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Police Preferred Specification Alarm Installers

Installers meeting the Secured by Design (SBD) Alarm Standard following an assessment from their respective Alarm Inspectorate Body have the option of joining SBD enabling buyers to have confidence in installers utilising the trusted ‘Police Preferred Specification’ branding.

Tindall Security were the first ever alarm installation company accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative.

Established in 1932, Tindall Security provides design, installation and maintenance of a comprehensive range of security systems from intruder alarms to CCTV, door-entry systems, security lighting, locksmith services incorporating the latest smart technology.

From their Headquarters in Hertfordshire and showrooms in Enfield and Milton Keynes, Tindall supply a nationwide service for clients ranging from small domestic customers to multi-site commercial accounts. Tindall employs over 50 highly skilled/trained staff and has been continuously accredited by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI Gold) since 1989. They are also accredited by the Master Locksmith Association (MLA) and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB).

Tindall Security offers tailored services to suit individual preferences and needs, from simple domestic burglar alarms to more sophisticated commercial protection and security solutions. Their in–house expert design team can design and install the latest high quality technology for the best protection system to homes and businesses.

Tindall Security’s services include a diverse range of security networks, such as CCTV systems, fire alarms, SMART integration, and video doorbell systems. All of Tindall Security’s systems are carefully designed to meet customers specifications, however detailed.

David Pomfrett, Tindall Security, commented: “We were thrilled to be the first company afforded the Secured by Design accreditation for alarm installation in the country. We work to provide people with peace of mind, and being an official Police initiative, this goes a long way to reassure our customers.”

Shortly after Tindal Security, Essex’s NSS Security Systems became the second accredited SBD Alarm Installer. Since starting in 1995 as a Sole trader and formed in 2011 as a Limited company, National Security Systems have quickly established themselves as one of London’s leading security systems providers. With a reputation as dependable and progressive security specialists, offering professional intruder alarms, CCTV and access control systems, NSS’s technical expertise and knowledge of security principles means they can offer state-of-the-art, reliable solutions.

Guy Ferguson, CEO of Police CPI who run the Secured by Design initiative, said: “It has never been more important for consumers to rely on professional companies to deliver high quality alarm systems and services as compliant alarm systems and reputable installation companies are essential to ensure that you will get the appropriate response to an alarm activation”.

Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) chief executive Alex Carmichael commented: “One of the many benefits of third-party certification is that it allows companies to display their conformity to the relevant British and European Standards, while this new standard also permits them to further enhance their credentials – and their standing within the industry – by being named as a Police Preferred Specification alarm installer as well.”

To register interest in becoming a police recognised alarm system installer, please visit