The title of this post may sound harsh, but I firmly believe that it is fair given just how inept the New Zealand Security Association has been in recent weeks under the helm of Greg Watts.
On 5th October I sent a public email to Greg Watts asking if he had seen the relevant certificates for the Mongoose TA alarm along with other questions. Now after five weeks of waiting Greg has failed to respond, even though I have emailed him (and the rest of the NZSA staff) the questions four times demanding a open reply.
I’d like to remind everyone including Greg Watts that the NZSA claims to represent its members and act in the best interest of the public, both of whom they should be accountable to.
Quite why Greg Watts has failed to respond remains a mystery. He has claimed time and time again that the NZSA has nothing to hide, yet continues to evade my questions. As I have pointed out numerous times, if there is no corruption going on then surely the NZSA would have no objection to fronting up and responding!
An Inept Misleading Organisation?
An endorsement from the NZSA now holds about as much credibility as Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown would promoting a weight watchers diet. The hollow claims made by the NZSA about representing vehicle security standards seem to be a total farce. Not only do they appear to be misleading the public with the suggesting that approved installers are more qualified then none members, they also fail to respond to any questions regarding product changes and certification.
The big question I’d like to know is how many of the NZSA members are actually aware of how the the organisation is run, and if they are aware then do they really want to be associated with an organisation that seems to have no accountably for its actions.
Personally I have had enough of the bullshit. This is an organisation that blackmails people into being a paying member. Those who refuse to pay are labelled as “not being certified” or “approved” to supply or install insurance approved alarms. This in my opinion is totally unethical as not being a member is commercially damaging. I’m not the only one who shares this view, here is a recent letter to the NZSA from Ron Campbell (Director of Dynatron NZ).
Given the failure of the NZSA to represent its members, along with its failure to act to improve vehicle security standards. Oh and let’s not forget its failure to respond to fair and simple questions, or to act in the interest of the public who are at mercy to its misleading Star rating system, it is clear that as Executive Officer, Greg Watts is failing to do his job.
Come April 2012 when fees are due I will not be renewing my membership. Well certainly not unless I see a major shake up in the NZSA, and for that heads will need to roll!