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Sonitrol releases ground breaking development in glass break detection technology

INDIANAPOLIS, November 21, 2016 - Sonitrol, the leader in verified electronic security, provides customers throughout the United States and Canada with customized state-of-the-art security solutions for intrusion alarms, access control, video surveillance, and fire detection. Further solidifying Sonitrol as the industry leader in audio intrusion alarm detection, Sonitrol is the first systems manufacturer to release a UL/ULC approved product that uses a reprogrammable software glass-break analytic algorithm to initiate alarms.

Continued research in the use of analytics has enabled Sonitrol to improve glass-break functionality and now incorporate glass-break detection algorithms in its firmware on the host panel (FlexIP) and the audio module (Audio-8 PRO) using a lower cost audio sensor as the detection device. This new release, incorporating advanced glass-break functionality, significantly increasing Sonitrol’s value proposition, and greatly enriching functionality.

This advanced technology includes:

  • Advanced audio analytic behavior algorithms to identify glass sounds, as opposed to utilizing hardware components

  • Distributed analytics that reside both on the host panel and the audio module

  • Advanced discrimination of breaking glass during business hours as part of a 24-hr security level

  • Built-in diagnostics to efficiently test an audio sensor’s ability to detect glass break alarms during installation and service

  • Self-calibration, minimizing technician installation and service time

As the security landscape continues to evolve, the use of analytics allows systems to become more intelligent and responsive, which ultimately improves alarm response times. “For 52 years, Sonitrol has been a pioneer in the art of verified audio alarm detection,” said Jeremy Morton, Vice President of Business Development – STANLEY Security. “Ground-breaking innovation such as this, paves the way for Sonitrol to further our ability to accurately verify alarm events and respond accordingly, ultimately resulting in more criminal apprehensions and elevated protection for our users.”

Sonitrol’s technology partner, 3xLOGIC, developed the glass break algorithm. Their Engineering team broke hundreds of panes of various types of glass, allowing them to ascertain an extensive knowledge base in audio analytics. “The possibility to introduce further sound analytics opens the door to a number of other opportunities in the future, to respond to users growing security needs.” Charlie Erickson, Executive Vice President of Product Management – 3xLOGIC, said, “The Sonitrol FlexIP design platform is uniquely positioned to provide future enhanced analytic possibilities by merely downloading a new algorithm to previously installed hardware.”

For more information on Sonitrol’s customized, state-of-the-art verified electronic security solutions for intrusion alarms, access control, video surveillance and fire detection, please visit

About Sonitrol

Sonitrol is a unit of Stanley Black & Decker’s Security Division, with a network of 83 franchises and 43 corporate offices covering the United States, Canada and Mexico. Sonitrol is the industry leader in verified electronic security and provides customers with a single source of integrated security solutions for intrusion, video, access and fire. Sonitrol’s ability to verify intrusion, through patented technologies, in real-time offers unrivaled credibility with law enforcement. Growing numbers of municipalities require verification that an intrusion is actually taking place before police dispatch personnel to the site. Sonitrol provides for some of the fastest police response times, lowest false alarm rates and the best apprehension record in the security industry. For more information on Sonitrol, please call 1-877-SONITROL, or visit

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