Rachel Evans is the Franchise & Marketing Manager at Jackson Fire & Security in North Wales. The company specialises in fire and security solutions including fire extinguishers, fire alarms, access control, intruder alarms and CCTV with accreditations including NSI Gold, BAFE, SafeContractor and Constructionline.
What would be a typical project for you?
We carry out a wide range of projects varying from CCTV systems for a chain of local charity shops, a fire and security installation for a local school or a highly-complex networked security solution for a large pharmaceutical company, which included perimeter fencing, public address system and CCTV all integrated into one software for the end user.
Is third party accreditation beneficial?
Yes hugely important to our business and it underpins everything we do. We want to work to the highest standards and provide quality for our customers and being third party accredited is the best way to demonstrate this. As we are a franchise opportunity, we can also offer this to people looking to start their own fire and security business which is a huge head start and takes a headache away from them.
What is the best thing about working in this industry?
It doesn’t stand still; there are always new developments, products or services to explore to enhance the fire and security solution to our customers. We also benefit hugely from working in an industry with constant demand and the resilience of our industry has been further proven during the pandemic which has thrown up many challenges for all businesses.
Do you have any ‘go to’ technology?
We are Siemens Gold partners for their Cerberus Pro fire alarm system. We have found this equipment to be the best in the market and their false alarm technology cannot be beaten. They provide a no false alarm guarantee which we can pass on to our customers. It has solved many problems with false alarms for our customers in a variety of different settings including education and hospitality.
Read the full interview in the February 2021 edition of PSI magazine