NSI & NACOSS
National Security Inspectorate
Since 1990, The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has been the main regulator for companies in the electronic security sector. Blitz Security Group is approved and regulated by NSI for the installation and maintenance of:
- Intruder Alarms
- Access Control Systems
- CCTV Systems
NSI operates three levels of approval from “Bronze” – for small or startup companies, through “Silver” for medium size or more established firms, to the highest “NACOSS Gold” scheme for companies who can demonstrate that they adhere to the strictest standards for security firms. Blitz Security is an NSI “NACOSS Gold” company. NACOSS Gold companies like Blitz Security are required to comply with four groups of standards:
- Technical Standards (British Standards or the European equivalent)
- Business Standards (Covering insurance, premises, finances etc)
- Codes of Practice (Covering industry – specific issues such as the reduction of false alarms and customer care)
- Quality Management (Based on ISO 9000 standards)
Why choose an NSI NACOSS Gold company?
It is important to ensure that the company installing your system is competent and reliable and will satisfy your insurance company and the police. NSI NACOSS Gold firms are required to operate to the highest standards set by NSI. They are also required to operate the international Quality Management standard ISO9000.
An NSI NACOSS Gold company should provide the best possible service. However if you are not satisfied with the service you may use the formal complaint procedure to try and resolve the matter. To protect to consumer, in the event that any problem between customer and an NSI Recognised Firm cannot be resolved through normal channels, the customer can refer the issue to NSI for resolution through their complaints handling system.
Many insurance companies will offer householders discount when using a NSI Recognised Firm to install their electronic security system. For commercial premises, insurers may insist that systems be installed by a NSI Recognised Firm before they will provide cover.
The police acknowledge that NSI Recognised Firms comply with the Association Of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) requirements. Security systems will therefore be able to be connected to Alarm Receiving Centres to summon the police should the need arise.
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