Computer Protec Systems was formed in December 1989 with just a single engineer to provide power protection systems in the form of UPS and standby generators to critical application clients.
Initially this was the company’s sole area of activity but as the client base grew, engineers with a wider field of expertise were appointed and thus, extensive in-house experience in the alarm industry was gained. The company was therefore able to expand providing all forms of alarms systems, fire, intruder, door access, extinguishing systems. A steady expansion of the company was maintained over the first 10 years and by 1999, the company had expanded to 7 members of staff in Jersey. Furthermore, a full time member of staff in Guernsey was employed as the market place on that Island had expanded considerably and whilst previously maintained and supported from Jersey, the increase in alarm requirements deemed it more appropriate to accommodate an on-island engineer for immediate response facilities.
By this time, the company was the market leader in power protection in both Islands and a major player in the alarm market place with the majority of the works being undertaken for financial institutions, trust companies, the legal Ppofession, emergency services and telecommunication applications.
The next 7 years saw a continued expansion of the company due to the emergence of data centres and enhanced disaster recovery facilities in both Islands, in which the company became extensively involved; resulting in 10 engineers in Jersey and 3 in Guernsey.
In December 2007, due to CPS’s continued expansion, we moved to new premises in Jersey allowing enhanced office facilities and, more importantly, a dramatically increased level of storage space. This allowed the company to considerably increase its stockholding of spares and equipment across its entire range of products, thus ensuring a faster and better response to clients’ needs and requirements whether they be repair or urgent installation.
In the following 2 years, further customer base and product portfolio expansion increased the staff level in total across both Islands to 17. The company took on new products and services including IP based environmental monitoring equipment. Two engineers were also trained in the performance of room integrity testing and the company purchased the appropriate equipment to enable fully qualified testing without the requirement for specialists having to attend from the UK. Resistive load banks were introduced for UPS and generator testing. We have also invested heavily in new IT infrastructure and software so that much of our maintenance based functions in the form of booking, recording, assigning engineers could be developed and enhanced, which also enabled detailed recording of calls placed, engineer assigned etc, to better automate the Company, which again, increased the level of service and response to our demanding customer base.
The company has managed to continue its expansion programme in a progressive, controlled way, taking on further clients and systems and we continue to look to the future with new products and services as demanded by the modern business environment.