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SIA: Modernising and improving our licensing services
17 February 2015
Alpha Omega Securities currently holds SIA Approved Contract Scheme (ACS) status for the provision of Door Supervision, Security Guarding, Key Holding and Puplic Space CCTV.
The Security Industry Authority is continually improving the services it delivers to the private security industry. As part of the improvements, the SIA is modernising its licensing systems and developing new streamlined processes for SIA licence applicants, licence holders, and security businesses.
The improved licensing services will be more flexible and introduce new online facilities, which will provide better ways for:
The SIA will develop processes and systems that will benefit both individuals and security businesses.
For security businesses:
The SIA website will be improved to offer the new online facilities, and there will be more efficient ways of responding to enquires through digital and online channels.
Modernising the SIA systems will create closer working relationships between the SIA, security businesses, and licence holders. Individuals and businesses will benefit by saving time and money.
The SIA is also updating the SIA licence itself. The regulator listened to feedback from the industry and enforcement partners, and the SIA is taking the opportunity to combat fraud by introducing new security features within the licence.
The SIA is consulting the industry and partners as it develops the new facilities and considers how to introduce new systems and processes. This will minimise any inconvenience to security businesses and individuals, and ensure continuity of the SIA services.
The regulator has undertaken to continue to communicate further information about these changes in the coming months. The private security industry is being urged to keep up to date with developments by joining the SIA on Facebook (Security Industry Authority) or Twitter (SIAuk), or by signing up to receive more information www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/sign-up