Our Honors

  • National Top 50 Systems Integrator as published in System Contractor News four years straight
  • Six-time ASA Chicago Safety Award Winner “For Continuing Efforts in Maintaining an Exemplary Safety Program”
  • NSCA Excellence in Business Award
  • Panasonic Security Top Dealer Award
  • Crestron Elite Partner Award
  • Shoretel New Partner of the Year
Pentegra in the News

IntelliSee™ AI-powered Video Surveillance Software

Pentegra Systems, a Mechdyne Company, announced that it has secured Illinois exclusivity to represent IntelliSee, a new artificial intelligence (AI) software platform that uses surveillance cameras and machine-learning algorithms to help organizations improve their risk profiles. Pentegra can now add this smart detection capability to new and existing security solutions. Facilities become safer, reducing the risk profiles for building owners.

IntelliSee works by monitoring live surveillance feeds for threats to human safety, including spills and other slip and fall hazards, drawn weapons, fallen persons, trespassers, no-shows/missing persons and more. Read more by clicking the link below.

The New Welsh-Ryan Arena

Pentegra Systems was proud to partner with Mortenson Construction and Meade Electric on the Welsh-Ryan Arena Renovation project at Northwestern University. The renovation included seating upgrades, wider concourses, new restrooms, new lighting, state-of-the-art audio and video capabilities, lobby expansion and new locker rooms. Pentegra Systems worked closely with Meade Electric to design and install various sound systems throughout the arena.

Schaumberg's Village-Wide Security Project

Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 is adding a layer of security for entry into its nine school buildings. Below is a case study written by Robert D. Grossman of Security Sales & Integration Magazine about the video security system installations taking place across the Village of Schaumburg.

"We've been calling it a double-buzzer system," said Bridget McGuiggan, the district's communications director and chairman of the district's Safety & Crisis Committee.

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Pentegra Systems Expands Smart Network Infrastructure Capabilities by Earning Certification to Install Tellabs Optical Local Area Network Solutions

As the Only Certified Provider in Chicagoland, Pentegra Can Provide “Intelligent” Building and Physical Security Solution Options to New Building Projects and Existing Building Owners

Chicago, IL {February 25, 2021} –  Pentegra Systems, a physical security and audio visual solutions consultant and integrator celebrating its 20th year in business, today announced it has become the only certified provider of Tellabs Optical Local Area Network (OLAN) technologies for the Chicagoland area, in addition to other regions of the USA. The ever increasing bandwidth required by an ever increasing array of connected, smart monitoring devices can now be easily channeled by Tellabs OLAN systems that utilize optical fiber in place of traditional Ethernet cabling. Where multiple, bundled cables the width of a forearm were needed to move signals and data within buildings, a single strand of fiber cable can carry all original data and the volumes of new data expected in the next twenty plus years.  Adding or upgrading monitoring devices such as security cameras and point of entry control systems can be done quickly, with real-time service data flowing from these connected devices for central monitoring.

“Our team of designers and installers worked hard to earn certification on Tellabs’ new network technologies,” said Greg Augspurger, General Manager of Pentegra Systems.  “We are proud to be a new Tellabs partner and able to offer this highly reliable network infrastructure.  Fully connected, intelligent buildings can now be a reality.”

As a new option for long term infrastructure, OLAN offers multiple opportunities for savings. Power requirements are reduced and less heat is generated; also contributing to USGBC/LEED, TIA/STEP and DoE/Energy Star requirements. Less cabling and supporting mechanisms requires less space, enabling new design possibilities. Optical network reliability can be measured in five to six 9’s (up to 99.9999%) of uptime. OLAN will reduce ongoing maintenance and operational costs.  Light in fiber can also travel much further than digital or analog signals in traditional cabling, removing the boundaries of single buildings. This introduces the potential to connect multiple buildings on a campus into one unified data stream for better information gathering and management. The ability to handle massive amounts of data and extreme reliability means that this infrastructure won’t need to be upgraded for decades.

Additional information OLAN solutions are available on Pentegra’s Optical Network Solutions website pages.


About Pentegra Systems LLC.

Pentegra Systems, a Mechdyne Company, is a custom systems integrator that provides innovative audio, video, data, security and telecommunication solutions that converge on an organization’s I/P network. Pentegra has two decades of experience with design, engineering, installation, training and service across multiple industries and education. The Pentegra team welcomes complex projects, requests to integrate multiple technologies, tight deadlines and unusual requirements. Pentegra’s goal is to improve their clients’ operational efficiency, working environments and business potential.

About Tellabs
Tellabs is leading the future of networking with access solutions for today, poised to deliver modern high-performance solutions for the future. Fast and secure access has never been in more demand for enterprise and government connectivity. Tellabs’ sole focus is to deliver simple, secure, scalable and stable access to optimize network performance. Tellabs has delivered carrier-class access solutions to service providers for more than two decades. We are now expanding that leadership by defining the future of enterprise networking that connects the campus, buildings and inspires people. For more information, please visit

Safety Begins With Teamwork: Pentegra Systems LLC Receives the ASA-Chicago Safety Award

Pentegra Systems LLC has been awarded the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA) Safety
Award for 2012 by the ASA Chicago Chapter. Only 61 companies qualified to receive the award for 2012.
This marks the sixth time that Pentegra has been awarded the ASA’s top safety award.
The safety award recognizes that Pentegra had success in lowering a combination of safety-related factors including their Experience Modification Rate (EMR), OSHA Recordables and Citations, and DART Score.  Pentegra had 0 OSHA incidents reported in 2012

In 2012 Pentegra implemented a number of initiatives to increase safety, both on,and off the job site. Larry Schultz, Chairman of the Pentegra Safety Committee attributes Pentegra’s safety success in 2012 to increased awareness throughout the company. According to Schultz, “New safety initiatives, including additional training, safety reminders on job boxes and safety-themed apparel for the field technicians, provide constant reminders that safety is everyone’s job.”

The ASA Chicago Chapter serves over 400 subcontractors, material suppliers and associate members in the six county Chicago metropolitan area. ASA Chicago is unique in that it represents all trades. The mission of ASA Chicago is to educate its members, promote professionalism, advocate on behalf of its members on the state and local levels and provide a forum for business opportunities in the construction industry. As part of the commitment to their members, the ASA recognizes safety as being of the utmost importance.

Pentegra is fully staffed to handle the design, engineering, installation, integration and support of low-voltage systems that are functional, reliable, and easy to use. Pentegra provides technology solutions to a diverse range of markets including Education, Health Care, House of Worship, Small/Medium Business, Corporate & Financial, Industrial & Manufacturing, State & Local Government, and Sports & Entertainment Venues.

  • Audio Systems: Performance Audio, Distributed Audio, Soundfield Amplification
  • Video Systems: Projection & Display, Digital Signage, Teleprescence, Distribution & Production
  • Data Systems: LAN & WAN, Wireless Networking, Data Networking Infrastructure
  • Security Systems: Surveillance, Access Control, Intrusion
  • Telecom Systems: Telephony, Intercom & Life Safety

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