Kenya Security Industry Association (KSIA)
What are the KSIA’s aims?
• To establish and maintain quality standards and good practices in the industry.
• To provide a central forum to discuss common issues and represent the industry interests.
• To provide a central organization for liaison with government, police, emergency services and other organizations.
• To co-ordinate resources for commercial, professional and public education on security issues, technology and practice.
• To administrate the KSIA Charter as an effective “customer assurance” programme
Who owns and runs KSIA?
All members of the association, through their elected Council. The KSIA has a secretariat that administrates activities of the association under the Council’s direction.
Who sets the standards?
The Council has drawn on the Laws of Kenya, internationally accepted technical and systems specifications, and the professional experience of all member companies, to establish a set of benchmarks. These represent the minimum requirements that are necessary to ensure that each particular type of security service:
• complies with the law
• achieves the promised and expected level of protection
• contains adequate fail-safe and back-up systems
• is diligently manned, managed and maintained
In summary, the customer who buys a security product or service should know exactly what he is getting, what it will not do, and have an assurance that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure the system works – as intended, at all times.