Your Industry Leader in Chicago

SMG is an industry leader in the Chicagoland area, providing security solutions for residential and commercial applications. Using our integrated network of services, we provide unparalleled protection – fulfilling the diverse and complicated needs of industrial and manufacturing operations.

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We understand that each industry has specific security requirements, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for any organization.



Our unique capabilities allow us to customize and implement a state-of-the-art security system that meets your specific needs – keeping your organization protected from potentially disastrous events.





Transportation services are particularly lucrative targets for cybercriminals, given the essential services they provide. They are also inherently difficult to protect. The potential for theft of personal data including passport and credit card information, intellectual property, customer loyalty programs, and manifests is only a small part of the problem.


System breaches can be catastrophic when they affect traffic patterns, damage critical infrastructure, and cause major travel delays and cancellations. Transportation and travel organizations are consistently challenged to stay at the forefront of cybersecurity due to application and mobility needs, maintaining data and customer security, and meeting increased compliance measures.


Our team at SMG has decades of experience with completing full risk and security assessments and providing the most advanced cyber security solutions. We have the capability to perform 24/7 monitoring of your networks and endpoint systems through advanced analysis and log correlation, allowing us to detect threats and immediately defend against them – before they compromise your systems.



New Construction


Construction sites have an amazing number of large assets that are vulnerable to theft and vandalism, including heavy machinery, appliances and materials waiting to be installed, company vehicles, miscellaneous tools, and more. There are several ways to protect these assets, from hiring a guard service to mounting GPS trackers on the equipment itself. Although these methods are better than no security at all, they both have their drawbacks.


Security guards are only human, sometimes they show up late – or don’t show up at all, fall asleep on the job, and in the worst-case scenario, look the other way or enable theft. GPS tracking devices can be effective but can also be accidentally knocked off equipment on a busy construction site, not be attached in the first place, or removed by less than trustworthy employees.


At SMG security, we offer 24-hour monitoring services for construction sites and new construction. Because we operate our own UL-approved central station (monitoring center), we can react to any breach in security – immediately contacting the proper authorities. As a client, you can call the central station 24/7 with questions or concerns, and our interactive services allow you to receive text messages and email alerts regarding any activity relating to your business.


For industry leading security, and improved peace of mind, upgrade to new equipment, or talk with our knowledgeable team about integrating your current business security systems with our central station monitoring services.





If you applied for a recreational marijuana dispensary license, you know there is an entire section of the application requiring a security plan, and it plays a meaningful role in the approval process. If you have been approved, you will need to have effective security camera systems in Chicago and your other locations. Reliable monitoring must be in place prior to opening your doors.


Additionally, if you are seeking approval for a future location, you will need to ensure proper security measures are accounted for on your application. The state wants to make sure that every applicant plans to make security a top priority – security is not where to pinch pennies in your start-up budget. That being said, our highly skilled team can provide the most cost-effective solutions to ensure compliance while keeping your employees and assets fully protected.


We not only have the necessary licensing in place to service dispensaries as well as meeting all of Illinois’ requirements for video surveillance, we offer a complete suite of integrated security systems suitable for your needs. From electronic access control to our AES-IntelliNet networks, we offer security solutions for every conceivable problem – including those you may not have anticipated. Contact us today for a full on-site evaluation of your security needs.





Many people don’t realize that most retail outlets work on razor-thin profit margins. Loss of inventory costs retailers billions of dollars of losses each year, and as many as 35% of those losses are due to employee theft.


Employees often have unmonitored access to a retailer’s inventory, allowing them to steal items from storerooms undetected. Employee theft occurs at point-of-sale (POS) terminals and cash registers as well. Proprietary information and consumer data are also vulnerable business assets. A well-planned, retail loss prevention initiative backed by integrated security solutions can help reduce your losses due to employee theft, as well those incurred from shoplifters and cybercriminals.


At SMG, we utilize fully integrated security measures including electronic access control, state-of-the-art cyber security, 24/7 real-time monitoring, and security camera systems in Chicago to reduce retail loss while simultaneously protecting your data, employees, merchandise, and premises.



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We serve small companies and large corporations alike, providing exceptional security solutions backed by stellar customer service. If you are looking for the best option to protect your business assets, contact us for a comprehensive review of your security needs.

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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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