The British Security Industry Association has launched a free guide to assist the utilities sector in the use of access control systems.

The guide explains how access control systems can better improve the protection of sites such as water, oil and nuclear plants as well as administrative or production offices within the sector.

It also provides case studies to exemplify the work of BSIA members with utilities companies, and brings attention to any legislation that should be considered when employing the technology.

BSIA says the guide is designed to bring insight into what utilities companies must take into consideration when looking at procuring or updating access control systems, and 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.

It is available as a download by visiting