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The quality and reliability of your fire and security solutions are of utmost importance. Here at BusinessWatch Group we take pride in ensuring the installation and maintenance of your systems meet the highest possible industry standards available.

These levels of industry accreditation are only awarded when we’ve proven that we consistently achieve the highest standards. This gives you the peace of mind that not only are your fire and security systems compliant with the relevant legislation, but they’re also in prime working order ensuring your business and employees are fully protected.

BusinessWatch Group Accreditations

BusinessWatch Group Accreditations


NSI’s mission is to raise standards in the security and fire industries in the interests of you, the customer. To become NSI approved BusinessWatch Group had to:

  • Meet the highest business performance standards.
  • Meet all relevant British and European Standards for technical performance.
  • Security screen all relevant staff (security companies).
  • Provide a high level of staff training and supervision to industry best practice standards.
  • Be comprehensively insured to protect customers and staff.
  • Be inspected every six months by professional auditors including random site visits.

As an accredited and approved NSI company you can have the peace of mind that not only do we meet or exceed the highest possible business performance standards – both British and European – but all relevant staff are security screened for your safety.


British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) is the independent, third party certification registration organisation for the fire protection industry. BAFE third party certificated schemes are a recognised measure of the quality required to provide fire protection services. BAFE is supported by Statutory bodies, the Fire and Rescue Services, Insurers and leading Certification and Trade Bodies.


SecuriPlex, part of the BusinessWatch Group, hold ISO 14001 accreditation.

ISO 14001 requires that a company considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency.

ConstructionLine Gold

Constructionline is the UK’s largest register of contractors, consultants and material suppliers for the construction industry. Gold accreditation demonstrates a company’s commitment to the highest standards of governance and risk management. This includes environmental management and quality management.

NSI Fire Gold

The accreditation ensures that a company has met the industry’s highest technical standards and have maintained a commitment to continual improvement with an ISO 9001 Quality Management System. The NSI Fire Systems Fire Gold approval covers the scope of design, installation, commissioning & handover, verification and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems. The certification demonstrates compliance with:

– BS EN ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems
– NSI Quality Schedule
– NSI Fire Gold Approval Criteria
– BS 5839- 1:2017 – Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems
– SP203-1 – BAFE Scheme Document

NSI Fire Gold is acknowledged by the Fire & Rescue Services, Government, Insurers and the fire industry. It ensures fire safety providers uphold a high level of service to their customers.


The NSI Electronic Security Systems NACOSS Gold accreditation covers intruder alarms, CCTV, access control and scaffolding alarm systems. It ensures companies are meeting the highest level of technical standards and are compliant to the relevant British Standards and/or NSI codes of practise. The certification demonstrates compliance with:

– NS EN ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems
– NSI Quality Schedule
– NSI NACOSS Gold Approval Criteria
– BS 7858:2019 – Screening of Individuals
– PD 6662 – Intruder and Hold-up Alarms Systems
– NSI NCP 104 – CCTV Surveillance Systems
– NSI NCP 109 – Access Control Systems

NACOSS Gold means the approved company have proven to consistently meet the highest industry standards, reinforcing them as a reliable and reputable company.


SafeContractor is an accreditation, which demonstrates that we meet specific standards of health and safety.

It is designed to review and audit health and safety policies, procedures and documentation.


The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. Our BusinessWatch Guarding division directly employs over 40 SIA licensed security officers. SIA licensing ensures that security officers are ‘fit and proper’ persons who are properly trained and qualified to do their job.

We also ensure that our dog handlers hold full National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) membership. NASDU aim to maintain nationally recognised training and operational standards for dog handlers and trainers, as well as maintain standards of care, health, safety and welfare of security dogs.


The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) assesses knowledge of fire and professional experience, awarding internationally recognised membership grades and fire-related qualifications. The Fire Warden training course provided by FireSafetyExpress (part of the BusinessWatch Group) is an IFE recognised training course.


SafeContractor is an accreditation which demonstrates that the company meets specific standards of health & safety. It is designed to review and audit health and safety policies, procedures and documentation. This SafeContractor certification is awarded for the following work categories:

– Ability to subcontract
– Access Control
– CCTV Installation/Maintenance
– Fire Protection
– Security Systems Installation
– Supplier & Service Provider

When a company has a Safe Contractor accreditation, you can guarantee that they are operating to high health & safety standards, for both their employees, clients and member of the general public.

Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a cyber security standard, which organisations can be assessed and certified against. It identifies the security controls that an organisation must have in place within their IT systems in order to have confidence that they are addressing cyber security effectively and mitigating the risk from Internet-based threats.

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The Security Institute

BusinessWatch Group are also a Corporate Partner of the Security Institute. This means we assist in the Institute’s work to deliver quality to the sector, value to organisations and confidence to society.

The Security Institute works to promote the highest possible standards of integrity and professional competence in the business of security.

We have two guides available completely free of charge to help ensure your business is fire safe.

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    Essential Guide to Fire Alarm Systems

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    Fire Safety Compliance Guide for Business

    This guide will establish exactly what your responsibilities are to ensure you’re kept on the right side of the law, and that your business and your employees are kept as safe as possible from the threat of fire.

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