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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.

Security Systems

BSIA Security Systems companies are involved in the installation and monitoring of intruder alarm systems.

The approach of the Police and insurers has a major impact on procedures that installers have to follow, and general public attitudes towards alarm systems.  Consequently, the BSIA spends a great deal of time liaising with organisations such as the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Association of British Insurers and the Insurers Property Crime Research Group.

The BSIA also has a close involvement in standards development for intruder alarms systems, and works with inspection and accreditation bodies to ensure that the industry’s needs are met. 

An important recent issue has been ensuring that European standards relating to installation are effectively introduced into the inspection process and communicated to the industry and its customers.

As the industry moves forward, integrating different types of technology, such as access control, CCTV and intruder alarms, will become central to ensuring an increasingly functional and secure system for protecting premises.  BSIA members are already developing technologies which can cope with this complex interfacing.

Case Studies

Find out how BSIA members have successfully delivered Security Systems solutions to a range of customers. View the latest Security Systems Case Studies 


Security Systems Guidance

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

Joining the Security Systems Section

Thinking of joining the BSIA's Security Systems Section? Find out more about the criteria you'll need to meet.

Martin Harvey: Section Chairman

Martin has been involved with the fire and security industry for over 38 years and during this period has sat on a number of British standards committees and working groups.

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