28 Oct 2009

BSIA is the trade association covering all aspects of the professional security industry in the UK
BSIA has published a new guide to help the education sector in the application of access control systems
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a new guide to aid the education sector in the application of access control systems.

Education sites face a variety of threats including theft, vandalism and trespass. Therefore, safeguarding the wellbeing of pupils and staff is paramount. Access control systems can do just this by protecting assets as well as ensuring the physical safety of everyone onsite, whilst maintaining the continuity of education by preventing disruptions caused by theft and damage. Simple to use, access control systems are effective and provide staff and pupils with the high level of crime prevention they deserve.

"Education premises are not only made up of staff who work there on a daily basis, but also visitors and other non-permanent staff who will require access to specific areas at specific times," says BSIA Access Control Section Chairman, Mike Sussman. "Access control systems offer a versatile and cost-effective way to regulate entry to premises. The guide covers the principles and application of access control, as well as providing practical examples of its successful use in the education sector."

The BSIA guide provides information on how access control can reduce risks that the education sector faces, the added benefits the systems can bring, case studies and any legislation which should be considered.

The guide to the education sector forms part of a series of publications, which are tailored to the installation of systems within different environments including manufacturing sites and offices. These guides ensure end-users are getting accurate information in relation to the particular application they are looking for.

The guide to access control for the education sector is available as a download.