Our History

GBSG have been working closely with our customers for over 35 years

Initially established as HB alarms in 1979, GBSG really started when the company became GB Alarms in 1984. We undertook our first large scale CCTV install in 1984 and from there we have continued to grow and grow. You can follow the timeline of our growth below and see how we developed to be experts in CCTV and fire installations for a wide variety of sectors.

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1979

Began trading as HB Alarms and installed our first intruder alarm

1981

First fire alarm install

1982

NSICIA - accredited (now known as NSI)

1984

Stephen Wright joined George Barnsdale and Sons and GB Alarms began

1987

First large scale CCTV install

1990

Neil Jackson joins the company. First large guarding contract.

1991

1991 took over a Britannia Alarms, office in Lincoln.

1992

Dave Simpson joins the company

1994

Monitoring station opened and we started installing and remotely monitoring CCTV

1999

GB Monitoring formed

2000

Remote guarding solution developed

2001

Neil Jackson involved in BSIA development of standards for remotely monitored CCTV: BS8418

2003

New Directors appointed: Dave Simpson - Intruder & Fire, Neil Jackson - CCTV & Access .BS8418 released.

2004

NSI Gold achieved for ARC and RVRC to include BS5979 and BS8418

2009

Re-branded to become GBSG, reflecting our diverse range

2012

First fully integrated alarm and RVRC when ESI software installed into the control room. Our first solar security installation. New tailored systems help us to expand nationally across the country

2013

Stephen steps down as MD, becoming the Chairman and hands over the reigns of MD to Neil Jackson

2014

Helpdesk introduced to improve our service

2016

Monitoring station upgrade, to cope with expansion of business

2017

Largest provider of solar farm security in the UK. Expanded in mainland Europe with remotely monitored detection activated CCTV

2018

Across all GBSG companies we have 64 members of staff which includes engineers, CCTV operators and office support

2019

We celebrate our 35th birthday, by winning a major national contract for Access control, CCTV and Fire and Intruder systems

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About our company

Starting as a small local business in 1984, we have grown to be a national company looking after our customers all across the UK and some within Europe.​

Our Brands

We only install brands that we know and trust. That way we can be certain that you are getting the best system possible.

Meet our teams

Our skilled and dedicated team bring new ideas to the marketplace, keep everything running smoothly and set standards across the industry.

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