Although each member of the group owns or works for a company it is the individual that is a member of the group and not the company. This ensures that, unlike other organisations, only those locksmiths who have the necessary skills, qualifications and training will carry out service and installation work, removing the possibility of unqualified staff arriving on-site
The Sn8 membership will pool resources where necessary for the benefit of the end users and sharing knowledge is an essential part of the network.
A combination of network members, who will carry out the on-site installation, service and repair work, and workshop based members whose responsibility will be the assembly of locks and cylinders, and the cutting of keys, provides accountability and integrity throughout the entire process. Third party involvement will be avoided to ensure continuity and integrity of a service provided.
The group is self regulating in skill level and integrity, and will continuously monitor work done to provide assurance to their clients served. At the same time, these ethics will be extended to participating manufacturers and their products to achieve the most cost-effective and fit for purpose security solutions.
Sn8 members will also be able to provide independent, impartial advice on third party specifications to ensure that all the client’s requirements are being met. By taking a “whole market” approach it may be possible to provide less expensive solutions from alternative manufacturers whilst maintaining the required level of security.