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Why Security Company Accreditations Are A Must-Have

Date: 30 August 2022

For many industries, accreditations from governing bodies or trade associations are the only way of ensuring that a company provides a quality service. Accreditation means that a company adheres to strict quality and health and safety guidelines. Sometimes, these can literally be life saving!

The security sector - covering burglar alarms, CCTV and access control - is no different.

Accreditations like NSI Gold and SSAIB prove that your security installer is competent and delivers an exceptional service.

It's up to the individual company to undergo the accreditation process themselves. For a security system installer, there's no legal obligation to become NSI or SSAIB approved. Essentially, anyone can knock on your door and sell you an alarm installation.

So why do we insist on NSI Gold, SSAIB and other accreditations?

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Security Company Accreditations - Why?

While anyone can sell you a security system, they may not do the best job of designing and fitting the system.

For instance, an improper installation can result in false alarms which means sleepless nights for your entire family. Not to mention, you don't want to be the boy who cried wolf and upset all your neighbours.

Our SSAIB and NSI Gold accreditations are proof that we're providing the best service we possibly can for our customers. It means:

  • reliability of equipment - to keep your family sleeping soundly
  • quality and ease of installation - not leaving a mess in your home
  • a set standard of work to a high level - so your system works when you need it most
  • NSI & SSAIB are recommended by the police - for added peace of mind

Whilst the Police cannot recommend individual security companies, they do recommend using an accredited installer to design and fit your alarm to your individual requirements.

And, if you want the Police to attend when the alarm is triggered, your system needs to be maintained and monitored by a company with the police recommended accreditations - such as NSI Gold & SSAIB.

Genuine Peace of Mind

The difference between an accredited security installer and an amateur is a quality alarm system tailored to your family's needs rather than an out of the box system. These 'one size fits all' DIY alarm kits are not designed with your family or home in mind - or to last for years to come.

NSI Gold & SSAIB show that we're a trustworthy security company, but we don't stop there with our accreditations - just take a look at our list below!


You can check these accreditations on the various websites, and we'd encourage you to do so. Bear in mind that some of these may be in the name of our parent company, Blake Contractors Ltd.

What about companies who don't have accreditations?

Here are a few of the questions you should ask yourself:

  1. How do I know what service I will receive?
  2. Will the system I get be designed specifically for our home?
  3. Will it work properly? What about false alarms?
  4. Is there a pet-friendly or zonal alarm option?

You wouldn't choose an unregistered doctor to provide your health care, so why get an unaccredited company to protect your home and family?

Beat the burglars once and for all!!!

It's Blake's NSI Gold and SSAIB accreditations that allow us to pass our expertise on to homeowners like you.

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Long track record - our family-run firm has been installing fire and security protection across four decades. We're not going anywhere. 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.
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Who is in your home or premises? - your engineer is always trustworthy, polite and fully qualified, with regular checks to ensure this.
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