CABA Information Series
(IS-2013-60) A Guide to Access Control for the Utilities Sector
This report from BSIA examines access control in the utilities sector in Britain. Access control provides the ability to control, monitor and restrict the movement of people, assets or vehicles, in, out and around a building or site. There is also huge potential in terms of integrating HR and other systems, such as time and attendance, visitor management, automatic number plate recognition, Fire, Intruder and CCTV, which can cut costs and streamline administration costs. Utility companies have never been more vulnerable than in today’s climate, where threats to security include terrorism, natural disaster, theft and internal crime. The protection of key facilities such as water treatment works, power plants, remote sites and network infrastructure (particularly electricity substations) is also high on the political agenda.