The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) was founded in 1994. It is governed by an independent, and non-profit making board who don’t receive any remuneration for their contribution to the activities of the Inspection Board. The main aim why the Inspection Board was established was to promote high standards of service and equipment and to endeavour to procure the protection of purchasers, hirers and users of Security Systems (Intruder Alarms, CCTV systems, Access Control systems and Alarm Receiving Centres) against defective installations and equipment.

The SSAIB is approved by all police forces in the United Kingdom. They are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service in accordance with the provisions of the NPCC and the Association of British Insurers sector scheme. As such firms recognised by the SSAIB meet the minimum general requirements for insurers and as such systems, installed by SSAIB firms, should be accepted for insurance purposes. SSAIB has been granted Approved Assessing Body status by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for the purpose of assessment of applicants to the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). SSAIB also holds UKAS accreditation for the operation of the BAFE SP203 certification scheme for installers and maintainers of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems.

The SSAIB currently has circa 1700 firms on its register of recognised installers. These firms are located throughout the United Kingdom and they install all types of security systems including intruder alarm systems, access control systems and CCTV systems.

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