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 with 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 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 some 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 some 50 countries. This diversity of audience demands IDS comply with most local and international standards from its ISO9001 factory and facility to the CE and ICASA certifications on our core offerings.


The recent 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 a number of 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 manufacture while staying close to our customers and consumers. With our widely dispersed national customer base in mind IDS has in 2020 extended its local branch footprint to 14 IDS owned branches in South African, with an additional 100 plus available committed and loyal distribution outlets complimenting this reach. Our manufactured range extends from the renowned X-Series and 805 ranges, 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 a number of 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 process and product to ensure the most modern technology is accessible to all Africans.