In recent years the security sector has exploded and when searching for a security company the market is wider than ever before. Though there is a lot of competition out there, here at G3 Security Ltd we are confident in the quality of service we provide. A signifier of this is our ACS accreditations and approval.

Most security companies nowadays are regulating on their own terms however we are proud to say that we as an employer of guards and a supplier to clients, are proud to have high ethical and moral standards and codes of conduct that ensure that we are working in accordance with the law and additionally going the extra mile for our clients and employees.

Down below is a little bit on information that clients should know when considering the differences between an ACS proved security company and a regular security company.

Using an Approved Contractor

Choosing an ACS accredited supplier for the provision of your contract security services will help you to meet your security obligations to your staff, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Approved contractors are demonstrably committed to customer service and the compulsory licensing of their staff. This means their customers can rest assured that every private security operative deployed on their premises will be working within the law.

The benefits of using an Approved Contractor are wide-ranging and briefly summarised below


Continuity of Service

Suppliers of security services who are not Approved Contractors are only able to deploy staff that physically hold a valid SIA licence; to do otherwise is a criminal offence. Approved Contractors could be given special dispensation to deploy staff who have completed their training and are waiting for their SIA licence application to be processed. Approved Contractors will therefore be able to offer greater flexibility and operational effectiveness when supplying security services.

Best Practice and Continuity of Quality

You can be confident that the employment practices of the supplier have been extensively assessed in respect of quality and best practice. Should the Approved Contractor sub-contract, you can be assured that they will only do so to other SIA Approved Contractors, thereby maintaining the integrity of your security supply.

Clear Customer Focus and Increased Flexibility

You can expect effective customer-focused procedures in place to overcome any issues that arise in service delivery. The ACS Standard encourages service customisation, rather than ‘off-the-shelf’ packages. This will help ensure that the services delivered more closely reflect your precise requirements.

Leadership and Innovation

The ACS is a progressive quality initiative. It’s also a voluntary scheme. You can expect accredited providers to be highly responsive to change and swift to adopt new methods and best practices.

The Extended Police Family

The status of the ACS is recognised by the police and offers the potential for enhanced working relationships. The aim is to provide practical benefits through ‘joined-up’ police, business and community initiatives.

ACS approved companies have a quality standard chain of supply. This ensures that everything that they buy has been through quality management regulations by their suppliers for ethical purposes.

ACS approved businesses have good payment records to both their suppliers and their employees.

ACS approval also ensures that all the guards that are provided to clients are screed thoroughly as according to B57858/2012 standards.

G3 Security Ltd hold very high standards of work hence why we have been awarded major contracts by businesses that share our moral and ethical interests. If you would like more information on the benefits of working with an ACS approved company, I have linked below a handbook you are able to read through. Additionally, if you would like to enquire about out services, please do not hesitate to get in contact either via out website on or have a chat with one of our customer service advisers on 02032880000 or 02032880011.