Our History

Rich History

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.

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.

After hitting our first 100 years, Potter has grown exponentially through acquisitions of Elmdene in 2008, TowerIQ in 2019, Safe Signal in 2020, and Valcom in 2021. We have always been committed to holding ourselves to the highest standards of excellence, and that commitment has translated into Potter becoming a global brand.

Today, Potter Global Technologies is carrying on the legacy of Charles E. Potter throughout all our businesses by combining the latest technology with the dedicated manpower for which we have been known for over one hundred years. With unwavering dedication to our customers throughout the world, we want you to know us as your innovative, easy to do business with, best in class life-safety product partner.