General links

Association of Irish Risk Management (AIRM)

This Association evolved from its previous incarnation the Association of Burglary Insurance Surveyors (A.B.I.S.) of Ireland, which had been founded in 1958 and incorporated the Dublin Fire Surveyors Association.

BRE/LPCB (Building Research Establishment/Loss Prevention Certification Board)

Access RedBookLive (the live database behind LPCB’s Red Book ‘List of Approved Products and Services’ which is updated daily with new fire and security product, system or service approvals. Gain access to the FREE to download Loss Prevention Standards (LPS), specified to reduce insurer risk and obtain news on Suspensions and Withdrawal of products and services previously approved by LPCB. Link through to access BRE’s (Building Research Establishment) Fire Consultancy website. BRE have expertise across all aspects of the built environment and there is information on training, events and publications.

Chartered Insurance Institute

Contains CII Library Online giving access to a large library of insurance articles.

Home Office

As you would expect, a very slick site with a wealth of material on crime and security topics.

The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network

A good source for security documents and initiatives.

National Security Inspectorate

The National Security Inspectorate is the specialist approvals and certification body that inspects companies providing home security, business security and fire safety services.


SSAIB is a leading Certification Body offering a wide range of schemes for providers of electronic security, fire systems and guarding services in the UK.

Crime links

The Approved Contract Scheme Pacesetters

The Approved Contract Scheme Pacesetters membership is made up of Contract Security Guarding Companies who are in the top 15% benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme.

The Association of British Insurers

Useful for obtaining publications and current statistics.

The Association of Security Consultants

The ASC is the independent, professional body for Security Consultants of all kinds - a high standard site including a user friendly members' directory and state-of-the-art discussion forum.

British Safe and Vault Trade Association

Formerly know as Eurosafe UK, the BSVTA was formed in February 2011 as a sister organisation to Eurosafe in mainland Europe and with nearly 30 member companies, represents the major part of the UK safe industry. The general principal is to represent the interests of UK safe makers, importers and distributors. However, BSVTA is particularly concerned with restoring confidence once more in European standards for testing and rating safes including EN1143-1/2 and EN14450 and working with the UK insurance industry to improve the quality of safes and other security containers sold in the UK market.

British Security Industry Association

An excellent site. It has a search facility for all Standards relating to Security. Basic details can be found by clicking on Standards (in left hand "Shortcuts" box) and then using search facility for Standards. Once Standards for a particular sector of security are found click on the Standard in question and a synopsis will open. It is possible to search Legislation in the same way.

Business Crime Check

Sponsored by The Home and Scottish Offices and Norwich Union, the principal feature of this site is a database of documents and articles on security related matters.

Crime Reduction

A Home Office site with material similar to the Neighbourhood Watch site.

Master Locksmiths Association

For a list of Approved Locksmiths within geographical areas, technical guidance on Home Security, listing of Sold Secure approved physical security products etc.

Metropolitan Police

An Aladdin's Cave of crime prevention advice.


A valuable portal site containing links to all the national constabularies except the Met.

Police Crime Prevention Initiatives

Police Crime Prevention Initiatives is a police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and police demand reduction initiatives. This includes the Secured by Design initiative, Police Digital Security Centre, Police Crime Prevention Academy and supporting the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Security Systems Group to monitor police strategies and technical developments and advise on policy requirements around security systems, including intruder alarms.


RISCAuthority conducts research and performs representation on behalf of a group of UK insurers into risk mitigation measures from fire and security risks and a wealth of security risk management guidance documents are to be found as free downloads.

Secured by Design

Secured by Design (SBD) is the official police security initiative that works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit. SBD’s product based accreditation scheme – the Police Preferred Specification - provides a recognised standard for all security products that can deter and reduce crime.

Silver Fox Security Audits

The Silver Fox on site audit of manned security services has, for the past 10 years, been widely identified, by security companies, their clients and in house establishments, as the most desirable and cost effective on site audit available in the industry.

Fire links


The nation's principle fire prevention body has information also on arson and security matters.


RISC Authority conducts research and performs representation on behalf of a group of UK insurers into risk mitigation measures from fire and security risksand a wealth of fire risk management guidance documents are to be found as free downloads.

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