The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a new guide to aid the healthcare sector in the use of access control systems. The guide is aimed at hospitals and residential care homes and explains how access control technology can better protect these sites, which are increasingly being targeted by criminals.
Mike Sussman, Chairman of the BSIA’s Access Control Section, comments: “Healthcare premises tend to be widespread and have large transient populations making it all the more easier for people to access the site. With high value items stored on-site such as computers and medical equipment, not to mention the personal possessions of staff and patients, it is no surprise that hospitals and residential care homes are being targeted. Having access control technology in place will not only deter criminals but can physically prevent them from entering the site. 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 healthcare sector.”
The BSIA guide provides information on how access control can reduce risks that the healthcare sector faces, the added benefits the systems can bring case studies and any legislation that should be considered. The guide to the healthcare sector forms part of a series of publications, which are tailored to the installation of systems within different environments including manufacturing sites, offices and education premises. 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 healthcare sector is available as a download by visiting www.bsia.co.uk and searching for form 293.