The Security Systems and Alarm Inspection
We are members of the SSAIB (Security
Systems and Alarms Inspection Board). We have UKAS Product certification for the
design, installation, corrective and preventative maintenance of Intruder Alarm
Systems in accordance with the requirements of the ACPO (Association of Chief
Police Officers)/ABI sector scheme.
The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) was founded in 1994 by
a large section of the security installation industry.
It is a non profit making organisation, whose sole aim is to promote the
highest standards in the security industry and protect purchasers, hirers and
users of security systems against unsafe or unsound security installations.
The SSAIB publishes a Roll of Installers throughout the
country who are Registered with the SSAIB and who meet its exacting criteria.
Registered Security Systems, Companies and Technical Standards
Installers on the SSAIB Roll are required to carry out their work with
materials of good quality, installed by competent installers who are
All security installation work carried out by SSAIB Registered Installers must
conform to the current editions of the relevant British or European Standards.
After a full and detailed inspection, all installers Registered by the SSAIB
sign an undertaking to work to these standards and are regularly re-inspected
by SSAIB Inspectors to ensure they continue to do so. Recognised organisations
failing to comply with the SSAIB criteria are removed from the Roll.
Certificates of Conformity
Every installation carried out by Registered Installers must be issued with a
Certificate of Conformity. This is a declaration signed by the Registered
Installer that the installation conforms with British or European Standards
and with the agreed specification. If by the time of commissioning (handing
over) of the system. you have not received such a certificate ask the
installer for it. It is a valuable document keep it safe.
All Registered Installers have a 24 hour emergency call out facility. Ensure
that you know the procedure for emergency call out so that, if any problems
occur with your system. You can contact the Registered Installer to have it
Excellent as modern technology may be, it is still essential that your system
is checked and serviced at regular intervals. All Registered Installers offer
a comprehensive maintenance service and we strongly advise you to take
advantage of it.
Recent regulations have come into force making it an offence to engage a
person to make permanent connections to any part of an electrical installation
unless they are competent to do so, within the meaning of British Standard
7671 (1992) (IEE Wiring Regulations 16th Edition). If anyone other than a
competent person installs the mains connections to any system, and an accident
occurs as a result, both the customer and the person that carried out are
It is most important to you the customer that adequate insurance cover is
carried by the installer to protect you in the event of anything going wrong.
All Registered Installers must carry a full range of insurance cover. Always
check that a prospective installer carries such cover - a mistake could cost
Through a complaints procedure the SSAIB Investigates all allegations that
Registered Installers have not complied with the Inspection Board's technical
standard and where substantiated requires the company to correct any faults at
no extra cost to the consumer. A copy of this document is available from our
office on request.
If you would like more information about the services and products that we
can provide then Contact Us.