Blake Fire and Security Systems

Checking NSI Accreditation Is Critically Important

Date: 6 September 2018

Valid NSI accreditation indicates that your security company is qualified to design, install and maintain your home burglar alarm. While a smooth talking salesman can promise the world, without this accreditation from the National Security Inspectorate, he may not be as trustworthy as he seems.

It's critical that you check the credentials of the people you're considering to install your alarm system, so you can be sure:

  • the security company is established and trustworthy
  • the work they do is of a high quality
  • your home is protected
  • your insurance company are satisfied
  • false alarms are kept to a bare minimum

If NSI accreditation (or SSAIB) is not in place, how can you be sure that the work they do will be up to scratch?

But even if the company say they are accredited by NSI you will need to check. It's easy! Read on for simple step by step instructions.

In four simple steps you can find out if the company are who they say they are. It's moments on the internet that could save you all kinds of bother further down the road. Well worth the minimal effort.

Step 1: Getting Started

The first step requires you to get the company's name and address and keep it handy, you'll need this next.

Step 2: NSI website

Go to the NSI website - - look for the Find a company button in the top right corner (see image). And then do the following:


  1. click Find a company (see image)
  2. add the company name in the search box - Blake Fire & Security Systems
  3. select Gold or Silver - Gold
  4. select the appropriate service - Intruder Alarm/CCTV/Access Control
  5. scroll down and click search

If the company in question is accredited and on the NSI register, they are qualified to do the job and you're good to go. How easy is that?


Step 3: When search results fail

In the example for Blake Fire and Security Systems, the search failed to return the correct result. You have to use the exact copy used in the database when searching by name.

To find Blake you need to use an ampersand rather than the word and - "&" not "and". So you will get a result searching for Blake Fire & Security Systems.

Step 4: Searching by town or postcode

This is why you need the address as well as the name of the company you are checking up on. In the example, searching by Town/Postcode gets the right result.

Blakes NSI website

Step 5: Call them

Blake Fire & Security Systems are NSI Gold approved installers and safe to use.

If this was a real search, you would be fine to call Blake Fire & Security Systems for more info or to book a site survey.

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Dedication to Accreditation

Why you should choose Blake Fire & Security to design, install and maintain your alarm system
Long track record - our family-run firm has been installing burglar alarms since 2002. We're going nowhere, your guarantee will be honoured!
Dedication to Accreditation - if we're not qualified to provide a service we won't offer it to you! Simple.
Experience & Expertise - we're professional and fully qualified so you get the system that is perfect for your circumstances.
Who is in your home or premises? - your engineer is always trustworthy, polite and fully qualified, with regular checks to ensure this.
Quality workmanship and service - we're passionate about your security, our standard of work and the way we deliver it to you.
Blake Fire & Security Systems have both NSI Gold and SSAIB approval! This means you get:
Bespoke systems - designed to perfectly fit your family's requirements or the needs of your business.
Highest quality systems - we only provide systems that last and look good.
Police and Insurance recognition - our work is guaranteed to be of the highest standard, both Police and Insurance companies acknowledge this.
Regular and reliable monitoring and maintenance - ensure your system is working in your time of need AND someone is always watching over your home or business!

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