Over 25,000 customers in Ohio trust Silco to install, service, monitor, and inspect their Fire Protection and Security equipment. Silco is one of a few companies in the country that can service virtually all fire and security equipment in house without subcontracting. We are obsessed with quality, and audit our technicians’ work over 3,000 times each year to ensure the job is done correctly every time. We realize that when it comes to protecting life and property, our customers deserve the best!
Fire Products and Services
Silco conducts annual fire extinguisher inspections for over 25,000 customers.
Inspection and servicing to insure your water based system(s) continue to function properly.
Silco can inspect, service and monitor your alarm systems and specialized detection systems
We have NICET level III and level IV special hazard system engineers and fire alarm engineers on staff.
Silco will service your Exit & Emergency Lights to keep your facility in compliance with fire code.
Servicing all brands of restaurant fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, exit/emergency lighting.
Security Products and Services
Silco can install, service, and monitor virtually all brands of security alarms.
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Access Control solutions scalable from one door to thousands. Use Silco’s 24×7 Support as much as you like.
Monitoring virtually any brand of fire & security alarms. Monitoring centers are 5 Diamond CSAA certified.
Need a single intercom, or an extensive system? We have the right intercom solutions for you or your business.
The company was founded in 1959 in Cincinnati by Ray Dennis, a P.E. from the University of Cincinnati’s Engineering College. Ray designed and sold engineered fire suppression systems for clients such as AK Steel and Ford. In 1973 Ray sold his six employee business to Silco, owned by the Fraser family.Fire extinguishers soon became a large portion of Silco’s business as OSHA mandated their presence in the workplace. Lines of business expanded into commercial cooking fire protection systems and fire alarms. Sprinkler and fire pump services would follow.
Over time Silco evolved into a single source fire protection provider. By 1979 Jim Fraser assumed sole ownership of the company. Silco expanded periodically by opening locations in Dayton (1989), Columbus (1994), Akron (2002), and Cleveland (2014).Silco also added security to its list of products and services. Security is currently the most rapidly growing aspect of the company. The Security business includes security systems, monitoring, keyless card access, video surveillance, intercom, and nurse call.
Dave Fraser and Dave’s brother-in-law Chris Leonidas joined Silco in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Dave grew up in the business working summers in high school and college and is an engineering graduate from Lehigh University. Chris graduated from Boston University in three years. Each brought several years of full time outside work experience to Silco. Dave was promoted to President of Silco five years later in 2013, likewise Chris to Vice President. The company has doubled in size since Dave and Chris joined the company 7 years ago. Jim Fraser, after 33 years as President, now serves as Chairman.
Of Silco’s 170 employees, 23 have been with the Company between 20 and 35 years. Another 27 have 10 to 20 years seniority. Key employees at Silco have been in industry leadership positions: (1) Ken May as president of the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), and (2) Dan Gurich as president of the Ohio Chapter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA).
The Company credits its progress over the years primarily to three key items: (1) the expertise and tenure of its workforce, (2) its obsession with providing prompt quality service, (3) the consistent reinvestment of its earnings back into the business.
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