In 1898 Charles E. Potter began developing products that sent electronically coded signals to a central monitoring station. This allowed fire and police officials to be instantly dispatched to any fire or security emergency.

By 1920, Potter Electric Signal Company was utilizing customized products and monitoring them with the latest telecommunications equipment. In a time when human initiative was the most valuable industrial commodity, Charles Potter was able to combine state of the art equipment with dedicated men to provide St. Louis with the best night watchmen service in the metropolitan area.

As the century continued, Potter's central station business became the basis for the development of sprinkler supervisory devices, switches for intrusion protection, vault and safe protection systems, and fire control panels.

Today, Potter is carrying on the legacy of Charles E. Potter by combining the latest technology in fire protection with the dedicated manpower for which they have been known for over one hundred years. With unwavering dedication to their customers, Potter looks to continue as the industry standard in both product and service.



Potter Locations Through History



Pine Street, St. Louis, MO
1898 - 1971



Craig Road, St. Louis, MO
1971 - 2008



Phantom Drive / Park 370 Place, St. Louis, MO
2008 - Present


At Potter, we believe in quality, which means that all of our products are designed and built with care and integrity. Since 1898, Potter has been committed to holding ourselves to the highest standards of excellence, and that commitment has translated into Potter becoming a global brand. From blueprint, to manufacturing, to installation, Potter ensures superiority.

With the industry's only 5-year warranty on all major products, and industry leading Customer Service and Technical Support, we at Potter stand by our products even after the last screw is tightened. We couldn't be more proud to provide the sprinkler, fire alarm, and security industries with quality products that help protect lives and investments all over the world.

Potter is proud to be backed by an ISO certification, which re-enforces our reputation for excellence and assures our customers that Potter products are quality products.

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