About STI

Who We Are

STI is a family-owned business that manufactures covers, cages, enclosures, and alarms to help prevent theft and vandalism to fire pull stations, smoke detectors, strobe/horns, keypads, AEDs, exit signs, emergency lights, control panels, motion detectors, CCTVs, clocks, etc. Environmentally controlled cabinets, alarms for exit/entry doors or fire extinguishers, wireless door/doorbell chimes, buttons, alarm/strobe controller. Wireless Alert monitoring: open/closed garage door, mail delivery, a car entering the driveway, exit door, fire extinguisher, gate, cabinet, push button, shed, barn, etc. To learn more about Safety Technology International, view our proud history below.

To protect the things that protect you, our team innovates global life safety and security solutions, one product at a time.

Driven by our passion to positively impact people and the world we live in; we aspire to be the leader in life safety and security solutions.

Innovation - Integrity - One Team - Quality - Work Ethic/Accountability

A Proud History

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It started with a solution to a challenge

The STI story began with a challenge made to Jack Taylor by a Detroit school administrator who wanted to stop false fire alarms. Jack used his expertise in security systems to start designing the solution.

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The Original Stopper®

Jack Taylor focused his creative and innovative capabilities to invent the Original Stopper, named Pull Station Protector (or PSP). The cover helped stop false fire alarms and resulted in the formation of a new company.


Pull Station Protectors Inc.

The company is first named Pull Station Protectors Inc. Jack and Bernadine display products at a Detroit Renaissance Center school administrators show.

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Safety Technology Corp. is established

Previously named the Pull Station Protectors, Inc., Safety Technology started in a home basement.

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Fire Extinguisher Alarm is launched

Continuing their mission to protect important devices, STI designed the Fire Extinguisher Alarm. The self-contained alarm still helps alert to unauthorized use of protected extinguishers.

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The Exit Stopper® Alarm is launched

The original multifunction door alarm was designed to protect emergency doors against unwanted exits and entries.


STI breaks ground at 2306 Airport Rd.

2306 Airport Rd. still remains the home of STI Corporate Headquarters over three decades later.

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STI opens UK office

Born in Canada and raised in England, Founder Jack Taylor played an influential role in the founding of STI in the UK in 1994, opening to service the whole of Europe.

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Wire Cages are launched

Strong and durable, STI's first wire guards were designed to offer a line of defense for smoke detectors and bells. Over time, the cages developed into a complete range of protection for strobes, clocks, exit signs, lights, and more.

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Stopper® Station Push Button is launched

Suitable for most applications, STI launched innovative Stopper® Stations. The original ADA Compliant, multipurpose push button switch.

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STI builds a new molding facility at HQ

In house manufacturing provides STI customers with quality polycarbonate covers, buttons, and accessories quickly and efficiently.

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STI expands to 3777 Airport Rd.

Our new home for production, printing, and shipping.

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Universal Stopper®

A modern revised version of the original Stopper II® cover. The addition of a continuous hinge keeps the cover mounted to the wall.

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Global ReSet

A large resettable manual call point with a mounting plate adaptable for global usage.

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STI expands to 6200 Delfield Industrial Dr.

The expansion of our facilities houses mold and pad printing machines.

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STI opens European Distribution Hub

A home away from home, 3,500 miles from Airport Road, Waterford, Michigan, USA to Airport Business Park, Waterford, Ireland; STI acquired a new European Distribution Hub in 2021. Complementing our EMEA office, the Ireland Hub further enhances several operational and strategic improvements enabling STI to better serve the needs of European customers.