An excellent article if you are considering having a burglar alarm system installed.*
With all the security advice on the internet, it can be bewildering knowing who to trust for sound advice and service. Choose an NSI approved company and you have the peace of mind that you are dealing with a reputable contractor who works to NSI’s stringent standards.
Before you have an alarm fitted make sure you ask the following questions:
Q: Can I trust the employees of the security company when in my home?
A: All relevant personnel within each NSI approved company have been security screened to British Standard 7858.
Q: Will the company I choose be capable of meeting the standard of workmanship and service I would expect?
A: NSI will only approve a company once it is capable of demonstrating technical and managerial competence and once approved is regularly audited to ensure consistency.
Q: If there is a problem with my alarm, how quickly can I expect the company to respond?
A: All NSI approved companies installing intruder alarms must operate a 24 hour call out service and must be able to respond to emergencies within a 4 hour period. (NSI companies who have installed a CCTV or Access Control system are expected to respond within 24 hours.)
Q: Once I have an alarm fitted – will I see the installer again?
A: With NSI, a maintenance contract will be offered to customers who have an alarm installed.
Q: Upon installation of an intruder alarm what will I be given?
A: You will be issued with a Certificate of Compliance from an NSI approved company
Q: Will I get a discount on my house insurance if I have a burglar alarm?
A: It is always advisable to check with your insurance company as policies differ between companies. However, many insurance companies do offer discounts for alarms installed by NSI approved companies
When it comes to home security and the protection of your family it really is important that you use someone you can trust, someone who is NSI approved so you know that your security will be done correctly before, during and after your security installation.
For a free security survey and quotation for your home please call Zodiac Security on 01458 241166.
Zodiac Security are an NSI approved security installers of Burglar Alarms, CCTV Systems and Access Control Systems.
*article provided by the National Security Inspectorate – www.nsi.org.uk