Sonitrol Acquires Orlando Franchise


Berwyn, PA — Sonitrol Corporation, the leader in verified electronic security, today announced the acquisition of the territory and operating rights of its Orlando dealership, Sonitrol of Orlando. This acquisition expands Sonitrol Corporation’s footprint in Florida to six cities, including Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fort Myers and Lakeland. Orlando is also the home of Sonitrol Corporation’s Research and Development Center.

“As a franchise-structured company, Sonitrol continually strives to strike the right balance of franchise coverage and direct coverage,” said Kevin Dowd, Sonitrol Chairman and CEO. “This acquisition allows Sonitrol to bring more direct selling resources to bear in Orlando, which traditionally has been one of our strongest markets. We will work closely with local school officials, business owners and police to ensure a seamless transition.”

In conjunction with the purchase, Sonitrol of Orlando General Manager Bill Ford will join Sonitrol Corporation as Vice President, Educational and Institutional Sales.

“Bill Ford’s track record in the Orlando market speaks for itself,” said Dowd. “His knowledge of the area and his wealth of expertise in the education sector make him a tremendous asset to the company, and a vital component of this acquisition. Bill has been with Sonitrol for over 26 years and we are delighted to have him join the team as Vice President, Educational and Institutional Sales.”

About Sonitrol

Sonitrol Corporation (Berwyn, PA), the leader in verified electronic security, has provided integrated commercial security solutions nationwide and abroad for over 40 years. Sonitrol offers the most unique, effective electronic security protection available today including verified audio intrusion detection, managed access control, video surveillance, fire detection, and web-enabled monitoring services. Sonitrol’s one-of-a-kind audio verification capability is well known for its record of low false alarms, fast police response and the highest documented apprehension rate in the security industry. Since 1977, Sonitrol has assisted local law enforcement in the apprehension of more than 155,000 criminals. For more information on Sonitrol and its integrated security solutions, please visit the company’s website at