How We Shape the Industry

A Focus on System Standards

For many years Lee Kerry, our Head of Technical Services, has been an active member of BSIA committees, with a particular focus on Security Systems and Video Surveillance Systems. His involvement ensures KST has a voice in how system standards are structured and developed and this, in turn, allows KST to remain adherent to its accreditations and delivery of compliant systems. Thanks to Lee’s participation, KST has an input in to how standards are developed and kept up to date in line with new technology, whilst retaining compliance.

Lee has also held the position of NSI North East region Vice Chair (Technical) since 2019. The Vice Chair Committee has a cross section of members that also form part of the technical committees within BSIA, providing a collaboration of industry leaders working together across BSIA and NSI, forming industry standards in line with auditing processes and procedures.

FASQUAL - Verifying Contractors to Industry Standards

Our COO, Darren Gamage is a key member of the FASQUAL committee. This BSIA and FIA initiative is to create an independent, centralised UK national database that holds qualifications, skills, experience, and vetting information on contractors operating in the electronic fire & security sector.

It will be a scheme where the focus is on de-risking the question of competence and qualification of individuals and building a history / trust profile between contractors and their employers.

Protecting Local Business

Since April 2018, Kings has acted as a dedicated point of contact between public and private sectors as well as handling the day-to-day activity of the CSSC Counter-Terrorism Policing initiative. The CSSC has been supported by Kings through the co-hosting of regional Counter-Terrorism Events promoted through the successful North East & Yorkshire CSSC network.

Accreditations

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
GROUP NEWS