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We offer a fully comprehensive security and fire protection system covering everything you're likely to need


In accordance with the fire regulations, any building that is used for business or entertainment, including homes with multiple occupancy (HMO) must have a properly fitted and maintained fire alarm and detection system. At E.S.S. we can offer a full range of fire related services and products.

  1. Fire risk assessments
  2. Fire alarm Maintenance
  3. Fire alarm Weekly Tests
  4. Fire alarm Evacuation Tests
  5. Fire alarm and detection system design, installation, commissioning and verification
  6. Emergency lighting
  7. Fire signs and notices
  8. Emergency telephone/refuge systems


Fire regulations over the past few years have changed dramatically with the introduction of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (which came into force in October 2006) the legislation placed a mandatory duty of care on the person responsible for the running of a business, Office, factory or any other non- residential premises to ensure that a risk assesment is carried out and where required the fire alarm installation and maintenance is carried out by a competent person or company.

Here at ESS we have BFPSA/FIA certificated technicians directly employed by us to ensure that all of the fire alarm work undertaken is fully in accordance with all of the current British and European standards (BS5839 part 1 + A2 2008, part 6 2004 and EN54) and along with our experienced design team we can advise your business or organisation on the various types of fire alarm equipment that best suits your requirements.

As Suppliers and Installers of brands such as Honeywell, Advanced Electronics, C - Tec and Apollo to name but a few, you are assured of the very best quality for your Fire Alarm Solution.

Our after care service can include standard or fully comprehensive maintenance contracts with access to our dedicated 24 hour emergency response team operating 365 days a year and covering all of our systems, new or existing at very competitive rates.

Emergency Lighting

In accordance with the requirements of BS5266, emergency lighting systems should be periodically tested and inspected to ensure that all luminaires function according to the design, lighting levels, duration and are positioned (including signage) correctly for use in “power-loss situations”.

ESS offer a comprehensive testing and assessment service to include the following:

  1. Battery discharge test
  2. Lumen level output assessment
  3. Survey to assess adequate coverage
  4. Compatibility with BS requirements
  5. Client training to carry out interim testing

Having carried out testing, the results are presented in a high quality report which includes the following documentation:-

  1. Asset Register (inventory of all items tested, together with locations)
  2. Test Data (results of tests carried out on all luminaires)
  3. Detailed instructions to client regarding interim testing requirements
  4. Log Book

We can also keep your building up to date with all of its necessary signage at the same time in accordance with The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996.

Contact us for a free no obligation survey.

Disabled Refuge and Emergency Telephone Systems

For most people, a simple instruction like “please leave the building by the nearest available exit” can be acted upon quickly and easily. But for wheelchair users, the disabled and infirm, this isn’t always the case.

Current Building Regulations recognise this and insist all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide ‘refuge’ areas – relatively safe places where people who cannot easily use fire escapes and evacuation lifts can call for assistance and wait until help arrives.

Simple, effective two-way communication in these areas is essential, firstly to assist rescue teams in determining where assistance is required and secondly to reassure people help is on the way.

Communication systems in refuge areas are known as Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) Systems. E.S.S. install equipment that is suitable for use in all types of EVC application – be it a disabled refuge, fire telephone or stadium marshalling system.

Incredibly easy to use and offering true duplex speech, our systems meet and exceed the requirements of standards such as BS 5839 part 9 in all areas and are hugely cost-effective.