Accreditations and Certifications

Striving for excellence, holding the most highly regarded qualifications and certifications in the Security Industry.

We are a highly accredited, insured and experienced team.

The Security Industry is constantly changing. In order to provide the best service possible, we continually train to attain new qualifications, putting our customers ahead of the curve.

Please note that additional security qualifications are held which are not listed here due to the sensitive nature of specialised security work. Additional information is available upon request.

Click on a certification or qualification below to find out more.

International Information Security Management

ISO 27001, also known as ISO/IEC 27001 is an Information Security Management System (ISMS) recognised around the world.

Customers of Advanced Overwatch can be sure of our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements such as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). Customers benefit from knowing that we protect their valuable data and information assets to the highest standards.

Benefits to our customers include:

  • Confidential information is highly secure
  • Provides customers with confidence in how we manage risk
  • Allows for secure exchange and storage of information
  • Allows us to ensure we meet legal obligations
  • Enables us to comply with other regulations (e.g. SOX)
  • Enhances customer satisfaction
  • Consistency in the delivery of our services to high standards
  • Manages and minimises risk exposure for customers
  • Builds a culture of security for our customers and internally in our business

CCTV Systems – Design, Installation, Integration and Maintenance

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has launched a new edition of its CCTV code of practice for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems – NCP 104 Issue 3.

This edition includes guidance on protecting systems from cyber risks and emphasises the importance of thoroughly assessing customer security risks and requirements when developing CCTV system design.

The new NCP 104 provides installers with detailed recommendations and guidance to be followed as part of delivering a CCTV system design and ensures sustainability, functionality and effectiveness of a system.

The course covers the latest standard BS EN 62676-4:2015, (the current application guidelines for the use of video surveillance systems in security applications), but simplifies the process of system development and testing, by omitting specific requirements regarding system grading and the use of some specific image testing requirements.

Introduces requirements for design areas such as network (cyber) security, detectors, video analysis, audio and cabling, that are not covered by in BS EN 62676-4 and also covering current technologies and terminology.

Stands alone from BS 8418 which relates to the installation of remotely monitored detector activated CCTV systems.

Benefits to our customers include:

Customers buying CCTV surveillance systems designed, installed and maintained to comply with this latest edition can be assured of:

  • Security needs being fully assessed, documented and agreed prior to any design work;
  • System design addressing agreed security needs, usability and operating requirements including network (cyber) security
    thorough validation and testing of the CCTV system;
  • Appropriate user training;
  • Fully documented maintenance requirements

Advanced Overwatch awarded Dahua Certified Integrator Partner for the UK and Ireland (DIPP).Dahua Integrator Partner Training enhances Advanced Overwatch competitiveness in the marketplace and helps us to deliver tomorrow’s CCTV solutions to our customers, today. By partnering with Dahua Advanced Overwatch can offer our customers access to the most advanced video surveillance equipment and software available, as well as to the people who develop it.

Dahua Technology is a world leader in video surveillance manufacturing who create advanced electronic security solutions for transportation, intelligent buildings, education, city surveillance, retail and commercial markets worldwide. The company have more than 3000 people employed in R&D roles and focus on continuing innovation which sees the company invest 10% of turnover in R&D every year.

Dahua Technology has won many international awards over the years and strives to be the security industry’s partner of choice. Find out more about our DIPP award by clicking here.

International Quality Standards and Customer Care

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) is internationally recognised as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organisations in over 170 countries globally. We are proud to be one of them.

The purpose of the standard is to assist us in meeting statutory and regulatory requirements relating to our products and services while achieving excellence in our customer service and delivery.

Befits to our customers include:

  • Delivering a global standard of customer focus and customer satisfaction
  • Consistency in the highest quality delivery of our products and services
  • Delivering the best process approach
  • Continual improvement within our company
  • A factual approach to decision making for our customers

Fire Systems, Install, Inspection and Design

1 – Fire Detection Design

  • Standards, the equipment and the principles of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems.

2 – Advanced Detection Design

  • The application of BS 5839:2013 for detector and alarm coverage and spacing
  • Efficient usage of detectors
  • The effect of obstructions such as beams
  • The effect of roof design and construction for all types of detector
  • The categories of protection in the latest Code of Practice
  • Detection in voids, lift shafts and stairways

3 – Advanced Alarm Design

  • Detailed design calculations for alarms
  • The effect of ambient noise
  • The recommendations for alarm zones and phased evacuation
  • Communications with the fire service
  • Cable limitations, especially for loops
  • The recommendations for network cables
  • Battery calculations for standby and alarm durations

Provision of compliant fire detection and alarm systems. The modular scheme was written and developed by stakeholders from all quarters of the industry, chaired by an international fire risk professional and was officially launched in July 2002. The scheme is delivered on BAFE’s behalf by licensed UKAS accredited Certification Bodies.

Specifically designed to provide course members with the knowledge and understanding required to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment. This course provides participants with the ability to confidently carry out effective Fire Risk Assessments to meet the current legislation requirements.

Structured Cabling and Networking

As Enterprises migrate toward controller based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. The CCNA certification provides technical knowledge and ensures the relevant skill sets that are needed are kept up-to-date for the adoption of next generation technologies.

Correct installation procedures are a fundamental part of today’s structured cabling industry. We are committed to ensuring that our cabling systems are installed quickly, professionally and coincide with the rapidly changing standards proposed by ISO/IEC and EIA/TIA.

Information Technology and Data

CompTIA A+ is a performance-based IT certification across a variety of devices and operating systems. CompTIA Network+ certifies the essential skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless devices.

The course offers a broadly-based education in computing science. It equips to apply best-practice software engineering skills to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations.

OCR/RSA provides learners a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology operates in conjunction with the development of critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills.

Digital Forensics

Advanced Overwatch have certified and experienced forensic examiners, qualified up to MSc level.  We conduct all examinations to court/tribunal level standards. We assure confidentiality and discretion. The EnCase® Certified Examiner(EnCE®) program certifies both public and private sector professionals in the use of Guidance Software’s EnCase computer forensic software.

EnCE certification acknowledges that professionals have mastered computer investigation methodology as well as the use of EnCase software during complex computer examinations. Recognised by both the law enforcement and corporate communities as a symbol of in-depth computer forensics knowledge, EnCE certification illustrates that an investigator is a skilled computer examiner.

Health & Safety / First Aid

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is a leading health and safety award for the construction industry, with over 12,000 successful candidates since 1989.  Nebosh is a globally recognised heath, safety and environmental qualifications provider.

Managing Safely is unlike any other safety and health course. Why? Because it delivers practical step-by-step guidance with a sharp business focus. This certification is an Internationally recognised certification for managers and supervisors. This course helps improve organisation-wide safety awareness culture and appreciation of safety measures and promotes active staff involvement to improve the workplace in house or on customer premises.

CSR aims to raise health and safety standards and reduce accidents in the industry by ensuring that all construction workers undertake health and safety training every 4 years. The Construction Skills Register is the industry approved card scheme for the construction industry in Northern Ireland.

The course is in compliance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and approved by HSENI. Regardless of profession, First Aid is an indispensable skill to have. Health and Safety Regulations of 1981 outline that it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure staff have access to “adequate” first aid treatment. Having Certified First Aiders at all Advanced Overwatch job sites satisfy this criteria and make our workplace safer for everyone.

This certification covers ADR Regulations and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations (CDG) 2009. The regulations require that the operator of any motor vehicle which is engaged in the carriage of dangerous goods shall ensure that the driver of the vehicle has received adequate instruction and training.

Business Operations & Management

Advanced Overwatch staff have completed the IT Governance Information Security & ISO27001 Staff Awareness course which enables employees to gain a better understanding of information security risks and compliance requirements in line with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, thereby reducing the organisation’s exposure to security threats.

This course addresses the importance of understanding your organisation’s information security policies and explores information security risks within the workplace.

All Advanced Overwatch staff have completed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training and awareness and are knowledgeable in the compliance obligations for organisations under these Regulations. Our staff have a complete foundation on the principles, roles, responsibilities and processes under the Regulation.

This course enables students to understand international business best practices, equipping them either to manage a business in an international context. This qualification encourages students to develop an understanding of a range of economic business concepts and an ability to use these economic concepts in a variety of different contexts, and use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to business operations.

We believe that Continued Development Training should be about enlivening, inspiring and motivating people, giving them simple usable skills, and making the training room a really fun place to be for our staff encouraging continued learning. This course offered us additional insight and a practical, how-to overview of the entire training function and how to better train our people. Through modeling of the best practices and latest techniques in training delivery, discover the 4Ps of training: Purpose & Assessment, Planning & Preparation, Presentation & Facilitation, and Performance & Evaluation.

This qualification covers understanding the principles and practices of assessment, assessing occupational competence in the work environment and assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding.

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