Blake Fire and Security Systems

Commercial security

Protect your staff and business!

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service recorded 440 fires at commercial and retail properties in 2016-17. And Essex Police advise that thinking about installing the right alarms, CCTV, locks and lighting is a vital part of any business plan. 

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Home security

40% of burglaries involve a forced door or window!

Essex Police recognise a professionally installed home alarm system will deter burglars. The bad guys will look for easier opportunities. Stop them from choosing your home!

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School Security

School security, health & safety

Safeguard pupils, staff and visitors

Our competitively priced Fire & Security systems are compliant for insurance and Ofsted. And installed to British Standards.

Maintenance, Monitoring and Keyholding also available.

Fire and Security Systems with a personal touch

Official stats say that there were 11,125 burglaries in Essex in the year up to May 2019. That’s almost 1,000 per month! Plus there were also 4,975 fires in the county during the last financial year. Fire and burglar alarms are needed more than ever in Essex!

And it's not just installations. These Fire & Security systems must be regularly maintained so they work when you need them most!

Southend-based Blake Fire & Security Systems is a long established business. Starting out as Blake Electrical in 1979, owner Ian Blake expanded to become a building contractor in 1981. Industry approval for our Fire and Security systems division came from SSAIB in 2002 and NSI Gold in 2005. This was followed by BAFE in 2007.

If you’re a business director, a home owner or involved with fire and security at a school, college or care home, you can rely on Blake's. You will get a professional service with a personal touch. For example, the surveyor who performs your initial assessment will introduce you to the engineer who will be carrying out the work.

Our success is based on being approved for quality and expertise by our peers. But remaining approachable and accessible to our customers. And, of course, doing a great job.

Big enough to cope, small enough to care

Masters of Fire and Security

Blake Fire & Security Systems' people are specialists. Each manager and engineer at our Southend-on-Sea HQ is trained to be expert in the specifics of design, installation and maintenance for his/her particular service. This includes:

So the high-end systems we provide are always the best possible solution for your circumstances.

You get quality equipment that lasts a long time because, when it matters, it has to work!

Big enough to cope

One stop security shop - a range of services and office back-up to make the project run smoothly.
Masters of everything - specialist industry-approved experts with honest qualified advice.
Professional - staff are fully trained to install fire and security systems to British Standards.

Small enough to care

Personal touch - the same familiar face (or voice) for each visit or interaction from our family-run firm.
Dedicated to detail - passion to complete a neat and tidy installation that does the job, every time.
Social responsibility - we employ locals and train them to become Blake Fire & Security Systems' people.


We employ Blake Fire & Security Systems personnel for the right attitude and then train them for skills. So you get exceptional professional products and service with a personal touch.

No ordinary Fire and Security company, our family-run firm is big enough to cope, but small enough to care. 

Ian Blake, Managing Director

Peace of mind

Beat the Burglar

Many people leave their homes vulnerable to intruders. Thankfully there are a number of simple, common sense things to put in place to keep the burglars OUT!

Click to download the eBook and learn how to keep your home secure.

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Chalkwell School Case Study

Read how installing an easy to use, reliable access control system allowed the reception staff to fully control entry to the entire building. It helped with the school's improved Ofsted rating too!

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Dedication to Accreditation

Why you should choose Blake Fire & Security to design, install and maintain your alarm system

Long track record - our family-run firm has been installing burglar alarms since 2002. We're going nowhere, your guarantee will be honoured!

Dedication to Accreditation - if we're not qualified to provide a service we won't offer it to you! Simple.

Experience & Expertise - we're professional and fully qualified so you get the system that is perfect for your circumstances.

Who is in your home? – your engineer is always trustworthy, polite and fully qualified, with regular checks to ensure this.

Quality workmanship and service - we're passionate about your security, our standard of work and the way we deliver it to you.

Blake Fire & Security Systems have both NSI Gold and SSAIB approval! This means you get:

Bespoke system - designed to perfectly fit your family's requirements.

Highest quality systems - we only provide systems that last and look good.

Police and Insurance recognition - our work is guaranteed to be of the highest standard, both Police and Insurance companies acknowledge this.

Regular and reliable monitoring and maintenance - ensure your systems works in your time of need and that someone is always watching over your home!

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Accreditations and Memberships

Domestic and commercial clients trust Blake's dedication to accreditation. We always meet or exceed the latest quality standards.

BAFE SP101 SP203-1 SP203-4 BFT CHAS Construction Line DHF Powered Gate Group Essex Chambers Fermax FDIS - Fire Door Isection Scheme FIA Gate Safe HIK Vision NIC-EIC NSI PAC Paxton SSAIB Intruder Alarm Systems SSAIB CCTV SystemsSSAIB Access Control Systems Texecom BMTRADA Q-Mark Fire Stopping Installation BMTRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Installation & Maintenance