Choosing an SSAIB accredited security installer when adding a new security system is one of the most significant steps you can take to help safeguard your business against all the threats which it faces.
Unlike the domestic sector, business clients are subject to unique pressures and concerns surrounding their security, making the need for professional assistance more important than ever before.
Whether you’re looking for ways to beef up your business security for the first time or want to upgrade an old system to better safeguard your staff and assets, relying upon an accredited installer who truly knows what they’re doing can make all the difference when it comes time to put your security provisions to the test.
Accreditations Offers Peace of Mind
Here are a few big reasons why you should be checking accreditations before choosing your next installer.
Getting Accredited Takes Work
Not just anyone can be trusted to install your security system.
There are a number of accreditation bodies in the UK security industry, all indicating differing levels of skill and experience.
The sheer presence of these accreditations helps to demonstrate a level of expertise that professional companies commit to deliver.
This effort required means that accreditation such as the SSAIB will be lacking from companies who have not undergone the process of accreditation, and making the right choice helps you know you are placing your trust in the correct people.
Can you really afford to take a chance with security consultants who are not fully accredited?
When it comes to your company’s business security, there is simply no room for working with untrained installers.
Installers who have achieved accreditation naturally will provide you with the peace of mind you need in order to trust that your security measures won’t let you down.
Installing to a Higher Standard is Assured
The strictures of UK security installation accreditation make for more professional conduct overall.
An accredited installer can offer expert guidance initially as you weigh up whether you need CCTV and a burglar alarm installing.
You’ll have peace of mind that work such as technical security survey designs and maintenance are done correctly the first time.
Other benefits exist too.
Dealing with an accredited firm means you will wait less time for a call-out in the event of a problem or required upgrade.
Customer service will be up to scratch and the equipment will be of a high quality and standard.
The benefits of accreditation run deeper still, as those with the required experience will also be able to help you choose the right products.
This over simply selling you a one-size-fits-all solution which doesn’t consider the unique challenges or needs of your business premises.
Trusted Products and Equipment Guarantees
As the range of security products continues to evolve, so too do the requirements of accredited companies which install them.
A security firm which takes their accreditation and client responsibilities seriously will bring a range of trusted products with the official seal of approval from accreditation boards.
This means you can trust them to make informed recommendations and deliver on your unique security needs.
You can also rely on their expertise and training to help determine the correct format, placement and maintenance of your new security products and equipment during the installation stage and beyond.
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The products themselves are of course the key to choosing an installer, but what about the people you’ll be working with and reliant upon if something goes wrong?
This is even more important in the case of opting for monitored CCTV, your company security is in their hands.
Professionals who have undergone the process of getting accredited understand customer care is one of the most important aspects of the security industry, and it doesn’t end after they’ve made a sale.
Adjustments and changes to your order should be accommodated, and there should be someone available in case of any problems, questions or concerns.
How do I know if a company is accredited?
It’s essential to ask your chosen installer about their qualifications ahead of signing a contract.
Most will be more than happy to share their expertise with you, as accreditation is a proud achievement for many reputable installers within the security industry.
Exercise due caution if a company appears to be stalling on explaining the qualifications behind their skills and experience, and don’t feel pressured into signing anything before understanding exactly who you’re working with.
As general guidelines to ensure the company you work with is the right one, remember to:
- Ask about the professional background of installers who will be working on your project, to ensure those who are taking the helm with your own installation bring the correct level of expertise and experience.
- Check the company’s credentials before signing contracts. This can be done at an early stage of your enquiries and negotiations, during which security companies should be more than willing to outline their own skills and qualifications without complaint.
- Assess the company website to see if there is any evidence they are accredited, as the process can be difficult to undergo, most reputable installers are very keen to shout about their qualifications from the proverbial rooftops, and this is most often seen on their website.
Who are The Accreditation Bodies?
Logos and Accreditation bodies to look out for include
Secondary Measures for Checking Accreditation
Whilst you might not feel inclined to contact the accreditation bodies themselves, there are still ways you can explore further if you’re unsure about a company or security installation professional.
The internet opens up myriad opportunities for checking out professionals before hiring them and can help empower you with the information you need to make the right choice.
If something doesn’t sound right, head to the web and check reviews to see if your company of choice truly matches up to what it says it can do.
Whilst you require an industry expert to undertake the majority of high-tech security installations, that doesn’t mean you should take everything a company tells you at face value.
Remember how valuable the true expertise of a legitimate installation company will be once you find the right one for you.
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