Why You Should Choose an ACS Accredited Security Company

Here at Accolade, we can design the best security solution for you, creating a safe environment for your employees and customers. We are SIA ACS accredited which is extremely important if you’re looking for security contractors.

What is SIA ACS?

SIA ACS stands for The Security Industry Authority’s Approved Contractor Scheme. It was introduced as a voluntary scheme to raise standards across the industry, this accreditation is recognised as the benchmark for quality.

ACS companies are rigorously assessed against 78 performance indicators across seven essential criteria.

The ACS is also a progressive quality standard, meaning that the standards that companies must meet to be approved are continuously raised.

The Benefits of Choosing ACS
Approved Contractors

There are many benefits to choosing an ACS approved security company:

  • Trust and confidence in the company – gives you peace of mind that the company you’ve hired has passed a thorough quality assurance check.

  • Quality is assured and continuous – the ACS is a voluntary scheme, so companies don’t have to take part but those who choose to do so are exhibiting their commitment to quality. Because it’s a progressive quality standard, this means that the quality the company exhibits is continuous and not just a one-off.

  • Maintained quality of service – there are no loopholes when it comes to sub-contractors, sub-contracting is common in the private security industry. Approved contractors may only sub-contract to other approved contractors.

  • Customer focus – the ACS encourages companies to be customer-focused rather than simply supply general security packages. This means an ACS accredited company can tailor their service to your exact requirements.

  • Responsibility and reliability – because the ACS is a voluntary scheme, you can expect companies who have this accreditation to be committed to the work they provide, be open to change and implement the best practices in the industry.

As you can see, when you choose an ACS accredited company, you’re choosing quality, reliability and flexibility.

These three characteristics are essential – if you base your decision on cost and go with the cheapest option rather than the best one, this could leave your business at risk. Your business assets and staff safety will be in the hands of your security company, so you’ll want to choose a company you trust.

Approved contractors score their performance against the ACS standard every year – this score is calculated against 78 achievement indicators covering topics such as staff training, financial management and the company’s health and safety policies.

At Accolade, we will work with you to assess your security needs and provide the best solution for your business. In our most recent ACS audit, we scored a total of 136 of a possible 145, meaning we’re now in the top 5% of security service providers so you can trust us when it comes to the requirements of your business.

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