National Security Inspectorate (NSI)

How They Got Started

NSI story began in 1971 with the formation of the National Supervisory Council for Intruder Alarms (NSCIA). This was created to deal with the problem of poor quality equipment and ‘cowboys’ within the intruder alarm market.

20 years later, the National Approval Council for Security Systems (NACOSS) was formed from the merger of NSCIA and the Security Systems Inspectorate (SSI). Its role was to continue to improve standards in line with increasingly tougher requirements of the insurance sector and the police national alarms policy.

Their Mission

For over 40 years, they have helped protect businesses and homeowners by providing robust, high-quality audits of home security, business security and fire safety service providers.

Businesses and homeowners who choose NSI approved companies have the reassurance that their contractors will work to the highest industry standards demanded by the Police, Fire and Rescue Services and the insurance industry. The NSI Directory lists all the companies who have successfully achieved NSI certification.

VRC Monitoring Solutions operate an NSI Gold Category II Remote Video Response Centre.

VRC Video Receiving Centre

For over 10 years we have been offering bespoke monitoring solutions to protect people, property and peace of mind across the UK and Ireland. From our state of the art, Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC) in Yate, our highly experienced team work night and day to ensure your people and property are protected.

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More about NSI

NSI stands for the National Security Inspectorate. A UK certification body that awards gold or silver statuses to successful applicant companies.

The Management Board take into account the opinion of interested parties including:

  • Insurers
  • NSI approved companies
  • Customers of security product and service providers
  • Government departments
  • Police

NSI audits and closely monitor their approved companies. This ensures that all of them are maintaining the high standards required to achieve the certificate. NSI has been doing this for over 40 years. Their goal is to raise standards and provide businesses and homeowners who choose NSI approved companies.

Giving reassurance and peace of mind that they are getting the best service available in the market. They have two levels of approval, Silver followed by the more highly-regarded Gold.

To read more about the NSI visit their website.