Fire Detection

Detect Fire & Security provide fully compliant fire alarm systems to meet BS5839:2013 and EN54.

Intruder Alarm

Detect Fire & Security provide fully compliant security systems to meet the current regulations.

CCTV Solutions

Detect Fire & Security provide state-of-the-art CCTV systems for both commercial and domestic premises.

Access Control

Detect Fire & Security provide reliable and highly secure door access control for commercial premises.

FIRE AND SECURITY SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES IN HAMPSHIRE, DORSET AND ACROSS THE SOUTH COAST

We provide fire and security services to Commercial Businesses, Public Authorities, Facilities Management, Education and Heath Facilities, Manufacturing and Retail Sector and Prestigious Homes in Hampshire, Dorset and across the South Coast. If you think your business could benefit from our fully managed fire and security solutions, please get in touch.

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‘Becketts is transformed under new ownership’

For almost 30 years Beckett`s has been one of Southsea’s most loved restaurants with an amazing reputation for its consistency.

New owners acquired the venue in January 2016 with a vision for its future. Their aim was to bring Beckett`s back with a strong concept, attracting a cool crowd as well as retaining appeal to its loyal client base and sustaining its authenticity.

This Grade II listed building has been lovingly nipped and tucked and meticulously brought back to life over 6 months. Featuring 4 floors of handmade wood designs, cool marble, ambient lighting and a pioneering new kitchen, the finished result is something very special and distinctively unique.

Detect Ltd were delighted to be the appointed fire and security systems specialist on this project having worked closely with the new owners on the scheme that suited their exacting requirements and their insurance provider’s needs.

These works consisted of;

  • Fire Alarm to L1 category
  • Intruder Alarm Texecom wireless Ricochet Grade 2
  • 13 x IP mega pixel cameras with NVR and display monitors

Following the conclusion of the works Detect Ltd were delighted to be invited to the ‘soft opening’ of the restaurant for suppliers and friends before the grand opening to the public.

We can thoroughly recommend the food, the drink, the service and above all the friendly staff and beautiful venue, well worth a visit!!

We wish the Beckett`s team every success.

http://beckettssouthsea.co.uk/

Kenwood Delonghi are constantly seeking ways to improve on their award winning kitchen appliances, one of the areas their team focus upon is the audibility of their products..

Their team of test engineers perform rigorous testing within their R&D department to ensure that their appliances are at the leading edge of technology.

To achieve this, there is a constant investment program with the most recent being the construction of a state of the art sound room where the engineers are able to perform audibility readings with precise accuracy.

As an existing valued client of Detect Ltd, we have recently completed our part on the fire and security element of the works and the room is now ready for use.

The client is extremely happy with the end product and there are now plans for an even larger test facility to be built adjacent to this one.

We are pleased to announce that Southdowns Manor, an exquisite wedding venue in the heart of the South Downs National Park have chosen Detect Ltd for their annual fire alarm servicing.

South Downs Manor is a stunning boutique hotel and wedding venue which provides and unforgettable wedding day experience.

They have chosen Detect Ltd due to our reputation for great service and commitment to our clients, something that South Downs Manor also equally passionate about

We very much look forward to being of service to the management team and building a lasting relationship to the benefit of both parties.

Since the creation of Detect Fire & Security Ltd in 2004, it has always been our vision to create four centres of excellence across the South of England.

Our first centre in Hamble Hampshire is now joined by Oakpark (Dorset) Ltd based near Wimborne which we are the proud new owners.

For 30 years this established, respected, local residential and commercial fire & security systems installer and service provider has been under the ownership of Jeff & Val Pearce who now look to a well earned retirement.

Renowned for their quality of service, which is demonstrated by client relationships that have continued in many cases over decades, Jeff & Val`s decision to put their trust & faith in Detect Ltd to ensure service & relationship continuity we wholeheartedly commit to.

So we warmly welcome Jeff & Val`s colleagues & clients to Detect Ltd. The current team, office and all contact details remain the same…..in simple terms, nothing changes!

Below is a farewell message from Jeff and Val Pearce, we wish then a lengthy, healthy, fun filled retirement together!

Dear Joe.

Now that the works are completed here I wanted to write to thank you and the engineering team very much for the great work. Your assistance was much appreciated and your engineers were most accommodating at all times and delightful to deal with.

All here at Langrish House are very grateful for the manner in which the works were handled.

Best wishes.
Nigel.
NEC Talbot-Ponsonby
Director.
Langrish house Hotel Ltd.

Hi Stephen,

Further to our conversation this afternoon, I just wanted to formally express my sincere gratitude to Lee Misslebrook for the exemplary level of service that he affords to our business.

Whilst we appreciate all of your Engineers provide an excellent level of service, Lee has consistently gone above and beyond our expectations.

“…All in all a good experience and a pleasure to work with them all. - Kenwood, Site Services Manager

Case Studies


Agamemnon Housing Association provide affordable, acceptable, and sensitively managed sheltered housing for people over 60 years of age. They give preference to those who have served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, QARNNS, WRNS, Army, and RAF and their surviving partners. They also aim to meet the needs of those given priority on housing waiting lists where possible.

In 1933, on the instructions of the Admiralty, a Committee of Ex Naval Officers and Ratings under the Chairmanship of the Commodore, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth formed the Victory Housing Society Limited to provide housing for Naval Ratings and their families.

In 1974 the Agamemnon Housing Association was formed under the same Management Committee and now have six courts located within Portsmouth & Gosport region.

AHA take the safety & security of their residents very seriously, therefore measures for fire safety must be compliant with the latest British & European Standards and AHA insurers requirements with high quality CCTV providing an additional safety and security

In 2013, our Business Development Manager Sam Ellis approached AHA regarding their fire and security arrangements, AHA were using multiple companies for service and did not feel they were receiving the response they needed and questioned the value for money they were getting from their different suppliers.

Following on from a tender process that considered many aspects of the contract AHA chose Detect Fire & Security Ltd as their fully competent and accredited fire & security provider, to carry out the annual servicing and provide 24/7 emergency call out support for the following disciplines;

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Intruder Alarm Systems
  • CCTV Systems

In 2013, Detect installed a new fire detection system at Cornwell Court and Eliza Mackenzie Court that replaced the old conventional systems, these new systems use the latest analogue addressable technology and were provided with full compliance to BS5839 with BAFE certification.

Detect have built a strong relationship with AHA and attend regular meetings with the CEO to review our services and discuss future projects and service requirements.

Colten Care is a family-owned care home operator established for over 30 years.

They design, build, own and run twenty one care homes across the South of England, each with individual character and consistently high standards of comfort.

Caring both for the elderly and those with dementia, Colten Care have a clear policy with regard to their responsibility to ensure that the life safety systems at each property are compliant and in full working order at all times.

Since 2014, Detect Fire & Security Ltd have and been providing Fire Systems periodic maintenance, system upgrades and support across the portfolio of premises. Detect’s Dorset Branch have been providing Intruder Alarms, Access Control & CCTV Systems to Colten Care for many years.

By providing clear system maintenance and fault reporting all electronically sent for speed, combined with our expert knowledge and guidance to The Colten Care Management Team, Colten Care can concentrate on their business of delivering quality elderly and dementia care, safe in the knowledge that their life safety and security systems are also in the caring hands of Detect.

Services Provided

  • Fire Alarm maintenance and upgrades
  • CCTV maintenanace and upgrades
  • Access Control maintenance and upgrades
  • Intruder Alarm maintenance and upgrades
  • 24/7 systems support

CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. [NYSE: COO] one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses.

Dedicated to continually providing a fresh perspective to the contact lens experience for practitioners and patients, CooperVision specialises in lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia, and ocular dryness.

CooperVision have multiple sites and premises varying in size, consisting of offices, warehouse / storage facilities and manufacturing plants. They are located at Segensworth, Hamble, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Twickenham and Ashford in Kent.

The nature of their business, along with the high protective care they provide their employees, demands that their Fire and Security requirements are comprehensive and complex with the need for sophisticated access control & CCTV management systems.

As their UK operations grew, the increase in the need for fire and security systems also grew and having worked with a number of different companies, consolidation and a fresh approach to how these important disciplines were managed was identified.

Detect Fire & Security Ltd were initially invited to review CooperVision’s problematic access control system where ongoing issues were not being rectified by the existing service provider and this had caused a lack of faith in the system.

Having provided a successful outcome to this problem, neither party has looked back since enabling the partnership to flourish. Detect are now proud to be the service provider to all 15 CooperVision sites for the following disciplines;

  • Fire Alarm Systems including Site Wide Graphics System
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Intruder Alarm Systems
  • Access Control Systems
  • Automatic Vechicle Barriers
  • IPCCTV Systems
  • Analogue CCTV Systems
  • Vehicle Barriers

This is a true testament to where partnerships based upon mutual trust and understanding works, CooperVision receives a level of service that meets the requirements as dictated by their fast moving and demanding environment and we are proud to be associated with this expanding blue chip client, a win, win for both parties!

Portsmouth Guildhall is the largest wedding, events and conference venue in Portsmouth, managed by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust who are based within the Guildhall.

The Guildhall stands proud in the centre of Portsmouth with a rich history that dates back to 1890, a celebrated icon in the heart of the city.

Detect Fire & Security Ltd were introduced to Portsmouth Cultural Trust through their existing relationship with Portsmouth City Council where Detect have recently been appointed as the fire systems service provider on 120 of the councils buildings; schools, academies, libraries, nursing homes, housing offices and leisure complexes.

Joe Goddard met with the site manager at the Guildhall to discuss how Detect could assist, and was invited to provide proposals for the annual servicing and monitoring of the following disciplines;

  • Fire Alarm System
  • Intruder Alarm System
  • CCTV System
  • Access Control (Paxton NET2)

When choosing a service provider, the Cultural Trust were looking for an established business with a proven history with the council. They required locally based engineers who could quickly become familiar with the operations and demands of the Guildhall to build a lasting working relationship.

Detect are extremely proud to be working with the Cultural Trust and the Guildhall and look forward to continuing to be of service for many years to come.

Kenwood was founded on the guiding principles of quality, innovation and design. These principles remain steadfast today at the very heart of the company and their products.

They are also the reason that one Kenwood appliance is sold every three seconds across the world.

The company was founded by Kenneth Maynard Wood in 1947 in the town of Woking, where manufacturing originally began in his garage. His ethos was to help liberate women in the kitchen by designing labour saving devices. In 1962 the company outgrew its original factory space and moved to new Head Offices in Havant, Hampshire where they still maintain their UK operations.

Detect Fire & Security Ltd approached Kenwood to offer their services for the installation of a new IP CCTV system to replace the aging analogue system.

Detect demonstrated an IP CCTV system at a nearby site to the Kenwood offices which had recently been completed.

Kenwood were so impressed with the quality and ease of use of the system demonstrated that an order was quickly placed for a 22 IP camera system complete with network video recorders and monitors.

Following on from the new system and the professionalism of Detect, we were invited to provide a proposal to take over the servicing and monitoring of all other fire and security disciplines on site;

  • Fire Alarm System
  • Fire Alarm Monitoring
  • Intruder Alarm System
  • Intruder Alarm Monitoring
  • Access Control System

Detect also provide a 24/7 response to Kenwood as part of the service agreement.

The relationship over the past months has grown from strength to strength for both businesses with Kenwood enjoying a service based upon the knowledge of trust and professionalism from our friendly team.

Kuoni (www.kuoni.co.uk) was established in 1906 in Switzerland by Alfred Kuoni, a visionary adventurer and explorer of his time who opened some of Europe’s first travel agencies.

The company has more than 170 awards to its name including top position of a ‘Which?’ Recommended Provider survey, achieved due to the company’s reliability and ‘excellent customer care’.

As well as selling luxury worldwide holidays online, by phone and through a network of quality independent travel agents throughout the UK, Kuoni also has its own network of 22 exclusive travel stores across the UK and six Kuoni Partnership Stores which can be found in John Lewis department stores.

Our Sales Manager, Joe Goddard, approached the business to discuss the procurement of services. Kuoni were employing several service providers for their Fire Alarm systems, Fire Extinguishers, Intruder and CCTV systems. The services ran independently of one another and the administration of these individual agreements were difficult to manage.

Joe was able to offer Kuoni the Detect Way; relieving them of the negative impact of the time spent dealing with several companies, with each discipline having to be serviced independently at different times and several invoices to be administered along with differing paperwork.

  • One appointment to deploy a fully qualified, experienced and professional engineer, who was able to cover more than one discipline upon attendance.
  • Uniform reports submitted in a timely fashion.
  • One invoice for all services.

This immediately reduced the time Kuoni spent managing their Fire and Security contracts, instantly providing a return on their investment.

The relationship with Kuoni has gone from strength to strength with Detect having recently completed the installation of new Fire and Security Systems at their Brighton Store.

The University of Southampton is already one of the top 15 research universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities.

Based across the city of Southampton and as far afield as Winchester, the university is responsible for over 200 academic & student living buildings.

In 2011 following a comprehensive tender process, Detect Fire & Security Ltd were awarded the contract to deliver routine testing, servicing, modifications and upgrades of their Fire Alarm Systems across all campuses.

  • Highfield Main Campus
  • Highfield Hall
  • Avenue Campus
  • Winchester Campus
  • Princess Anne Hospital Campus
  • Southampton General Hospital Campus
  • Royal South Hampshire Hospital Campus
  • Glen Eyre Road Halls
  • Highfield Campus
  • Wessex Lane Halls
  • Winchester Campus
  • Benham Campus – Southampton Science Park
  • Main Campus – Southampton Science Park

Detect carry out weekly, quarterly and annual testing and servicing in accordance with the requirements of BS5839: 2013, together with Fire System modifications and new systems. We also pay particular attention on the clients behalf to the pertinent documentation for these systems, zone charts, as fitted drawings, full specifications, continuously liaising with the Faculty Building Managers, Maintenance Service Managers and where necessary the Fire Officer.

With such a large volume of works and correspondence, a dedicated team of 8 of our people are assigned to this client to ensure a service delivery fit for purpose.

“…What I can say is that you have delivered a very professional, friendly and swift service. I have been impressed with all aspects of your communication and very helpful approach. I can only give positive feedback and you are a valuable asset to your company. - Whitton & Laing, Estate and Apartment Block Manager

Commercial Solutions


Detect Fire & Security’s qualified survey team can plan/design your system taking into consideration your concerns/needs, meeting with your insurance companies requirements meeting the BS/EN standards currently in force.

Intruder Alarms

CCTV Systems

Access Control

Fire Detection

“…May I in return offer you my gratitude for the great service and hard work Detect Ltd have offered Onecom & I look forward to working again with you and the team. - N.B. Facilities Assistant Onecom

Commercial Intruder Alarms


Intruder alarm systems are designed to create alerts from unauthorised entry to your property and to afford staff with a dependable means of communication during hostile situations. From simple systems that sound a local audible alarm when triggered to more complex systems covering separate areas/buildings individually, linked by connection platforms such as Emizon,RedCARE or Dualcom to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) for summoning Police attendance.

Detect Fire & Security’s qualified survey team can plan/design your system taking into consideration your concerns/needs, meeting with your insurance companies requirements meeting the BS/EN standards currently in force.

Intruder Alarm Choices

Detect Fire & Security utilise the very best control equipment as our front line product, ranges that have for many years been regarded as the industry’s most reliable single platform operating system providing flexibility and choice.

We also design and install the latest Class VI wire-free intruder alarm systems where the restrictions on cable installation mean that a wire-free system becomes the best solution. For those clients who are seeking a new service provider which maybe be due to excessive charges or poor customer service, Detect Fire & Security can provide a maintenance and emergency call-out service to most panel manufacturers.

Central Station Alarm Monitoring

Emizon provides the most modern, cost effective and secure alarm signalling and monitoring service to the remote security and alarm industry.

Emizon supports IP, GPRS and PSTN dual path monitoring.

“…Your response and hard work of your team has been excellent. - I.F. Projects Engineer Whitman Laboratories Ltd

Commercial CCTV Systems


Commercial IP HD CCTV Systems

CCTV (closed circuit television) camera systems provide a cost effective visual and recorded media assisting in the management of security for customers, staff, property, theft prevention and-supporting in the areas of Health & Safety, compliance and governance.

CCTV camera systems can provide an instant alert to a live crime, as well as valuable recorded evidence of the event, increasing the likelihood of a conviction against the perpetrators and of course proving the innocence of others.

Businesses such as factories and production facilities utilise CCTV to observe critical production processes ensuring that production lines and machinery are operating correctly as well as monitoring dangerous and vulnerable areas such as warehouse fork lift truck movements, heavy goods vehicles manoeuvres, dangerous substances storage, movement of personnel. Camera systems frequently form part of a managed process in the promotion of the companies Health & Safety policies.

Today’s flexible CCTV systems are now IP based utilising high definition megapixel cameras combined with 1080p high definition digital recording.

Cameras are now aesthetically pleasing, small, discreet with built-in infrared LED`s for enhanced night viewing and vari-focal lens to allow the camera to exactly frame the area you wish to observe.

Detect Fire and Security provide CCTV protection to many varied clients across the South of England, our case studies section will provide more information.

“…Lee, Nathan & Fergal spent a lot of time tracing the historical anomalies on the fire & intruder Alarms. All in all a good experience as our new service maintainer which bodes well for the future. - M.H Site Services manager Kenwood

Commercial Access Control


Access Control and Door Entry Systems

Access Control is of prime importance when you are seeking to provide security, whether this is for employees and visitors to your premises; for important, confidential or sensitive information or for possessions and equipment.

Detect Fire & Security have an array of systems to provide the correct solution to your problem. Depending on which sector you operate in.

Methods of Access Control Include

Biometric Access Proximity Readers Intercom Systems
Swipe Cards Video Entry

Paxton Access Control

Net2 is an advanced PC based access control solution. Net2 offers centralised administration and control of sites from one to hundreds of doors and with up to 50,000 users. Perfectly tailored access privileges to groups or individuals quickly and easily using our intuitive, user-friendly software. Event reports can be generated in a few clicks and the single-door architecture makes specifying, installing and maintaining the system easy. Advanced features such as site graphics, IP camera integration and 'Triggers and Actions' further extend the capabilities of this cutting-edge system.

“…Finally, please pass my thanks to Nathan – he`s a credit to your company, great chap! - T.M. Operations manager Stag Community Arts Centre

Commercial Fire Detection



  • Fire Risk Assessment to determine potential risk for your specific needs, and develop a plan to reduce or remove that risk.

  • Fire Safety Training and Fire Extinguisher Training for your staff, so they know what to do in the event of a fire, and are able to respond safely and effectively.

  • Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems designed and installed, giving you the time needed to respond to a fire, and alerting the Emergency Services.

  • Fire Alarm Maintenance services, ensuring that your fire alarm system operates correctly when you really need it.

Commercial Fire Detection Systems

The need for fire detection in businesses is critical: a recent Government report estimated that there were are over 22,800 fires in commercial buildings in the 2011-12. As well as the direct financial costs and business disruption, the risk to staff and customers means that all business should take fire safety and fire detection seriously.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which came into effect in October 2006 applies to all commercial premises, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation. Under the FSO, every business must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan

Most businesses recognise that fire protection requires professional support. Detect Fire & Security provide a complete range of fire protection services to help you comply with the law and safeguard your staff and business.

BAFE SP203 Approved Installers

Whilst Fire Brigade Response may not be needed in every case, it is still reassuring to know that as BAFE SP203 approved installers all of the fire alarm work undertaken by the company is to BS5839 and that a BAFE Certificate of Compliance is issued to confirm this. This document can then be used by you as proof to your insurers and local authority enforcement officers as to your compliance with the regulations.

“…I would not hesitate to recommend Detect Fire & Security `s services. - J.M. Managing Director ProCopy

Domestic Solutions


Detect Fire & Security’s qualified survey team can plan/design your system taking into consideration your concerns/needs, meeting with your insurance companies requirements meeting the BS/EN standards currently in force.

Intruder Alarms

CCTV Systems

Entry Systems

Fire Detection

“…Thanks for the work done yesterday, your guys did a great job! - A.B. Infrastructure Team Leader Planet Cruise

Domestic Intruder Alarms


Detect Fire & Security utilise the very best in intruder alarm equipment, ranges that have for many years been regarded as the industry’s most reliable single platform operating systems providing flexibility and choice.

Systems such as Honeywell Galaxy & Texecom Premier and now with Class VI wire-free intruder alarm systems where restrictions on cable installation mean that a wire-free system becomes the best solution.

Take the new Texecom RICOCHET mesh networking wireless technology, which delivers more performance than any other wireless security system.

RICOCHET enabled wireless devices receive and repeat wireless transmissions from other devices. The size, scalability and range of the entire system are extended as wireless signalling is no longer limited by point-to-point communications.

Each RICOCHET enabled device provides signalling routes to and from Texecom Premier Control Panels. Should wireless connection between two devices weaken, the network will 'self-heal' and automatically re-route communications via alternate RICOCHET enabled devices. With more RICOCHET enabled devices installed, the greater the reliability of the system.



Complete Systems Supplied, Installed & Commissioned From £599 +VAT

“…Following our water leak that affected the fire alarm & door access system, a big thanks to your engineers for getting the systems operational again so quickly. - T.C Development Manager Consort Property Maintenance

Domestic CCTV Systems


Increased functionality of Detect’s CCTV equipment, coupled with reduced costs has dramatically increased the capability of home CCTV systems allowing features previously only available on ‘top end’ commercial CCTV installations.

IP megapixel CCTV cameras prices have fallen considerably over the past couple of years and is now truly affordable in the domestic market place. The installation of broadband to domestic properties now allows remote access CCTV capability to home owners. Using IP Megapixel cameras that provide HD (high definition) images linked to an Network Video Recorder with plug and play capability, means that remote viewing is possible using most internet capable devices such as iPhones, iPads, tablets etc.

At Detect we are constantly finding new ways in which this feature can be used by their domestic clients to give them added peace of mind. The ability to keep an eye on the house while on holiday or when tradesmen are working in the property are just two examples.

Remote Access Via Mobile Apps

Using IP Megapixel cameras that provide HD (high definition) images linked to a Network Video Recorder with plug and play capability, provides the opportunity for remote viewing utilising most internet capable devices such as iPhones, iPads, tablets etc.

All our IP CCTV Systems are 2Megapixel 1080p HD minimum.

*New 4k resolution systems available*

Call us now to see how in-expensive an IP camera system has now become all with the peace of mind of an NSI installation certificate.

“…Detect Ltd really do pull out all the stops to meet the deadlines etc, the projects always perform superbly. - ITD Consultants

Domestic Entry Systems


Domestic Entry Systems

In the UK Home Market, domestic access control is traditionally seen as a video or audio intercom system for gate or door access control which, on larger residential properties may also incorporate CCTV coverage. Whilst Detect have been involved in these types of installations for many years, more recently they have increasingly received requests for secure access control with greater functionality than these traditional products.

The latest equipment coupled with reduced costs of technology, has meant Detect are now installing an increasing number of wireless and I.P. based products for their domestic clients. When coupled with the home computer, I.P. technology allows access control to remote properties and homes. This has proven a boon to Detect home owners who have holiday homes or second homes remote from their normal residence or workplace.

“…Nathan undertook a thorough examination of our entire system and identified areas that needed attention. This included replacing a number of detectors and bases.I am extremely pleased with Nathan’s knowledge and workmanship and can now report that for the first time in many months we have a fire alarm system operating with no faults evident.It is nice to know that I now have a company in place that are extremely competent in the areas that they maintain for us.

Domestic Fire Detection


Large Domestic Fire Detection Systems

In most cases domestic fire alarms are limited to smoke detector heads complete with sounders, usually one on each floor and wired into the mains electricity with a battery backup. This type of fire equipment is usually installed as part of the house wiring system by the electrician installing the main electrical wiring. However domestic properties above a certain floor area as well as multiple occupancy dwellings; for example, flats and apartments, will usually need a dedicated fire alarm system and it is this form of domestic fire alarm which Detect Alarms are amply qualified to install.

BAFE SP203 Approved Installers

Whilst Fire Brigade Response may not be needed in every case, it is still reassuring to know that as BAFE SP203 approved installer all of the fire alarm work undertaken by the company is to BS5839 and that a BAFE Certificate of Compliance is issued to confirm this. This document can then be used by you as proof to your insurers and local authority enforcement officers as to your compliance with the regulations.

“…Nathan undertook a thorough examination of our entire system and identified areas that needed attention. This included replacing a number of detectors and bases.I am extremely pleased with Nathan’s knowledge and workmanship and can now report that for the first time in many months we have a fire alarm system operating with no faults evident.It is nice to know that I now have a company in place that are extremely competent in the areas that they maintain for us.

The Team


  • All
  • Directors/Owners
  • Sales Dept.
  • Service Dept.
  • Projects Dept.
  • Finance
  • Service Engineers
  • Projects Engineers
  • University of Southampton
  • Apprentices
Andrew Derrick Director/Owner
Chris Ellis Director/Owner
Joe Goddard Sales Manager
Sam Ellis Business Development
Mathew Oakley Business Development
Karen Stacey Business Development
Chris Henning Designer/Estimator
Karen Derrick Senior Sales Administrator
Natasha Jenkins Sales Administrator
Steve Head Service Manager
Tom Cook Small Works Supervisor
Hannah Trim Service Administrator
Adelle Chalk Service Administrator
Vyv Greenwood Service Administrator
Mike Henning Project Manager
Jacob Derrick Project Manager
Eleanor Burchett Project Administrator
Kate Maclaren Project Administrator
Annabel Sims Project Administrator
Yvonne Evans Project Administrator
Tom Howard Projects Supervisor
Jannine Hopper Finanace Controller
Julie Davies Accounts Assistant
Lorna Warwick Assistant Accountant
Angela Borras Accounts Assistant
Sharon Taylor Accounts Supervisor
Elouise Marchment Systems Administrator
Lee Misselbrook Lead Engineer
Justin Brown Service Engineer
Shaun Morris Service Engineer
Garry Wray Service Engineer
John Geall Engineer Assistant
Andrew Manley Service Engineer
Ian Buckley Service Engineer
Gareth Brown Service Engineer
Rob Pigott Installation Engineer
Mark French Installation Engineer
Chris Hall Installation Engineer
Mark Loveridge Installation Engineer
Samuel Manns Installation Engineer
David Hullock Installation Engineer
Wayne Udall Installation Engineer
Leon Cole Installation Engineer
Christine Heinrich-Jones Account Manager
Kenny Sampson Engineer
Steve Ellis Engineer Assistant
Robbylee Mullen Engineer Assistant
Nathan Ryves Service Engineer
Jordan Cook Apprentice
Rickii Sibley Apprentice
Fergal Ludlow Apprentice

“…Nathan undertook a thorough examination of our entire system and identified areas that needed attention. This included replacing a number of detectors and bases.I am extremely pleased with Nathan’s knowledge and workmanship and can now report that for the first time in many months we have a fire alarm system operating with no faults evident.It is nice to know that I now have a company in place that are extremely competent in the areas that they maintain for us.

The Detect Vision


Our Core Values and Purpose

Customers are the life blood of our business and we will treat every customer as we would like to be treated by being professional, friendly, accommodating, accessible and proactive.

We will apply our skills, experience and competence with sound ethical principles to benefit all of our business relationships recognising our dependence on our customers, suppliers employees and associates.

We shall be honest, fair and accountable with all our actions at all times. We will own up to our mistakes and we will endeavour to right any wrongs that we have caused, employing all our resources to achieve an equitable outcome.

Our team will be valued and encouraged to excel and grow both within this business and as individuals. We believe that success depends on the dynamics of our team and as stakeholders in each other; we recognise that the strength of our team exceeds the sum of the individuals.

We will be revered by our customers through the provision of innovative and dependable electronic fire & security solutions to protect our clients’ most precious assets; life & property.

Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal

To safely grow and improve our profitable business by trading from regional centres of excellence throughout Southern England through a loyal motivated team of stakeholders producing a turnover of 7 million pounds.

The Vision Of Our Future

Detect will shine as a beacon of success setting standards of excellence in our industry. Our name will be respected and admired by our competitors and become synonymous with value and quality. Our team’s warmth and enthusiasm will make Detect a desirable company to work with.

“…Nathan undertook a thorough examination of our entire system and identified areas that needed attention. This included replacing a number of detectors and bases.I am extremely pleased with Nathan’s knowledge and workmanship and can now report that for the first time in many months we have a fire alarm system operating with no faults evident.It is nice to know that I now have a company in place that are extremely competent in the areas that they maintain for us.

Accreditations


NSI GOLD

NSI has provided certification services for over 40 years and is widely recognised by consumers, specifiers, police and insurers as the badge they can trust. NSI approval is only given to those companies that are able to constantly meet our exacting standards. Gold builds on product certification to incorporate Quality Management System Certification. The combination of the Quality Management Systems and the relevant sectors specific product or service represents the Gold standards of certification. This level holds the greatest perceived value across industry and by the police, fire and rescue services and insurers. WEBSITE

BAFE

Established in 1984, BAFE is the independent organisation dedicated to improving standards in fire protection. BAFE is the not-for-profit, registration body for companies throughout the UK that achieve third party certification for their fire protection services. Organisations that are registered to BAFE schemes demonstrate a commitment to service excellence. WEBSITE

CHAS

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers. WEBSITE

SAFECONTRACTOR

Safe-contractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 200 major clients and over 18,000 contractor members. Registered members with the safe-contractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors. WEBSITE

CONSTRUCTIONLINE

At the heart of what we do is our national online database, the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. In terms of efficiently, time and cost saving and best practice, Construction-Line is proven to deliver for public and private sector organisations alike. WEBSITE

“…Nathan undertook a thorough examination of our entire system and identified areas that needed attention. This included replacing a number of detectors and bases.I am extremely pleased with Nathan’s knowledge and workmanship and can now report that for the first time in many months we have a fire alarm system operating with no faults evident.It is nice to know that I now have a company in place that are extremely competent in the areas that they maintain for us.

Supply Partners


PAXTON

Paxton Access Ltd is a leading manufacturer of electronic access control systems. From its inception Paxton has aimed for engineering excellence. This means designing and manufacturing intelligent and innovative products that are fit for their purpose.

The development team are focused on designing systems that are fit for their purpose, containing the important features that are necessary for well-run organisations. Our commitment has resulted in our products winning a reputation for reliability and ease of use. WEBSITE

APOLLO

Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fire detection solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Based in Portsmouth, in the south coast of the UK since 1980, innovation drives the company’s product development programme, with continuous exploration of new technologies helping to deliver leading-edge fire detection solutions. WEBSITE

ZITON

Ziton fire alarm systems are used for the protection of life and property in commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. Over 35 years of specialist expertise is instilled in Ziton fire alarm systems, which are ideally suited to commercial and industrial installations of all sizes. Ongoing development and investment ensures that Ziton fire alarm systems remain highly competitive internationally both in terms of features and value for money.

Quality is assured through designing to EN54 fire alarm standards, having products certified by internationally recognised laboratories such as LPCB and Vds and by applying ISO9000 certified processes to quality controls. Ziton fire alarm systems feature advanced fire and smoke sensing technology, wireless solutions, analogue sensors and a comprehensive array of features. WEBSITE

ADVANCED

Fire Systems are in our DNA. The people that started Advanced are the people that spearheaded modern intelligent, addressable fire systems. They still work at Advanced and we train talented engineers and technologists every year. 25% of our business is dedicated to R&D. Our knowledge is unmatched, anywhere in the world and we’re determined to keep it there.

Our systems are found in applications from small, single-panel sites to huge multi-node networks, in many of the most prestigious and challenging locations. WEBSITE

Security Dynamics

Security Dynamics (Europe) Ltd are a leading video surveillance solutions manufacturer and distributor, offering a comprehensive portfolio of products and professional services. Established in 2000, the company has grown to become a well respected supplier in the CCTV and video security market, distributing its products globally to installation companies, system integrators and authorised resellers. WEBSITE

TEXECOM

Texecom is Europe’s largest independent security alarm specialist providing bespoke design solutions that protect people and property throughout the world. Texecom’s award-winning products cover every aspect of external and internal security requirements.

Texecom is firmly committed to providing products that exceed the demands of European and international standards. Texecom prides itself on producing innovative products, designed to exceed expectations. Every product within the range is fully compliant with the requirements of the latest European Standards. WEBSITE

“…Nathan undertook a thorough examination of our entire system and identified areas that needed attention. This included replacing a number of detectors and bases.I am extremely pleased with Nathan’s knowledge and workmanship and can now report that for the first time in many months we have a fire alarm system operating with no faults evident.It is nice to know that I now have a company in place that are extremely competent in the areas that they maintain for us.

Contact Us


We currently provide fire and security solutions to the following areas:

  • HAMPSHIRE
  • KENT
  • DORSET
  • WEST SUSSEX
  • EAST SUSSEX
  • SURREY
  • BERKSHIRE
  • WILTSHIRE
  • OXFORDSHIRE

Hamble Branch

Detect Fire & Security Ltd
22 Compass Point, Ensign Way
Hamble-le-Rice,
Hampshire, SO31 4RA

02380 605070

General Office Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon-Friday

Dorset Branch

Detect Fire & Security Ltd
Bayard Place, Verwood Road
Three Legged Cross, Wimborne
Dorset, BH21 6RJ

01202 827776

General Office Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon-Friday

Sussex Branch

Detect Fire & Security Ltd
Basepoint Business Centre,
Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
West Sussex, BN43 5EG

01273 467629

General Office Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon-Friday

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