Security and Auditing


The EU-GDPR (European Union General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679) is the new regulation on data protection for personal data across the EU which covers the capture, control, and consent to use personal information. The GDPR, which will apply from May 2018, imposes a much stricter regulatory framework for the processing of personal data across the EU.

To meet its requirements, organisations need to know what personal data they currently hold or process, understand the risks to that data, adapt their business processes and infrastructure, implement tools and compliance processes, and change the way they collaborate with suppliers.


To demonstrate compliance with the GDPR, your organization will have to adhere to a set of core requirements for organizations controlling or processing personal data for EU residents.

One of the key measures you will have to take is to deploy the appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that personal data processed is securely and adequately protected. These include both cyber-security initiatives and physical / perimeter security measures (such as installing a new access control system or upgrading your old one).


In order to ensure compliance with the provisions of Article 32 – Security of Processing of the EU-GDPR, organizations of any size or scope are strongly advised to review their identity management and access governance provisions and implement an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that covers people, processes and technology.

Identity management and access governance are key factors for becoming EU GDPR compliant, as they enable organizations to show who has access to what, when, why they have this access and what they did with the access – in effect, controlling and governing their identities, thereby protecting the sensitive data.

One of the major control objectives of an Information Security Management System is to have a comprehensive Access Control Policy. To preserve the Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability and Traceability of Information, an organization needs to implement Controls to ensure that people have the right Access to the right Information at the right time, customer data is secure and all entry points are monitored and controlled.

Physical and environmental security is an integral part of this Access Control Policy. Defined physical perimeters and barriers, with physical entry controls and working procedures, should protect the premises, offices, rooms, delivery/loading areas etc. against unauthorized access. In other words, you need a solid, secure and reliable Access Control System.

Tensor Plc – Experts in Access Control, committed to quality and security

Tensor has over 30 years of industry expertise in manufacturing & installing reliable, resilient & modern Access Control equipment that meets all the required British and European standards for police and insurance companies.

Committed to quality and security above all else, Tensor is the only Access Control manufacturer & installer to hold both the NACOSS Gold and the ‘Secured by Design’ certifications – this places Tensor in the best position to provide you with the peace of mind that our systems will meet (and exceed) the Access Control requirements in the EU GDPR.

By choosing an Access Control System from Tensor, you can rest assured knowing that:

  • Your company will meet the EU GDPR compliance requirements in terms of physical access control;
  • Your clients and stakeholders will be further reassured that you are fully committed to upholding your information security obligations as well as supporting adherence to applicable information security laws;
  • All Tensor members of staff are security screened to BS7858:2012, to reassure our customers that all Tensor employees visiting site have been thoroughly vetted and are highly trained using industry best-practise;
  • Tensor completes a thorough risk assessment of your premises;
  • Tensor issues a Certificate of Compliance for every system we install;
  • Tensor supplies full documentation for our systems up to police, insurance and court standards;
  • Tensor operates a comprehensive maintenance, support & after-sales service.

Tensor is also one of the first Access Control Manufacturers to be fully compliant with new European Access Control standard IEC 60839-11-1:2013, which means that our Access Control systems are proven to be robust, operate as expected by the end-user and provide the necessary asset protection, both in terms of individual components and complete systems.

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