Fire Alarms

Compliance with the Lake Zurich building code requires all new commercial structures and many multi-tenant buildings to install a sprinkler system and maintain a direct connect fire alarm. Businesses in existing commercial structures may also be required to install and maintain a direct connect fire alarm. Direct connect fire alarms are monitored around the clock by our Police Dispatch Center. Activated alarms are immediately identified and the appropriate response is sent to the business.

In comparison, alarms monitored by a third party alarm company, often called central station alarms, are relayed to a dispatch center along with the location of alarm by telephone. This delays a response and is therefore not permitted within Lake Zurich.

Alarm Monitoring Vendor as of 1/1/2019

FSS Technologies is the direct connect fire alarm vendor the Lake Zurich 911 Dispatch Center.

FSS Technologies
516 W Campus Drive
Arlington Hts, IL 60004

Subscriber contract information

Monthly Fees  
 Monitoring  $30
 Radio lease  $40
 Total cost per month (includes radio maintenance & batteries)  $70

We look forward to answering your questions and assisting you with any concerns about direct connect fire alarms. Contact the Lake Zurich Fire Prevention Bureau at (847) 540-5073 or via email at