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Access control provides the ability to control, monitor and restrict the movement of people, assets or vehicles in, out and around a building or site. Products range from token based systems and digital keypads, through to biometric identification systems and the associated hardware.

Access control products are subject to fast-moving technological development. A major focus of the BSIA Access Control Committee is to raise awareness amongst end-users and specifiers of the different types of equipment that is available and the most appropriate environments for using them.

Recent discussions with the Association of British Insurers highlighted the fact that insurers would find it useful if the level of security offered by a particular type of access control is specifically defined, which has led the BSIA to look at the production of guidance material.

Although BSIA member companies provide training related to their products, there are a variety of generic skills relating to IT, locking systems and electro-magnetic compatibility, which are key to providing high-quality installation work. The Association has been working on training and qualification initiatives that meet these installer needs.

The BSIA works to ensure that companies in the sector can deal with the implications of quickly changing technology. The Association is heavily involved in the development of standards at both national and European level. The Committee has also changed the rules of membership to be more inclusive of other technologies related to access control - photo-ID badging being one example.

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Access Control

bsia-access-control

Access control provides the ability to control, monitor and restrict the movement of people, assets or vehicles in, out and around a building or site. Products range from token based systems and digital keypads, through to biometric identification systems and the associated hardware.

Access control products are subject to fast-moving technological development. A major focus of the BSIA Access Control Committee is to raise awareness amongst end-users and specifiers of the different types of equipment that is available and the most appropriate environments for using them.

Recent discussions with the Association of British Insurers highlighted the fact that insurers would find it useful if the level of security offered by a particular type of access control is specifically defined, which has led the BSIA to look at the production of guidance material.

Although BSIA member companies provide training related to their products, there are a variety of generic skills relating to IT, locking systems and electro-magnetic compatibility, which are key to providing high-quality installation work. The Association has been working on training and qualification initiatives that meet these installer needs.

The BSIA works to ensure that companies in the sector can deal with the implications of quickly changing technology. The Association is heavily involved in the development of standards at both national and European level. The Committee has also changed the rules of membership to be more inclusive of other technologies related to access control - photo-ID badging being one example.

Manage

Access Control

bsia-access-control

Access control provides the ability to control, monitor and restrict the movement of people, assets or vehicles in, out and around a building or site. Products range from token based systems and digital keypads, through to biometric identification systems and the associated hardware.

Access control products are subject to fast-moving technological development. A major focus of the BSIA Access Control Committee is to raise awareness amongst end-users and specifiers of the different types of equipment that is available and the most appropriate environments for using them.

Recent discussions with the Association of British Insurers highlighted the fact that insurers would find it useful if the level of security offered by a particular type of access control is specifically defined, which has led the BSIA to look at the production of guidance material.

Although BSIA member companies provide training related to their products, there are a variety of generic skills relating to IT, locking systems and electro-magnetic compatibility, which are key to providing high-quality installation work. The Association has been working on training and qualification initiatives that meet these installer needs.

The BSIA works to ensure that companies in the sector can deal with the implications of quickly changing technology. The Association is heavily involved in the development of standards at both national and European level. The Committee has also changed the rules of membership to be more inclusive of other technologies related to access control - photo-ID badging being one example.

Asset and Property Marking

BSIA Asset and Property Marking section members have the common goal of deterring theft and other crimes by rendering stolen goods useless through covert or overt security marking. Security marking enables police to catch and convict criminals, thus creating a powerful deterrent. 

The BSIA Asset and Property Marking Section focuses on raising the profile of this sector of the industry to maximise usage, as well as generally increasing awareness of the existence of marking systems and how they work.

The section continues to support the Banknote Watch and Raid-control initiatives. Banknote Watch raises awareness that "a stained note is probably a stolen note" and Raid-control promotes a strong retail robbery deterrent package incorporating cash marking. 

Other important priorities for this group include developing and promoting relevant industry standards, and highlighting important issues to authorities such as the police, insurance companies and the Home Office.

Cash marking
Smoke based systems activate coloured smoke in the event of a robbery. The smoke attracts witness attention and stains banknotes thus supporting forensic investigation. Dye based systems activate a coloured, liquid dye in the event of a robbery which also stains banknotes. This makes notes easy to identify as stolen and again supports forensic investigation.

Asset and Property marking
Property marking is the permanent identification of items to deter thieves. As criminals can be linked to the crime and can be caught and convicted, property marking is a powerful deterrent. Property is uniquely marked and a corresponding number or code may be registered on a master database. This can also enable stolen property to be returned to its rightful owner.

Case Studies

Find out how BSIA members have successfully delivered Asset and Property Marking solutions to a range of customers. View the latest Asset and Property Marking Case Studies

Asset and Property Marking Guidance

The BSIA produces a wide range of guidance for buyers and installers of Asset and Property Marking solutions, as well as industry practitioners. Download the latest BSIA Asset and Property Marking publications.

Joining the APM Section

Thinking of joining the BSIA's Asset and Property Marking Section? Find out more about the criteria you'll need to meet.

James Brown: Section Chairman

James Brown is Chairman of the BSIA's Asset and Property Marking section, and is also Managing Director for Selectamark Security Systems plc.

 

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