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.

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