Sonitrol Acquires Columbus Franchise


Berwyn, Pa. (May 02, 2006) – Sonitrol Corporation, the leader in verified electronic security, today announced the acquisition of the territory and operating rights of its Columbus, Ohio dealership, Sonitrol of Central Ohio. This acquisition allows Sonitrol to begin direct operations in the cities of Cleveland, Akron and Toledo, in addition to Columbus. Sonitrol Corporation will immediately begin hiring sales and technical professionals in those regions.

“We view Columbus as a very important acquisition for Sonitrol because it allows us to build out our direct operations in Central and Northern Ohio,” said Kevin Dowd, Sonitrol Chairman and CEO. “Sonitrol will dedicate significant sales, technical and operational resources to the Columbus, Cleveland, Akron and Toledo markets as each offers strong growth opportunities. We look forward to working with local school, business and government officials to help lower false alarm rates and increase criminal apprehensions.”

“Sonitrol currently serves over 200 cities throughout North America,” continued Dowd. “Our customers have come to expect world-class service from Sonitrol and one of the reasons we are able to deliver is because of our national reach. Sonitrol’s verified audio technology and our customer service guarantees are what set us apart from the rest of the security industry.”

About Sonitrol:
Sonitrol Corporation (Berwyn, PA) is the leading provider of Verified Response security solutions for businesses and schools in North America. Founded by a policeman, the company’s technology was created to reduce false alarms and increase apprehensions. Sonitrol’s proprietary audio verification capability has assisted local law enforcement in the apprehension of more than 155,000 suspects since 1977. Its integrated suite of offerings includes audio intrusion alarms, access control, video surveillance and fire detection. For more information on Sonitrol and its integrated security solutions, please visit the company’s website at