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Sentry Security

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LAST UPDATED: July 9th, 2021

Sentry Security is a commercial security provider that provides customized integrated security systems for Chicagoland clients spanning more than 10 different industries. The security company has received numerous awards and was named a top 100 national security company in 2009 by SDM Magazine.

Readers should note that Sentry Security is not a home security system provider, and only serves commercial clients. If you are interested in increasing the security of your home, check out our best home security companies.

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The Good

  • Free Security Audit
  • Broad Industry Coverage
  • Integrated Security

Free Security Audit

Sentry Security offers businesses a free security audit to determine the breadth and depth of security features might be needed for the property. Potential clients can simply fill out a form to disclose which of the following security services they might be interested in:

  • System design and engineering
  • Inspection and testing
  • Cloud-based solutions
  • Remote access and management
  • Turnstiles
  • Mass notifications
  • Integrated security systems
  • Access control
  • Intrusion detection
  • System maintenance
  • Area of rescue
  • Biometric safety
  • Visitor management
  • Door entry and intercom
  • Smart system
  • Thermal camera
  • CCTV IP camera
  • Fire alarm system

Prospective clients can also designate how large their system would need to be, i.e., whether the system needs to cover a single location, a corporate campus, or multiple, separate locations.

Broad Industry Coverage

Sentry Security provides unique security solutions across a variety of industries:

  • Commercial buildings — promote community safety, reduce liability risks, and comply with federal 911 laws
  • Multifamily buildings — provide ease of use access control for occupants and managers, while monitor for emergencies like smoke, carbon monoxide, and fire
  • Senior care — prevent unauthorized access, monitor resident locations, and maintain assisted living accreditation standards
  • Health care — maintain security standards for hospitals, medical offices, and other care centers
  • Municipalities and parks — provide 24/7 video surveillance and active shooter and gun detection for park districts, village halls, and court buildings
  • Education — install easy to use security solutions for daycare centers, private and public K-12 schools, college and university campuses, and other institutions.
  • Cannabis — provide added security for employees, customers, and inventory
  • Hospitality — meet the lifestyle demands of patrons of hotels, restaurants, resorts, theaters, and casinos
  • Religious — protect sacred spaces from theft, vandalism, and acts of violence and terror
  • Industrial security — scale security solutions for industrial facilities
  • High-value business security — install integrated security systems to protect small valuables, decrease theft, discourage fraud, and improve customer service
  • Not-for-profit security — includes specific security solutions for public service organizations, community centers, and more
  • Retail security — create a safe and secure shopping environment through employee and traffic monitoring

Integrated Security

Sentry Security's integrated security systems are designed to provide comprehensive protection, monitoring, and access control to deter thieves and other would-be criminals. Through Sentry Security's customized systems, clients can remotely access their system, monitor live, real-time video feeds, receive instant notifications, and record images and video.

These systems are also mobile enabled, meaning clients can access and adjust their system (including door locks, thermostats, and lighting) through an easy to use mobile device app.


The Bad

  • Commercial Clients Only
  • Limited to Chicagoland

Commercial Clients Only

Sentry Security only serves a commercial and industrial client base. Homeowners interested in a home security company are encouraged to investigate the top home security companies in their area. As none of Sentry Security's products are available for retail purchase, pricing is not disclosed upfront.

Limited to Chicagoland

Sentry Security's services are limited to the Greater Chicago Area as well as surrounding suburbs.


The Bottom Line

If you are a Chicago or Chicago-adjacent business owner and are looking for a local security provider, Sentry Security could be the right choice for you. Otherwise, we encourage you to read up on the best home security companies in your area.

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John R Switzer Wauconda, IL

I have had Sentry Security for many years now. I live in an unincorporated area and have had a few times when my alarm has gone off. Response time has been terrific. Rates are reasonable and the equipment is well monitored and well maintained. Again, I have had them for probably 7 or 8 years. No complaints at all.

5 years ago