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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.

Specialist Services 

The BSIA’s Specialist Services Section is the Association’s newest section of membership, officially launched in November 2013. The section consists of members that offer specialist services including Close Protection, Technical Surveillance Counter Measures, Surveillance, IT Forensics, Cyber Security and Security Consulting including Critical National Infrastructure.

The section was created in light of the growing international reputation of the UK security sector and its products and services, particularly within the area of specialist security. As well as operating as an overall section, the new section also hosts a number of specialist working groups, allowing smaller, but still important, niche areas of the UK security sector to thrive within the Association. These working groups will ensure that issues affecting particular areas of the section are dealt with in a timely manner, along with enhancing cross sector and cross section communication.

Members of the section can assist security buyers with specialist and challenging requirements both in the UK and internationally, such as maritime security, penetration testing and critical national infrastructure protection.

Case Studies

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


Specialist Services Guidance

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

Joining the Specialist Services Section

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

Mike O'Neill: Section Chairman

Mike O’Neill is the Managing Director of BSIA member company, Optimal Risk Management Ltd, a risk and security management consultancy.

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