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Workplace Security Alarm Systems
A security system for your commercial property, business, government building or workplace provides a safe secure environment for coworkers, customers, students, visitors, property and assets. The right security system can reduce liabilities, insurance claims, and business interruptions.
As a licensed alarm contractor, Fox Valley Fire & Safety offers design, installation, integration, service, inspection, and repairs of security systems throughout Chicago and surrounding areas. Our decades of experience combined with the latest technology provides you with the right commercial grade security solution today and for years to come. From a small storefront business to an enterprise-level, multiple-location organization we will provide a custom security solution to fit your needs. Call today to schedule a FREE in-depth risk assessment.

Intrusion Detection

Fox Valley Fire & Safety recommends Burglar Alarm and Commercial Grade Detection Devices that are designed for superior detection and fewer false alarms. Providing: Perimeter door and window protection, interior intrusion sensors, space protection, intrusion contacts, shock and sound detection, audio and visual devices, motion detection and more.

Access Control System (ACS)

Physical Access Control is much more than unlocking doors, ACS gives you the power to manage almost any physical aspect of your facility: Employee Access, Identity Authentication, allowing Visitor Access, and Setting Alarms. Elements of an ACS: Badges, ID and Key Cards, Fobs, Biometrics, Readers, Video Verification, Keypads, Telephone Entry, Door Closers, Electric Locks.

Video Surveillance

Security Cameras, CCTV, Surveillance Cameras, IP Security Cameras, Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), Network Video Recorders (NVRs), Video Management Software (VMS). Verified video allows for the customer and the authorities to know why an alarm is going off and proceed with the proper response.

Mass Notification

Delivering the right message to the right people at the right time is essential to security and life safety. Establishing and implementing communication protocols for any type of emergency incident, from natural disasters to active shooter situations, for any type of facility, schools, retail, municipal buildings, or workplace, can save lives.


Alarm monitoring for any type of facility, any type of emergency. Our monitored alarm systems are backed by a nationwide team of operators ready to dispatch emergency personnel (Fire/Police/Medical/Other) following any protocol required by local authorities – to your property. Monitor any crucial part of your business: Temperature, water, air/gas, power failure, environmental and industrial processes, etc.

Integrated Systems

Integrated security systems can include a custom blend of intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, visitor management, mass notification and monitoring, resulting in a security solution tailored to your risk concerns. Our decades of experience combined with the latest technology provides you with the right commercial grade security and facilities management system today and for years to come. Integration and technology allows visibility and management of your security system remotely, from your computer, smartphone or tablet anywhere, anytime.

Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, Repair and Certification of Security, Video and Access Control Systems

We service, inspect, repair, maintain and monitor systems. Our factory-trained technicians are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to respond to your Security, Video and Access Control needs.

What you can expect from your inspection:

  • Security System Inspections
    Our technician will clean all motion detectors, smoke detectors, and keypads; test and check all devices; test all signals to the monitoring company; test panel and all batteries
  • Video Surveillance System Inspections
    Our technician will clean and adjust cameras; test and check recording equipment; update client software; test UPS power supply and battery(s)
  • Access Control Inspections
    Our technician will load test the control panel and power supply batteries; ensure that software backups are being stored; update software and/or firmware; test all card readers and devices.

After Your Inspection:
The Inspection Report and, upon request, a Certificate of Protection will be sent to you to forward to your insurance provider.


Is there a benefit to upgrading an existing security system vs. installing all-new equipment?

If your business is moving into a commercial or retail space that has security equipment left by the former tenant, the answer depends on how old the equipment is, and is the system working properly. We will perform an in-depth risk assessment based on the needs of your business and recommend cost effective upgrades, replacements or additions for software and equipment.

What happens to my security system if there is a storm-related blackout or other power loss?

Most power outages are brief. Significant power outages may last 2-3 hours. There is a battery backup in the commercial grade security system that should keep the basic system components working for up to a day—more than enough time to get you through a power outage.

Requirements and Regulations:

Security Systems are unlike fire alarm, emergency lighting and other fire safety systems required by NFPA and building codes. Security systems are an important aspect of a safe and secure workplace. Optimize safety/security, reduce liability and prevent costly litigation with guidelines from the following:

OSHA – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency that outlines workplace safety guidelines standards intended to protect workers in all industries and occupations. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.

OSHA Emergency Preparedness and Response / Evacuation & Shelter-in-Place

OSHA Safety and Health Topics / Workplace Violence Hazards in different settings and developing workplace violence prevention plans for individual worksites.

US Department of Labor – Workplace Safety & Health

Department of Homeland Security – – Emergency Response Plan


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