Essex company gain NSI accreditation for ninth year in succession
South Ockendon based Monolink Fire and Security, specialists in providing security and fire alarm solutions for both private sector and business customers for nearly two decades, have secured accreditation and approval from industry watchdog the NSI (National Security Inspectorate) for the ninth year in succession.
Monolink were first audited, approved and accredited by the NSI in 2008 and have consistently proven themselves capable of delivering services and products to the highest industry standards each year since, hence their NSI credentials. Company director of Monolink Kenny Thompson commented: “NSI approval shows our customers that we continually maintain the highest standards required within the fire and security industry.”
The company provide residential and business customers in most parts of Essex and the South East of the UK with a comprehensive range of burglar alarm, access control, CCTV systems and fire alarms often incorporating a full design, installation and back up service including maintenance and monitoring.
The company employ trained security consultants who design security system solutions tailored to the requirements of each customer, and can point to many satisfied customers who are happy to recommend the company. They are an insurance approved company and appear on police authority and council approved lists of installers.
Burglar alarms – for both residential and business customers, Monolink provide a range of burglar alarms linked to 24 hour receiving centres who can notify keyholders and the police when the alarm goes off.
CCTV – a range of advanced systems with footage viewable on tablets, computers and smartphones are offered.
Access control – measures to control who can access residential and business properties are offered such as biometric readers and digital keypads.
Fire alarms – sophisticated systems linked to nominated key holders and emergency services and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are provided for home and business users.
The significance of NSI approval and accreditation
The NSI has been established for well over forty years, and initially formed under the name of the National Supervisory Council for Intruder Alarms (NSCIA) to combat the problem of inferior standards of equipment and ‘cowboy’ operators when burglar alarm fitting became more widespread in the early 1970s.
Since then the NSI has undergone various other name changes as it improved the standards within the security industry and extended its reach to include access control systems, CCTV and fire alarm providers. The regulator has achieved recognition from the police, security buyers and insurance companies as a respected industry watchdog.
NSI’s auditors such as those assessing Monolink operate to stringent standards such as measuring providers’ services against yardsticks like the BAFE SP 205 Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment Scheme and conducting full facility management audits.
Approved providers appear on the NSI website so customers can be assured that these security and fire safety companies meet their standards.
Along with trained consultants who liaise with their customers, Monolink provide much useful security advice on their website. Useful tips such as the basic security measures householders can take to the perils of divulging too much on social media posts thus advertising the fact you’re not at home such as when posting holiday photos are recent topics discussed.