minutes. For your own safety do not try to be a hero. We recommend following these prevention strategies that can be great deterrents to criminal behavior. If you can implement these robbery prevention tips, then you are one step closer to making your...