Defining SKS is not easy but we regard this as our strength. Our understanding both of our market and the technology is such that it is not enough for us to merely supply product when we have the in-house capability to advise on a system’s functionality. Likewise, if we can improve a system by modifying its design, we will do so and make every effort to supply the best components. At SKS, we pride ourselves on our flexibility and we bring this feature to all our systems’ design by marrying complex functions with cutting-edge, internationally-sourced product.
We began business in 1983 as a distributor of audiovisual equipment to a nationwide network of dealers. Always customer-driven, we responded to a market need to provide advanced audio systems to educational institutions, in the process developing expert knowledge in the fields of public address and sound re inforcement.
In the 90s, safety and security became the buzzwords for the audiovisual industry. Up until this point, in large buildings such as factories and shopping centres, sirens had been used as part of the in-house fire evacuation strategy. However, when it became apparent that sirens were not effective, they were replaced by voice. Thanks to our experience in the field of public address, we were qualified to oversee the introduction and development of these systems in Ireland, winning us key projects such as Blanchardstown and Ashleaf Shopping Centres.
At the same time, the introduction of the miniature camera brought significant changes to the security market in the 90s. As SKS enjoyed an exclusive relationship with Philips, the market leader in the development of this product, we were uniquely positioned to spearhead the application of the CCTV system in Ireland. However, this relationship alone did not account for SKS’s success in this field. Recognising the need for specialist equipment to link cameras over long distances and transmit signals back to a central viewing point, SKS pioneered the use of fibre optic cables to make larger systems covering huge areas feasible. Our advanced technical expertise won us the contract for the video surveillance system in Dublin city centre in 1995, and subsequently led onto contracts for similar systems in town centres throughout Ireland.
Today, SKS remains equally committed to supplying quality product and advanced systems solutions. We scan the globe in search of the most effective and competitively priced electronics products in order to supply our customers with the latest cutting-edge technology. We continue to forge strong links with our own suppliers to allow us to pass on the most-up-to-date product knowledge onto our customers. This ensures our systems are designed to the highest specifications and that all of our recommendations can be met. Not only our service team, but also our sales staff have technical backgrounds and receive continuous training in order to guarantee the quality of our advice.
In short, in terms of product range, quality of service and technical expertise, no other wholly-owned Irish company can rival SKS. We truly are a one-stop shop for industrial audiovisual product and systems solutions.