CIA Surpass Industry Standards for Employee Screening

As NSI Gold medal holders, CIA’s employee security screening procedure must conform to the BS7858 Standard.  But we go further.  All CIA’s employees are Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checked as well, and a number of our engineers have Enhanced CRB clearance to work in highly sensitive areas, such as military establishments and council premises.

You Can Trust Our Staff

All our staff carry identity cards.  Our ID cards are produced on a professional security card making machine, bear a watermark and look like credit cards (they are not laminated).

If you are in ANY doubt or just for peace of mind, feel free to contact us on 02394 387808 option 3 to verify any of our engineers.

Bogus Callers – Good Doorstep Security

Don’t forget that there are opportunists everywhere.  Not all burglars break into properties; some will try to trick or con their way in.

They are known as bogus callers and will pretend to be on official business from respectable concerns such as the utility companies – gas, electricity and water – or your local council.

A con like this relies on appearing plausible, and although it is human nature to sometimes feel awkward about questioning someone’s credibility, don’t be intimidated – a bona fide caller will be happy to show proof.

Make sure you are happy that they are who they claim to be by following these simple steps:

  • Always ask callers for proof of their identity. Genuine tradesmen should carry an identification card showing their photograph.
  • Check the ID carefully. If you are unsure, telephone the company the caller claims to represent.
  • Utility companies now offer a password identification system. Any caller from one of these companies should be able to give a pre-arranged password as additional proof of identity.
  • Beware of callers who attempt to distract you by claiming that they have seen something which encourages you to leave your house – they may even have an accomplice causing this distraction.
  • If you doubt the identity of a caller, don’t let them in. Ask them to come back later and arrange for a friend, relative or neighbour to be there on their return.
  • Treat all strangers with caution. If you are still worried, dial 999 immediately and ask for the Police.

Christie Intruder Alarms welcome and encourage people to challenge us.

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  • Miss B********** Hedge End, Southampton

    The engineer is always polite and cheerful and takes care inside my house.  It is lovely to see the same engineer year after year.

  • Mrs E Mxxxxx Havant, Hampshire

    Engineer was polite, well groomed and very helpful. Even my husband who is partially sighted understood how to use the system. The engineer even used the vacuum cleaner.

  • Chris Holiday Guildford, Surrey

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

  • 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.

  • Martin Carter Clanfield, Hampshire

    Always get good service and prices are competitive. Re-arranging appointments is easy and technicians always turn up as arranged.

  • Dr P Darling Basingstoke, Hampshire

    Have been with CIA for over 10 years now and they have never disappointed me.  The system designer showed a great deal of professionalism and expertise as well as being personable.

  • Mr R Clist Liss, Hampshire

    They were prompt in arriving.  They were able to overcome a small problem with little fuss, and seemed technically very capable.

  • Mrs Jane Stringer, Jembir Estates Southampton, Hampshire

    Very pleasant engineers and very helpful. A pleasure to work with.

  • Simon Bradley, Dynasystems Ltd Southampton, Hampshire

    Attentive and responsive. Got back to me with a quote in the time he said he would.

  • Chris Holliday Guildford, Surrey

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