The National Police Chiefs' Council is a national coordination body for law enforcement in the United Kingdom and the representative body for British police chief officers. Through its Security Systems Policy and collaboration with industry partners, the ECHO initiative is being developed to meet the needs of future policing and alarm industry response to security systems.
The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is the professional voice of the UK fire and rescue service. It will provide clear, professional advice to governments whilst representing the wider sector on matters such as professional standards, operational guidance, research and sharing best practice. NFCC aims to strengthen the professional/ operational leadership of the Fire and Rescue Service, improve national co-ordination, reduce duplication; increase efficiency, support local service delivery and provide increased influence for Fire and Rescue Authorities and their Services.
The Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) has been established to help the government and UK security sector suppliers work more closely – making it quicker and simpler to bring customers and solutions together. JSaRC aim to deliver a joint response to the UK’s national security challenges, drive the delivery of the right solutions and support the growth of the security sector.
NSI is the UK's leading, independent UKAS accredited certification body approving more than 1800 companies for a wide range of services within the security and fire safety sectors. For over 45 years NSI has been protecting businesses, homeowners and the general public providing rigorous auditing through its highly trained, in-house team of experts. Buyers of security services who choose NSI approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the highest British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and Certification schemes developed by Industry Bodies and Associations, by businesses committed to quality.
British APCO is an independent, user-led, not for profit association working to improve public safety technology for everybody’s benefit. This includes the development of the MAIT standard as an information sharing protocol and the management of the 999 App accreditation process on behalf of DCLG. Membership is open to all involved in the development, deployment and use of public safety technology, not just those working in the blue light services. Membership is free for those working in public sector, public safety roles, including volunteers.
CSL are market leading providers of monitored solutions for Commercial and Residential premises. CSL invented integrated dual signalling back in 1996 and pioneered the move from wired to wireless
technology in the electronic security industry. As the trusted market leader, CSL have been chosen to protect over half a million premises throughout Europe including many major retail brands. The simple and reliable DualCom alarm signalling products are powered by the Gemini Global platform which enables the safe delivery of alarms and data from the premises to the Alarm Receiving Centre.
BT Redcare provides alarm signalling devices and services, enabling fire, security and more to be monitored over a secure network. Using the latest smart technology and resilient mobile connectivity, Redcare helps to protect homes and businesses today, tomorrow, and way into the all-digital future. Redcare have been leading the way in alarm signalling for over 30 years and are the only provider of fire and alarm signalling services backed by BT’s trusted technology.
SSAIB is the leading certification body for organisations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems and manned services.
Certification with SSAIB is a mark of excellence and, with over 1,800 small and larger companies registered, we represent the greatest number of security service providers in the sector
The FIA is the largest fire protection trade association in the UK with 700+ members. They are a not-for-profit organisation and a major provider of fire safety training. FIA's objective is to promote, improve and perfect fire protection methods, devices, services and apparatus. FIA achieve this through the representation of their members, providing technical support, guidance and opportunities for professional advancement through education and appropriate regulation. FIA promote and shape legislation and the professional standards of the fire industry through close liaison with government and official bodies, as well as other key stakeholders. They also provide funding for research projects in line with our principal objectives.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. Their members are responsible for more than 70% of privately provided UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services. The BSIA has led the way for over 50 years in the shaping of the private security industry. Their members are industry professionals ranging in size from global companies to small and medium enterprises, offering quality products and services to a vast spectrum of end-users. It’s the BSIA's mission to be the voice of the private security industry, supporting members and encouraging excellence, while educating the marketplace on the value of quality and professional security, and creating an atmosphere in which our members can flourish.
The FSA is the leading trade association dedicated to companies who design, install, commission, maintain and monitor electronic fire, emergency and security systems. As a specialist group of ECA, and working in partnership with SELECT, the Scottish electro-technical trade association, the FSA is uniquely positioned to improve industry standards and enhance and develop members' businesses. The FSA’s 280-plus members receive an unbeatable range of services and benefits designed to give their business the commercial advantage, recognition and support they deserve. Additionally, clients can be assured of professionalism and quality by selecting an FSA member to design, install and commission their next system.
BAFE is the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, certificated to ensure quality and competence to help meet your fire safety obligations. BAFE develops schemes to support quality standards for fire protection companies to achieve and become third party certificated. These scheme audits are delivered by UKAS accredited certification bodies. This independently acknowledges their competency to provide specific fire protection services. BAFE continually develops its schemes and has evolved into the body acknowledging competence for companies providing specific fire protection services. BAFE provides end users with an easy method of finding quality, third party certificated competent companies to help them meet their fire safety responsibilities following UK fire legislation.