SECOM is a leading company in the areas of security, fire and care technology. While we work hard to maintain high levels of customer service, it’s also important that all of the work we carry out is safe and meets the specifications set out by recognised industry bodies.

Our long list of accreditations demonstrate our commitment to upholding the highest standards when installing, maintaining and monitoring our systems. Whether you have a security solution, fire safety measures or a care alarm from SECOM, you can rest assured it meets the stringent standards of the appropriate industry body.

Security accreditations

National Security Inspectorate

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is the leading approvals and certification body that scrutinises companies providing home security, business security and fire safety. All of our security systems meet NSI standards and SECOM has been recognised by the body as a Gold Member. Please see our approved services below.

BS 5979 Security Monitoring (Cat II), BS EN ISO 9001:2015.
ARC and SSG has been upgraded to BS9158:2021 & BS8484:2022.
Monitoring of Fire Alarms. Monitoring of Intruder & Hold-up Alarm Systems to EN 50518. Monitoring of Intruder Alarms, Monitoring of Lone Worker Devices, RVRC Monitoring BS 8418 Detector Activated CCTV Systems and other CCTV Systems used in Security Applications, BS EN ISO 9001:2015, The Design, Installation and Maintenance of Access Control Systems. The Design, Installation and Maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems, The Design, Installation and Maintenance of Electronic Security Systems including Access Control, CCTV Systems (including Detector Activated) and Intruder Alarms. The Design, Installation and Maintenance of Electronic Security Systems including Access Control, CCTV Systems and Intruder Alarms. The Design, Installation and Maintenance of Intruder and Hold Up Alarm Systems. The Design, Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance, Operation and Remote Monitoring of Detector-activated CCTV Systems, BS EN ISO 9001:2015. The Provision of Lone Worker Device Services

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Certic CS

In the Republic of Ireland, the NSI operates as Certic CS, inspecting security companies and ensuring they uphold the same high standards. All of our security systems and solutions installed in the Republic of Ireland are accredited by Certic CS.

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ISO accreditations

ISO is an independent, non-governmental organisation that is made up of 167 national standards bodies. It recognises the best ways of carrying out certain tasks or services and supplies standards based on the knowledge of experts in any given industry. Certification bodies then carry out assessments to ensure companies are complying with these standards.

There are a number of ISO directives that are relevant to SECOM’s security operations, including ISO 14001 certification and ISO 27001 certification. More information on the meaning of these standards and why you should always ensure your chosen security company is working within them can be found here.

ISO 14001 certification

ISO 14000 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. SECOM complies with ISO 14001:2015 for the installation, monitoring and maintenance of security systems. This offers our customers peace of mind at every stage of the process.

ISO/IEC 27001 certification

ISO 27001 certification shows that we have identified the risks, assessed the implications and put in place systemised controls to eliminate the risk of a security breach that could have legal or business continuity implications.

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ISO 9001 certification

ISO 9001 is a set of requirements that guide our organisation on how to implement standardised management practices, around improving quality and customer satisfaction. This requires the implementation of a comprehensive quality management system (QMS) – This is an integrated approach to operating our company, providing our Quality Service Provision, and driving continuous improvement for our customers.

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FESS certification

The Fire Emergency Security Systems (FESS) accreditation standard reflects the competency of the engineers designing, installing and maintaining electronic systems to protect businesses, homes and properties against fires, break-ins and other emergencies. This is accredited to the level 3 industry standard.

Gate Safe

Gate Safe was established to improve the understanding of existing legislation and standards, and to offer further guidance in ‘plain English’ to aid the interpretation of what constitutes a safe automated gate. SECOM is a Premier Aware Installer.

Fire accreditation


British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) is the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, who are certified to ensure quality and competence to help meet your fire safety obligations. SECOM is a BAFE Scheme SP203 company, meaning we comply with the body’s regulations on designing, installing, commissioning, maintaining and verifying fire detection and alarm systems in the UK.


The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is the largest fire protection trade association in the UK and SECOM is one of its 1,000-plus members. Being fully accredited by the FIA means we benefit from the body’s technical support, guidance and fire safety training.


SECOM is signed up to FIRAS, which is a voluntary, third-party certification scheme for installation contractors of both passive and active fire protection systems. It is operated by Warringtonfire and accredited by UKAS to BS EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012.

Care accreditation

TSA member

SECOM is a registered member of TSA, the industry body for Technology Enabled Care (TEC). TSA promotes and supports the TEC industry, highlighting the benefits of TEC for commissioners across health and social care, service users, their family and carers.

Health and safety accreditation

British Safety Council

The British Safety Council promotes higher standards of health and safety in the workplace through auditing and the provision of relevant qualifications. This ensures our employees and customers are safe throughout all our installations.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) provides information, resources and training in the promotion of safety and the prevention of accidents. SECOM’s engineers regularly update their knowledge to promote best practice at work.


The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) ensures companies meet acceptable standards of health and safety compliance.


SafeContractor is an accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety competency of contractors and service providers.

Business accreditation


Achilles works to identify, qualify, evaluate and monitor suppliers on behalf of major organisations, building and supporting buyer-supplier communities. This means SECOM is always operating at a high level, keeping health and safety, the environment and corporate social responsibility in mind.


Exor provides approved, valid and credible suppliers and contractors to the public sector, enabling organisations to best meet targets and obligations. Customers can therefore be reassured that SECOM has everything it needs to carry out its job successfully.


Altius is one of the UK’s leading information solution specialist consultancies, which turn data into valuable information solutions for organisations to make better decisions.


Constructionline holds the UK’s largest register for contractors and consultants in the construction sector, all prequalified to the government standard. SECOM is an approved employer of Constructiononline.

ISO 9001 certification

ISO 9001 certification demonstrates that we have implemented an internationally recognised standard for creating a quality management system that has a foundation to improve customer satisfaction by planning for and striving to meet customer requirements.

Cyber Essentials

Launched by the UK government in June 2014, the Cyber Essentials scheme is a cyber security standard that organisations can be assessed and certified against. It demonstrates our commitment to cyber security.

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Aviva preferred supplier

Aviva is the UK’s largest insurance company and SECOM is proud to have built a strong partnership with them over the years. We are pleased to be one of Aviva’s preferred suppliers. The security and fire protection solutions you have in place can impact your insurance premiums, which should be factored into your decision making.


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