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Argus Fire Protection - mobile technician

Argus Fire Protection is committed to providing the most advanced and intelligent systems and services to ensure life safety and property protection for some of New Zealand's largest and most prestigious organisations.

Argus Fire Protection is a New Zealand owned and operated company with a well established history and a reputation for service, quality and competitiveness that is second to none.

Argus is known for providing fire protection solutions that suit their clients' needs, not tailoring our clients' needs to suit their products or services.  Argus is large enough to cope - but small enough to care.

Our Values:

  • Consistently deliver excellence in all actions and as a result, prosper together
  • Value and respect our fellow team members and our customers
  • Do the right thing so everybody wins
  • Excellent service at a fair price

Our Vision

To be the Premier Fire Protection Business in New Zealand.  "Premier" being the best, not necessarily the biggest.

"We protect what you value - your people, your business or livelihood and your premises - and we do it through fire protection and keeping your buildings compliant" Jacqui Bensemann, M.D.

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Our Difference

The team at Argus prides itself on developing a partnership relationship with all their clients.

This has resulted in outstanding client loyalty demonstrated by Argus retaining 90% of the clients they held 20 years ago.

Argus provides fire protection solutions to suit our clients' needs - we do not tailor our clients' needs to suit our products and services.

It is also important to note that Argus looks to the future; to ensure that their clients' property and people are protected now and as their business continues to grow. As such, Argus's proposed fire protection solutions offer flexibility for future growth and development.

Argus Fire has access to the most advanced technologies with integrated smoke and heat detection units currently available and an intelligent communication interface system (EST3).

The Argus solution always provides the highest possible protection for employees, visitors, building contents and the building itself.

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Our People

Argus Fire Protection has an enviable reputation for highly skilled, industry experienced team members. We attract and retain the best in the business and the most promising young practitioners, as we recognise our success and our clients' success is dependent on the people within the Argus team.

Argus promotes an active culture of professional development and supports all team members through ongoing training to ensure continual experiential learning and skills development.

All of the Argus team attend Health and Safety training and eligible technicians have completed or are currently enrolled in the industry training programme. Our commitment to our staff ensures our partners and clients receive the highest level of service at all times.

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Our Management Team

Jacqui Bensemann
Managing Director

Overseeing Argus Fire Protection business operations and client relationships is Managing Director Jacqui Bensemann. Jacqui has 25 years experience in the fields of banking, public accountancy, management consultancy and general management both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Her experience encompasses fourteen years exclusively in the fire protection industry.

Bryce Donaldson
General Manager - Northern

Started in the fire protection industry in 1990, Bryce Donaldson is Argus' Northern General Manager. Bryce has worked in a vast range of positions over that time including Cadet, Fire Alarm Installation Technician, Project Manager, Alarms Systems Estimator and Alarm Service Manager. This diversity and wealth of experience makes Bryce invaluable in his current role and allows him to better understand and meet our clients' expectations.

Bryce holds the National Certificate Fixed Fire Protection Systems Level 4, National Certificate Detection & Alarm Systems Level 4, and National Certificate in Fire Protection Systems Technology (Inspection & Testing) Level 4, Electrical Registration (EWRB), and National I.Q.P. in Fire Protection and is a Registered Fire Tech Assessor.

Laurie McArthur
General Manager - Southern

Laurie McArthur has 30 years experience in the fire protection industry both in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and along with his strong background in the fire protection industry he has exceptional knowledge in sprinkler and related systems. He has a Masters in Project Management and a NZ Certificate in Engineering. Laurie has spent a number of years working in the Central North Island and Bay of Plenty regions where he has had hands-on design and project management experience on all types of fire protection projects which include power generation plants, Defence Force projects, high rise buildings, shopping malls, industrial complexes and correction facilities.

Ben Hanif
Financial Controller

Ben Hanif is the Financial Controller of the Argus Group of Companies.

Ben has experience of over 24 years in Financial and Management Accounting being involved from corporate New Zealand to midsize companies.

He has been in the Fire Industry for the last 8 years starting in 2006. Ben also spearheads the Technology for the company

Aaron Willoughby
National Technology and Strategy Manager

Aaron joined the Argus Group in 2003 having completed tertiary studies in computers and multimedia.

Aaron commenced in the business as a fire alarm technician and his leadership and technical skills have seen him follow a promotional path from Supervisor, Alarms Manager, Contracts Manager, Branch Manager and then into his current role as Company Technology & Strategy Manager.
Aaron is responsible for implementing business strategies and technology across the company thereby future proofing the business and retaining Argus's position as industry leaders. This covers both internal technical infrastructure and external technical research and support for our clients and for the Argus team.
Over his time with Argus, Aaron has been involved with providing technical support, design assistance and project management for specialist high end fire alarm and special hazard projects. Aaron has estimated, project managed and been involved as a consultant in the design stage with some of the largest projects in the Central North Island - for example the Kawerau and Nga Awa Purua Geothermal Power Stations, the new Rotorua Hospital Project, the Te Mihi Geothermal Power Station and the Datacom Project Kapua.

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