Below you can read all about the various accreditions and scheme’s CIA adheres to as well as a quick overview of the Govening Bodies concerned in italics.


(covering intruder, CCTV and Access Control)

NSI is the acronym for the National Security Inspectorate.  It is regarded as the most respected of all the compliancy bodies governing the security industry.  The NSI have three levels of approval: Bronze, Silver and Gold, of which the Gold Medal is their premier scheme and guarantees that businesses are run in a competent, professional manner to the highest standards.

NSI Fire Gold Medal


for Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance

BAFE is the acronym for the British Approvals for Fire Equipment.

We achieved certification for the BAFE SP203 Modular Scheme for Fire Detection & Alarm Systems, regulated through the NSI, in all 4 modules: Design, Installation, Commissioning & Handover and Verification & Maintenance in 2006.


ECA is the acronym for the Electrical Contractors’ Association, and are the UK’s leading trade association representing the interests of contractors who design, install, inspect, test and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and services.

CIA has been a member of the ECA since 2007.


FSA is the acronym for the Fire and Security Association, the security division of the ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association), who are generally regarded as the most respected of all the compliancy bodies governing electricians and electrical practice.

CIA has been an FSA approved company since 2007.

Hampshire Buy With Confidence

The Buy With Confidence scheme is vetted and approved by Trading Standards to ensure that members operate in a legal, honest and fair way.

CIA has been a Hampshire Buy With Confidence member since 2005.


ISO9000 is a family of standards for quality management systems which is administered by accreditation bodies and maintained by the International Organisation of Standardisation.

Accredited by the NSI, CIA has been a Quality Assured company since 1991, constantly updating as required.  The latest standard, ISO9001:2008, was released in March 2010 and we were accredited by the NSI to the standard in April 2010.


MLA is the acronym for the Master Locksmiths Association, and is generally regarded as the most respected of all the compliancy bodies governing locksmithing practice.

CIA have been MLA approved for locks and safes since 1998.


CHAS is the acronym for the The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme and are market leaders for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK.

CIA are CHAS certificated.


SAFEcontractor is also a health and safety pre-qualification assessment scheme.

CIA is SAFEContractor accredited.

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  • Mrs T Kxxxx Fareham, Hampshire

    Your staff are always pleasant, helpful and informative.  It is also nice not having a different person every time we have a service.

  • Andrew Smith & Son Alresford, Hampshire

    Very neat, tidy and invisible – we hardly knew they were here. Very impressed.

  • Mr R Cecil Waterlooville, Hampshire

    Appointment change was easy – Engineer was very helpful – Good Service

  • Mrs Wxxxxxxxx Locks Heath, Hampshire

    Very happy with the work. Engineer is a credit to your company. My son is also looking to have an alarm fitted, and would like him to do that as well.

  • Mr Lockton – Rowlands Castle, Hampshire

    Prompt service, helpful technicians, no attempt to sell us a ‘modernised’ alarm system.

  • Chris Holliday Guildford, Surrey

    Your technician was exceptionally pleasant and helpful – a credit to your company

  • Ken Nash Portsmouth, Hampshire

    We have used the security system for the last 17 years on a daily basis without one false alarm, very impressive…

  • Ms E Cxxxxx Emsworth, Hampshire

    Engineer turned up on the date and time specified. Did a good job and left the house tidy. The alarm works. Job done!

  • Mr A Sharp Reading, Berkshire

    Pleasant engineer who provided an efficient service.

  • Mrs M Munday Portsmouth, Hampshire

    The technician was helpful and explained what he was doing, making me feel at ease about the service visit and even showed me new features that we can use.