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      Where can I use RaiderVision?

      RaiderVision is commonly used on building sites to protect valuable assets and help secure scaffolding. It is used on either new build jobs or renovation projects. If you've got a vacant property or a Grade 1 listed building that needs securing, RaiderVision can help. Likewise, if you need a extra capacity in your factory or yard, RaiderVision can provide a virtual lock up. Caravan and car dealerships can also secure their assets using RaiderVision, particularly on larger sites with limited access to power. RaiderVision works fantastically in fields which means it been used to protect festivals and events, farm equipment, and for estate management.

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        Self Build Home Insurance: Why You Need Accredited Security

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        Have you ever been burnt by a cowboy security provider?

        If you have, you know all too well how frustrating it can be. You lose out on time and money and you feel totally taken advantage of.

        For those of you who have been through this, it’s unlikely you wouldn’t do your due diligence going forwards.

        If you’re lucky enough to be naïve about this problem, though, the importance of accreditation cannot be understated. Not only for your own peace of mind, but for the peace of mind of your insurer.

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        A RaiderVision unit protecting a self build site

        A RaiderVision unit protecting a self build site

        So what does it mean to be an accredited security supplier? 

        Being properly accredited means that:

        • Your security provider has been appropriately trained, vetted and licenced, and possesses all relevant insurance;
        • The management of the company is competent, robust, and compliant;
        • There is a proper complaints process if you have a problem;
        • And that an independent body regularly inspects the business, ensuring that standards of practice are strictly adhered to.

        Why is it so important to use an accredited security provider for my self build project?

        Building your own home is an exciting process, but we know it can be stressful at times! 

        Once you've bought your plot, you'll be liable for any incidents that occur. That's not just theft. It's loss, fire, flood, vandalism, personal injury, and health and safety incidents as well. 

        For that reason, you'll want to get self build house insurance to cover your project.

        If you're contracting out work, your contractors may have their own insurance policies and cover - but don't assume that this means you are covered.

        Your contractors' policies will cover their own liability only, not yours. Once your contractor leaves your site for the day, if your materials and equipment are stolen, the liability will fall upon you. 

        Depending on the insurer and policy you choose, you might be covered for some or all of the following:

        • Materials
        • Fixtures 
        • Fittings
        • Project cost
        • Public liability 
        • Employers' liability 
        • Legal expenses

        Most self build home insurers will require you to maintain a secure site for your policy to be valid. 

        This means, if you do not use accredited security for your site, your self build insurance could well be null and void. 

        A RaiderVision unit and van protecting a self build siteA RaiderVision unit protecting a self build site

        What kind of security accreditations are there?

        Now that you’re clued up on why accreditation is so important, you’ll need to know what to look out for. 

        The Security Industry Authority (SIA) regulates the private security industry against the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and reports directly to the Home Secretary. The SIA oversees other assessing bodies such as the SSAIB and NSI 

        The process by which the SIA awards licences to security professionals is extremely robust and includes a criminal record check, reviewing of any footage, court judgments and more, to ensure that awarded professionals are compliant with the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and are following all SIA licence-linked training. 

        Whilst reviewing security suppliers, make sure you check what accreditations they have. It is a criminal offence to perform licenced security activities without an SIA licence, so it’s really important that you do not neglect this stage of reviewing your potential security providers. It could save you from running into problems in the future.  

        At RaiderVision, we’re certified under the SSAIB and our control room is also accredited to BS50518. BS50518 (BS EN 50518:2013) is a British Standards Institution (BSI) accreditation specifically relating to alarm receiving centres (ARCs). 

        The BSI is the UK’s national standards body. It produces technical standards for a variety of services and products, and provides certifications to businesses. 

        BSI accreditations are also important to look out for because it means that your security provider is following best practices with regards to their services.

        Unlike certifications overseen by the SIA, BSI accreditations are not a legal requirement. Suppliers with both SIA and BSI certifications are demonstrating that they've gone the extra mile to ensure quality of service. 

        Final thoughts

        With all this in mind, you can use your knowledge of relevant accreditations to ensure that your security provider is not only best-suited to your needs, but that they're held accountable to standards of excellence regulated by an outside party. 

        That way, you can be sure that your insurer's happy, and that you'll never have to deal with cowboys again.