The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK.
Our members are responsible for more than 70% of privately provided UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services. Our members are industry professionals ranging in size from global companies to small and medium enterprises, offering quality products and services to a vast spectrum of end-users.
Our mission and vision
The BSIA is the voice of the professional security industry, supporting and encouraging excellence; educating the marketplace on the value of quality and professional security; and creating an environment in which to flourish.
BSIA Membership is the symbol of quality and professionalism in the security industry.
COVID-19: risk assessment considerations for mobile workers (electronic, fire and security companies)
This guidance has been put together in an effort to assist electronic fire & security companies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK in managing the risk of those mobile workers who have to travel to different sites to carry out their work.
Security UK – booklet promoting members of BSIA Export Council
This best practice document will help businesses and individuals understand the basics of record management in order to prevent identify fraud and corporate identity theft.
BSIA Magazine from IFSEC 2019 including the latest articles from across the industry board
Photography and Hostile Reconnaissance (October 2011)
Clear guidance on best practice behaviour when dealing with individuals taking pictures Members only or filming in public places, produced by the Home Office and the BSIA.
Construction site security – a guide (January 2012)
This guide is intended to provide a recommended approach to security to be taken by site operators, both before and during construction and during the handover of the construction site to the eventual site operator, landlord or owner
Joining the BSIA
A guide to becoming a member of the BSIA
Securing a better future – a BSIA guide to careers in the private security industry (2012)
Metal theft – a guide to securing your business (2013)
Up to date listing of all BSIA members
Office Security Poster (A4)
Preventing False Alarms Poster (A4)
Recruitment organisations code of ethics (July 2007)
This document gives guidance on safeguards that clients can expect from the recruitment organisations in their undertaking to source and place security personnel.
Becoming a Working Group Expert (2016) – Members only
Your security is our priority (November 2006)
A5 booklet on the benefits of using a member of the BSIA
HR Factsheet – Statutory minimum holidays (October 2007) – Members only
Representing BSIA at committee meetings – a code of practice for BSIA members and their employees (September 2014) – Members only
HR Factsheet – Prevention of Illegal Working (June 2008) – Members only
HR Factsheet – Corporate Manslaughter (June 2008) – Members only
A guide to changes between BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems – Requirements (February 2015) Members only
A guide to the changes in ISO 9001:2015 compared to BS EN ISO 9001:2008
Secure your future – a guide for service leavers to careers in the private security industry Members only
A minimum compliance checklist for procuring Scottish Security Guarding and Scottish Security Systems services (February 2016)
A guide to aid you in selecting a Scottish security guarding company or a Scottish security systems company
CONTEST and the private security industry (July 2009)
A BSIA briefing paper on CONTEST - the government's strategy on counter-terrorism. Members only
Why choose a BSIA member
This document outlines the benefits of using a BSIA member company and has been designed for members to use in their response to tenders
E-auctions – a guide for procurers (2009)
E-auctions – a guide for suppliers (2009)
Security industry organisations (2009)
A comparison document detailing the various security industry organisations including the BSIA, Security Industry Authority (SIA), Skills for Security, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB).
A guide to intruder alarms in the education sector (2017)