Fire Detection Systems

Philton Fire & Security supplies, installs and maintains a comprehensive range of automatic fire detection systems across a wide commercial marketplace.

The company was first established in 1975 as Guardian Fire Detector Systems, principally to develop the first aspirated smoke detection system for the Ministry of Defence. From these beginnings we have maintained a leading position within the air sampling smoke detection market and have continued to work very closely with the MoD.

The company was purchased by First Technology PLC in 1985 and subsequently became part of The Philton Group in 1991 following a management buy-out. Right from the outset, the company has continued to expand its product portfolio. Today, we can offer a complete range of systems; from the simple fire alarm control panel to sophisticated, microprocessor based analogue addressable networked systems with touch screen graphics. We can also offer and integrate versatile equipment ranges from specialist suppliers.

Attention to detail

Apart from possessing innovative and technical expertise, our staff have a genuine desire to provide the highest quality service. This is achieved through attention to detail at every stage of the project, from design through to installation, commissioning and after sales service.

Specialists in the following:
  • Conventional Fire Alarm Systems
  • Aspirated Smoke Detection Systems
  • Analogue Addressable Fire Alarm Systems
  • CO2, FM200 Argonite and Inergen Suppression Systems
  • Public Address and PA/VA Systems
  • Disable Refuge/Fire Telephone Systems

Gent 24


Philton is part of the Gent 24 Network of Approved System Integrators who sell, install, commission and support the Gent range of fire detection and alarm systems.

As an approved Gent 24 System Integrator, Philton can supply Gent equipment and carry out design, installation, commissioning and maintenance operations to the highest standards of workmanship.

Gent recommends that you employ only a Gent Approved System Integrator to maintain your site to give you peace of mind with maximum protection from fire and minimum disruption from false alarms.


A networked Gent Vigilon Detection System installed at Falcon Wharf, London.


A covert Aspirated Smoke Detection System installed in the Banqueting Suite, Whitehall.

Guardian LaserSTAMP Aspirated Smoke Detection System, control panel and smoke detector.