Boasting 20 years’ experience in the Building Safety and Security Industry, Managing director Mr Andreas Burle founded SAFD Systems in 2003.

After initially training as an electronics bench-technician he qualified with an ND Electrical Engineering L/C.

In 1991 he found employment in Progress Instrumentation at SAB Ohlssons Brewery where he specialised in the installation and repair of industrial instrumentation. In 1996 he joined ImprovAir / Minerva Systems as senior technician, where he conducted and later oversaw Installation projects and maintenance on Access Control, CCTV, Fire and PA Systems for clients such as Eskom (Koeberg Power Station), PWD, Old Mutual, Foschini, Southern Life, Metropolitan Life and Caltex, amongst others.

In 1998 he began contracting out similar services to end-user clients such as Old Mutual, PWD, Engen and Liberty Life. This in turn lead to the start-up of SAFD Systems specialising in building safety and security system maintenance in the industrial and corporate markets.

Company Ethos

At SAFD Systems we strive to deliver exceptional service at affordable rates for peace of mind in regard to the safety of our clients’ people, premises and assets.


The value of reliable, honest, hardworking and ethically driven staff is imperative to the success of any business, particularly within the service industry.

At SAFD we hire staff that share our company values and that are committed to our company ethos.

Key attributes of staff include:

  • Sound personal attitude and solid work ethic
  • Relevant qualifications and work experience
  • Willingness to learn and advance with refresher courses and new product / technology training courses
  • Pride in delivering service excellence to all our clients

Community Involvement

SAFD Systems is a verified Level 3 BEE micro-enterprise and is committed to providing experiential training opportunities for staff candidates as well as supporting local (South African) suppliers and importers.

Location and area of operation

Our base is very close to the heart of Cape Town and we operate in all areas within the Cape Peninsula.