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KTS Owens Thomas Cardiff

With offices in Cardiff, Swansea and Aberdare, KTS Owens Thomas Limited is among the top accountancy firms in South Wales. Their clients range from small businesses and charities to large corporations and government agencies, but regardless of who they're working for, the KTS Owens Thomas team pride themselves on providing a 'three dimensional' accounting service that's perfectly tailored to the needs of each client.

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The team at KTS Owens Thomas appreciate that every business is different, and that every single organisation has its own unique requirements. Know this, they decided that their head office in Cardiff needed a security system that was designed specifically for them - after all, security is an important consideration for accountancy firms, given the highly sensitive financial information they process on behalf of their clients. This is why KTS Owens Thomas asked us to install and maintain the firm's security systems; we at IDS Security Systems Ltd have a great reputation for quality and for meeting each customers' individual specifications.

KTS Owens Thomas have been a customer of ours since 2004. We installed (and currently maintain) the following systems for them:
Here's what the Managing Director of KTS Owens Thomas has to say about the security systems we provide for his firm:

"We were recommended to use IDS Security Systems by a client of our firm and I am really glad we took up that recommendation! IDS has looked after all our requirements in this area since 2004. As well as the initial installation (which was undertaken in a really timely and professional manner), the call out/maintenance element of their service to us really is second to none. Thank you for looking after us for 12 years, and here's to the future!"

Russell Jenkins, Managing Director

If you'd like us to provide a comprehensive fire alarm and security system for your company's premises, please contact us now to request a quotation.

As a business owner, the security of your business should be very high on your list of priorities, and that goes double if you are running a small business. Break-ins, thefts, and fires cost businesses millions of pounds every year, so installing small business security systems to your premises is a very wise move indeed.

 
Access control
 
We at IDS Security Systems Ltd specialise in designing, installing and maintaining a range of small business security systems, including:

Intruder Alarm Systems

Installing an intruder alarm is a good security measure for a small business to take, but not all intruder alarms are created equal. To get the most out of your alarm system and the money you invest into it, you will need to ensure that your security system is managed effectively by a group of experienced experts.
 
Here at IDS, we offer a 24-hour monitoring and engineering service, providing you with peace of mind no matter what happens. Not only can our state-of-the-art intruder alarms detect unauthorised persons on your premises, they can also monitor for personal attacks and fires. If any of these things occur on your premises, we’ll ensure that the relevant emergency services are informed making this a wise choice for a small business security system.
 
 

CCTV Systems

If you haven’t considered doing so already, now is the perfect time to invest in a CCTV camera system for your business. Surveillance technology has come a long way in recent years, and we continually analyse the latest developments to ensure that our customers are always protected by the most up-to-date technology on the market.
 
 

Fire Alarm Systems

Every year, businesses sustain millions of pounds’ worth of damage due to fires. As a small business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your employees; it is also very much in your best interest to keep your building (and the assets inside) safe from fire.
 
We design, install and maintain a huge range of fire alarm solutions for small businesses across England and Wales. We are able to cover all categories of fire detection systems, from conventional formats through to complex multi-faceted systems. 
 
 

Access Control Systems

Access control systems are extremely useful as small businesses security systems. These systems allow access only to authorised persons past a certain point - ideal for companies that deal with sensitive and/or confidential information.
 
IDS are able to supply and install a wide range of access control systems, from internal doors through to full computerised multi-site network of control points. Not only do we utilise the latest technologies (such as key fobs, smart cards and biometrics), we can also fully integrate your access control system to your alarm and/or CCTV systems to provide you with a truly comprehensive security system for your business.
 
 
Would you like IDS Security to provide you with a small business security system? Call us today on 02920 753 251, or email admin@ids-securityltd.co.uk to request a quotation.
We have supplied state-of-the-art security systems to many Newport businesses, including Newport City Homes and Newport Norse. Click here to request a quotation, or read on to find out more.

Newport, South Wales

IDS Security Systems Ltd is based in Cardiff, but we serve numerous customers in Newport as well. Here are just a few examples of the Newport-based businesses and organisations we help to protect:

Our Newport Clients

These and other clients benefit from our decades of experience, our cutting-edge security technology, and our 24-hour monitoring and engineering service, which ensures that the security systems we provide are doing their job at all times.

Here are some of the systems we can provide:
Whether you're based in Newport or elsewhere, we can supply an all-encompassing security service that's tailored to your company's requirements. Contact us to request a quotation, or give us a call on 029 20 753 251.
If your business is protected by an IDS security system, we want to hear from you! Online reviews help us to win new business and make sure that our service is as good as it can possibly be, so we'd really appreciate any feedback you're willing to offer us.

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Here at IDS Security Systems, we aim to provide our clients - present and future - with a truly outstanding service that meets all requirements and surpasses all expectations. By reviewing IDS on Google and/or Yelp, you'll be helping us to gauge how well we're meeting that aim, which means that you and all of our other clients will continue to get the best we can possibly provide.

Fire alarms
 
UK employers are required by law to provide a safe workplace for their employees. One of the most crucial considerations for a business owner is fire safety - fires cause countless injuries and fatalities every year, and many of these incidents occurred in offices and other workplaces.
 
As an employer, your fire risk assessment will supply you with a number of different safety measures that you'll need to take in order to protect your staff from the risk of fire-related death or injury. Under the fire risk assessment, you must provide easily accessible fire exits, making sure that these points are clearly labelled and kept free from obstructions; you must also ensure that your workers know what to do and where to go in the event of a fire, as well as keeping fire extinguishers in the building in case a blaze breaks out.
 
 
Of course, installing an office fire alarm is one of the most important fire safety measures of all - here's why:
 

Why does my office need a fire alarm system?

A high-quality office fire alarm system will:
  • Warn your entire building when a fire starts
  • Speed up evacuation in the event of a fire
  • Alert the emergency services right away
  • Allow you to carry out regular fire drills if signalling is installed (at least 1 per quarter)
  • Protect your premises from fire even when nobody's around
  • Carry out weekly fire alarm tests
Of course, even if the list above doesn't convince you, there's one even more compelling reason to install a fire detection system in your office: it will ensure that you meet the requirements of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2006.
 

Office Fire Alarm Requirements

Section 4 of the UK government's guide fire safety in the workplace states:
 
"You must have a fire detection and warning system. You may need different types of detectors, depending on the type of building and the work carried out in it." (Source: www.gov.uk)
 
As the excerpt suggests, every workplace must have some kind of fire detection system in place, but the exact requirements vary depending on a range of different factors.
 
In order to ensure that your office fire alarm system is suitable for your business and its premises, it's a good idea to seek the help of an experienced professional. We at IDS Security Systems, for example, offer the following service:
  • We will recommend the best fire detection solution for your business
  • We will supply you with state-of-the-art fire protection technology
  • Our professional installers will ensure that your new system is set up properly
  • Our 24-hour monitoring and engineering service will ensure that your fire alarm system is fully functional at all times
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