In 2013 we formed RDS Fire & Security Systems…

From humble apprentices…

David and Russell started out as apprentices in 2002/2004. Focusing on installations, we both moved up to Supervisor roles. It was then we realised the shortage of QUALITY contractors and TRAINED industry professionals. Especially in the South East!

Determined to fill the gap, RDS Security was formed in 2013. The vision was to provide a quality installation service. Fulfilling on this, the company went from strength to strength.

In 2017, James King joined RDS. Bringing 20 years of industry experience and knowledge, he extended services to include Fire Detection. And so, in early 2019 RDS Fire & Security was created.

Our vision remains the same. Quality Fire & Security Installations of the highest professional standard. We just cover a wider range of disciplines!

… to Directors at RDS Fire & Security Systems

RDS don’t let people down. When we promise to do something, we do it.
We work with you to make your life easier as a contractor!

We offer our customers something extra, something over and above a conscientious and professional service. We are passionate about quality and a fantastic customer experience. Project managers can expect three things from RDS Security Systems:

  • Honesty and integrity. We’ll NEVER let you down!
  • Delivery. The highest standard of work. Completed on time too!
  • Safety. Everyone gets home in one piece.

RDS have worked for me for around 7 years delivering electronic security and Fire system installations within the Royal Mail estate from minor works to high value high profile projects.

They take the pain away from managing our installations and their quality is second to none.

Martyn Venus-Smith

Fire & Security Project Manager, Royal Mail Property & Facilities Solutions

RDS Fire & Security Systems

RDS Fire and Security Systems install all manner of electronic Fire and Security systems for all kinds of premises. From banks and high profile domestic sites to large retail and industrial sites. Installations range from 130+ cameras and 250+ intruder devices down to single camera systems.

Sub-contractors without the hassle

RDS are committed to building long-term partnerships. This means we’re here to make your life easy. Your project is completed on time, on budget and to the highest quality, professional standards.

You will want to employ us again and again…

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Company and Directors’ Qualifications

RDS Fire & Security Systems

SafeContractor Certified.
Demonstrates that RDS meet industry-specific standards of health and safety. RDS are committed to health and safety.
BAFE
BAFE is the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, certificated to ensure quality and competence.

RDS Security - David Hopkins

David Hopkins

City & Guilds 1851 knowledge of security and emergency systems (Intruder Alarms)
City & Guilds 1851 knowledge of security and emergency systems (Closed Circuit Television)
City & Guilds 1870 NVQ Level 2 fire, security and emergency alarm systems (Installing Security Systems)
City & Guilds 1866 NVQ Level 3 security systems technical services
ECS member + card holder. This scheme is for craftsmen trained and qualified to CSCS standards.
IPAF (powered access) card holder for platform types (3a) + (3b)
PASMA Category T User certified
UKATA Asbestos awareness certified
SSSTS Certified
WAH Trained
Manual Handling Trained
IPAF 1b
BS5839 trained
ECS Gold card holder
Screened to BS7858 2012 and DBS checked

RDS Security - Russell Plant

Russell Plant

City & Guilds 1852 knowledge of security and emergency systems (Intruder Alarms)
City & Guilds 1852 knowledge of security and emergency systems (Closed Circuit Television)
City & Guilds 1852 knowledge of security and emergency systems (Access Control)
City & Guilds 1870 NVQ Level 2 fire, security and emergency alarm systems (Installing Security Systems)
City & Guilds 2360 Electrical installation theory and practice part one
City & Guilds 1870 NVQ Level 2 in providing security, emergency and alarm systems
City & Guilds 1882 NVQ Level 3 in providing security, emergency and alarm systems
ECS member + card holder.
IPAF (powered access) card holder for platform types (3a) + (3b)
First Aid Trained
UKATA Asbestos awareness certified
SSSTS Certified
WAH Trained
Manual Handling Trained
IPAF 1b
BS5839 trained
Screened to BS7858 2012 and DBS checked

RDS Security - James King

James King

BFPSA Diploma in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
BFPSA Fire Detection Design
TSP Sapphire Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems
EAL VRQ
City & Guilds – Electrical Installations BS7671 2008 – Level 3
City & Guild – Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) 600/5499/2 – Level 3
IOSH Managing Safely
SSSTS Site Supervision safety training Scheme
IPAF

We make your life easy!

Phone us, give us the job and we make it happen. No fuss. Even the paperwork is easy.

They take the pain away from managing our installations and their quality is second to none.

Martyn Venus-Smith

Fire & Security Project Manager, Royal Mail PFS

You're delighted...

Work is completed on time, on budget and to a high quality, professional standard.

RDS are reliable, quick and... you know that the job will be done to a high standard and you won’t have to do revisits.

Ian Ridley

Project Coordinator, ClearView Communications

You use us again! And again.

And again. Everything we do is about building a long term, mutually beneficial partnership.

They are very easy to employ time and again and I would highly recommend them for small or large projects.

Tracey Hacker

Fire & Security Account Manager, CBRE