Published on 15 December, 2009
|BSIA has revealed that security remains a key investment for UK plc despite the difficult economic climate|
Research from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
has revealed that security remains a key investment for UK plc despite the difficult economic climate with 92% of respondents retaining the same level of investment.
BSIA Technical Director, Alex Carmichael, comments: "It is encouraging that UK plc continues to take security seriously despite the pressures of the current economic climate. However, there are many ways that businesses can enhance their investment without large scale expenditure on their part."
"Our research shows that one third of businesses asked were not aware of business crime trends in their area and another third were only marginally aware of such trends. By keeping abreast of crime trends through involvement in local Business Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships or Chambers of Commerce, organisations can more easily anticipate the kinds of crime that they risk falling victim to and can share best practice on how to tackle the problem."
Of the security measures that businesses had in place, most opted for a package of measures with CCTV, intruder alarms and physical security measures the most popular options to secure their premises. Going forward, of those looking to invest in security, 37% were considering further investment in CCTV, 15% were considering intruder alarms, another 15% security guarding services, 14% access control and 14% were looking into investment in physical security measures.
"With a plethora of security measures on offer, organisations should ensure that they are investing in quality security solutions in order to get value for money," continues Alex Carmichael. "By purchasing products and services which comply with relevant British and European Standards, companies can rest assured that their staff and premises are protected by quality and professional security."