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STANLEY Security

Stanley House
Bramble Road

Sales: +44 (0) 844 254 0032
Service: +44 (0) 845 301 6192
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1793 615848
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About STANLEY Security

STANLEY Security is a leading provider of security and life safety systems in Europe and North America. Who relies on STANLEY Security? For 30 years we have catered for all levels of customers from domestic to commercial, anything from one camera to complex matrix systems. From the World’s largest retailers, financial service institutions, education, industry, government, commercial and major transport and logistics companies to local businesses throughout the UK.

STANLEY Security understand that not every customer's requirement is the same and we work hard to provide tailor-made high quality security solutions to match your requirements; from fully integrated security solutions and services that are designed and installed to the specific needs of customers across multiple sectors. This includes access control, intruder alarms, CCTV, alarm monitoring, fire alarms and life safety, biometric authentication and much more.

STANLEY represents a global network of resources, state-of-the-art technology and a culture dedicated to excellence, where its employees have the expertise, the equipment and the processes they need to deliver the finest integrated security solutions in the industry.

Local company with National Resources

We have over 500 employees with sales and service offices throughout the UK, making us a truly national security provider. STANLEY Security designs, installs, monitors and services systems for industrial, government, commercial, residential and national account customers. STANLEY Security represents a network of resources, state-of-the-art technology and a culture dedicated to excellence; where its employees have the training, the equipment and the processes they need to deliver the finest security solutions in the industry.

STANLEY Security provides the best of both worlds, a local company with global resources and one of the most trusted names in security. While we’re proud to be a global player, we never lose sight of how important it is to understand and serve each community with local people. STANLEY Security builds on STANLEY’s development of the first automatic door integrated solutions that provide wall-to-wall security, including doors, hardware, software and service.

STANLEY is an ISO9001:2008 accredited company and set the highest standards of service, which is why our customers continue to choose us.

Protecting What’s Important to You

STANLEY Security has been providing world-class service for over 50 years with over 300,000 satisfied customers. Our advanced technology has allowed us to assist in over 170,000+ police apprehensions, with an average police response time to verified alarm of 3.5 minutes.

STANLEY: Your Single Source Systems Provider

With STANLEY you will receive the finest in security and system solutions. We protect what’s important to you, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Today’s business climate requires customers to streamline operations. We recognise our customers may not have time to contact several different suppliers and deal with several different personalities to accomplish your goals. STANLEY tries to make it simple, deal with one supplier to service all your needs.

Stanley Black & Decker

STANLEY Security is a division of STANLEY Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), one of the 500 largest public companies in the U.S., worth over 10 billion USD. STANLEY Black & Decker operates in 131 locations worldwide, with 45,000+ employees and 50,000 products. The Group is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more.



You do not need to delve deep into our history to find that STANLEY Security-Europe (previously Blick®) has always been a forward-looking organisation. From the company's formation to the present day, we have succeeded in competitive marketplaces by introducing the latest advances ahead of our competitors.
Our clear strategic vision is one of continuous improvement developing and improving our product range; bringing new products to market in the shortest possible time, and supporting our customers with the highest standards of service.

In spite of its unusual name, Blick was founded in 1922 in the UK. Its name is from the Blickensderfer typewriter after its inventor who produced these machines towards the end of the 19th century in Pennsylvania, USA and sold in the UK by the Blick Typewriter Co Ltd. A later association with National Time Recorders Ltd led to the establishment of Blick National selling time recorders which was the start of our time and attendance products in the UK.

Innovation and customer focus... the foundations are laid

As far back as 1932 the directors of Blick were working with large influential customers to develop new and innovative time recording equipment. King George V is pictured 'clocking on' using one of our early time recorders. Over the next twenty years the company grew to become the largest time recorder company in the United Kingdom.

The Amano® Partnership

In 1969 Blick was appointed the United Kingdom distributor for the Amano Corporation of Japan. Amano's products were technologically superior to equivalent machines being sold in the United Kingdom at that time. This was a significant landmark in Blick's history, as from that point on the company was able to phase out the old time and attendance products and replace them with more modern and reliable Amano Time Recorders.

Overseas operations

In 1994 the Blick Group had acquired a small company in France, called Databip, selling radio paging and nurse call products and to this day continues to trade in these sectors as Blick France. Then in November 1993 Blick seized the opportunity of expanding business into another continent by acquiring TRS (Pty) Ltd in South Africa, a company which had become well known to Blick as a result of the major Mercury Time and Security acquisition. Today it is called Blick South Africa (Pty) Ltd specialists in supplying time management and security products to many blue chip companies in South Africa.

Growth continues

In May 1986 the holding company became Blick plc and obtained a full Stock Exchange listing. Growth continued the following year with the acquisition of three companies: Thomson & Kelly Ltd in Scotland, Trusound Ltd whose main business was public address, and Yorkshire Telephone Systems Ltd. The acquisition of Communications Associates Ltd (which later became Blick Communications Ltd) led to Blick expanding into the business of on-site paging communications.

Telefusion Communications Ltd was acquired from the Granada Group in 1991. This company specialised in selling and renting television signal distribution systems mainly to local government authorities. The Telefusion name was very well known; especially in the TV rental market, and to preserve this association the business was incorporated under the new name of Blick Telefusion Communications Ltd.

For many years the Group had been on the periphery of Security and Access Control, and this finally came within its portfolio in January 1996 through the acquisition of PAC® International Ltd, located in Stockport, Cheshire.

The most recent acquisition has been GDX® Technologies Limited, based in Paisley, Scotland which took place in July 2006. GDX design, install and maintain a complete range of door entry products and is a well recognised and respected business within the local authority sector.

Blick plc acquired by The Stanley Works

In January 2004 Blick plc was acquired by The Stanley Works, an S&P 500 company and worldwide supplier of tools, hardware and security solutions. With annual revenue of $3 billion, our Group has extensive strengths and resources, operating in 131 locations worldwide, with nearly 1500 employees and 50,000 products.

Under our new name STANLEY Security Solutions we will continue to bring new technologies to the market place, offering innovative solutions to the day-to-day business problems of managing people in their working environment.

Quality is not something that can be introduced overnight. It requires an approach to work which has quality built into every level of the structure and procedures. Blick currently has BS EN 9000 quality standards for many parts of its business and aims to apply and extend these standards to all its business activities. STANLEY are also a National Security Inspectorate (NSI).

The NSI recognise, inspect and regulate firms who install, maintain and monitor electronic security systems. As a NACOSS GOLD, Recognised Firm with the NSI, STANLEY Security complies with their range of standards and Codes of Practice.

STANLEY Security Office

We are part of an integrated team of specialised businesses that make up the STANLEY Security Group with more than 100,000 customers, 3,000 employees and 50 divisional offices.

With its Swindon association now over 40 years old, the company continues to concentrate its efforts on the core product areas of security, life safety and access control, on-site communications systems and of course time and attendance, with sophisticated, computerised HR and payroll-linked machines that bear little resemblance to the time clocks of yesteryear.

Niscayah Limited was co-founded in the UK, in 1986; as Bell Security - by our former Chairman Pat Curran. ‘Bell Group plc’ was the UK-listed holding company’s name for the businesses from 1999. This became a wholly owned subsidiary of Securitas AB, which acquired Bell Group in 2004. Securitas floated-off its Security Systems' division (of which Bell was part) as Securitas Systems AB (publ) in September 2006. In 2008 the Securitas Systems Group (including Bell Security) re-branded under the name Niscayah.

Niscayah Timeline

  • 1986 Bell Security founded by Pat Curran, Ken Howard & Kevin Cormack
  • 1990 Pacom installer for Leeds Permanent Building Society
  • ‘90s Opened regional offices in UK & Ireland
  • 1998 Acquired Pacom (Australian IT supplier – key strategic partner)
  • 1999 Floated as Bell Group plc - expanded into fire systems and internationally
  • 2004 Acquired by Securitas AB as a platform for Securitas Systems' UK & Ireland business
  • 2006 Securitas Systems AB (publ) spun-off from Securitas AB
  • 2008 Niscayah is the new name chosen as Bell and Securitas Systems re-brand



Security Services Suitable for All Businesses

At STANLEY Security, our services are focused on protecting people, not just property. We take pride in being a trusted provider of security solutions, each of which is tailored to the specific needs of every client we serve. Working with our trusted security advisors, businesses can work together with STANLEY Security to develop a comprehensive security solution which may include security system installation and service, monitoring, support, and other professional security services, all of which can keep employees and company assets secure.

For customers in need of a security system for their facility, we can design and install a range of effective systems for intrusion detection, fire detection, access control, and video surveillance. Our security system technicians across the UK have the skills needed to install and test a range of best-in-class security technologies. Our team can also provide security integration services for highly complex facilities and offer preventative maintenance and service plans to keep these security solutions in peak condition. Additionally STANLEY Security provides world-class monitoring for security systems through our ProtectionNet™ Customer Service Centre, ensuring a prompt response to any security threat that our clients face.

In addition to security system design, installation, monitoring, repair and preventative maintenance services, we offer a wide range of advanced security services, including:

  • National or Global Account Programs – These programs provide enterprise businesses with integrated security systems that cover multiple, widely dispersed facilities while consolidating system management tools and providing each organization with a single point of contact for its account.

  • eServices – We have a variety of web-based tools that allow clients to remotely manage and access both their account information as well as their security systems.

  • Professional services – STANLEY Security’s highly certified experts that can provide a range of security design services and spec writing, as well as software support services tailored to our clients’ needs.

At STANLEY Security, we strive to ensure excellence in Five Customer Touchpoints – Installation, Service, Monitoring, Invoicing, and Account Management – so you can trust us to provide outstanding customer service. To learn more about the many different security services we offer, contact us today.



Solutions by Industry

STANLEY Security offer fully integrated electronic security solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of our customers across multiple sectors, including commercial, industrial, government, residential, and national account customers. Designed to counter the risks that are specific to the sector in which the customer operates - while also satisfying those requirements that are individual to the customer's own operations.

We have over 50 years experience providing industry specific security solutions for many industries such as retail, healthcare, higher education, financial services, and more so we can truly tailor a security solution for your needs.

We hold ISO9001:2000 security and fire systems certifications for design, installation and maintenance (also NSI SSQS 101 & NSI FSQS 121). Rigorous observance of EN50131/50132/50133 is carried out in respect of the suitability of intruder, CCTV and access control technologies deployed to cope with the characteristics of each site's risk profile.


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