Security Awards 2022

Mar22597 Best Security Alarm Company - Midlands Established nearly four decades ago, Class A Alarms Ltd (now Class A Fire & Security Ltd) has increasingly risen amongst the ranks in the industry and has been accredited as being the Midlands Best Security Alarm Company. Leading in fire and security alarms, Class A offers its comprehensive services throughout six counties such as Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire. Inevitable with its success, Class A has been maintaining and exceeding personal, professional and industry expectations for 35 years, with satisfied clients ranging in the thousands, spread over domestic and commercial sectors. Overall, the company’s fundamental goal is to deliver caring, prompt and effective service that, combined with its unique and expert experience and high-quality workmanship, can give clients exceptional value for money. Approved under the NSI Gold Scheme, Class A is a perfect example of the ‘gold standard.’ It provides to its clients across the nation, concerning the design, installation and maintenance of electronic security systems, including Intruder Alarms, CCTV and door access control systems, in agreement with BSEN ISO 9001:2015 and the NSI Quality Schedule SSQS 101. Due to its exceptional skills and irreplaceable expertise, the company’s clients can be sure that any security requirements will be dealt with with exceptional professional standards, and installations will be done with care and proper consideration. Expanding on the level of standard the company upholds, Managing Director Joe Gurnett states, “Our company focuses on core values. We are caring, committed, considerate, dependable, disciplined, efficient, exceptional, sincere and trustworthy. Overall, our goal is to provide the highest quality fire and security installations and maintain them, adhering to industry standards while providing outstanding customer service and support all year round.” Founded on an everlasting principle of core values, the company can dedicate its time and care to customers, ensuring that they are treated in the same way – equally and up to the greatest standard, receiving the same high level of service. “The core values have remained unchanged since my dad began the company in 1983,” adds Joe. Moreover, to ensure clients receive the best service possible, Class A sales staff regularly attend several exhibitions and seminars throughout the year and constantly contact supplier reps to ensure everything is as up to date as possible from skills, products and service. Expanding on the excellence of its staff, Joe adds to the dynamic of the workplace and the qualities of potential staff members, stating, “My staff are the key to making my company successful. They all have their own part to play in helping to keep the customers as happy as they can be. The biggest factors I look for when recruiting is enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and loyalty. These are values that I can’t teach, and they have to be natural. Moreover, I would like to think that Class A is a great place to work. Our work-life balance is good, and all the staff work well with each other. Teamwork makes the dream work.” Essentially, the company’s priority is its distinct commitment to its values and the defining principles that form the foundation of its business. As mentioned previously, Joe expands on the values of the company and its role in the workplace, stating, “We believe in being considerate and caring, dependable and trustworthy. We also believe in being extremely well-disciplined and providing exceptional work and support. Additionally, we promise to provide robust, technically sound security and fire installations that you can rely on fully to keep you, your family, and your property safe. We back that up with 24-hour support, 365 days of the year.” However, like any successful business encounter, there have been some challenges throughout Class A’s journey within the industry. The most difficult aspect of business for the company has been in recruiting highly skilled engineers. “I would love to employ more apprentices, but unfortunately, there are very limited training academies in the midlands for 16- and 17-year-olds to attend. So one day, I would like to set up my own academy. Not just for my engineers but for other company engineers too,” adds Joe. Concerning the future of Class A, the business has just recently expanded its services, moving into fire installation and maintenance as of 2020. Now, the company is planning to add additional services such as emergency lighting and fire extinguisher maintenance – growing with the modernity of the industry and increasing its reach and reputation. Class A has opened a second brand in Nottingham as of the new year, offering a more local service to those in the area. With several expansions underway, Class A is truly showcasing its devotion, passion and unparalleled expertise, honouring its brand as recipients of The Corporate Vision Award for Best Security Alarm Company in the Midlands Company Name: Class A Fire & Security Contact Name: Joe Gurnett Web Address: Contact Email: [email protected] Security Awards 2022 13