Security Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies

Security Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies
Do you need to have an alarm system or CCTV fitted? Contact one of the organisations listed below or click here for a security alarm or CCTV quote.

British Security Industry Association (BSIA)

The BSIA is a UK trade association for the private security industry. Members of the BSIA adhere to strict standards of quality and provide more than 70 percent of security services across the UK. The aims of the BSIA are to give support to members, promote education for professionalism and to ensure standards remain high within the industry.

A skills body, for the private security industry, was formed in 2006 and named 'Skills for Security'. The body incorporates the Security Industry Training Organisation, which is the training subsidiary of the BSIA.

Members of the BSIA can benefit from the following:

  • Representation in meetings with government, police and insurers
  • Involvement in the development of standards in the industry
  • Technical guidance on industry issues
  • Company profile development

More information, regarding membership, can be found on the BSIA website at

BSIA Contact Details

Kirkham House
John Comyn Drive

Tel: 0845 389 3889
Fax: 0845 389 0761

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI)

The NSI is a specialist certification and approvals body, which inspects companies that provide home and business security, as well as fire safety services. NSI approved companies operate to the highest recognised industry standards.

Approved members of the NSI benefit from the following:

  • Increased business opportnities
  • Proof of credibility
  • Eligibility to install monitored electronic security, which requires emergency service response
  • Technical support
  • Promotional support

Further information, regarding how to become an approved company, can be found on the NSI website at

NSI Contact Details

Sentinel House
5 Reform Road

Tel: 01628 637512

Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB)

SSAIB is a certification body, providing a wide range of schemes for companies in the UK and Republic of Ireland, which offer electronic security, fire alarm systems and guard security services. The aims of SSAIB are to encourage high standards within these areas of security, and to give industry recognition to those who achieve those high standards.

Companies certified by SSAIB may benefit from the following:

  • Guidance and support
  • Insurance approval
  • Third party certification
  • Eligibility to install monitored electronic security, which requires emergency service response

Information, regarding how to become SSAIB certified, can be found on the SSAIB website at

SSAIB Contact Details

The Smoke Houses
Cliffords Fort
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE30 1JE

Tel: 01912 963242
Fax: 01912 962667