BSIA Highlights Access Control Benefits

Following the British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) recent research into crime in the recession, the association's access control section is highlighting the benefits that users can gain from access control technology.

The BSIA's research revealed that security remains a key investment for the U.K. despite the difficult economic climate with 92 percent of respondents retaining the same level of investment. In a summary report of the research findings, access control was featured as a popular security measure among the respondents.

"The research report makes for interesting reading and whilst it is encouraging that 83 percent of respondents haven't seen an increase in crime or fear an increase, it is worth noting that 14 percent of respondents are looking to invest in access control as a security measure in the near future and 56 percent of respondents have an access control system in place at present to provide security," said Mike Sussman, BSIA Access Control Section Chairman.

"There are many benefits of using an access control system. Increased security and point of entry to sites, buildings and rooms are the obvious ones but there is also visitor monitoring, automatic number plate recognition, integrated security and increased bottom line through operational efficiencies that makes the technology worthwhile," he said.

"An access control system prevents unauthorized entry and works as an early deterrent," Sussman said. "Looking at the research it is clear that many businesses are already benefiting from access control technology and the hope is that this number will continue to grow."

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