Phase 8 Alarms is a family run business, originally formed by George Hawkins in 1968. Today, it is run by Paula & Tony Hawkins who ensure the high standard of work for the installation and maintenance of residential and commercial security systems. Personal service is the back bone of Phase 8 Alarms and we strive to provide the best possible customer service and care.
Every system we install is tailored to meet the individual requirements of the client and are fitted in accordance with current NSI (NACOSS) Gold Certification, Isurance Standard Compliance and ACPO - Police Standards Compliance. We employ trusted and loyal staff, fully screened to NSI and ACPO standards.
Quality Assured to ISO9001:2008.
The National Security Inspectorate is the specialist approvals and certification body that inspects companies providing home security, business security and fire safety services.
Choosing an NSI approved company ensures that the contractor you select works to the highest recognised industry standards as demanded by the Police Services and insurance industry. As a UKAS accredited certification body, NSI approves companies providing quality solutions across the security sectors.
You will be issued with a 'Certificate of Compliance' on completion of the installation of an electronic security system by your NSI approved company. This provides you with evidence that the system was installed by an approved company and meets the appropriate standards. This uniquely numbered 'Certificate of Compliance' may be required by your insurance company as proof that the system meets their criteria when it's a condition of insurance, or where an insurance premium discount is available for suitable installations.
Your insurance company may insist you have an intruder alarm installed in your property. This will depend on the risk level of your property as well as the insurance company's policy. Your insurer may also insist that it is installed and regularly maintained by an NSI NACOSS Gold or Systems Silver approved company.
You should also check what type of alarm system is required such as a monitored or sounder only (aka bells only) alarm. A monitored alarm is more likely to be required for higher risk properties.
When applying for insurance or in the event of a claim following a burglary, your insurer may ask for proof that an alarm has been installed in line with their requirements. If your alarm is installed by a NSI approved company, you will be issued with a Certificate of Compliance which should be presented to the insurer as required.
You may be entitled to receive a discount if your intruder alarm meets your insurer's requirements, check with your insurance company before you apply for or renew a policy to avoid losing out. If you are using an insurance broker to arrange your insurance, make sure they check this for you.
The Police in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will only respond to remotely monitored security systems that meet the requirements of the Policy.
This policy includes Type A - Remote Signaling Systems terminating at recognised Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) and Remote Video Response Centres (RVRCs).
The installation and services provided by the installing company and an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), shall be certified by a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited certification body such as NSI.
The Policy states that the police will respond to a security system activation either as a result of a confirmed activation through a remotely monitored security system, or where a person at the scene reports an offence in progress and requests police attendance.
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