Detection security specialists receive prestigious BAFE SP203 accreditation
08 October 2012
Wins large MOD project as a resultSouthampton-based Technical Alarm Systems (TAS) has recently achieved the prestigious BAFE accreditation, covering all four modules which is needed to comply with a new business specification from the Ministry of Defence.
TAS has already won one MOD contract worth over £100,000 since achieving BAFE and is bidding for further MOD work.
The family owned business, whose key personnel have been in the industry since the 1970s, supplies, installs and supports alarm systems for a variety of projects including fire alarms, CCTV, nurse call and door access.
TAS works on many prestigious sites where detection equipment needs to be discreet, such as the National Trust, Westminster and Exeter Cathedrals, Highcliffe Castle and Sandhurst Military Academy.
The accreditation, which took the team at TAS a number of months to achieve, demonstrates reliability, competence and compliance to potential customers. Although not currently mandatory, TAS Director Stan Brooke explains that securing the BAFE accreditation will open new doors within the market: “Being registered to BAFE will set us ahead of the game with regards to gaining new clients and projects. It shows us as a credible company demonstrating an on-going commitment to service excellence.”
The BAFE requirement is becoming more prevalent in specifications for jobs, although Mr Brooke is keen to stress having the award will not affect the projects they complete, “We comply with all required standards. When inspected earlier this year, we already met all physical criteria because we have always worked to a high specification on all projects.”
TAS undertakes projects nationwide, and is a partner of Havant-based fire detection system manufacturers, Apollo.