What does ‘professional’ mean?

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We have noticed that many companies are calling themselves ‘professional’ or claim that they give a ‘professional’ service. That does beg the question: What does it mean to call yourself professional? 

The simple definition of the word means “relating to or belonging to a profession”. Therefore, the majority of those in the working world could state that they are professional, even when their actions prove that they are not. This isn’t reassuring when you are looking for a company to rely on to install security at your home or business premises, especially when you hear horror stories of installers who claim to be professional who show a bar full of people the images from a customer’s home camera system! 

We would rather use the information provided in a recent article published by Oxford Review, they stated that the three key features to someone being ‘professional’ are: ideals, ethics, and social aims and that there “will be a set of guiding principles and ethics which denote professional practice and the ideal of being a professional”.  

We acknowledge this, believing that the needs and expectations of customers or clients should be met to the highest standard possible. That’s why we are so proud of our staff and our qualifications. The highest accreditation possible for our industry is the National Security Inspectorate NACOSS Gold Award and requires our company, processes and staff to undergo rigorous checks from external auditors. When we had our audit we passed with flying colours, proving that our ideals, ethics and social aims make us the true definition of professional.    

Contact us now to discuss how we can provide our professional installation service to you. Call us on 024 7644 6960 or email us on info@ipssltd.co.uk 

National Home Security Month – October 2019

We are all concerned with the security of those things that we hold dear, from our family, pets, home and vehicles to our business premises. And, we all know that with the pressures of everyday life, security is often overlooked. Sometimes, its not until the worst happens that we finally get round to ensuring we do all we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again .

October is National Home Security Month and it has been organised to raise awareness of the importance of home security so you can be safe in the the knowledge that your home, family and belongings are protected. But all of the advice and guidance can easily be taken on by business owners looking to secure their premises, staff and stock.

The Month started with information on busting common myths about Security. Did you know that figures collated by the Co-op state that 28% of adults take no security precautions at home leaving their possessions and loved ones vulnerable. It’s important to take security seriously. The biggest myth in intrusion is thinking ‘burglary only happens to other people’.

This week concentrates on Beat the burglar which continues to be a serious problem across the UK. Fortunately, it has never been easier to fight back against the threat of intruders. It has been found that cameras located both indoors and outside are known to the the most effective deterrent against intrusion and thanks to advances in technology they’re great value. We are pleased to offer great systems that can meet all requirements, from residential properties to small. medium and large business. Systems start from just £499 with our professional NSI NACOSS Gold installation.

Keep an eye on our website for more information as we go through the rest of the month.

Contact us to come out and undertake a free, no obligation audit of your home or business property. Call the team on 024 7644 6960 or email info@ipssltd.co.uk.