British Security Industry Association (BSIA) creates two new sections of membership

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The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is the trade association for the British security industry, representing the members on European and British legislation matters. Over 500 members are responsible for more than 70% of UK security business.

And now, the BSIA has announced the creation of two new sections of membership, which aim to better align BSIA activity with recent developments within the wider security marketplace.

Resulting from the merger of the Access Control and Property and Asset Protection Sections, the new Access and Asset Protection Section will consist of companies involved in the manufacture, supply and installation of solutions that restrict, control and monitor the movement of people, assets or vehicles in, out and around a building or site. This will now include physical protection methods such as security doors, fencing, locks, barriers, safes and strong rooms as well as electronic access control systems.

Meanwhile, the creation of a new Vacant Property Protection Section will see an existing working group formally recognised as a section of BSIA membership, 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.

Commenting on the Access and Asset Protection Section, BSIA Technical Manager, Paul Phillips, said: “We have often seen that common issues arise when looking at the physical protection and the associated electronic systems, and by merging the two sections, member companies involved can benefit from getting involved in activity relating to both aspects.”

The former Access Control Section included a dedicated Technical Committee, which drafted technical guides and provided input into British and European Standards relating to the sector. The technical committee will continue to operate under the auspices of the new section, with proposals also including the creation of a new technical committee for the Access and Asset Protection Section, to handle matters requiring detailed work specific to the area of physical protection.

Tensor plc – Proud to be a part of the new Access and Asset Protection Section of the BSIA

Tensor plc is an active affiliate member of the BSIA and an UK market leader in the field of access control, time and attendance, visitor monitoring and CCTV solutions.

Our WinTA product is the most comprehensive software package for combined T & A, Access Control and personnel management. Moreover, we’re constantly innovating and developing new products. In fact, since Tensor.NET‘s launch in 2009, Tensor has integrated facial recognition systems, hand scanning, re-developed our entire fingerprint reading systems for both Access Control and Time and Attendance, designed and developed many links including into Oracle HR, Microsoft AD and many other database driven applications & data management tools.

Our very latest innovations include mass-facial recognition using CCTV technology, NVR based multiple Mega-pixel CCTV recording technology & Microsoft Outlook integration.

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