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How up-to-date are your security standards?

Security issues are now top of the political, social, economic and business agenda. Whether it’s ensuring that information is secure, preventing crime or protecting an individual’s identity then best practice standards and guidelines from BSI can help.

Securing a Safer Environment

Best practice security-related standards support industry sectors, public or private companies, large or small and help you to identify risks and minimize security breaches to avoid incidents.

This site provides information on standards to help you with managing security: electronic security; fire protection; information security; IT security; people and employee security; physical security and vehicle security.

By adopting a practical approach to security you can minimise risks, avoid litigation, reduce insurance premiums and meet regulatory requirements in turn saving time, money and lives.

  • Biometrics
  • Data Protection
  • Electronic security systems
  • Fire protection equipment
  • Information security
  • IT network security
  • People & employee security
  • Physical security
  • Supply chain management & risk
  • Vehicle security
  • BS 8418:2010
    Installation and remote monitoring of detector-activated CCTV systems. Code of practice

    BS 8243:2010
    Installation and configuration of intruder and hold-up alarm systems designed to generate confirmed alarm conditions. Code of practice

    BS 7858:2009
    Security screening of individuals employed in a security environment. Code of practice

    BS EN 50131-1:2006+Amendment 1:2009
    Alarm systems. Intrusion and hold-up systems. System requirements

    BS 8484:2009
    Code of practice for the provision of lone worker device (LWD) services

    BS 7984:2008
    Keyholding and response services. Code of practice

    PAS 97:2009
    A specification for mail screening and security

    BS 8507-1:2008
    Code of practice for close protection services. Services within the United Kingdom

    PAS 1998 Free download



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