In the latest edition of Security Matters, Richard Jenkins, NSI CEO, reflects on NSI’s landmark 50th anniversary of delivering certification and raising standards in the security sector and explains the guiding principles that drive NSI forward to benefit a range of industry stakeholders, as well as buyers of security services.
NSI’s work as a specialist independent certification body dates back to 1971 when it was known as the National Supervisory Council for Intruder Alarms (NSCIA), before becoming the National Approval Council for Security Systems (NACOSS) in 1991. NSI was formed in 2001 form the merger of NACOSS and the Inspectorate of the Security Industry, incorporating the delivery of certification of guarding services.
Over the past 20 years, NSI has extended its certification services into fire safety, becoming licensed by BAFE and an Assessing Body for the Security Industry Authority’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS).
With 50 years of delivering third party certification, the value for both buyers of security and fire safety services and those companies approved by NSI is undiminished, as the need for quality security and fire safety services is ever present.