Sonitrol Acquires Greater Washington D.c. Franchise

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sonitrol Corporation, the leader in verified electronic security, today announced the acquisition of the territory and operating rights of its Washington D.C. dealership, Sonitrol of Greater Washington, located in Chantilly, VA. In conjunction with corporate offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, the addition of Greater Washington D.C gives Sonitrol a major presence in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast markets.

"The Greater Washington D.C. area has been a very strong market for Sonitrol," said Sonitrol Chairman and CEO Kevin Dowd. "With a world-class sales and installation team in place, Greater Washington has done a tremendous job, particularly in the property management sector. We hope to build upon the foundation they've put together. As with any acquisition, Sonitrol will work closely with local school officials, business owners and police to ensure a seamless transition." "We share the same philosophy for running this business," said Bill McNabney, owner of the Greater Washington franchise and esteemed Sonitrol veteran of over 40 years. "This acquisition creates an opportunity to take the Greater Washington operation to the next level, and additionally provides great growth opportunities for our employees. We have and will devote all of the resources necessary to realize the full potential of this outstanding organization." Washington D.C. joins Philadelphia, New York, Miami, Orlando, Columbus and Kansas City, among others, as major metropolitan areas Sonitrol has acquired within the past two years. 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

Contact: Tim Hickey (610) 725-9737 [email protected]

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