Events and News

Sonitrol’s John Ray, III Joins Broward Workshop as Board Member

Posted: January 18, 2016
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 18, 2016 – John Ray, III, president and CEO of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale and Level 5 Security Group, has joined the Broward Workshop as a member of the Board of Directors.

Junior Achievement and Broward College Partner to Bring Youngsters Real-World Skills for Success

Posted: June 10, 2015
Dr. Avis Proctor, John Ray III, J. David Armstrong, Jr.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – When a partnership really works, the energy, enthusiasm and change it creates can shape lives.

Laurie Sallarulo Named President and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida

Posted: May 8, 2015
Laurie Sallarulo
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – As Junior Achievement of South Florida expands programming and rolls out innovative technology, the non-profit organization has named veteran executive and longtime children’s advocate Laurie Sallarulo as president and CEO.

Financial literacy programs should be a priority in Florida

My family — like millions of others launching teens into the maze of work, bills, credit cards and debt — knows the anxiety that transition brings. Have we taught them enough? Are they ready to avoid money management pitfalls and to spot financial fraud?

John Ray interviewed by Boca Raton Forum

John Ray III, Board Chairman of Junior Achievement of South Florida, is interviewed by the Boca Raton Forum

Sonitrol’s John Ray, III Elected Chairman of Junior Achievement of South Florida Board of Directors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – John Ray, III, president and CEO of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, has been elected chairman of the Junior Achievement of South Florida Board of Directors for a two-year term.

Facility Well-Equipped with Sonitrol’s Verified Audio Detection; Burglary Foiled and Three Arrested

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Two burglars attempting to steal inventory from a Coral Springs equipment dealer certainly didn’t know about one crucial piece of equipment in the facility—Sonitrol’s Verified Live Audio Detection System.

Live Audio Alarm System Detects And Foils Would-be Jewelry Thieves, Two Caught in the Act, Before Entry, Are Jailed

(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — Two thieves attempting a jewelry heist at Koosh Jewelers in Hollywood found themselves headed to jail instead after a verified Sonitrol audio detection alarm system heard their actions even before they could gain entry, and alerted Hollywood Police.

Sonitrol Video System Aids Arrest of Would-Be Car Thieves

Posted: June 4, 2013

What was planned as an early morning joyride recently turned in to a ride straight to jail for four would-be car thieves in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sonitrol Donation Enhances Preschool Security for Kids In Distress

Posted: May 22, 2013
(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — As schools nationwide focus on keeping students safe, a donation from Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale has enhanced security for the dozens of toddlers who learn, play and thrive at the Kids In Distress Preschool.

St. Thomas Aquinas Sporting Clays Tournament Raises $44,000 in Tuition Assistance


(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — Helping to fund tuition assistance for students in need, the recent third annual St. Thomas Aquinas High School Sporting Clays Tournament at Quail Creek Plantation, Okeechobee, drew sportsmen from as far away as New York and Montana, and raised $44,000.

Sonitrol of Ft. Lauderdale Attains ETL Listing for Fire Safety Services

Posted: February 13, 2013
(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — As a growing number of South Florida cities require third-party inspection for fire alarm systems, Sonitrol of Ft. Lauderdale announced it has achieved ETL (Edison Testing Laboratory) certification for its fire system installation, servicing, testing, and monitoring offerings.

John Ray Featured in SDM Magazine Article, Discussing the Positive Impact of Verified Intrusion Detection

John Ray, III, President and CEO of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, was recently featured in an article by SDM Magazine. The name of the article is Verified Alarms Lead to Verifiable Results for Central Stations published in the December 2012 issue.

John Ray Featured on South Florida’s TechChat Radio


John Ray, III, president and CEO of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, was recently featured as a guest speaker on South Florida’s TechChat Radio, which airs Thursdays from 7pm-8pm on 880AM, and is hosted by Colin J. Thomas.

Audio Alarm System Detects Footsteps on the Roof – Copper Tubing Thieves Caught in the Act, as Florida’s New Law Takes Effect

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — Thieves cutting copper tubing from a two-story office building’s rooftop air conditioner early on a July morning quickly found themselves in jail – after a Sonitrol audio detection alarm system detected their footsteps and alerted Sunrise Police.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Asks Community’s Help to Replace Dozens of Stolen Tools

Habitat for Humanity of Broward has issued an urgent plea for the South Florida community’s help to replace dozens of tools stolen in late June from the organization’s Fort Lauderdale construction site.

Central Station Employees Receive National Recognition


Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale congratulates Central Station’s Natalia Burey and Murshid Normand for being recognized at this year’s Sonitrol National Convention in New Orleans, LA. Natalia and Murshid received awards for Top Operator and Top Trainer.

Level 5 Launches Eye5


Level 5 Security Group announces launch of its verified video intrusion detection product, Eye5.

 

Perfume Warehouse Theft Foiled by Sonitrol's Audio Intrusion Detection Security System

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — Five burglars trying to outsmart the security system at a Pompano Beach perfume warehouse were no match for Sonitrol’s audio intrusion detection technology.

Sonitrol Donates High-Tech Security Sysytem, Keeping Habitat Broward's Re-Store "Safe and Secure"

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — Donating a complete, high-tech security system recently, Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale has provided the Habitat Broward Re-Store with peace of mind and substantial ongoing savings.

Live Video Security System Catches Marine Yard Thief – Costly Stolen Equipment Recovered in Minutes

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — South Florida’s marine companies keep high-value inventory on hand to service the “Yachting Capital of the World,” and that makes them particularly vulnerable to theft. One Fort Lauderdale company, however, is fighting back with real-time Sonitrol video.

Sonitrol's Verified Security System and a K-9 Lift Help Catch Fort Lauderdale Liquor Store Burglars

Posted: September 7, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Live crime scene audio from a Sonitrol alarm system and a dramatic K-9 “lift” helped quick-thinking police catch thieves at Twin Oaks Liquors on Aug. 28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sonitrol's John Ray III Elected to Board of Governors of NSU Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – John Ray, III, president of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, has been elected a member of the Board of Governors of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale President John Ray, III Joins Junior Achievement of South Florida Board of Directors


Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc. today announced that John Ray, III, president of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, has been appointed to the organization’s board of directors.

Sonitrol's Verified Security System Helps Catch Florida Drugstore Burglar

A resourceful burglar who seemed to disappear after breaking into a drugstore proved no match for teamwork and technology in a recent apprehension in Florida involving Sonitrol, the Hollywood Police Department, Hollywood Fire Department and the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale Completes Security System for St. Thomas Aquinas High School Performing Arts Centers

Posted: August 11, 2009
Continuing its rapid growth in South Florida’s education market, Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale has designed and installed a state-of-the-art security system for St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s Bienes Center for the Arts, a 315-seat theater and performance education facility.

Sonitrol Provides Sophisticated School Security Solution for World's Largest Junior Achievement Campus

Posted: June 29, 2009
Sonitrol, a leading North American commercial security company, is installing highly sophisticated access control and school security systems for the world’s largest Junior Achievement (JA) educational center – the 59,500-square-foot JA World’s Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Fla.

Riverwalk Trust Event Honors Local Pioneer Stanford K. Smoker

About 200 guests recently gathered at Smoker Family Park on Riverwalk’s south bank to honor Stanford K. Smoker for his role in revitalizing the Downtown Fort Lauderdale and helping to preserve some of its historic treasures. The benefit event and “friend raiser” for the Riverwalk Trust was hosted by the Executives’ Association of Fort Lauderdale.

Executives' Association of Ft. Lauderdale Elects New Officers

The Executives’ Association of Ft. Lauderdale has elected John Ray III, president of Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, as its new president. He succeeds architect Bill Storrs, of Storrs Architect, P.A., who, as immediate past president, will serve on the organization’s board of directors.

BSO Deputies Honored for "Textbook" Burglary Arrest

Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale recently honored Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies whose rapid, coordinated response resulted in the apprehension of four suspects — at least one of whom was armed — inside a Lauderdale Lakes pawn shop.