As Sonitrol Celebrates 55th Anniversary, 2019 Brings New Franchises and Expansions
Over a 15-month period, Sonitrol has opened new franchises and expanded current markets in eight states including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California and Florida.
“Sonitrol is excited to continue to expand our footprint and bring best-of-class service and verification technology to every market in North America,” said Julie Beach, vice president of Sonitrol Corporate. “The need for alarm verification and false alarm reduction is growing in every community. We pride ourselves in providing police with the very best information to improve their safety and increase police response time to our clients.”
In addition to this growth, Sonitrol is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. Bryan Bates, vice president of sales of Sonitrol of Northeast Florida and Sonitrol of Lexington, said, “I have always been impressed with the entrepreneurs of the Sonitrol family. My mother and father worked for Sonitrol of Dallas before taking the chance on purchasing their own Sonitrol dealership in Lexington, Ky. in 1984. With our recent opening of Sonitrol of NE Florida in 2018 and continuing to grow the Sonitrol of Lexington business, my brother, Jeremy Bates, and I can continue the legacy and provide the best security technology in the industry.”
Chip Shiver, president of Sonitrol of SW Ohio, also has found recent success in growing the Sonitrol presence from the Southwest Ohio area to Columbus, Ohio.
“Expansion for us to Columbus, Ohio, is very exciting especially with Sonitrol’s tested and proven verified security services,” Shiver said. “Sonitrol’s enhanced verified technology and our many years of operation in Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield brings huge opportunities for us in Columbus, Ohio.”
Sonitrol of SW Ohio has been in business since 1971.
Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale recently expanded the Sonitrol brand to the Miami-Dade market. John Ray, president and CEO, said, “Sonitrol’s unique verified intrusion technology has grown over the past 55 years to become part of a world class integrated security solution, keeping us at the forefront of protecting people and assets. Here in South Florida, we’ve expanded our franchise area with the recent addition of the Miami market, paving the way to providing more businesses in Dade County with the best security technology available on the market.”
Sonitrol was founded by a police officer in 1964 in Anderson, Ind. who was tired of responding to false alarms. With the help of an inventor, they created the same audio verification technology that is used today. Sonitrol offers intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance and fire monitoring. This year, 12 Sonitrol franchises business made the SDM 100.