Sonitrol announced its 157,000th apprehension since it has begun tracking apprehensions in 1977.

Sonitrol Corp., Berwyn, Pa., announced its 157,000th apprehension. Sonitrol was founded nearly 50 years ago but has only been tracking apprehensions since 1977. On average, Sonitrol’s verified audio and video solutions help police apprehend a suspect every 90 minutes, and one out of every five is arrested before they can gain entry to the facility, according to the company.

“As a security provider, our number one priority is protecting our customers’ assets and we’ve never lost sight of that,” said Sonitrol President Alex Gellman.

Sonitrol’s 157,000th apprehension occurred in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Driver’s Den, a car stereo and electronics store. Sonitrol’s operators heard noises at the back door of the facility and immediately requested police dispatch. When police arrived on the scene, the suspects scattered, but were not able to get far. One hid in the ceiling, another ran into a restaurant across the street and two others were found nearby. In all, four were captured, and all had extensive criminal records. Visitwww.sonitrol.comfor more information about Sonitrol.