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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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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...

A Sight and Sound Advantage is the Best Defense

When it comes to securing your commercial property or construction site, criminals are getting smarter. It’s not enough to have an effective camera system, you also need to HEAR what is happening during a break-in.  Most importantly, the incident must be VERIFIED. If It's Not Verified, It's Simply Guessing An impact-activated, audio-based intrusion detection system that is integrated with your access control, allows you to VERIFY the threat posed by an alarm event before police are called. False alarms are minimized, creating a faster police response, and criminals are apprehended! The combination of audio with video, as well as 24/7 monitoring by security professionals creates a secure environment that is hard to penetrate. Using this approach, the break-in can be heard before it is seen.  This early detection approach allows the police to arrive before too much damage can be done. Theft of vital construction equipment, as well as expensive materials such as copper, can devastate a...

Security Tips for Your Educational Facility

  Educational facilities are meant to be a safe place for learning. Ongoing security concerns can distract from this purpose. Public schools, colleges, universities and private institutions are all exposed to vandalism, arson, theft and break-ins. The reasons for criminals to target educational facilities can vary from making a political statement, an expression of anger, the need to disrupt classes or getting revenge on a staff member or peer. To prevent crimes from happening on your campus, Sonitrol Security has created a list of nine ways you can improve your security: 1- Install warning signs It may be a simple solution but posting warning signs can be an effective deterrent for delinquent students and criminals by reducing loitering that can increase the likelihood of crimes such as vandalism. 2 - Maintaining the property Installing student art, planting gardens and doing general upkeep shows that you care for your property and what happens on it. Criminals are less likely...

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware Hosts Golf Tournament

It was a beautiful day for golf on Monday, June 24. Members and guests gathered at the Hartefeld National Golf Course for the Annual Golf Tournament. Charitable donations in excess of $4,000 were received. Donations to the Delaware KIDS Fund and the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Delaware will be announced at CIRC membership luncheon when we return September 11. We thank all of the golfers, sponsors, and dinner attendees for their generosity. The day began with a delicious BBQ lunch as golfers checked in and prepared for the Shot Gun start. [gallery ids="14405,14406,14407,14408,14409,14410,14411,14412,14413,14414,14415"] Golfers enjoyed a number of treats during the day including Soft Pretzels, compliments of Advanced Office Environments ; Assorted Specialty Beers, compliments of Twin Lakes Brewery; BBQ steak, compliments of the Meat House; Water Ice, compliments of Excel Business Systems; Snack Cart, compliments of First State Elevator and Beverage Cart, compliments of Pettinaro. Of course, the event would not be...

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware (CIRC) Hosts May Luncheon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 members of CIRC and their guests gathered at the Dupont Country Club for their luncheon meeting. Once again, it was a sold out crowd. In addition to two very interesting presentations, Continuing Education Classes were held before and after the meeting. Renata Kowalczyk, Managing Director, Wilmington Renaissance Corporation (WRC), discussed the WRC, their NewMarketWilm campaign (including retail recruitment efforts), and creative placemaking and creation of open green spaces in Wilmington. As a member of the Board of Directors of Rodney Square Conservancy, Renata introduced our Keynote Speaker, Bill Lenihan, President,Tevebaugh Architecture, to present the details of the Rodney Square Renovation project. The goal is to beautify and make Rodney Square more user friendly. The group welcomed New Members who attended the May luncheon. Photo (left to right) Fabrice Dubecq, Comcast; Theron Palmer, ELM Properties; J. Chad Cobb, M&T Bank; Beverly Thomes, IIDA, Contract Environments; Mark Doughty, BHI Insurance; Andrew Coler, PNC Real...

We Are Celebrating 20 Years Protecting the Property of our Customers

In May 1999, Joe Allen and Karl Ottosen began doing business as Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley. In 2019, we lead a team of experts that are still protecting customers with the latest technological advances celebrating 20 years of success. According to Joe Allen, Vice-President/Owner, “So much has changed since we started the business in 1999. Technology has allowed us to implement efficient and cost-effective security systems that protect the facilities of our customers. We look forward to using the latest tools as they become available.” Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley provides a single source of integrated, state-of-the-art security solutions for intrusion, video, access and fire, all backed with professional monitoring by experienced, trained personnel. The ability to VERIFY an alarm event in real time provides unrivaled credibility with local law enforcement.  The company enjoys the best apprehension rate in the industry and the fewest dispatches for false alarms.  As of January...

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware Hosts April Luncheon Meeting

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 members and their guests of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware (CIRC) met for their luncheon meeting and Continuing Education Classes. Photo: (left to right) Jason Hastings and Jay White. Jason Hastings, M.C.E., P.E., a State Bridge Engineer with the Delaware Department of Transportation's Bridge Section presented an update on statewide projects, as well as an overview of the planned Interstate 95 reconstruction project. Attendees now have an understanding of the reason for the project, the associated improvement projects, traffic rerouting, status and timing of the project. Once again, a number of new members were welcomed: Photo (left to right) William Pancoast, The Garland Company; Jack Coleman, Stouch Lighting; Chris Vanderslice, The Handyman Service; Christie Colbourne, Capital Commercial Realty; Ginger Weiss, Creative Financial Group; Keith Kepplinger, Chase; Daniel Barbato, P.E., Pennoni; and Jim Manna, BrightFields, Chairman, CIRC Membership Committee. Here is the photo gallery for the April Luncheon: [gallery ids="14239,14240,14241,14242,14243,14244,14245,14246,14247,14248,14249,14250,14251,14252,14253,14254,14255,14256,14257,14258,14259,14260,14261,14262,14263,14264,14265,14266,14267"] The next meeting...

The Sonitrol Security Team Attends National Convention

Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley was well-represented at the national convention held at the Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from March 14 to March 16, 2019. They learned about new Sonitrol products and services that will allow them to make our customers secure. Steve Fox officially received his national sales award. He has received this honor before. Great job Steve consistently serving our valued Sonitrol Security customers. Photo left to right: Nick Allen, Kelsey Sierra, Brenda Allen and Joe Allen. Joe Allen, Vice-President, Owner of Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley was shocked when he received the World Class Award. This prestigious honor is given to one individual who has given tirelessly to the Sonitrol network and will go above and beyond. Here is Joe accepting his award. We are so proud of our leader. Here are some photos from the convention: [nggallery ID=24] We look forward to sharing exciting information on future products and services. Be safe!...

Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware Hosts March Luncheon

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 members of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council of Delaware (CIRC/Delaware) and their guests enjoyed learning about an exciting new business moving into Bear, Delaware over the next 12 months. Joe Little (shown above), General Manager, Dot Foods, Inc. provided an update for the plans to build a new distribution center in Delaware. The largest food distributor in North America will construct their 12th distribution center in Bear, Delaware. The $36 million, 401,888 sq ft facility will sit on 36 acres at 301 American Boulevard, near the intersection of Red Lion & Wrangle Hill roads. The company plans to hire 125 people as drivers, as well as warehouse and administative roles. For more information, visit http://www.dotfoods.com/ An update from New Castle County Land Use Department representative Rich Hall on the traffic level of service plans was also on the agenda. As usual, some productive networking was done by attendees before...

Attention Property Managers: Is Your Commercial Property Secure?

Crime never sleeps! The people who work in your commercial office building depend on you to keep them and their property safe. 1 - Do you know who has access to your building? If you own or manage a multi-tenant office building, then you are particularly susceptible to the dangers of crime. Unauthorized individuals are often free to enter and roam around your property without being detected. By carefully regulating who has access to your property you can ensure you safeguard your tenants from potential theft. By installing managed access control you can make sure that only authorized tenants have access to your property. 2 - Do you have a robust security system installed? If you think you have a robust security solution installed but you are still using conventional CCTV systems then you need to rethink your property’s entire security. By implementing an integrated Sonitrol verified security solution, your property and the tenants within it will be properly...