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Irish Security Industry Association Ltd

The Irish Security Industry Association is the premier trade association for the security industry in Ireland representing professional, quality-driven companies across the full spectrum of the private security industry. The ISIA has always been at the forefront of raising quality standards. The underlying ethos of the association is based around codes of practice, standards and quality service to which our members must sign up and adhere. With the introduction of licensing, the industry has taken the first steps toward the establishment of a more professional security industry. However, at the ISIA, we firmly believe that licensing has merely set the minimum standard. We want to see standards raised further and consequently we have introduced a new continuous improvement quality scheme, Qualsec. This is a new model managed and monitored independently by Insight Certifications Ltd trading as the National Security Inspectorate who will audit ISIA member companies and award them a Silver, Gold or Platinum standard.

Membership of the ISIA brings a number of benefits, not least a guarantee to clients that they provide a high quality service. We offer member companies funded training through our training division, ISIT Skillnet who offer over 40 courses covering all aspects of security provision. Members can receive funding of up to 90% on some training courses through ISIT Skillnet.

We have an excellent working relationship with the Private Security Authority and lobby government on behalf of our members when required. We also publish the only magazine in Ireland exclusively for the security industry, Secureview, with a distribution of 5000 end-users and key influencers.

In addition, membership of the ISIA provides member companies with a platform for networking with other security companies and through our Business Affiliate membership, with blue-chip distributors and manufacturers. We have recently welcomed a number of new Business Affiliates to our association including Panasonic, Sony, Viligiant, and Dallmeier.

For full details of membership benefits or to apply for membership, log on to www.isia.ie