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the ASAP group

The ASAP Group is home to the South West’s most effective technical solutions – curated from over 40 years of industry experience, a passion for customer service excellence and a commitment to a safer future.

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Our business is divided into four unique technical services. These include:


With over 40 years’ experience serving the South West, the ASAP Group provides a wide range of tailored solutions for your Security, Electrical, Locksmiths & Fire Protection needs.


We have over 40 years of experience
Empowering us to become one of the leading technical providers in the South West

We build successful client relationships
Working alongside our customers to achieve the best results

We are National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold certified
So you can feel totally confident in our services

We employ the best of the best
Recruiting engineers who are experts in their field

We react to your precise technical demands, and fast
Finding a solution as efficiently as possible

Our team members are proactive. 
Experts in the design, supply, commission, & maintenance of various security & fire protection systems to meet your requirements


Get to know the people behind the ASAP Group.

Andy Fairbanks - Group CEO

Andy Fairbanks

Group CEO

Andy began his career as a CCTV Installation Engineer, before joining the police in 1998. After 13 years of service in multiple branches, he moved into the private security industry, establishing UK Protection Ltd as our group CEO for both ASAP and UK Protection. 

Steve Banfield

Group Director of Operations

Steve has been with ASAP for 25 years now, and starting as an apprentice, before becoming an installation and service engineer. He progressed to service manager and then engineering manager, before taking over the business – and once installed an alarm for Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)!

Jan Manning

Compliance Manager

Jan has been with ASAP since early 2020. Her hobbies and interests include gardening (when the weather suits), baking (when she has time) and most importantly, her granddaughter who is soon to be two years old. Jan is at her absolute happiest at a rock concert, and has a habit of bumping into famous people in awkward places. She once bumped into Rick Parfitt as he came out of the toilets at Twickenham!

Lisa Isaacs

Service Manager & Customer Relations

Lisa has been with ASAP since 2003, and manages the daily operations of the ASAP office. She loves holidays and travelling the world as much as possible. When she’s home, she loves going to see bands and nights out with her friends. 

Lynn Burden

Office Manager

Lynn has been with ASAP since 2018. She is a fantastic multi-tasker, and a friendly welcoming face of ASAP when our customers visit our Exeter office. She loves socialising, and has been told that she talks a lot! She loves to dance, particularly Modern Jive. She also teaches dancing, and is happy to show you a move or two when you visit us! 

Tony Parker

Videographer and Media Producer

Tony has been with ASAP since mid 2020, after many years in film and video production. His hobbies include surfing and paddle-boarding, and is happiest when he’s anywhere in Cornwall in his VW van. Tony occasionally works as a film and TV extra, and can sometimes be seen in the background of a few films and TV programmes!

Lee Austin

Operations Director & Master Locksmith

Lee has been with ASAP Locksmiths since mid 2020, but has been a locksmith for over 25 years. Lee once worked on a nuclear reactor that was in the process of being decommissioned for the Imperial College of London’s site in Sunninghill Berkshire, where he had to get fully clothed in hazmat style protective clothing to work on a door lock in the dangerous zone!

Francesca Austin

Operations Manager

Francesca has been with ASAP Locksmiths for six months, but in the trade for 11 years. She loves stand up paddle boarding, snow skiing, and working out. Her interests are child development and gaining optimal health. Fran can be known to be a bit of a daredevil, and has jumped out of a chinook helicopter at 12,000 feet high, which she said was exhilarating!

KEIran Lee

Locksmith Technician

Keiran has been with ASAP Locksmiths since March 2021, and enjoys football (specifically Man Utd). He loves cycling and running, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his partner and their young puppy. 




Your journey with ASAP starts here. Fill out the form to find out how we can elevate your technical systems – and let’s work together to pave the way for a safer future.

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Call us on: 0330 912 5170 Email: info@theasapgroup.co.uk