about us

FST is one of the leading suppliers of quality fire suppression systems in South Africa and throughout the continent

Customer Driven

In house fire system design & manufacturing

Expert Advisory & Support Team

Globally approved fire suppression equipment


Est. In 1994

Fire and Security Techniques is a South African-based manufacturer and distributor of high-tech automatic fire suppression systems. We are a dedicated supply and trade support company. Our philosophy is to support our network with training, technical support, product advice, system commissioning, design, and testing systems. We ensure that the user has seamless after-sales service from our expert team of highly qualified personnel and distribution network.

This includes product support and full conformance to relevant health and safety, legislative and standard requirements. Through the range of services offered and our robust design and after-sales support for every fire suppression system we supply, clients are assured of the longevity of installations. We reach most of the continent and offer some unique features in our product range that allow us to adapt to the challenges presented in Africa.

meet the experts

Our Team

Neil Hughes Jnr


Chris Tarbuck

Managing director

Hanlie Truter


Andrew Crichton


Gilberto Machele


Lovedelia Matjeke


Trevor Moyo


Frik Truter


Felix Ncube


Richard Polglase

Project Support Officer


We are Fire & Security Techniques

Fire and Security Techniques has established itself as a leader in the fire protection industry, with the result that the company has expanded rapidly since its inception and operates countrywide and in selected regions of the African continent.

We are constantly expanding to meet the growing fire safety demands in Africa.

We have an in-house gas cylinder manufacturing facility and a precision engineering workshop that is ISO-9001 accredited, and our offerings bear all the required type approvals and AIA as per the legislative requirements. The company supplies both imported and locally designed and manufactured products representing some of the most innovative and advanced fire suppression technologies available. Apart from that, we can design fire suppression systems for unique applications and can assist with installation upon request.

Other services offered:

  • Cylinder/valve repair and servicing
  • System maintenance
  • Training
  • Room integrity tests
  • And more


We have experienced and skilled fire system specialists with +30 years of knowledge in the industry with all work carried out in terms of the necessary standards, specifically under the SAQCC accreditation.

In essence, Fire and Security Techniques offer tailored fire suppression solutions specific to each client, from installers to end-users and distributors, local and international. Each client, as with each fire suppression system, is unique in its characteristics and needs. That is why we dedicate ourselves to assist with connecting, supporting, training and guiding the client from concept to finalization with each project, providing you with the necessities to tackle bigger and better projects.

Distributor (Local)

We offer tailored fire protection solutions that include fast quotations and after sales support.

Distributor (International)

Cost-saving as FST is SADC exporter on our approved locally manufactured fire suppression products.


FST offer on site support and detailed designs to all our installers.

Consulting Engineer

FST have registered SAQCC designers ensuring all designs are done to the highest standard and adhere to all fire safety guidelines.

Service Technicians

Provide system advice/queries on ALL suppression systems.

Architects / Installers

FST assist in full turnkey solutions providing you with advice from start to finish, and after sales support.
Cylinders Successfully Filled
African Countries Served
Largest Area Protected


The FST Advantage

With industry-leading accreditations such as OHSA, including NFPA, SANS 347 and EN 14520, with limited liability.

Our fire suppression products hold global approvals, and our cylinders comply with the latest pressure regulations, ensuring all equipment meets the highest safety standards, including UL, LPCB, SABS, and TUV.

Our commitment to quality:

Fire Suppression Engineers At Work
Fire Suppression Cylinders

We pride ourselves on quality, deep domain expertise and strong design support capability. We don’t sell our products to the end market directly. We distribute, install and maintain our products through our reputable partner network. 

We provide technical, commercial and backup support throughout Africa to service providers of automatic fire suppression systems.

SABS Approved Fire Services
TUV Approved Fire Services
BSI Kitemark Approved Fire Services
UL Approved Fire Services


Our Approach

Being a specialist application company, our approach to each application is essential. We take into consideration the client’s specific needs, requirements, and risks to be protected. We work with our clients to design the best solution to meet their particular application needs and ensure that the fire suppression system is supported throughout its lifetime.

With over +30 years of experience in the fire protection industry and evolving into an OEM over the last decade, we ensure that stock is always kept on hand and quality is never overlooked.

Fire Suppression System Engineers
Fire Suppression Cylinders
Fire Suppression System Installation


Fully Approved Fire Services

All fire protection installations are world-class, with industry-leading accreditations such as OHSA, including NFPA, SANS 347 and EN 14520, with limited liability. Our fire suppression products hold global approvals, and our gas cylinders comply with the latest pressure regulations, ensuring all equipment meets the highest safety standards, including UL, LPCB, SABS, and TUV.

UL Approved Fire Services
DNV Approved Fire Services
Bureau Veritas Approved Fire Services
Environmental Affairs Approved Fire Services
VTT Approved Fire Services
Sintef Approved Fire Services
TUV Approved Fire Services
SABS Approved Fire Services
CE Marking Approved Fire Services
FM Approved Fire Services
ISO 9001 Approved Fire Services
SAQCC Approved Fire Services
SADC Approved Fire Services
BSI Kitemark Approved Fire Services
LPCB Approved Fire Services