October 24, 2023

Kings Secure Technologies (KST) and Ark Fire Protection (Ark), leading companies providing specialist solutions within the Security, Fire & Life Safety sector, today announced that they have signed a strategic partnership. Working alongside KST group companies EFire, providing active fire & life safety systems, and Quidvis for fire risk assessments (FRA) and fire door inspections, KST is now able to extend its service capability by offering Ark’s full portfolio of market-leading passive fire protection systems when building complete, integrated solutions for its national client base.  Likewise, ARK will now be able to offer customers market leading active fire & life safety, FRA and fire door inspections solutions.

The partnership opens up a new route to market for both businesses, for a broad base of commercial organisations ranging from health to logistics, banking and retail who can benefit from the unrivalled expertise across the two businesses.

“Our mission is to offer pioneering, compliant solutions to our growing client base. The world of passive and active fire safety is converging and we’re increasingly finding our customers are looking for a single supply partner who can manage all their fire risk needs” said Darren Gamage, COO – Kings Secure Technologies. “We’re delighted to be partnering with Ark – the relationship will allow our clients to benefit from access to one of the fastest growing specialist Fire Doors, Fire Stopping and passive fire protection businesses in the UK and allow us to support them better in managing the risks across their estates.”

Commenting Howard Hudson, Managing Director – Ark Fire Protection added “KST, through their EFire business, has shown real leadership in the active security market and, having worked together on a number of their blue chip clients, we’re delighted to be entering into this strategic alliance for active fire systems and fire risk services. Kings Secure Technologies share our ethos in exceptional customer service and, by working together, we can expand the range of services we offer the market in the post-Grenfell environment.”


About the Kings Secure Technologies group of companies

Kings Secure Technologies (KST) is a leading group of companies providing specialist solutions within the Fire & Security sector and operating in a wide range of industries. With the head office based firmly in West Yorkshire and satellite offices in Scotland, the Midlands, East Anglia, London and the South East, they focus on delivering cutting-edge innovative solutions ensuring a full end-to-end risk management approach for their clients.  Their fully-protected and highly-accredited Technology Monitoring Centres, alongside their data and incident trend app, DYMENSiON and fire risk management solution from Quidvis provide their clients with round-the-clock monitoring and intelligence-led analysis and reporting, actively preventing criminal activity on our clients’ sites.

About Ark Fire Protection

Ark Fire Protection (ARK) is a supplier of market-leading passive fire protection systems working in numerous industries across the United Kingdom and Ireland.  With its main office located centrally in Peterborough and with operations in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow they are committed to providing market leading specification and installation of fire stopping solutions, fire doors, intumescent coatings, fire barriers, fire curtains & ceiling barriers and fire rated partitions.  The business is established on strong relationships with manufacturing partners and professional working relationships, with engineers working closely to their recommendations to deliver high-quality installs.

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What our Customers say

We wanted a smart-looking, contactless approach to access control here at Little Dot. We love the Openpath solution proposed by KST; it’s sleek, simple to use and has excellent reporting features. What’s more, KST’s inhouse commissioning team remotely configured the software to meet our requirements - including who goes where and when, through which doors, the reporting we need and integration to our fire alarm system. Thanks to this we have saved the cost of two days labour on install!

Greg Rochford
IT Manager - Little Dot Studios

KST has once again exceeded all expectations with their outstanding service. Safety is our number one priority for both our Post Masters and customers, therefore we are always on the lookout for new technologies and new ideas. Morphean platforms, along with the installation and maintenance provided by KST, has been the perfect decision for us due to our existing knowledge of their excellent services and competitive prices.

Mark Dinsdale
Security Programme Manager - Post Office Ltd

The mobilisation was smooth with little involvement required from ourselves. Communication, in particular, has been extremely strong with regular meetings. Monthly management information has been circulated and Clipper are using the real time management information that KST have provided with their DYMENSiON software. We also have working action plans on each site focusing on improvements and change management. All in all I would be happy to recommend KST to any company looking at contract award; our experience has been very positive and I am happy to endorse them.

John Welsh
Head of Bonded & Secure Operations - Clipper

The whole process of mobilisation and onboarding to KST was conducted in an exceptional manner, from start to finish. The preparation for the move between City Plumbing Supplies and KST was comprehensive. Collaboration was very good. The days of transfer were event free and smooth - with no major issues. The branches’ onboarding onto the KST system during the 12 weeks following the mobilisation was completed fully with excellent communication sessions conducted on a weekly basis. We are now looking forward to a long and effective partnership with KST.

Steve Kemp
Security, Audit & Loss Prevention Manager - City Plumbing Supplies

We’ve been delighted with the partnership between ISS and KST and the approach to transferring the access control contract. The teams have gelled quickly to understand our estate and we’ve seen significant service improvements.

Andy Southern
Head of Security - Santander Bank