Company details for Smye-Rumsby Ltd

Smye-Rumsby Ltd

  • 0130 (Display number) 01304 248900
123 Snargate Street
Dover Kent CT17 9AP United Kingdom

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About us

Founded in 1948, Smye-Rumsby was formed to supply a range of two way radio communication products to customers throughout the UK. We pride ourselves on our 60 years experience in the two way radio industry which allows us to supply, hire and repair many types of radios including all major brands such as Motorola, Icom, Kenwood, Vertex and Entel. Whatever your communication requirements, Smye Rumsby can provide solutions to all your two way radio requirements with a team of dedicated and qualified staff.

Situated in Dover, Smye Rumsby are constantly seeking ways to evolve its services to meet the ever increasing and developing world of electronics and communication. We know that maintaining customer loyalty is a must so we are continually aiming to give complete satisfaction to our customers. Smye Rumsby is accredited to Quality Management System ISO 9001-2008.

Smye Rumsby not only supplies a range of radio equipment, our service team also provide a full 24 hour repair maintenance service to customer who demand this level of response. In addition, we have provided procurement and maintenance services to users of marine navigational equipment including shore based radar and radio communications.

Our expertise has expanded to all forms of land based mobile and fixed station radio products which includes the design and planning of customised radio communication systems.

A division of our company operates a communications service, comprising of a number of county wide repeater networks which are utilised by many businesses and organisations for their operations on a daily basis.

To compliment our radio equipment range, Smye Rumsby also has a very large hire department, which covers CCTV, public address systems and surveillance equipment.  

Smye Rumsby has, in conjunction with Councils, Police and retailers, set up many CCTV security systems, reducing crime in many towns.

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  • 29/06/2017 - Digital Excellence on show at the Showman's Show 2017
    Smye-Rumsby, one of the UK’s leading two-way radio suppliers, will be exhibiting at the Showman’s Show 2017 with a specially commissioned digital exhibition vehicle supplied by Motorola Solutions distribution partner, Airsys.
  • 06/12/2016 - Richmond Rugby Club
    Richmond Rugby Club were promoted to the Championship for the 2016/2017 season. It is the only club in the division to retain semi-professional status for all its players.
  • 03/11/2016 - Victoria Shopping Centre-Southend
    Body worn video cameras are fast becoming the 'Must have' safety/security equipment for use across many sectors.
  • 06/06/2016 - Customer-Queens Award Announcement!
    Smye-Rumsby are very proud to supply radio communication equipment to Kent Search & Rescue.
  • 09/05/2016 - B-CAM SRU (Security Recording Unit)
    The B-Cam SRU is the only body-worn camera unit that combines all the advanced features needed for military, security, police and rescue applications. The ‘state-of-the-art’ in wearable, security camera systems.

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Smye-Rumsby Ltd

From the first meeting all the way through to commissioning, Smye Rumsby worked hard to exceed our expectations. Notably the planning, spreadsheet and user guides have been invaluable to our teams on site. Our radios work brilliantly and black spots around site have been eliminated. The whole team have shown nothing but enthusiasm towards the new radios and the added functions they now have available to them. Our Experience working with Smye Rumsby Limited has been excellent and we would not hesitate to recommend Smye Rumsby to anyone looking to upgrade their radio communication system.


Smye-Rumsby Ltd

We are extremely pleased with both the equipment and service we have received from Smye-Rumsby. The whole process from our initial enquiry to delivery of the equipment was faultless.


Smye-Rumsby Ltd

In 2010 I took over as Security Manager and quickly realised that the current installation was not up to the job. The black-spots on the site had serious safety implications for our security staff; we were aware of people using handheld scanners to monitor the traffic on a regular basis, having serious security implications; and the range of users on the channel made conversations difficult. With Smye Rumsby we embarked on a digital up-grade firstly with our main site. This allowed our security team to operate on a separate secure digital channel, with enhanced features such as: · GPS tracking to assist our Control Room team dispatch the nearest Security Officer to an incoming incident. · If staff are in difficulty they can raise the alarm on their radio at the ‘touch of a button’, with the GPS allowing a speedy and co-ordinated response. · Private call and radio text messaging features cut down on general traffic and allow sensitive information to be relayed to those who really need to know. · The coverage and clarity of the digital frequency means there are no radio black spots on site, and allow radio communication for local off site activities as well. Through future-proofing technology with Smye Rumsby, in 2011 we linked our main site and secondary site through an IP radio link. This meant our colleagues some 30 miles away could draw on the benefits we experienced. The link allows the operational staff to communicate both locally with each other, or at the touch of a button connect with colleagues and co-ordinate cross site activities. This has proved invaluable for our multi-site operation and means that staff – no matter which end of the county they are – can instantly communicate with our central control. We have a number of other projects in the pipeline to further upgrade and roll out radio communication enhancements, and with the technical guidance, professionalism, attention to detail and speedy response we have received from Smye Rumsby we’re confident of a smooth successful operation.


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