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Approved Contractor Score

Approved Contractor Score

Security Industry Authority (SIA)
Approved Contractor Scheme


Being an Approved Contractor means that you are part of a scheme which is a universally recognised hallmark of quality for suppliers of private security services. The scheme was introduced to raise the standard of security companies and will put you ahead of your competitors.

What is ACS and why is it important?


The Approved Contractor Scheme raises performance in the industry and develops new opportunities. It is also used to measure progress and compare against other SIA approved contractors.


It is a gauge for the overall quality of a contractor and can be used as part of the assessment for purchasers of private security services.


At Sight & Sound we are committed to providing a quality, efficient & effective security service and continually measure our development with the scheme that is why we are proud of our latest SIA Approved Contractor Status audit score which places the Company within the top 1% of medium sized approved contractors and the top 5% of all approved contractors within the UK.


To find out more about how the Approved Contractor Score is made please click the link below.


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At Sight & Sound we are proud of our reputation for delivery of quality security services whilst maintaining high operational standards. Each assignment or service is treated with the same level of dedication and attention in detail, leaving you free to concentrate on your business, secure in the knowledge that the security of your organisation is in safe hands.

Examples of companies we work for include, Workman LLP, Costain, London Borough of Bromley, Homebase Stores, University of Kent, Alliance Healthcare, F&C Investments and Esso Petroleum.

“Sight & Sound is a first class security company that continues to maintain high standards to our complete satisfaction”
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Our Clients


LB Merton“It has been a pleasure using Sight & Sound Security under the guidance of your excellent Client Manager. Effective communication, the willingness to listen and the degree of flexibility that has been displayed has made the transformation from an in- house to an outsourced service far less problematic than we envisioned”.

“We feared that with the Borough’s complex requirements, communication might suffer when moving away from in-house provision. In fact, the opposite has been the case, it is reassuring to know that a reliable quality service is accessible by a phone call or email, rendering business disruptions such as staff absence or additional unexpected security needs a thing of the past.”

“Out sourcing our security requirements has provided the Authority with a sizable saving”

Mr Bruce Baillie, Head of Facilities, London Borough of Merton. June 2014


KEW“We have a long and well-established relationship with Sight & Sound and recently the contract has been extended into its 6th year”.

“One of the main reasons for selecting them as a partner is that they understand what Kew are trying to achieve in the provision of services and have always taken the time to listen to our philosophy on service delivery. The team are always keen to work with us in providing solutions to the many and varied issues that arise in the management of our site”.

“As a company they are people focused and provide a wide range of training initiatives to our Officers and this in turn ensures that they retain good staff and therefore the quality of service provision is high”.

Ms Sarah Cameron, Visitor Services Manager, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew . June 2014