Fire Alarm Services and Systems in

It’s easy to overlook fire protection for your business. But most businesses don’t have the resources to rebuild after a catastrophic fire. Let SMG be your go-to solution for a new fire alarm system near Chicago.

The Importance of Fire Alarms

In 2019, fires caused more than 37 billion dollars worth of damage in the United States. Early detection provides the best and least expensive defense when it comes to preventing fires. Thus, fire and life safety must be of the utmost concern for any building owner. Plus, most businesses are legally required to outfit their buildings with fire prevention systems.

Installing a modern alarm system helps protect your employees, customers, and property from potentially devastating losses. Fires often start quickly and unexpectedly. But acting proactively instead of reactively can save lives and reduce losses by minimizing damage. We can help you get the protection at a price you can afford.

State-Of-The-Art Fire Alarm Systems for the Chicago Area

SMG has more than 30 years of experience designing and servicing fire alarm systems throughout Chicago and the surrounding areas. All of our security engineers are National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) certified. This ensures their proficiency in a wide variety of technical areas related to fire alarms, including:

  • Fire alarm system design
  • Alarm monitoring
  • Inspection testing
  • Building and fire codes and standards
  • A variety of detector and signaling systems
  • Supervision requirements
  • Power requirements
  • Building/space structure and occupancy considerations
  • Basic electricity and electronics

Our technicians will provide you with options for the most efficient fire safety solutions for your specific needs. Commercial alarm systems in Chicago come in a variety of styles, each with its own purpose.

With decades of experience under our belt, we know the benefits and drawbacks of every kind of alarm system. Let us use that knowledge to keep your building and its occupants safe.

We offer a full range of fire safety system solutions from leading manufacturers. Our AES-Intellinet systems provide the industry’s fastest response times because we know how crucial every second can be. In addition to servicing and monitoring most brands, SMG is an authorized distributor for:

  • Silent Knight
  • Honeywell
  • FireLite

So whether you need a whole new fire alarm system or you’re looking for ways to save on your monitoring service, SMG can help. Reach out to us today for a free system evaluation or consultation.

How Does A Commercial Fire Alarm System Work?

A fire alarm system relies on fire sensors to detect events that may result in a fire. Fire sensors take many forms, but carbon monoxide, heat, and smoke detectors are the most common. After detecting one of these signals, the sensor transmits its findings to the fire alarm control panel.

Next, the control panel activates flashers or sounders to notify the building’s occupants of the threat. In some buildings, the control panel will activate a fire sprinkler system as well. While taking action on-site, the control panel also calls for help in many cases. It will notify the fire department and/or the building owner or monitoring center.

Above all else, a fire alarm must notify all of the occupants of the building when it detects a fire. Doing so provides the occupants with the warning they need to exit the building safely and calmly. Thus, functional testing of every component of your system is essential.

While it might seem like fire alarm inspections are a hassle, they quite literally save lives. If you haven’t had your fire alarm system tested recently, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. You never know when a fire will strike and if you’re not prepared, an otherwise manageable event could end up being a disaster.

Commercial Alarm Systems in Chicago

Commercial Fire Alarm System
Businesses are required to adhere to a variety of fire system standards for the protection of their employees and customers. Because these standards can change, they must be checked regularly to ensure compliance. The system standards depend on the city, town, and municipality.

At SMG Security, we know how difficult it can be to make sense of and keep track of these changing standards. We simplify this process for our clients by working regularly with local fire departments. We also work closely with authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), the offices and individuals charged with enforcing life safety code.

By working closely with these authorities, we know what’s required for every kind of business. We use this knowledge to provide ongoing testing and inspections of fire alarm systems by our highly trained personnel, as required by the National Fire Alarm Code.

SMG’s commercial alarm systems in and around Chicago provide businesses with the best chance of staying safe. We make sure that your alarm meets both local and national requirements and even offer monitoring services for systems installed by other companies. Each of our fire alarm systems undergoes extensive testing to ensure that it’s ready for anything.

Give us a call for a completely new fire alarm system, Chicago video surveillance systems, or any of our other business services. We’re happy to provide you with a system evaluation or consultation free of charge. So contact us today to learn how we’ve earned a reputation as one of the best fire alarm companies in Illinois.

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