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British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
Kirkham House
John Comyn Drive
[t] +44 845 389 3889
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The British Security Industry Association is a trade body covering UK security service providers and product manufacturers and suppliers with its membership encompassing 70% by revenue of the companies operating in this field.

The function of the BSIA is to create public awareness of the industry and keep its members informed about relevant news and regulations, to maintain and regulate standards and to encourage training and continuous professional development within the industry.
Cyber security warning to CCTV users
23 September, 2016
The BSIA is warning IP based surveillance system operators to be aware of the cyber security risks and ensure their systems are secure
Retail sector lone worker guide
22 June, 2016
The BSIA is providing assistance to the retail industry with a guide published to detail lone worker safety systems
DPA self assessment tool a welcome service
12 February, 2016
Information Destruction section of security body BSIA welcomes the ICO release of its new self assessment toolkit for data protection
Industry body takes part in SIA review
25 January, 2016
BSIA will be a member of a group tasked with reviewing the future of the Security Industry Authority
Alarm system buyers guide available
23 December, 2015
BSIA launches its free guide to the selection and purchase of alarm system services
Exports of UK security products on the rise
13 November, 2015
Members of the British Security Industry Association report continued increases in overseas markets for security products
Free guide to lone hospitality worker services
14 October, 2015
The security and protection of lone workers in the hospitality industry are explored in a new guide published by the British Security Industry Association
Best practice guidance for CCTV installers
07 October, 2015
BSIA event to feature the UK surveillance camera commissioner providing best practice advice to installers
Security association members to speak at UK event
15 June, 2015
Experts from BSIA member organisations will be making scheduled appearances as part of the conference programme taking place at IFSEC this week in London
Private sector could offset council CCTV cuts
08 June, 2015
As more councils are reducing expenditure on surveillance, the BSIA suggests that the private sector also has some part to play in crime detection
Survey gauges data destruction service buying patterns
27 May, 2015
The British Security Industry Association is performing research amongst commercial users of buying behaviour for data destruction services
British security companies to showcase products at annual event
26 May, 2015
The IFSEC event in London this year will host a number of British Security Industry Association members amongst its exhibitors
Private security industry brief for new Government
12 May, 2015
The British Security Industry Association is reinforcing the importance of the private security industry in a briefing to be held with the new Conservative government in the UK
Studio security team wins national award
28 April, 2015
The security officers of Wilson James have received BSIA security personnel awards for their work at ITV television studios
BSIA launches access control and vacant property sections
20 April, 2015
Two new sections of membership have been created at the BSIA to cater for companies involved in access and asset protection and vacant property services
Private security firms can play significant role in assisting police
15 April, 2015
Responding to Labour party pledge to protect police numbers, the BSIA discusses the role private security companies can play in public private partnerships
Apprentice security installer awards open
08 April, 2015
The British Security Industry Association has opened its 2015 award competition for the best apprentice security installer
Security experts gather in Manchester for BSIA event
07 April, 2015
UK industry association holds conference and exhibition in Manchester to bring security expertise to local markets
Maintenance of CCTV systems essential to effective surveillance
30 January, 2015
The BSIA comments on the UK's Surveillance Camera Commissioner's view concerning the effectiveness of installations within the country
Award success for BSIA member companies
02 December, 2014
Over twenty members of the British Security Industry Association were presented with awards recognising their achievements at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards
Guidance explains best practice use of lone worker devices
08 October, 2014
Users of lone worker protection systems and related smartphone apps now have access to guidance on their use published by the BSIA
Heritage property security management guide
01 September, 2014
A new guide to securing Heritage Properties in the UK has been released by the British Security Industry Association
BSIA launches information destruction seminar
13 August, 2014
The British Security Industry Association is holding an event for information destruction companies including a seminar on the topic
Code of Practice update for CCTV systems
23 April, 2014
The BSIA has released a revised CCTV code of practice to reflect recent changes in installation standards
Simple guide available for CCTV standards
03 April, 2014
BSIA has produced a simplified standards map to guide surveillance specifiers with a means of navigating and understanding the various industry standards in circulation
Lone worker protection demand increases in NHS
06 February, 2014
A significant rise in assaults on NHS workers in the UK have placed increasing demands on the need for lone worker protection systems
Middle East region to benefit from skills for security courses
08 January, 2014
The BSIA announces Skills for Security courses in partnership for delivering security training in the Middle East region
Security exports from the UK expect to increase
18 November, 2013
Next year is expected to see an increase in the number of UK exports from security providers according to the BSIA
BSIA marks National Personal Safety Day
15 October, 2013
Awareness event raises the profile of lone worker protection systems for avoiding violence and aggression
Security regulations discussed at party conferences
07 October, 2013
The UK's BSIA has summarised the discussions held at political party conferences on regulatory reform in the security industry and CCTV codes of practice
CCTV roadshow arrives to benefit Scottish businesses
02 October, 2013
The BSIA has travelled to Scotland to provide information to local businesses on the use of CCTV through a roadshow including seminars and an exhibition
Vacant property protection still important a year after squatting law passed
04 September, 2013
Squatter web-sites have been calling members to action on the anniversary of anti-squatting laws in the UK signalling the need for continued vigilence in protecting vacant property
BSIA strengthens physical security section
01 August, 2013
Newly formed Property and Asset Protection Section at the BSIA underlines strengthened focus on physical security
BSIA warns of importance of data destruction
19 July, 2013
ICO fine on NHS trust for data loss elevates the profile once more of the need for using qualified data destruction specialists
BSIA publishes guide to stolen goods recognition
10 July, 2013
New guide is aimed at jewellers and pawnbrokers to reduce their risk of prosecution for handling stolen goods
UK security industry welcomes ex-forces personnel
26 June, 2013
Ex-employees of the UK armed forces as seen by the majority of the country's private security companies as ideal personnel for their operations
UK faces increased personal threats to lone workers
22 May, 2013
Research from the BSIA shows increased likelihood of Lone Worker Security demand in the UK as violence and threatening behaviour continues to increase in the country
BSIA members take awards at IFSEC show
15 May, 2013
A total of five members of the British Security Industry Association have been awarded at the IFSEC and FIREX events being held this week
BSIA organizes information destruction event
13 May, 2013
Taking place in Birmingham during June, the annual information destruction conference and exhibition will be hosted by the British Security Industry Association
BSIA forms vacant property protection group
06 May, 2013
UK security professional body creates working group to create a set of codes of practice for vacant property protection
Security association pledges IFSEC support
02 April, 2013
The IFSEC International security show has gained further support from BSIA extending into 2014 when the exhibition moves from Birmingham to London
UK Private security industry to see regulatory change
18 February, 2013
The British Security Industry Association comments on proposed industry regulatory reform and expected changes to the Security Industry Authority
Stained Banknote Website Assists Retailers
29 August, 2012
Businesses handling banknotes have access to a new web site providing information on handling stained currency
BSIA Issues Security Warning As British Summer Time Commences
28 March, 2012
Changing needs of security need to be addressed as holiday season begins and daylight hours become longer in the UK
Visitor Numbers Up At BSIA Stand At Intersec 2012
30 January, 2012
The British Security Industry Association recently attended Intersec 2012 representing the UK security industry at the regional trade show
Free Guide To Access Control for Utilities Sector
07 November, 2011
The BSIA has released a guide for the utilities sector of the UK on the use of access control systems for the protection of critical facilities
Information Destruction Advice At Total Workplace Management Event
30 September, 2011
The BSIA is attending the Total Workplace Management show in London with advice available on best practices for information destruction
Private Security Industry Providing Additional Protection During Riots
16 August, 2011
An increase in demand for private sector security services has taken places during the recent unrest in the UK with the BSIA now running an event in september to raise public awareness of the functions of the security industry
UK Counter Terror Strategy Updated
20 July, 2011
The BSIA comments on the latest revision of CONTEST, the UK's counter terrorism strategy document
Security Industry Luminaries Take Awards In BSIA Ceremony
15 July, 2011
The British Security Industry Association has recognised key achievements in the UK security industry in recent awards ceremony
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