Potter Global Technologies celebrates its 125 years in the fire and life safety industry. The company started based on an idea that would have an immediate impact on saving lives and infrastructures. In St. Louis, Missouri in 1898, Charles E. Potter developed products that sent electronically coded signals—allowing fire and police officials to be instantly notified of fire or security emergencies. He strengthened fire safety by pairing state-of-the-art telecommunications equipment with dedicated people to provide St. Louis with the best night watchmen service in the metropolitan area.

Potter’s telecommunications equipment became the important foundation for the later development of sprinkler supervisory devices, switches for intrusion protection, vault and safe protection systems and fire control panels.

In addition to expanding the Potter product offering, taking advantage of growth opportunities has enabled the company to provide comprehensive solutions to customers and enter additional marketplaces. Today Potter remains focused on fire, life safety and critical communications. Multiple divisions including Sprinkler Products, Fire Alarm, Elmdene Power Solutions, TowerIQ Emergency Wireless Communications and Valcom Mass Notification Systems —together—can holistically address customer and emergency situational needs locally and around the world.

Gerry Connolly, Potter CEO, said,

“We are proud of the lives saved and important impact our products have globally. As safety requirements in emergency situations increase or change, we use our wealth of experience and innovation to address the customer needs of today and the future.”

Potter is a trusted choice for reliable, American-made products. With a strong commitment to US manufacturing, their headquarters and production facility remain in St. Louis, Missouri to this day.

Potter continues the legacy of Charles E. Potter by combining the latest in technology with dedicated and passionate employees for which they have been known for 125 years. Through unwavering commitment to innovation and customers, Potter remains dedicated to shaping the future of fire and life safety, prioritizing the safeguarding of lives and properties.

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