Security and fire safety for your home
Feeling safe and secure
As a householder you want to be sure your security and fire safety provider is trustworthy and has the knowledge to translate your needs into a solution for you.
Every company awarded NSI approval meets the relevant industry standards for the security and fire safety services they provide: they operate a Quality Management System or business operating system according to NSI requirements and their Directors and key employees are subject to NSI scrutiny*. This is all backed up by NSI's annual inspection to give you peace of mind that the service you experience will be professional and secure.
With so many solutions also offering internet enabled apps, it can be difficult to know which are safe and secure. An expert installer can explain the most secure and robust solutions to protect you and your home, including cyber-security.
*Security companies are also required to conduct necessary employee screening.
NSI approval - a recognised hallmark
For fifty years, NSI approval has been a recognised hallmark of trust indicating both technical expertise and a quality of service in home security and fire safety.
Whether you are looking for a company to install an intruder alarm, access control, CCTV or a fire detection and alarm system, use the NSI Company Finder to help you select the right provider.
A Certificate of Compliance for your installation will be issued by your NSI approved company – it’s your assurance the system has been installed to relevant industry standards and provides documented evidence for your insurer and the Police should they request it.
NSI approved companies provide additional reassurance
Many home insurers recognise the professional service NSI approved companies provide. A well installed and maintained security system will often enable householders to receive a discount on insurance premiums. Your insurer may ask for a copy of the NSI Certificate of Compliance as proof.
Check with your insurer whether an intruder home security alarm system, installed and maintained by an NSI approved company will give you a discount on your insurance premium. Sometimes insurers will insist upon this, especially for higher risk situations or those of historical importance.
Crime in your area
To find out about reported crime in a particular area of the UK, go to the Police UK website, where you can do a postcode search.
Police UK is designed to provide you with crime figures for your local area, so that you’re better informed. It gives you access to street-level crime maps and statistics, allowing you to compare your local crimes figures against the national average (England and Wales) or other parts of the country.
If you are in Ireland click here for the Gardai's security information.
Learn more about securing your home
Look out for the NSI hallmark
It’s the most widely recognised mark of approval in security and
fire safety. NSI approval tells you the company is:
Find an NSI approved company