About Fire & Security Techniques

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 both the installer with training, technical support, product, system commissioning, design and testing of systems, whilst ensuring that the user has 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, as well as our strong design and after sales support for every system we supply, clients are assured of longevity for the installations. In addition, we reach most of the continent and offer some unique features in our product range with regards to adapting to the challenges presented in Africa.

Our Approach

In order to assure our client’s peace of mind, FST offers some of the services that are specific to the installed system. One of the problems with many system breakdowns is because of no parts, no service and lack of skill. As gas suppression systems are passive systems, breakdowns are often not noticed.


Something as simple as an empty pilot cylinder or a disconnected actuator would result in the system not functioning when it was most needed.

There are also many different systems on the market and no one can confess to understanding or being trained on each type.


FST is an application specialist company - our approach to each application is important, ensuring we take into consideration the client’s needs, their requirements and risks to be protected. We work with our clients to design the best solution to meet their specific applications. 


We have an extensive network of quality approved service providers throughout the continent, each with highly skilled and trained teams. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry we work closely with our network to ensure that our clients and our systems remain supported and in service for many years into the future.


Experienced and skilled specialists will free you from many problems! You’ll definitely be pleased with the result as we guarantee the best service!

Design and Consulting

Fire & Security Techniques’ mission is to be a preferred and trusted solutions provider to existing and potential owners of automatic fire-suppression systems.


We have a dedicated Product Development Department lead by the Technical Manager, who continuously work on new developments and research new / alternative technologies.

Our Team

Experienced and skilled specialists will free you from many problems! You’ll definitely be pleased with the result as we guarantee the best service!

Neil Hughes, CEO, is Passionate about everything fire related and the science behind it, from suppression to extinguishing to ensuring a professional and regulated industry. A registered SAQCC Fire Designer, specializing in the design and developments of gaseous fire extinguishing systems. Member of various relevant fire industry associated bodies, including FDIA, FFETA and SAQCC and was part of the SABS technical committee on SANS 14520


Neil Hughes

Frik Truter, FST’s Technical Manager, has a strong Technical background in the international technical development field. He joined the company in 2019 and with his knowledge and hands on experience he can assist with fast-track development.


Frik Truter

Trevor Moyo, FST’s Cylinder Manufacturing Manager


Trevor Moyo

Hanlie Truter, FST's Commercial & Operational Manager, is responsible for the Finance, HR and General Administration of the company as well as the custodian of the Management System (ISO9001) and creator and administrator of all the certifications and accreditations of the company. She is also a Member of the SAQCC committee. She also assists with Quotations & Designs of Gaseous firefighting systems (FST IQS & Custom Software) as well as development of processes and infrastructure.


Hanlie Truter

Lovedelia Matjeke, FST’s Sales Administrator, has a strong Technical background on the Fire Suppression System we supply. She joined the company in 2008 and has grown with FST to become a valuable asset to the company. With her knowledge and hands on experience she can assist with quotations and general queries.


Lovedelia Matjeke

Andrew Crichton, FST's Production Manager, is responsible for the Managing of Production schedules & outputs. He liaises with suppliers and customers, and develops and maintain a sound relationship with Operations Staff, Suppliers & Customers. He also assists with Quotations & Designs of Gaseous firefighting systems (FST IQS & Custom Software).


Andrew Crichton

Felix Ncube, FST’s Engineering Workshop Manager


Felix Ncube

Established in 1994 Fire & Security Techniques (FST) has grown to become Africa’s largest supplier of fire suppression solutions.
Contact Information
Contact Information
Gateway Industrial Park, Centurion, South Africa
+27 (12) 621-9400

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