The South African Intruder Detection Services Association (SAIDSA) is an association of service providers of security systems, ranging from basic alarms to sophisticated electronic intruder detection systems and CCTV, and incorporating signal monitoring as well as the provision of armed reaction services. SAIDSA is regarded as the Watchdog of this segment of the industry and has the interests of both its members and the public at heart.
It is the representative employer body for the industry in South Africa. The objectives of the Association include a continuous evaluation of the development and the adequacy of skills in the industry. The objective of SAIDSA is to upgrade the quality and standards of electronic security in South Africa and to protect the public from unscrupulous, fly-by-night? operators.
It is important to realise that when a security system is purchased, an ongoing relationship is entered into between the purchaser and the security company concerned. The security company must have an infrastructure and the required expertise to support the relationship continuously.
All companies listed on SAIDSA’s Approved Register have complied in every way with very stringent standards that have been laid down by SAIDSA in regard to control rooms, installations and reaction services and are continuously inspected to ensure continued compliance.
A complaint against an approved service provider will be investigated by the Executive Committee of SAIDSA and, if not satisfactorily resolved, the member may be removed from the Register.
SAIDSA appeals to all members of the public, commerce and industry to consider the importance of selecting a reputable company. This Register of Service Providers has been compiled to assist in making the right choice and is available to all interested parties.
The benefits to the public of the Register are that the companies listed:
- Have been vetted, are experienced and conform to acceptable standards.
- Have a minimum number of employees and the infrastructure to support their operation.
- Offer a 24-hour contact and repair service throughout the year.
- Use a Control Room that is properly constructed and supported as described in SAIDSA’s By-law 1 or 6.
- Are capable and willing to install to the recommended standards laid down in SAIDSA’s By-law 5.
- Are capable and willing to use or provide Reaction Services as prescribed in SAIDSA’s By-law 3.
Article courtesy of the SAIDSA