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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.

Vacant Property Protection

The BSIA's Vacant Property Protection (VPP) section was created in early 2015 to formally recognise a former BSIA working group. 

The section consists of companies focusing on security measures and services introduced when a property is at increased risk of criminal attack because of a change of circumstances in its occupancy. 

Vacant properties are at heightened risk from fire, deterioration and criminal activity. Without adequate protection, these risks can lead to an increase in insurance premiums, significant financial loss and damage to reputation. Owners and managers of vacant property also have a ‘duty of care’ to anyone entering the building, whether authorised or not. Therefore, if property is likely to be vacant for any period of time, property owners or managers should seek the services of professional security companies. 

Member companies of the VPP section can provide a variety of products and services to provide an appropriate level of protection for vacant property. Some of these measures include: 

• Security shutters and grilles
• Electronic alarms
• Temporary CCTV
• Manned security patrols

The VPP section is committed to providing expert security advice and quality products and services. Section members actively contribute to improving industry standards; the section has an initial focus on seeing the completion of work at the British Standards Institute (BSI) on BS8584, the standard for Vacant Property Protection. 


Case Studies

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


Vacant Property Protection Guidance

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

Joining the Vacant Property Protection Section

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


Gideon Reichental: Section Chairman

Gideon Reichental is Chairman of the Vacant Property Protection section. Gideon is also Commercial Sales Manager for Clearway, who provide a range of insurance and police approved vacant property protection solutions.

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