Associate membership intended to strengthen links with the U.K. security industry.

Warrington, August 28, 2018 — In order to help develop services and connections that will benefit manufacturers and other stakeholders of the security industry in the U.K., UL, a global safety science organization, today announced its associate membership in the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

The BSIA is an organisation representing the private security sector, whose goal is to encourage professional excellence in its members and educating the marketplace on the value of quality professional security. Members are industry professionals ranging in size from global companies like UL to small and medium enterprises, offering quality products and services to a vast spectrum of end-users. The BSIA has led the way for over 50 years in the shaping of the security industry, and its initiatives and support are instrumental in the success of security businesses working domestically as well as those exporting globally.

The global security services market has seen significant growth this century, with more stringent requirements in place at venues such as airports and other publics spaces, as well as for the protection of property. UL is not new to this market, as the company previously worked with the U.K. police to develop UL 293 – Outline of Investigation for Performance of Access Control System Units Intended for Use in the UK. UL 293 is an access control requirement that, if met, means the products could become police approved, which can help reduce crime and help ensure that residential and commercial premises are more secure.

Speaking about UL’s new membership in the BSIA, UL’s Nigel Talbot, Strategic Account Manager, said, “We recognise the importance of the BSIA to the U.K. security industry. By being a member we can more actively contribute to the industry and support the companies making the UK a more secure place to live and work. UL’s security engineers and European testing facilities all look forward to collaborating with the BSIA and its members.”