CerticCS, a new independent certification body, was launched at Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin, on 21 January 2009. It is a security-specific body that provides certification schemes for security companies involved in the installation of electronic security systems and providers of guarding, cash-in-transit and alarm monitoring services. CerticCS provide an alternative route for security companies seeking approval to meet the Private Security Authority’s (PSA) Private Security Contractors Licence and An Garda Síochána Intruder Alarm Policy. Companies will be audited to the appropriate Irish Standards by CerticCS inspectors who are experienced industry auditors, giving customers of the security industry confidence in CerticCS approved companies.
CerticCS is a trading division of Insight Certification Ltd which has been providing specialist approval and certification to security companies in the UK for over 35 years and is one of the UK Government approved assessing bodies for their Approved Contractors Scheme. CerticCS is also the sole assessing body for the ISIA’s Qualsec scheme.
Geraldine Larkin, PSA Chief Executive, commented: “I welcome CerticCS as a new specialist certification body providing additional choice for security companies seeking evidence that they have attained appropriate standards. CerticCS bring experience to the Irish security environment and I believe the improvement of certification body choice can only benefit the development of standards in the security industry.”
Andrew White, CerticCS Chief Executive, added: “We have been successfully operating security approval and certification schemes in the UK for many years. It is the skills and experience we have developed over the years, along with the encouragement of our security industry colleagues that makes us best positioned for playing an integral role in developing standards in the interest of the Irish security industry and its customers.”