NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIAL SECURITY COMPANIES (NAFTSO)
National Association of Industrial Security Companies (NAFTSO), established in 2001, is a non-profit association and incorporates trading companies that provide security services.
NAFTSO is a recognized representative employers organization of the private security sector in Bulgaria.
Since 2005 NAFTSO is a member of Confederation of European Security Services CoESS, representing private security industry at European level. The association was the host of CoESS General Meeting and the meetings of some Working Committees of Confederation in 2008. It was the organizer of the International Information .
As a member of: the Confederation of Employers and industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG), Bulgarian Institute for Standardization (BDS) and the Advisory Committee of Cooperation in connection with the issues of the private security business (to the General Directorate "National Police" of the Ministry of Interior), NAFTSO protects the interests of the companies, engaged in the security business and/or other safety-related services.
The association is represented at the Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria. Her representatives lead TC 53 "Alarm systems" and TC 102 "Societal and Citizen Security" of Bulgarian Institute for Standardization (BDS), the Standing Committee "Security" of Confederation of Employers and industrialists in Bulgaria the and Expert Commission "Public safety and security" of the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training.
The association has been the organizer of all successful national events of the private security in Bulgaria. NAFTSO is a preferred partner from some universities and a lot of NGOs.
There was a real input from NAFTSO for the recognition of the profession "Guard", preparing of the State Educational Requirements regards the training and for establishment of the Day of the security guard and the private security business - 11th November.
In its activities the Association succeeds to cooperate with public institutions, insurance companies, other non-governmental organizations, and mass media to establish the positive image of the private security sector in the industry and to develop it, depending on the objective needs, as well as to make popular the potential and the services of its members.