The Solution

Get a professionally installed electronic security system

Professionally installed and maintained electronic security systems are essential for all business premises as part of an integrated security solution. They act as a strong deterrent to intruders as well as alerting your staff and the police, should the need arise. However, the type of system you choose is important.

For Intruder Alarms, 'bells-only' alarms deter intruders and may alert passers by, but will not get you an automatic police response. Insurers will normally insist that a remotely 'monitored alarm' is installed, where activation signals are sent to a monitoring centre, ensuring the police are contacted on your behalf in the event of a confirmed signal. Signals are filtered for false activations, avoiding the risk of losing police response to your alarm.

CCTV allows you to watch over your site and record intruder activity for evidence. However, it is essential to have a suitable system meeting the appropriate standards to ensure its effectiveness to do the job you want.

Access Control systems are also a way of keeping out unwanted visitors.
The company you choose to install and maintain your system is as important as the system itself. Many companies or individuals will tell you they install systems, often cheaply. But do they meet the standards of workmanship and service you would expect? Have they been security vetted? Will they be there quickly if you have a problem? And, most importantly, do they meet the requirements of the police and your insurer? NACOSS Gold installers can answer 'Yes' to all these questions -so you know who to contact.

What is the National Security Inspectorate (NSI)?
NSI has been the UK's leading inspectorate for the security industry for over 30 years. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, NSI is the champion of high standards in the security industry. Companies achieving approval through NSI must comply with relevant British and European Standards as well as meeting the requirements of the police and insurance industry.

Why are NACOSS Gold companies the best?
NACOSS Gold is only awarded to a company after rigorous checks have been conducted. These companies
must display a satisfactory comb in action of technical expertise and business excellence . The NACOSS Gold scheme is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service
(UKAS) which is recognised by the government.

Complaints Service
In the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with your security system, and your installer fails to address your complaint to your satisfaction, NSI offers a free of charge complaints service in order to help resolve the matter.

Why you Should choose a NACOSS Gold approved company

NACOSS Gold companies:

  • have been thoroughly security vetted
  • are rigorously inspected twice a year to ensure they are maintaining standerds in both the quality of installation an how they are run as a business
  • are properly insured
  • operate a 24 hour call out service (and respond within 4 hours)
  • complete a through security survey of your premises
  • install reliable, up to date equipment
  • issue you with a Certificate of Compliance
  • meet the relevant British and European Standerds
  • operate to the highest level of business excellence through achievement of ISO9001 Quality Management

the Police

All NACOSS Gold approved companies meet the requirement of the police, through the Association of Chief Police Officers (ASPO)* Policy on intruder alarms, who will respond to confirmed alarm activations for monitored systems.

*ACPOS in Scotland

the Insurers

Insurers will usually insist you use a NACOSS Gold approved company as the meet the Association of British Insurers (ABI) requiements.

National Security Inspectorate

T 0845 006 3003