Examining the extent of financial risk to contain insolvency, i.e. credit rating.
It should be appreciated that within the field of electronic security there are several disciplines. These include: installing, repair, maintenance, monitoring and Armed Reaction. Some companies are engaged in all the disciplines, some may specialise in only one or two of these disciplines and it is therefore necessary to clearly define membership.
Corporate Membership is a category of membership that is reserved for those companies that install, repair and maintain alarm systems and, in addition, operate an in-house monitoring service. Such a company is required to have, in its own employ, a specific number of technical staff, in order to facilitate a 24-hour repair service.
Our Central Station, which carries out the monitoring function, must comply with SAIDSA By-Law 1 which prescribes the standard of construction, equipment and operation for Central Stations.
In addition, a Corporate Member may also operate its own in-house armed reaction service and in such an instance this must comply with SAIDSA By-Law 3.