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NSI’s ARC Gold scheme is designed for companies who meet the industry’s highest technical standards

NSI approval

ARC Gold

NSI’s ARC Gold scheme is designed for companies who meet the industry’s highest technical standards and maintain a commitment to continual improvement with an ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

Various types of workplaces may require connectivity to alarm receiving centres to monitor properties

Pre-application advisory visit for ARCs & RVRCs

NSI offers a Pre-Application Visit for ARCs in the design or construction phase.

This helps identify elements of ARC design that do not meet the requirements of the standards. The purpose is not to give total assurance the design meets the requirements, but to provide gap-analysis style feedback on particular areas of the standards.

The pre-application visit is an optional additional service, and not part of the formal assessment required for Approval.


All NSI approved ARCs must comply with:

BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System Requirements

ISO 9001 is the most well recognised and adopted management system worldwide, it is a cornerstone of NSI Gold approval.

NSI Quality Schedule SSQS 102

NSI’s Quality Schedule builds on the requirements of ISO 9001, providing industry specific quality management requirements linking the technical standards to the quality management framework

Detector Activated CCTV Systems

BS 8418

Lone Worker Device Monitoring

BS 8484

Remote centres receiving signals from fire and security systems

BS EN 50518:2019

Approval through an NSI scheme proves that you consistently meet the highest standards, including the relevant British Standards, reinforcing the reliability of your company.

Differentiate your business and brand awareness amongst buyers and specifiers.

Feature your business in the NSI Company Finder.

Approval by NSI requires inspection to recognised British standards/Codes of Practice. Before an inspection for approval can take place, companies should ensure they have a copy of the appropriate Standard.

Relevant British Standards and International Standards are available to NSI approved companies and applicants through our Online Standards Subscription Service or hard copies and electronic copies can be purchased through NSI at a preferential rate.

To apply for NSI approval, please complete our online Enquiry Form

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