September 21, 2023

Kings Secure Technologies (KST) and Ark Fire Protection (Ark), leading companies providing specialist solutions within the Security, Fire & Life Safety sector, today announced that they have signed a strategic partnership. Working alongside KST group companies EFire, providing active fire & life safety systems, and Quidvis for fire risk assessments (FRA) and fire door inspections, KST is now able to extend its service capability by offering Ark’s full portfolio of market-leading passive fire protection systems when building complete, integrated solutions for its national client base.  Likewise, ARK will now be able to offer customers market leading active fire & life safety, FRA and fire door inspections solutions.

The partnership opens up a new route to market for both businesses, for a broad base of commercial organisations ranging from health to logistics, banking and retail who can benefit from the unrivalled expertise across the two businesses.

“Our mission is to offer pioneering, compliant solutions to our growing client base. The world of passive and active fire safety is converging and we’re increasingly finding our customers are looking for a single supply partner who can manage all their fire risk needs” said Darren Gamage, COO – Kings Secure Technologies. “We’re delighted to be partnering with Ark – the relationship will allow our clients to benefit from access to one of the fastest growing specialist Fire Doors, Fire Stopping and passive fire protection businesses in the UK and allow us to support them better in managing the risks across their estates.”

Commenting Howard Hudson, Managing Director – Ark Fire Protection added “KST, through their EFire business, has shown real leadership in the active security market and, having worked together on a number of their blue chip clients, we’re delighted to be entering into this strategic alliance for active fire systems and fire risk services. Kings Secure Technologies share our ethos in exceptional customer service and, by working together, we can expand the range of services we offer the market in the post-Grenfell environment.”


About the Kings Secure Technologies group of companies

Kings Secure Technologies (KST) is a leading group of companies providing specialist solutions within the Fire & Security sector and operating in a wide range of industries. With the head office based firmly in West Yorkshire and satellite offices in Scotland, the Midlands, East Anglia, London and the South East, they focus on delivering cutting-edge innovative solutions ensuring a full end-to-end risk management approach for their clients.  Their fully-protected and highly-accredited Technology Monitoring Centres, alongside their data and incident trend app, DYMENSiON and fire risk management solution from Quidvis provide their clients with round-the-clock monitoring and intelligence-led analysis and reporting, actively preventing criminal activity on our clients’ sites.

About Ark Fire Protection

Ark Fire Protection (ARK) is a supplier of market-leading passive fire protection systems working in numerous industries across the United Kingdom and Ireland.  With its main office located centrally in Peterborough and with operations in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow they are committed to providing market leading specification and installation of fire stopping solutions, fire doors, intumescent coatings, fire barriers, fire curtains & ceiling barriers and fire rated partitions.  The business is established on strong relationships with manufacturing partners and professional working relationships, with engineers working closely to their recommendations to deliver high-quality installs.

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