SOURCE: Kimberlite Corporation

Kimberlite Corporation

February 25, 2015 10:45 ET

Kimberlite's California Alarm Monitoring Station Aids Police in Most Apprehensions in 2014

Fresno-Based Monitoring Station Maximizes Community Resources, Combats False Alarms at More Than Double Efficiency of National Average

FRESNO, CA--(Marketwired - February 25, 2015) - Kimberlite Corporation (Kimberlite), California's leading provider of verified electronic security for homes, schools and businesses, announces that its Fresno-based central monitoring station assisted law enforcement in 1,081 apprehensions in 2014, breaking its own national record of 1,035 apprehension assists in 2012. Kimberlite's central monitoring station has assisted police in 8,576 apprehensions since 2000 -- approximately 12 per week -- more than any other alarm monitoring station in the United States.

Kimberlite achieved its record apprehension total in 2014 as a result of the company's utilization of verified alarms -- monitored by live operators 24 hours a day at its Fresno central station. Kimberlite's philosophy is that the key to protecting its customers and assisting police in apprehending more criminals than any other central station in North America is a dedicated and active approach to monitoring its alarms. Trained operators assess disturbances at its customers' properties before most alarms are ever triggered, allowing for discretion as to whether law enforcement should be dispatched to the scene.

The benefits of Kimberlite's human intelligence element in the alarm monitoring process include the ability to provide law enforcement with details regarding potentially dangerous situations should police be dispatched, which leads to significantly increased credibility and rapport with local police departments and emergency dispatchers. The compounded effect of highly trained operators' attention to detail and the relationships it creates with local police departments allows Kimberlite to apprehend more criminals and maximize community resources by combatting false alarm rates at more than double the efficiency of the national average.

"Kimberlite's primary commitment is to the safety and security of our customers and our communities," said Joey Rao-Russell, President and CEO of Kimberlite Corporation. "With this commitment in mind, the success that our Fresno central monitoring station achieved last year makes us that much more proud. We could not have been able to protect so many without our communities' police officers and law enforcement officials, and we are truly grateful for their service."

Kimberlite operates 14 Sonitrol Verified Electronic Security franchises throughout California, and provides protection to homes, schools, businesses and communities in Bakersfield, Berkeley-Richmond, Contra Costa County, Fresno, Marin County, Modesto, Napa County, Northwest Los Angeles/Ventura County, Oakland, San Francisco, Solano County, Sonoma County, Southern Alameda County, and Stockton.

Kimberlite is consistently recognized as one of the top providers in the Sonitrol network, as well as one of the top security companies in North America. Despite limiting its operations to only California, Kimberlite has been named a top 100 U.S. security company in each of the past 11 years.

About Kimberlite

Kimberlite protects homes, schools, businesses and communities throughout California with a single source of integrated, state-of-the-art verified electronic security solutions for intrusion, video, access and fire. Utilizing Sonitrol's Impact-Activated Audio Verification technology, professionally monitoring by experienced, trained personnel, Sonitrol's ability to verify an intrusion in real time offers unrivaled credibility with local law enforcement. As a growing number of municipalities pass Verified Response regulations requiring verification that an intrusion is actually taking place before police dispatch personnel to the site, Sonitrol's reliability has accounted for the best apprehension rate in the industry, at over 170,000 since 1977 -- and the fewest dispatches for false alarms. Sonitrol offers integrated components to customize a solution that can expand easily with the growth of customers' needs. Sonitrol's trusted technology and responsive service provides peace of mind and a measure of quality unmatched in the industry. 

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