Fire Alarm Services and Systems in Chicago

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
  • 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


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.





In Their Words

Thanks for your help with this process! Your install team was amazing! They were extremely efficient and we hardly knew they were there. Great guys who took the time to show us how to use the system and answered all our questions. I’m sure I will have some for them down the road. Big thanks to you and your team!

- Frank M.

The installation crew that was here was FABULOUS!!! I didn’t even know they were here most of the time. There was no doubt in my mind that they knew what they were doing. You have no idea how comforting that is. As I’m sure you know, that isn’t always the case when there are technicians in the building. It went very smoothly and we’re so grateful for that! Please extend my gratitude and appreciation for the job they did. I knew we made the right decision!

- Gail H.

We used SMG for monitoring services for our home for 35 years (!) and were consistently well served and attended to. Calls were always picked up promptly, and the service attendants never failed to immediately call to check in on us if the alarm was ever triggered (99% of the time were false alarms we generated...oops...). Service technicians were very competent as well. Highly recommend.

- J. Winstein

Recently switched my monitoring service company for an Elk Grove location. These guys gave me the best quote for an affordable system! Great company!

- Jade N. , Curv Group LLC

A short note to tell you about the great customer service provided by your staff. We moved to Wheaton in August 2019 to a townhome that had an older SMG System. Anthony came out and explained the SMG capabilities, John updated the system and Dave has been by several times to troubleshoot and solve problems. The three are real professionals and know what they are doing. The administrative staff on the phone are always very helpful and professional. Please thank them for their service.

- M. Thomas

Your employees, from the start through completion of the job, were professional and concise in the performance of their work... From the first contact through the end of the project Christian kept me informed, answered all of my questions, and guided me in having the correct system installed... They were indeed professional, polite, kept their work area tidy and worked around all of the functions we had going on at the church. I am especially grateful for these men being on our job as they are the face of your company and they represented you well.

- Mark K., Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake

I wanted to take a moment to share with you some good news you may not hear every day but I am sure you will welcome. Your team completed the installation of the security system in Bethel. They were professional and followed our safety, security and Covid-19 protocols to the letter. Throughout the installation, communication was great and the team was very friendly and helpful. In particular, I want to call out Dino for his great customer service. Thanks.

- Mark P.

A short note to tell you about the great customer service provided by your staff. We moved to Wheaton in August 2019 to a townhome that had an older SMG System. Anthony came out and explained the SMG capabilities, John updated the system and Dave has been by several times to troubleshoot and solve problems. The three are real professionals and know what they are doing. The administrative staff on the phone are always very helpful and professional. Please thank them for their service.

- Mark T.

Awesome. I just wanted to pass along that the fire alarm test yesterday was without a doubt one of the best I have ever witnessed. The crews had everything set up and ready to go and were even asking me questions about the programming before we started so they could get the changes made. They had no issues with some of the changes I requested due to our local codes and immediately corrected them. Absolutely everything went smoothly and the guys were great to work with. I really hope I get to work with them again.

- Richard T., Palatine Community Health Center

Your team just left and I wanted to take a moment to say how great both Armando and Mike were during the camera installation process. Everything is up and running and I could not be more pleased.

- Susan C., Centerpoint

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