What Does NSI Accreditation Mean?

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Brook Security
by Lisa George

What does NSI Accreditation Mean?

NSI – ‘National Security Inspectorate’

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is recognised as the leading certification body for the security protection sector in the UK. For over 40 years, they have helped protect businesses and homes by providing robust, high-quality audits of business security system providers.

NSI operates a 2 tier approach to approvals – Gold and Silver.

Brook Security have been a member of NSI for over 23 years and successfully hold a Gold certification.  Ensuring that the company works to the current standards (British and European).  Gold signifies that in addition to compliance with industry specific Standards, a Company operates a Quality Management System and is compliant with BS EN 9001.

Internal and external audits are carried out twice a year therefore resulting in installation and service being provided to the highest standard.  NSI auditors check technical competence with on-site visits and head office management administration systems. Audits require full compliance with standards including elements which are ‘recommended’ codes of best practice.

Holding an NSI Gold Accreditation means that all staff are security screened and above all are trustworthy. Systems installed to NSI standards are issued with a Certificate of Compliance.

A reason to choose an NSI approved installer would be to guarantee peace mind.

Your insurer may also request that your security system is installed and regularly maintained by an NSI Gold approved company.  In other words, knowing that your system is installed to the correct standard and by trustworth staff.  For instance, if your security is an insurance requirement, NSI is a recognised accreditation and your Certificate of Compliance can be passed on to them as confirmation of your system being installed to the correct standards.