Asset Property Marking
BSIA's 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.
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.
The BSIA Information Destruction (ID) Section consists of companies that securely destroy a range of confidential information, including paper, DVDs and computer hard-drives. The section also destroys items that could potentially cause problems if they fall into the wrong hands, such as branded products and uniforms.
The section highlights the importance of information destruction for businesses and the benefits of using a quality supplier. With identity fraud rising, sensitive information and data needs to be destroyed properly otherwise confidential details can be put at risk.
The ID section’s work is particularly relevant to the Data Protection Act. Every Data Controller using an information destruction company is required to choose a supplier which provides sufficient guarantees of security measures, including destruction being carried out under contract and evidenced in writing. All BSIA Information Destruction companies offer this quality guarantee.