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Thompson Electronics Company

At Thompson Electronics Company, we provide commercial customers across Illinois with unsurpassed solutions and services in audiovisual, communications, fire alarm, nurse call, and security.

About us

 

Craig Thompson
President and Founder

How We Started

In 1980, Craig Thompson founded Thompson Electronics Company to provide commercial electronic system expertise in Illinois. We started and continue today as a relationship-based company that strives to build and maintain connections with our customers. Our custom solutions and designs are based on each facility’s unique characteristics, and each system is professionally installed by certified and factory-trained technicians.

About Our Team

While specializing in design, project management, and installation of electronic systems, our main mission is to provide quality system solutions for our customers. Our superior record as an electronics systems company is maintained by providing specialized project teams keyed to each general technology area we serve.

Each department is staffed with trained, certified, and highly experienced personnel to provide our clients top-quality design, engineering, products, and services.

Thompson Electronics Company Employees

Who We Support

Corporate
Education
Government
Healthcare
Hospitality
Industrial
Religious
Retail

How we help commercial businesses

 

Communication

Nurse Call Systems

Our nurse call systems can integrate emergency calls, devices, alarms, and more, to improve communication throughout the facility.

Fall Detection

Fall detection systems can range from bed alarms to fully integrated fall detection sensors and correspond with nurse call stations, emergency call systems, or directly to phone systems.

Area of Refuge

An area of refuge is specifically designed to help save lives in the case of an emergency. Such a system is intended to provide rapid emergency communication to alert first responders and help individuals in distress.

Wander Management

Our wander management systems enable staff to keep track of patients who wander by sending alerts and locking doors. This can be integrated with nurse call and other systems.

Synchronized Clocks

Synchronized clocks can be used as a communication system for audible signaling and tone generation, as in the case of wall-mounted school clock systems.

Voice Over Internet Protocol

VoIP is a group of technologies that allows for the transfer of communications over the internet. It brings services such as business telephone systems, fax, email, and more into one unified system at a lower cost.

We Support Your Business

We provide communication systems to large and small businesses. These include hospitals, healthcare campuses, schools, universities, government facilities, and more.

Learn more about our communication systems here!

 

Fire alarm

Smoke and CO Detection

With our integrated life safety systems, you can better detect microscopic smoke particles, sense carbon monoxide, feel heat, learn their environment, and compensate for regular environment changes.

Mass Notification

An emergency mass notification system is vital to communicate with everyone in a potentially dangerous situation. Mass notification can be conducted in many forms, ranging from speaker systems, visuals display message boards, strobe lights, text messaging, email, and phone alerts.

Services

All fire alarm services and inspections are performed by IBEW union Fire Alarm Systems Inspectors. All our technicians have professional training and certification in testing, inspections, Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), Building Reports, and extensive on-the-job experience.

Inspections

Our trained and licensed professionals provide complete and thorough testing in accordance with NFPA standards. We are diligent in ensuring your fire alarm system is always ready to perform at the highest level through timely scheduled building inspections. We are part of The Compliance Engine and can inspect and test almost all types of systems.

Did you know?

• Thompson Electronics was the first Edwards dealer in Illinois. We have been a partner since 1980.
• We are part of the Edwards Elite Strategic Partnership and the Edwards Million Dollar Club.

Learn more about our fire alarm systems here!

Audiovisual

Conference Room AV

Our professional audio and video conference systems provide a seamless face-to-face experience in your conference or board room.

Live Streaming & Recording

With live streaming, you can give video access to your audience in real time. You can also record your video and audio and save it to a device or the cloud for participants to view later.

Digital Signage

Use digital signage to display videos, photos, and advertising. These signs can educate, entertain, and inform your audience with a seamless platform and sleek design.

Video Walls

Use a video wall to make a statement with countless possibilities. Choose between LCD, LED, touch, stretched, and multi-view, among other displays.

Sound Systems

Our sound systems provide clear, intelligible sound for any venue size. Each system is designed specifically for the space’s function, audience, size, and environmental factors.

We Support Your Business

We provide acoustical, surround, masking, and reinforcement sound systems to large and small venues. These include stadiums, theaters, gyms, schools, campuses, concert halls, churches, and more.

Did you know?

• Our team has 2 AV experts who are AVIXA dual certified with a CTS-D and CTS-I.
• Fun fact: Worldwide, there are only 580 people who are dual certified.

Learn more about our audiovisual systems here!

 

Security

Video Surveillance & CCTV

Our commercial surveillance systems provide unmatched visual quality. We provide high definition, IP network, analog, and wireless options.

Access Control

We can create an access control system that will provide personnel identification, secured control of entry, and documentation of staff movement and visitor management within your facility.

Intrusion Detection

Our intrusion detection alarm system can be integrated with your video surveillance and access control systems for full protection of your business.

Cloud-based Systems

Our wireless system options provide businesses access to their security systems in the office or on-the-go with a desktop, laptop, or mobile phone.

Monitoring Services

We can provide UL Listed central station monitoring services. These real-time monitoring services can quickly determine and alert your business in case of an emergency or threat.

We Support Your Business

We support small to large businesses including those in healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, industrial, retail, hospitality, municipalities, commercial complexes, and more.

Learn more about our security systems here!

 

Services

Our Service Department is one of the best in Illinois. Our team is prompt and will schedule your service quickly. Thompson Electronics’ team of technicians are highly skilled, trained, and licensed to service, repair, and inspect all your electronic systems.

Your business will benefit from the services we provide in all areas including:
• Communication
• Fire alarm
• Audiovisual
• Security
• Nurse call

Design & Engineering

Our in-house team provides custom solutions

System Training

Your staff will be trained on all systems and programs

Service, Repairs, & Inspections

We have expert techs for all your service needs

Monitoring

Your property is safe with 24/7 monitoring

For service dial: 800-323-3300 ext. 1

To request a service call, fill out the form here.

Learn about all our services here!

Nurse call

Nurse Call  •  Wander Management  •  Fall Detection  •  Area of Refuge

We are elevating nurse call systems for unsurpassed patient care. Your staff will be able to respond immediately, improve patient care, satisfaction scores, and enhance communication.

We have a team of design engineers and seasoned technicians to create custom solutions that significantly improve workflow with an all-in-one system.

Featured Partners: Ascom, Carehawk, Dukane, and TekTone

Featured Clients: Carle Foundation Hospital, Decatur Memorial Hospital, and UnityPoint Health – Proctor

Learn more about our nurse call systems here!

Communication

Nurse Call Systems

Our nurse call systems can integrate emergency calls, devices, alarms, and more, to improve communication throughout the facility.

Fall Detection

Fall detection systems can range from bed alarms to fully integrated fall detection sensors and correspond with nurse call stations, emergency call systems, or directly to phone systems.

Area of Refuge

An area of refuge is specifically designed to help save lives in the case of an emergency. Such a system is intended to provide rapid emergency communication to alert first responders and help individuals in distress.

Wander Management

Our wander management systems enable staff to keep track of patients who wander by sending alerts and locking doors. This can be integrated with nurse call and other systems.

Synchronized Clocks

Synchronized clocks can be used as a communication system for audible signaling and tone generation, as in the case of wall-mounted school clock systems.

Voice Over Internet Protocol

VoIP is a group of technologies that allows for the transfer of communications over the internet. It brings services such as business telephone systems, fax, email, and more into one unified system at a lower cost.

We Support Your Business

We provide communication systems to large and small businesses. These include hospitals, healthcare campuses, schools, universities, government facilities, and more.

Learn more about our communication systems!

 

Fire alarm

Smoke and CO Detection

With our integrated life safety systems, you can better detect microscopic smoke particles, sense carbon monoxide, feel heat, learn their environment, and compensate for regular environment changes.

Mass Notification

An emergency mass notification system is vital to communicate with everyone in a potentially dangerous situation. Mass notification can be conducted in many forms, ranging from speaker systems, visuals display message boards, strobe lights, text messaging, email, and phone alerts.

Services

All fire alarm services and inspections are performed by IBEW union Fire Alarm Systems Inspectors. All our technicians have professional training and certification in testing, inspections, Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), Building Reports, and extensive on-the-job experience.

Inspections

Our trained and licensed professionals provide complete and thorough testing in accordance with NFPA standards. We are diligent in ensuring your fire alarm system is always ready to perform at the highest level through timely scheduled building inspections. We are part of The Compliance Engine and can inspect and test almost all types of systems.

Did you know?

• Thompson Electronics was the first Edwards dealer in Illinois. We have been a partner since 1980.
• We are part of the Edwards Elite Strategic Partnership and the Edwards Million Dollar Club.

Learn more about our fire alarm systems!

Audiovisual

Conference Room AV

Our professional audio and video conference systems provide a seamless face-to-face experience in your conference or board room.

Live Streaming & Recording

With live streaming, you can give video access to your audience in real time. You can also record your video and audio and save it to a device or the cloud for participants to view later.

Digital Signage

Use digital signage to display videos, photos, and advertising. These signs can educate, entertain, and inform your audience with a seamless platform and sleek design.

Video Walls

Use a video wall to make a statement with countless possibilities. Choose between LCD, LED, touch, stretched, and multi-view, among other displays.

Sound Systems

Our sound systems provide clear, intelligible sound for any venue size. Each system is designed specifically for the space’s function, audience, size, and environmental factors.

We Support Your Business

We provide acoustical, surround, masking, and reinforcement sound systems to large and small venues. These include stadiums, theaters, gyms, schools, campuses, concert halls, churches, and more.

Did you know?

• Our team has 2 AV experts who are AVIXA dual certified with a CTS-D and CTS-I.
• Fun fact: Worldwide, there are only 580 people who are dual certified.

Learn more about our audiovisual systems!

 

Security

Video Surveillance & CCTV

Our commercial surveillance systems provide unmatched visual quality. We provide high definition, IP network, analog, and wireless options.

Access Control

We can create an access control system that will provide personnel identification, secured control of entry, and documentation of staff movement and visitor management within your facility.

Intrusion Detection

Our intrusion detection alarm system can be integrated with your video surveillance and access control systems for full protection of your business.

Cloud-based Systems

Our wireless system options provide businesses access to their security systems in the office or on-the-go with a desktop, laptop, or mobile phone.

Monitoring Services

We can provide UL Listed central station monitoring services. These real-time monitoring services can quickly determine and alert your business in case of an emergency or threat.

We Support Your Business

We support small to large businesses including those in healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, industrial, retail, hospitality, municipalities, commercial complexes, and more.

Learn more about our security systems!

 

Services

Our Service Department is one of the best in Illinois. Our team is prompt and will schedule your service quickly. Thompson Electronics’ team of technicians are highly skilled, trained, and licensed to service, repair, and inspect all your electronic systems.

Your business will benefit from the services we provide in all areas including:
• Communication
• Fire alarm
• Audiovisual
• Security
• Nurse call

Design & Engineering

Our in-house team provides custom solutions

System Training

Your staff will be trained on all systems and programs

Service, Repairs, & Inspections

We have expert techs for all your service needs

Monitoring

Your property is safe with 24/7 monitoring

For service dial: 800-323-3300 ext. 1

To request a service call, fill out the form here.

 

Learn about all our services here!

Nurse call

• Nurse Call
• Wander Management
• Fall Detection
• Area of Refuge

We are elevating nurse call systems for unsurpassed patient care. Your staff will be able to respond immediately, improve patient care, satisfaction scores, and enhance communication.

We have a team of design engineers and seasoned technicians to create custom solutions that significantly improve workflow with an all-in-one system.

Featured Partners: Ascom, Carehawk, Dukane, and TekTone

Featured Clients: Carle Foundation Hospital, Decatur Memorial Hospital, and UnityPoint Health – Proctor

Learn more about nurse call!

Customer Reviews

 

Courthouse

“Carl Howell and the entire TEC team have provided outstanding service, professional and well-designed solutions for all of Peoria County’s courtrooms for many, many years.  I have highly recommended them to numerous jurisdictions across the State of Illinois.  They are phenomenal.”

Rena’ Parker, Retired 10th Circuit Court Administrator for Peoria County Courthouse

Small Business

“The best business tool I have ever invested in!”

Jeff Fogle, Owner of Kickapoo Creek Winery in Edwards, IL

Care Facility

“TEC has made our lives better by providing continued support from their trustworthy and knowledgeable personnel.”

Dan Magnuson, Maintenance Director at Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke, IL

University Campus

“It has been a pleasure working with TEC technician, Alan. He is knowledgeable and easy to work with. Our lives have been made easier for troubleshooting and campus wide issues.”

Shane Bracken, Maintenance Director at Millikin University in Decatur, IL

City

Thompson Electronics installed our new fire alarm monitoring system in a timely manner to ensure the project to rehabilitate our new street maintenance facility remained on schedule. Following the installation, the Thompson Electronics staff have been helpful and responded quickly to questions about the new system.

Aaron Gavin, City Engineer at the City of Galesburg

Church

Thompson Electronics was recommended to us by our contractor. We have enjoyed working with TEC and the new fire system is reliable and makes us feel very safe.

– Devyn Farney, Executive Pastor at Elevate Church in Morton, IL

Bank

“TEC has great, fast service and is always friendly and willing to help. They are available anytime I need help and have a great staff, from the office personnel to the technicians.

– Danielle Nelson, VP, Operations Manager at Bank of Farmington

Aviation

“Thompson Electronics Company has outstanding customer service. Their support staff and technicians get things done quickly and accurately. We are relieved to have one company to call for all our service needs.”

– Chris Rigg, Facilities Maintenance Manager at Elliott Aviation of the Quad Cities

School

“Thompson Electronics’ team did an amazing job from design through install. Very clear sound from the announcer mics across the entire stadium as well as excellent sound for music played on the system. The range of sound coming from these speakers are outstanding.”

– Tim Bonnette, CPMM Director of Buildings and Grounds at Pekin Community High School

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