CIA Fire and Security announces partnership with iHasco

CIA Fire & Security Ltd (CIA), a leading security service provider, has announced that it will be partnering with iHasco, a market-leading provider of online health and safety training solutions.

With the use of iHasco’s services the partnership will provide office staff and engineers with high quality interactive health and safety training.

CIA is committed to enhancing service delivery through the continued development of their employees and has delivered on this commitment for over 30 years. The new partnership with iHasco enhances the training provided, whilst securing the future of health and safety at CIA.

Colin Harrison, Managing Director of CIA, said: “We are excited to be working with iHasco. Their e-learning software is a fantastic way to train all of our staff to a high standard. E-learning allows us to train in our own time whilst providing our customers with the highest standard of service.”

iHasco are industry experts of quality Health and Safety and HR e-learning. Over the past 20 years they have grown from a small business focussing on tailored educational software, to a market leader in comprehensive online training solutions.

David Goddard, Managing Director of iHasco, said: “Having provided Fire, Risk Assessment and Health and Safety Management programmes for a number of clients in the Fire and Security sectors, our understanding of training requirements in this area are thorough and we are very much looking forward to working alongside CIA.”

CIA’s systems can be seen all over the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. The company prides itself on installing and maintaining bespoke security and fire protection solutions utilising the latest proven technology.

CIA New Vehicle

CIA helping the environment with Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrids

A leading security company in Cirencester has gone green with the help of a new fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Sales staff at CIA Fire & Security Ltd, based in Love Lane Industrial Estate, are now using three new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs. The 4×4 SUV has an all-electric range of 32.5 miles, that easily accommodates average daily driving distances and an efficient 2.0 litre petrol engine to deliver anxiety-free combined driving range in excess of 500 miles.

With members of the sales team having to drive all over the UK the company has not only gone for a more environmentally friendly approach but will also save money on fuel bills.

Colin Harrison, Managing Director of CIA, said: ‘We had a look at the Outlander PHEVs and we liked them on every level. They’re much better for the environment and they more economical to run. There’s also tax benefits for sales team who have them as company cars so they’re ideal for us as a business.

‘We’re very pleased with them. We want to make our entire fleet more green and this is the first step in that direction.’

Wayne Connolly, Sales Team Leader at Cirencester Mitsubishi, the dealership that supplied the vehicles, said: ‘The Outlander PHEV is the UK’s favourite plug-in vehicle and currently accounts for around half of all Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) applications and when you look at the numbers it’s easy to see why. CIA Fire and Security will save money on their fuel bills and on tax and the vehicles are more environmentally friendly.’

CIA was established in 1982 and has evolved from being a one man operation into a successful company with more than 80 members of staff.


Fake Britain – Home Security and NSI Accreditations

Earlier this year BBC’s ‘Fake Britain’ ran a segment regarding an unlicensed security installer that claimed to be Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) and National Security Inspectorate (NSI) approved.

The company was installing intruder alarms and providing false certificates for home-owners to pass on to their insurance companies. The main issue this causes is the false documents can nullify your insurance and leave you unprotected.

As the show points out it is important to know if the company you are dealing with actually has the accreditation it claims to have. Companies that are accredited by NSI can display the logo on their website and subsequent stationery, for example we are NSI Gold accredited (the highest rating offered in the industry) so we ensure that it is included in our branding.

If you are unsure whether a company is being untruthful about its accreditation you can contact the organisation that has supplied the accreditation. NSI has a directory on its website which lists all the companies who have successfully achieved certification. The directory can be found here.

NSI is recognised as the leading certification body for the security and fire protection sectors in the UK. Businesses and home-owners who choose approved companies, such as CIA, have the reassurance that their chosen contractors will work to the highest industry standards demanded by the Police, Fire and Rescue Services and the insurance industry.

Retail Solutions

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CIA offers its full range of services to provide retail solutions for all kinds of stores, from local corner shops to national retailers.

We design and install bespoke fire and security systems to suit your needs.

Alongside our initial survey, all retail customers receive an on-site risk assessment from one of our fully qualified members of staff.

We work closely with many retail giants such as Oak Furniture Land, F.Hinds and SuperDry.

CIA Fire and Security offers:

Working to tight deadlines is crucial and leads to CIA achieving a high level of customer satisfaction throughout our retail portfolio.

Solar Farm Security

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CIA Fire and Security protect several sites throughout the country. We have developed an extensive knowledge of solar farms, from the planning processes through to commission.

When working with CIA, we provide you with a dedicated project manager that will work alongside your team to make sure everyone is on the same page. We appreciate the complex deadlines that are involved with creating solar farms.

Due to our combined expertise in security and fire protection we offer the best possible solution for you. We are able to devise comprehensive bespoke security systems utilising the latest technology.

We offer the following in solar farm protection: