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 02392 242402 or call in on our regular number (02392 265111) and select option 2 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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  • 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…

  • Mrs F K Stephens West Sussex

    Whenever there has been a problem, it has been sorted.  Care is always taken and your men are very polite and pleasant.  Thank you.

  • Ricara Ltd Brighton

    Always helpful, always proficient, efficient and effective.

  • Mr P A Forbes Portsmouth, Hampshire

    Nice young man, very polite and very helpful, also very tidy worker.

  • Mr D S Freezer Bognor Regis, West Sussex

    Your people have been Helpful – Honest – Informative – Perfect, Thank you.

  • Mr Bxxxxx Portchester, Hampshire

    CIA is always there when you need them.

  • Mrs S******** Fareham, Hampshire

    Always very helpful and obliging.  Always feel that things said will happen.

  • 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 W***** Fareham, Hampshire

    Whilst considering a security system installation, we noticed alot of properties in the area that had CIA alarm boxes installed and when we asked some local people about them, we discovered that CIA was a local well established company that had a good reputation. We’re pleased that we chose CIA as they have proven this […]

  • 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.

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