Over 50 years on and stronger than ever – CIA’s history

The story of how Barrie and Janet Christie made the company the success it is today by commitment to the customer and investing in people and technology.

In 1970 Christie Intruder Alarms Ltd was established and the “crooked man” logo created which is so widely recognised today.  In 1971, we moved into our first office which was not much bigger than a cupboard.

In 1983, the company commissioned purpose-built offices in Waterlooville and in 1985, another office block was built on the site for sister company – Southern Monitoring Services Ltd – now one of the largest Alarm Receiving Centres (ARC) in the UK. Together, the two companies currently employ over 300 staff.

In 2010, Capital Security Systems, Gardner Security and State Digital Security, the three subsidiaries which had been acquired during the previous decade, were amalgamated with Christie Intruder Alarms Ltd.

In 2017, we were acquired by STANLEY Security part of the Stanley Black Decker Group.

We pride ourselves on providing an excellent customer experience with world-class product knowledge and technical expertise.

The company’s philosophy has always been forward-thinking and bold.  CIA prides itself on innovation, staying ahead of the current trends in technology, and places great emphasis on apprenticeship, training and staff development.

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  • Mr M Sxxxxxxxxxxx Waterlooville, Hampshire

    Polite attitude of your technician, minimum disruption.

  • 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 M Cxxx Portsmouth, Hampshire

    Quick response and very polite.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Martin Carter Clanfield, Hampshire

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

  • 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 Price, Price Motors Waterlooville, Hampshire

    All people I encountered were a credit to CIA.

  • Mr D S Freezer Bognor Regis, West Sussex

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

  • Chris Holiday Guildford, Surrey

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