About IDS

We live in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, and chaotic world characterized by ambiguity and constant change. It was with this future in mind that IDS started on a journey some 30 years ago with the promise to deliver peace of mind and protection for you, your assets and for all that you value most.


The IDS legacy is built on offering our customers, partners, and consumers the most technologically advanced, relevant, and bespoke intrusion solutions available. IDS remains a proudly South African business with our roots, manufacturing plant and R&D teams firmly embedded into the African continent. This local presence and entrenchment ensures that we deliver solutions that complement our client’s demands and the harsh African environment while delivering world class protection.


IDS is first and foremost a technology led business that creates a home and employment for 200+ staff and their extended families. Our staff and people are as diverse and dynamic, as the solutions we deliver with clients extending across 4 continents and 50+ countries. This diversity of audience demands IDS to comply with most local and international standards, from its ISO9001 factory and facility to the CE and ICASA certifications on our core offerings.


The acquisition of IDS by the globally recognized ASSA ABLOY group, brings to IDS scale, diversity, and access to global market leading technology. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions and offers mechanical and electromechanical locks, digital door locks, security doors, entrance automation, hotel security and secure identity solutions, primarily in identity and access management, as well as several other related products and services. Using the latest technologies and tried-and tested techniques, ASSA ABLOY is constantly developing innovative solutions that improve customers’ lives through greater security, safety, and convenience.


While enjoying the luxury of an extended reach and global presence, IDS remains true to our values of ensuring absolute clarity in concept, design, and manufacturing, while staying close to our customers and consumers. With our widely dispersed national customer base in mind, IDS has extended its local branch footprint to 15 IDS owned branches in South Africa, with an additional 100+, available committed and loyal distribution outlets complementing our reach. Our manufactured range extends from the renowned XSeries, 806 and 805 ranges, smart transmitting and communications devices, detectors, receivers, and remotes, to the class leading HYYP home automation control room and applications-based platforms. We compliment this range through long standing and loyal distribution agreements with OPTEX sensing solutions, Dahua CCTV and several other globally recognized security brands.


At IDS we believe that each and every African home should have the option of professional and credible security solution. Through localized production and lean manufacturing, we empower armed response companies to thrive and succeed in our communities while continually developing, refining, and challenging our processes and products to ensure that best in class security solutions is accessible to all Africans.