Centurion Fire & Security to roll-out “world’s most advanced fire system technology”

Centurion Fire & Security has been selected as one of the first companies to test and roll-out the “world’s most advanced fire system technology”. The major deal is announced as the firm approaches a milestone year in which revenues are expected to grow by 25%.

Just six UK organisations have been hand-picked to help bring the C-Tec CAST fire system to market. Designed to pre-empt changes in industry standards, the addressable ‘distributed intelligence’ alarm system has been developed as part of a multimillion-pound investment by Lancashire-based C-Tec.

Centurion will begin to roll-out the technology across its UK-wide fire projects, in turn providing valuable user feedback to the manufacturer.

The company has also signed a deal with another Lancashire-based manufacturer Texecom, the intruder alarm systems provider.

Responding to incidents

Speaking of the partnerships, Centurion’s founder David Armstrong said: “We’ve worked with C-Tec for many years. The company’s technology is second-to-none. We’re delighted to have been chosen as a partner for the world-leading CAST technology, which we feel will revolutionise the way that our fire services can respond to incidents. The fact that C-Tec and Texecom are both British manufacturers is also a major factor for us. We’re partnering with companies which support the British economy and jobs, alongside positioning the UK as a leader within the global security market.”

Centurion has recently secured a number of major contracts which will contribute towards 2020 being the most profitable 12-month period in its 45-year history.

Newly-completed projects include a £1.5 million CCTV contract for a hazardous environment within the nuclear industry, as well as a £90,000 fire alarm system for Jaguar Land Rover in Huddersfield and a £120,000 fire alarm project for the Morrisons refrigeration centre in Wakefield.

The 50-strong team is currently undertaking a number of UK-wide schemes, including an £80,000 fire alarm project for Reading FC’s training ground. It’s also installing a £50,000 fire detection and aspiration system for a brand new Maserati showroom in Solihull, West Midlands.

Apprenticeship appointments

With further projects for national brands in the pipeline, Centurion has appointed three new apprentices to support its growing engineering team. At the end of their apprenticeships, the three individuals will be highly trained in all four security disciplines.

Armstrong stated: “After more than 45 years of consolidating our reputation for quality and customer service, we have become recognised as one of the UK’s most renowned security and fire system suppliers. Much of our success has derived from the fact that our team are engineering-focused, with 90% of our staff having an engineering background. In fact, 30% of our current workforce started their careers as apprentices with us. We’re delighted that our three new recruits are joining us at such a pivotal time in our business.”

Centurion runs regular Continuing Professional Development Workshops for the fire, CCTV, intruder and access disciplines. These are provided free to security consulting partners.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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