Archive for November 10th, 2011
Kelly Courtney, who works as a Central Station Shift Lead in AvantGuard’s Tacoma Washington Central Station recently helped Portland Oregon police officers prevent a burglary.
At about 9:00pm on Tuesday, November 8th Kelly received the first drop of what would be multiple exterior motion detector trips in different areas of the Portland Oregon business. Kelly’s years of central station experience kicked in to action as multiple motion detector drops usually end up being a burglary attempt. Kelly quickly coordinated a police department response, and notified the business owners of the situation.
Because of Kelly’s quick response, police units were able to respond to the scene before the would be burglars were able to gain entry to the building. Once police were on the scene they discovered that the burglars had cut a large hole in business’ rear fence, and also attempted to cut a hole in an aluminum siding wall to gain entrance to the business. Police believe that the alarm system’s loud siren, and the sirens of arriving police cars scared the burglars from the scene before they could be apprehended.
The business owner commented to AvantGuard’s Nick Salmond, Central Station Supervisor that “I wasn’t sure an alarm system would work at first, but this experience has proven that an alarm system and a capable central station operator can be very effective in preventing crime.”
Great work Kelly!