Leading Electronic Security Provider Supreme Security Systems Helps Minimize Damage in NJ Jewelry Store Fire

UNION, New Jersey, May 5, 2005  Supreme Security Systems, the largest independent, full-service electronic security provider in New Jersey, recently helped minimize fire damage at Terrace Jewelers, a New Jersey based jewelry store.  Local authorities and store owner Wayne Ferdinand were alerted to the fire following an alarm triggered by a security device from Supreme. The blaze was quickly contained by local firefighters, and Terrace Jewelers officially reopened for business April 30, 2005.

The fire was initiated by a candle flame after store hours.  The smoke from the fire likely triggered motion sensors, which were installed to monitor and prevent break-ins and burglaries, but not intended for fire detection and prevention.  The sensors then alerted Supreme Security Systems’ Central Monitoring Station and local authorities.

This type of incident can be devastating to retail stores such as ours, said Wayne Ferdinand, owner of Terrace Jewelers.  One fire can completely wipe out the entire inventory or destroy the show floor.  Responsiveness is the only weapon to combat this damage, and we most certainly had that from Supreme Security Systems. Supreme continued to be helpful and accessible in the days following the fire and that kind of quick response and service is definitely invaluable to a business owner.

As a result of Supreme’s responsiveness, the store endured mostly minor cosmetic damage and the majority of the inventory remained intact and undamaged. Ferdinand has been a customer of Supreme since he opened Terrace Jewelers four years ago. 

While it’s important to stress that motion detectors should never replace fire/life safety devices, we were pleased that we were able to help Mr. Ferdinand and Terrace Jewelers safely endure the damage and continue on with business, said David Bitton, vice president and COO of Supreme Security Systems.  Our customers know that we will always work to ensure the quickest and most efficient response in the event of a fire, break in or other security breach.

About Supreme Security:

Supreme Security Systems is the largest independent, full-service electronic security provider in New Jersey. The company provides over 10,000 businesses, industrial facilities and residences

with the most advanced burglar and fire alarms, closed circuit TV (CCTV) systems, access control systems and process and environmental monitoring systems, audio and video intercoms and music systems. A third-generation family-owned and managed company Supreme has almost 100 long-term employees on staff. Security Distributing & Marketing Magazine ranks Supreme in the top one half of one percent of alarm companies nationwide. For more information, please visit: supremealarm.com.