Information Security

Security companies risk losing police approval


Hundreds of security alarm companies across the UK face being struck off from a police approved list meaning officers will no longer attend their alarm call if they fail to comply with Cyber Essentials by April 2023.

There are severe implications for thousands of businesses that could find their insurance policies are no longer valid if their security company is not police approved.

It is vital you check with your security alarm company to make sure they are fully compliant with Cyber Essentials certification. We know hundreds of security alarm companies are yet to start, but they are really putting themselves and their clients at risk – the clock is ticking, and it is ticking very loudly.

Andy Carver, our security expert has warned that without police approval, if your alarm is triggered by an intruder, the police may not send a unit to the property or address which can also have many implications for insurance policies.

It is crucial that all security alarm companies get started on their Cyber Essentials certification as soon as possible – do not wait around to see what happens!

However, the NSI (National Security Inspectorate) has announced that any company that holds Information Security (ISO27001) certification will no longer be required to obtain Cyber Essentials certification.

We recommend that you use the extended time wisely and implement ISO27001 to give your company, your staff and your customers greater protection.

Cyber Essentials is a UK certification which ensures an organisation has the minimum level of protection in cyber security. We have a huge amount of experience in helping clients achieve this certification so please get in touch if you would like further information or help obtaining this industry certification.