Specialists in the installation and maintenance of Security Systems: Intruder and Fire Alarm Systems, CCTV Systems, Access and Security Lighting.




J & G Swanson was established by John & Gladys Swanson in 1952 at 28 St Mary’s Chare. Carrying out the supply and repair of Radios, Television Sets and Small domestic appliances, we still are to this day – 60 years down the line – a family run firm and because of our long history, we try to give that personal touch which may be missing in the larger companies, along with pride in a job well done.

We have for the last 25 years specialised in the installation and maintenance of Security Systems including: Intruder & Fire Alarm Systems (both Domestic and Commercial), Closed Circuit Television Systems, Access, Security Lighting, Satellite and TV Distribution Systems and general electrical repairs.

Having traded continuously in Hexham since 1952, and moving from St Mary’s Chare to our current premises in Haugh Lane Industrial Estate, our long serving staff are well known to most of our customers and have a depth of knowledge that only comes with years of experience covering the whole of the Tyne Valley, and West to Greenhead, North to Kielder, South to Weardale, and East to the Coasts.

Fire and security systems are no longer an afterthought. They are a key investment in your home or the future of your business. We offer solutions tailored to meet your specific needs, based on our experience in a variety of markets, from retail to commercial, industrial and health care. Whether you require a large industrial multi security solution or a small domestic (audible only) system, we will design a system, which conforms to DD6662: 2004 to meet your exact needs.


Our vision is to provide our customers with flexible, efficient and innovative solutions to their every security requirement. Total customer satisfaction is one of the most important issues for us, therefore we are always on hand to promptly answer any questions you might have pertaining to your questions.


We are frequently requested to take over the maintenance/signalling for existing systems. We are generally pleased to do this. However, the following criteria must be met and adhered to: The system must comply with the current British & European Standard PD6662 (2004) for newer systems and BS4737 for older systems and, as such, prior to agreeing to take over a system we would fully inspect the system, create a full specification, then fully commission and document these readings, providing a log book.