Public Sector

In the UK, local councils are responsible for administering some of the most important functions in our day-to-day lives – social care, transport and housing to name only a few.

Such a multi-faceted sector demands a multi-faceted approach, which is why our integrated approach to security system solutions is favoured by local authorities and housing associations across the UK.


Common Risks Within Public Sector

Health & Safety

Local authorities have an even greater responsibility to safeguard the health and safety of the general public than private sector businesses. Their services are most desperately needed by persons who are already classed as vulnerable – children, the elderly, BAME communities and people from disadvantaged economic backgrounds.

Working in disadvantaged communities

Due to the nature of the work carried out by local councils, their services are often procured by the most vulnerable members of society in the UK’s most disadvantages communities. Lower economic security is positively correlated with higher rates of crime and anti-social behaviour, therefore our services (specially designed to protect law-abiding members of the public and assist in prosecuting crimes) are more vital than ever to keep people and businesses in disadvantages communities safe.


Social housing, particularly high-rise flats, is at an increased risk of fire due to being densely populated and multi-storeyed. A proper early warning system and a well-organised evacuation procedure is vital in ensuring that tenants are kept safe in the event of a fire.

How the KST Group Can Help:

Access Control Systems

Access control systems have a variety of important applications in both residential and commercial properties – from social housing complexes and assisted living communities to hospitals and schools, it is vitally important to prevent unauthorised access to these spaces.

CCTV & Monitoring

An effective CCTV system is not only an excellent deterrent for criminal behaviour, but a valuable tool in gathering evidence for prosecution – two essential components in keeping both staff and tenants safe.

Fire Risk Management

Comprehensive, evidence-based fire risk assessments are crucial in ensuring that public properties are compliant with fire safety legislation. Our fire risk assessments will not only identify which features of a property carry a greater fire risk but will also advise you of measures that can be implemented to reduce or mitigate these risks. We are also a specialist supplier of fire alarms and smoke detection systems which will act as early warning systems to ensure that evacuations are carried out as swiftly and smoothly as possible in the event of a fire.


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