Systematic Security Limited t/a Systematic Security Services currently holds Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Security Guarding and Keyholding Services.
The Private Security Industry Act (PSIA) 2001 requires the SIA to establish a system of inspection for providers of security services, under which those organisations who satisfactorily meet the agreed standards may register as approved and may advertise themselves as such.
The objective of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) is to raise industry performance standards to the benefit of all with an interest in security services, including purchasers, employees, shareholders and the general public.
The ACS contributes towards the SIA's Mission statement: To help protect society by collaboratively developing and achieving high standards in the private security industry. An outcome of the Scheme is to enable security companies to operate more efficiently in a post-licensing environment by providing a mechanism for them to deploy staff waiting to receive a licence. This is called a Licence Dispensation Notice or LDN that some officers may work under.
The security of your staff, premises, equipment and other assets is a serious commitment. Investing time in the procurement process by undertaking some basic checks can reap rewards when it comes to buying security. The Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) provides a recognised hallmark of quality within the private security industry. ACS companies are rigorously assessed against a number of performance indicators across seven essential criteria; helping you to make decisions that are based on quality and value. When you choose a security supplier who is a Security Industry Authority (SIA) approved contractor, you can be sure that the business you are working with has been independently checked and is one of the top suppliers in the sector.
Buying cut price security may be appealing at the time but consider the possible consequences. Your brand could be at risk if you buy low quality security that goes wrong. Experience of reporting in the media shows that it is the high-profile name of the buyer that makes the headlines, not the security contractor.