Pyronix acquired by Hikvision
In May the acquisition of Pyronix Ltd by Hikvision, the world's largest supplier of surveillance equipment, was announced.
We also exhibited back at IFSEC International for the third successive year, this time showcasing our brand new Euro 46 APP along with various prototype panels.
The launch of the HomeControl+ and PyronixCloud infrastructure
We opened a brand new state-of-the-art factory on the Hellaby Industrial Estate, Rotherham. In 2015 we also launched our lifestyle solution with the HomeControl+ App and PyronixCloud, which allows complete control over your security system from anywhere in the world on your smartphone.
The launch of our Invincible external sounders, GSM module and Enforcer SMS app and a hat-trick of awards
In the first quarter of 2013 we launched the new Invincibell range of external sounders, along with more security devices and sensors for the Enforcer, as well as a GSM module for the wireless panel. We also released the Enforcer SMS app, which allows the end user to control their home and panel remotely.
The Enforcer made it a hat-trick of awards building from 2012, picking up the accolade of ‘Intruder Product of the Year’ at the PSI Awards and ‘National Champion’ at the European Business Awards 2013/14.
Innovation of the Year for the Enforcer at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards
In 2012 Julie Kenny become the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire. Such a position is given by the Queen, and this was a big honour not only for Julie, but for Pyronix as well.
The Enforcer was named the ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the ‘Oscars of the Security Industry’, the Security Excellence Awards, a fantastic accolade for the product.
Our 25th year anniversary, the launch of the Enforcer two-way wireless and the XD10TTAM
As we celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2011, the company launched the Enforcer two-way wireless alarm system to the UK and export markets. In partnership with CSL, we offered the Euro 46LM panel with integrated DualCom Inside and gained EN certification for the KX series from IMQ.
This year also saw the launch of our external detector, the XD10TTAM; this high security detector uses technologies that are patented by us to bring to market one of the most secure and most reliable external detectors on the market.
A new Distribution Centre and R&D facility on Hellaby Industrial Estate and the launch of the TMD
In 2005 we opened a new Distribution Centre and R&D facility on Hellaby Industrial Estate, Rotherham. This was the same year that saw us launch the TMD; a sequentially confirmed detector that included a PIR, microwave and anti-masking in one housing, commence sales operations in South America and receive a patent for a new detector and optical system. We also pioneered the use of integral EOL resistors and blue LEDs with the KX series of detectors.
The Best International Achievement Award at the Security Excellence Awards and the Acquisition of Castle Care-Tech
We won the Best International Achievement Award at the Security Excellence Awards 2004, for being the first UK security firm to be awarded the China Security and Protection Certificate. We also expanded Secure Holdings with the acquisition of Castle Care-Tech.
Julie Kenny awarded a CBE and a IFSEC Security Industry Award for the Veritec P2
In the 2002 New Year’s Honours List, Julie Kenny was awarded a CBE for her services to industry in Yorkshire and Humberside. Another award followed, this time the overall winner in the IFSEC Security Industry Awards for the Veritec P2 sequential confirmation detector; the same year we opened sales operations in Russia, South Africa and China.
A visit from the HRH Duke of Kent and the launch of the Matrix control panels for export
The launch of the Matrix range of control panels for export in 2000 helped us become a leading control panel manufacturer in the global market. Later in the year the HRH Duke of Kent visited us, as Vice Chairman of the Board of British Trade.
The development of out own microwave module and the winner of the Export Award for Smaller Businesses
By 1997 we were developing our own microwave module, which was first used in the launch of the Eclipse dual tech detector. We became the winner of the DTI sponsored Export Award for Smaller Businesses.
The Equinox won a Security Industry Award and we launched the Vocaliser
In 1996 we acquired a component design company, leading to a company restructure that coincided with the opening of an additional factory on Hellaby Industrial Estate, Rotherham. The Equinox AM (patented anti-masking technology that is still used in the KX15DTAM today) won a Security Industry Award.
We remain the only manufacturer to protect both the PIR and microwave elements from being masked and 1996 also saw us launch the Vocaliser, which maintained its place in the market until it was replaced by the V2GSM and V2Tel range in 2010.
Various patents for our sounder technology and the first security equipment manufacturer in the world to have all products CE marked
1995 saw a number of patents granted for sounder technology, an event detection device with fault monitoring capabilities and telephone line monitoring. We became the first security equipment manufacturer in the world to have all our products CE marked. There was also success at the IFSEC Awards for the Equinox CCDA (covert camera with PIR and audio circuit).
Our new offices on Hellaby Industrial Estate were opened by MP Charles Wardle
We consequently expanded our factory by building offices at the Hellaby site in 1994, which were opened by Charles Wardle MP. This coincided with the installation of the first Philips CSM 112 Vision Comet pick-and-place manufacturing line in Europe, the launch of our first sounder, the Decibell, and we patented a fault monitoring detection device.
Combined technology detectors with the Equinox, industry standards and accreditation
The Equinox family of combined technology detectors was launched in 1992. This had an immediate impact, achieving a substantial share in the market that had previously been dominated by two leading manufacturers from China and USA. We also received accreditation to BS5750 Part 1, ISO9001, EN29001 British Standard. Concurrently, Julie Kenny, then the Pyronix MD, became the first ever female Director of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).
Representatives from Pyronix also commenced involvement in standards on various industry technical committees. If that was not enough, we even patented a technology called IFT (Independent Alarm Floating Thresholds), used in the Enforcer range of PIRs, which is still used today.
Surface Mount Technology and the launch of the Enforcer Plus
Deciding to sell via distribution channels rather than directly to the installer market in the UK, by 1988 we became only the third security manufacturer in the world to incorporate Surface Mount Technology into its manufacturing processes. Also launching the Enforcer Plus, featuring a unique custom chip design for its time.